Emirates Diplomatic Academy launches the virtual series ‘EDA Next 50 talks’
Recently, the Emirates Diplomatic Academy (EDA) unveiled its latest series, “EDA Next 50 Talks,” to help the grand initiative of the UAE government to map the largest national action campaign of its kind to prepare the world for the next half-century.
Building from a futuristic approach, the latest series brings together local and foreign experts. Experts who explore new developments in the vital sector of diplomacy. Experts in diverse areas, including diplomacy, education and technology, the creative-themed empowering talks right to healthcare, economy, and even arts and culture, also within different fields.
Emirates Diplomatic Academy yarns for the future
Renowned health experts, Dr. Pedro L. Alonso, Chief of the World Health Organization Global Malaria Program in Geneva, Switzerland, and Dr. Nariman Al Mulla, Consul-General of the UAE in Melbourne, welcomed the series with the first dialogue on ‘Health Diplomacy’. Bernardino León, Director-General of the EDA, moderated the informal debate, which was attended by EDA professors, researchers and staff, along with a host of the leading future diplomats of the UAE.
He pointed out that unique questions and scenarios will be included in each session of the series. That’s about how the UAE should develop its policies to boost the role of the country on the international stage.
We have reached close to 200 vaccine candidates over the last 11 months. This is remarkable and shows countries’ science translation and industrial potential. “Within the last 11 months, we have reached close to 200 vaccine candidates.”
Dr. Nariman Al Mulla, Consul-General of the United Arab Emirates in Melbourne, stressed the pioneering role of the missions of the United Arab Emirates in Australia, whether at the Embassy in Canberra or at the Consulate-General in Melbourne, during the early stages of the pandemic, to evacuate students and citizens and to ensure stability, security and continuity of life in the midst of the spread of the global pandemic.
She stressed that the COVID-19 pandemic showed that nations need to invest in the health sector and develop human capital in health diplomacy and global health security, adding that by enabling the role of health diplomacy in its foreign policy, the UAE would also be among the leading countries in this area.
‘EDA Next 50 Talks’ is also part of the task to provide present and prospective diplomats in the world. It provides with the expertise and multi-disciplinary abilities to represent their nations effectively.