New GCC security research award launched
Abu Dhabi, April 9, 2014
The Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) Secretariat General has launched a competition for the Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz award for security research 2015 for GCC countries.
The key topic of the award is “Cyber-crime in Gulf Society and the means to face it” and the deadline to receive participating researches is December 31.
Colonel Dr Ali Salem Al Tunaiji, member of the award board and representative of the UAE Ministry of Interior’s entry for the award, said: “The Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz award for security research represents one of the references for security decisions and a foundation for the creation of a security vision within the GCC countries that believes in the importance of scientific research in resolving securities challenges faced by these countries.
“This award is an important means to develop education curricula and training programmes at security colleges, academies and institutes. It provides GCC nationals with an opportunity to participate in the drafting of security and police policies in their respective countries, as they take part in these researches and studies.
“The police leadership is very interested in scientific research and studies, in order to improve and push forward police thought and security work based on scientific basis.”
“Naming this award after late Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz, may God have mercy upon his soul, is an acknowledgment for this initiative, as it mirrors late Prince Nayef’s lifetime of contributions and efforts in supporting security and mutual security work regionally and internationally,” said Colonel Al Tunaiji.
The award is aimed at encouraging researchers and experts from GCC nationals to carry out valuable researches and studies in security fields and to conduct researches that support security cooperation and integration, in order to maintain the security and stability of the GCC countries.
It also encourages channelling of research efforts to address mutual security issues, and develop security concepts and trends, based on the comprehensive security approach.
It covers six reference topics - cyber-crime “definition, causes and impacts”; cyber-crimes reality and the means to face them in the GCC countries; the best regional and international practices for cyber-crime fighting; executive programmes to prevent from and curb cyber-crimes and means of evaluation; impact of social networking sites on the GCC countries’ societies; and providing clear and enforceable strategies and plans to fight cyber-crime.
“Applicants must be legal GCC citizens (natural persons – people- and juridical persons – persona ficta). They must be employees at scientific and research institutions at national universities, police colleges and research centres,” said Colonel Al Tunaiji regarding the terms and conditions to participate in the competition.
The award board is set to hold an introductory meeting on April 10 at the Sharjah Police School, to provide further information about the award, he added. - TradeArabia News Service