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Emirates Group Collaborates With Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy to Build UAE Diplomatic Capacity
The Emirates Group is set to collaborate with the Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy (AGDA), with the launch of a training program for the airline’s Emirati Country Managers stationed worldwide, designed to enhance their diplomatic skills.
On Friday (January 27, 2023), The Emirates Group announced the start of a new collaboration with the Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy (AGDA). The partners plan on launching a training program for the airline’s Emirati Country Managers with the goal of enhancing the diplomatic skills of managers stationed worldwide. The new collaboration forms part of the Group’s new Commercial Ambassador Leadership Programme. A ceremony to celebrate the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was held at Emirates headquarters, which was attended by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, His Excellency Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh, Cultural Advisor to the President of the UAE, Chancellor of the United Arab Emirates University, and Member of the Board of Trustees at AGDA, along with senior executives of both organizations.
In Friday’s announcement, His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed, said,
“The Emirates Group is a global company based in Dubai. We are proud to represent the UAE’s aviation sector and we work to promote the UAE in all the markets in which we operate. In AGDA we have found a like-minded partner, and we believe our collaboration will further develop and empower our team of Emirati managers to represent our brand across the world. It will enable them to promote more effectively the values and opportunities of the UAE throughout our global network.”
His Excellency Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh added,
“The UAE’s flourishing aviation sector reflects the success of the nation’s foreign policy. The AGDA’s partnership with the Emirates Group provides a wonderful opportunity to highlight the important role of diplomacy in all domains. Through our collaboration we will equip Emirates Group’s managers with the knowledge and skills they need to consolidate the UAE’s global reputation and position in the aviation sector.”
The AGDA’s five day program will provide Emirati Country Managers with a comprehensive understanding of the diplomatic skills need to effectively represent the Emirates Group abroad, and to achieve their business and commercial objectives. The series of tailored and practical courses will serve as a platform for knowledge exchange, to enrich Emirati managers’ capabilities in the aviation sector. Emirates Group’s innovative Commercial Ambassador Leadership Programme underscores the company’s steadfast commitment to the development of Emirati talent, with a focus on International Protocol and Global Trends, Media Skills, People Engagement and Management, and Diplomacy.
The Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy (AGDA) is a globally recognized diplomatic center of excellence located in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The center delivers accredited academic programs and high-impact executive training to develop future diplomats, as well as government and business leaders. AGDA is a respected regional think tank, bringing together an intellectual community from the world of diplomacy, academia and research. The center produces research that advances knowledge and capabilities relevant to the UAE’s foreign policy objectives, and produces leading resources including indices and publications.