Centre to help decision makers

DUBAI - Promoting skills of decision makers is one of the objectives for the setting up of the Decision Support Centre at the Dubai Police Headquarters under the directives of General Shaikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and UAE's Minister of Defence.

By Tarek Fliehan

Published: Wed 26 Feb 2003, 2:54 AM

Last updated: Wed 1 Apr 2015, 10:26 PM

An announcement to this effect was made by Major-General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, chairman of the board of the Decision Support Centre, during a lecture organised yesterday by the centre on "Decision Making in the 21st Century".

The lecture delivered by Professor George P. Huber from the University of Texas, Austin, USA, focussed on challenges faced by decision makers in the 21st century.

Maj-Gen Dhahi said that the centre aimed at providing support for decision makers by offering specialised information and appropriate recommendations.

"We are concerned to ensure the execution of accurate and responsible decisions; irresponsible decisions may lead to negative repercussions affecting many sectors in the society," he observed.

He stressed the importance of exchanging expertise to enhance skills of decision makers.

Maj-Gen Dhahi said that the Decision Support Centre was a consultative institution established to boost skills of administrators in government departments, adding that the centre was issuing a monthly scientific publication on contemporary topics relevant to decision making.

He said that the publication would be distributed among executive administrators in government departments.

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