Director General Message Dr. Jamal Mohamed Alhosani Director General The establishment of NCEMA was announced on May 14 2007 within the organizational structure of the Higher National Security Council, under His Highness the president to strengthening the capacity of the country to respond to emergencies and better management of the crisis if it happened through planning , joint training and coordination between the various governmental bodies. No doubt that NCEMA will contribute to enhancing awareness in the region, and distributing knowledge to all , show the national efforts and joint operations in the field of emergency with neighboring countries , puts the UAE in the first place in the region as it gives great importance to the issue of emergency and crisis management. NCEMA is looking at developing clear concepts to deal with various disasters, whether natural or man-made . Although the UAE and the region has vast experience in the field of emergency, crisis and disaster management, as well as the equipments and the good capabilities , but the gap lies in the poor coordination between those working in the field of emergency and in the lack to national plans , lies also in the absence of joint exercises, which must be under the supervision of one official body. Finally, I extend thanks and appreciation to His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the country, May God protect him, and to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister, the Ruler of Dubai, and to Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, to His Highness Sheikh Tahnoon bin Zayed Al Nahyan , the National Security Adviser for their keenness to keep abreast of political, economic, social, developments internally and externally so as we can keep up with the regional and international changes .