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Saif bin Zayed launches “Aqdar E-Safe schools” initiative launch
  • Friday, November 27,2020

Saif bin Zayed launches “Aqdar E-Safe schools” initiative launch

On the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, attended on this Wednesday, the virtual ceremony for Aqdar E-Safe schools initiative launch. The initiative aims to build a smart security structure in schools, making the UAE the first country in the world to apply the concept of a E-safe school to all its public and private schools, in accordance with the European Union Standards for Safe Internet."

The ceremony included a video presentation on the initiative and the stages it went through, along with speeches delivered by a number of attendees. His Highness also witnessed the agreement between the Ministry of Education, the Khalifa Empowerment Program "Aqdar" and Knowledge Point Company from the private sector.

On the same occasions , his highness extended his thanks and gratitude to all those who contribute to this initiative and especially companies that provided support and made launch possible .

The Ceremony was attended by H.H. Sheikha Mariam bint Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Member of ECA's Board of Trustees and Chair of ECA's Higher Committee, along with ECA’s Trustee Members H.H. Sheikha Shamsa bint Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Excellency Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education , Her Excellency Jamila Al Muhairi, Minister of State for Public Education, His Excellency Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence Her Excellency Hessa bint Essa Buhumaid. Minister of Community His Excellency Ian Adrenan, Executive Director of WeProtect Global Alliance and members of UAE Council for Digital Wellbeing.

His Excellency Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, also spoke at the ceremony, extending his thanks, gratitude to Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, for his constant support by granting care to societal and educational issues, through his continuous guidance.

He added that we celebrate the launch of the Aqdar E-Safe schools initiative, one of many initiatives launched by the Khalifa Empowerment Program, "Aqdar" the pioneer institution in our country.

Dr. Ibrahim Al Dabal, Chief Executive Officer of the Khalifa Empowerment Programme, said that the Aqdar E-Safe schools initiative support the educational process and provide a safe virtual environment, as it provides an electronic education system with educational resources. He added that the initiative has a electronic communication Cyber C3 , an explanation of the laws of cybercrime in the UAE, and the technical and precautionary measures that must be taken to protect privacy.

It is worth mentioning that for Aqdar E-Safe schools is a national initiative based on the highest and latest global systems and standards for Internet censorship in the field of education, It is applied for the first time in the Arab world, and won the first place award in the World Summit (WSIS) awards in the area of the role of governments in technical development.

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