The Insurance Authority and Hamdan Bin
Mohammed e-University sign a MOU in the prequalification and institutional
Zaabi: The MOU is an important step to develop the national cadres and enhance
competitive and institutional capacities.
Kamda: The University shall provide the methods to promote human resources in
the United Arab Emirates.
Dhabi, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 – the Insurance Authority (IA) and Hamdan Bin
Mohammed e-University (HBMEU) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on
mutual work in the areas of institutional development, quality support,
excellence, and raising the educational capabilities of the national cadres and
workers in the insurance sector, as well as promoting the national capabilities
necessary to materialize the strategic objectives.
MOU was signed by H.E. Ibrahim Obeid Al Zaabi, Director General of the IA and
Mrs. Athba Al Kamda, Assistant CEO for Student Affairs and Business Development
of Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University at the IA headquarters in Abu Dhabi in the
presence of officials from both parties.
Al Zaabi confirmed the importance of signing the MOU for the IA paving the way
for cooperation with such a national prestigious and prominent educational
edifice, noting that the MOU constitutes a source of pride due to the
significant contribution of the HBMEU in the area of e-learning and its
specialization in institutional excellence and innovation.
explained that the signing of the MOU comes in the course of the IA’s keenness
to build strategic partnerships with national institutions to enhance
competitive capabilities; and out of its permanent interest in human resources,
prequalification of the national cadres, as well as its continuing quest to
raise the institutional capacity and institutional excellence of its employees
with a view to achieve qualitative excellence in the application of quality
principles and provide the appropriate environment to stimulate and encourage
inherent potentials towards creativity and innovation.
Director General of the IA stressed the IA endeavor to further the concept of
prequalification of the technical staff to be capable of handle insurance
inputs and outputs at all levels and enhance the competitiveness of this vital
sector for the support of the economic development of the UAE.
Al Zaabi stated that the IA has ongoing training initiatives in all functional
and professional fields in line with the IA’s strategic plan, vision and goals
and consistent with the increased growth of the national economy. He noted that the IA initiative aim at
preparing tens of UAE citizens working in the insurance sector to obtain the
highest professional qualification in insurance, namely the fellowship and
diploma of the Associate of Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII) – London.
her part, Mrs. Athba Al Kamda, Assistant CEO for Student Affairs and Business
Development at the HBMEU, considered that cooperation with the IA was in
implementation of the mutual coordination and cooperation framework among
government authorities in the UAE in order to raise competences and build
national capacities to promote quality, excellence and academic qualification,
and achieve the UAE’s strategic goals.
She added, “We at the Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University are committed to
provide all means necessary to upgrade the human element that represents a
basic foundation to achieve the insightful vision of the prudent leadership for
the UAE to move forward to the ranks of the advanced countries worldwide.”
the MOU, the HBMEU shall contribute to the support and development of the IA
human resources through the organization and management of an introductory
to for the IA employees. The seminar includes an introduction to
the HBMEU, its objectives, study programs and various available disciplines. In
addition, the HBMEU shall get familiar from a close perspective with the
training needs of the IA in accordance with the agenda for administrative
development and upgrading the institutional capacity of the IA.
HBMEU seeks to launch academic study programs commensurate with the needs of
the insurance and Takaful sector and
to provide the sector with national cadres qualified in the field. Furthermore,
the HBMEU will offer various training courses, especially in the relevant
insurance areas. The HBMEU offers the IA employees and those working in the
insurance sector incentive tuition rates to study, train, and take full advantage of the incentives and
scholarships offered, as well as specialized training courses in the field of
insurance and Takaful.
the HBMEU shall provide the IA employees, under the MOU, with the opportunity
for optimal utilization of the leaders e-club, e-library, publications, and
HBMEU Publishing House Services containing a number of specialized publications
in both English and Arabic on total quality. In addition, they can benefit from
the opportunities provided by the e-learning system at the HBMEU.
IA regularly provides scholarships to a number of its employees and insurance
sector employees to continue their
higher studies in accordance with the Emiratization Plan. The two parties will cooperate under the MOU
to implement the Masar Program and the requirements of the Emirates Government
Excellence Award (Shiekh Khalifa Excellence Program). They formed a joint working group composed of
members of the IA and JBMEU to be the main point of contact to implement the