Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) organised a specialised workshop for its staff on the tools for shaping the future and artificial intelligence (AI) techniques at the DEWA Campus for Occupational and Academic Development in Al Hudaiba, Dubai. This is part of the Arab Professionals Forum (APF) launched by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF) with the aim of sharing the expertise of APF members with all society segments. The workshop is in line with DEWA’s eagerness to strengthen mutual cooperation and concerted efforts in knowledge transfer, awareness raising, and capacity building to make Dubai a city of the future.
The workshop discussed the scientific concept, tools and techniques for shaping the future, the various analysis of methods in futuristic studies, the forward-looking approach and its various stages, the difference between strategic thinking and forward thinking, and the possibilities of developing institutional capacities in shaping the future. It also addressed the benefits of AI techniques and their role in achieving the objectives of future government, most importantly to ensure society’s happiness.
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, stressed the importance of cooperation between Dubai government organisations to achieve qualitative leaps that keep pace with the vision of the UAE’s wise leadership across all fields. Al Tayer praised the MBRF’s initiative to launch the APF, and stressed DEWA’s eagerness to implement fruitful cooperation with the MBRF to build a forward-looking society based on science and knowledge.
“DEWA is eager to contribute to achieving the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai the smartest and happiest city in the world, transforming it into a city of the future by being 10 years ahead of other global cities. We look forward to building the capabilities of our staff through these programmes that aim to transfer knowledge and share experiences that support our efforts in anticipating the future, keeping pace with the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and in benefiting from disruptive technologies such as AI, robotics, Internet of Things, and 3D-printing. Our strategies, programmes, and initiatives are based on enhancing the concept of innovation and adopting the latest technologies across DEWA’s fields of work, contributing to achieving the objectives of the UAE Centennial 2071 to make the UAE the best country in the world,” said Al Tayer.
“DEWA attaches great importance to investing in its human resources and is inspired by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum who once observed: ‘Government employees are the engines of our achievements. They are the energy that fuels our development.’ This grants our staff the opportunity to witness the latest developments in their fields of work, refines their skills, and raises the level of their practical and professional performance with professionalism and efficiency. We are proud of our professional staff and their achievements that effectively contribute to raising productivity and efficiency across various fields and all functional levels. DEWA is committed to progressing upon the cooperation between all governmental and private entities to advance sustainable development, support the knowledge-based economy, and achieve common goals and interests,” concluded Al Tayer.
APF aims to provide an integrated platform for Arab professionals to share experiences and vision as well as strengthen cooperation between them and the parties seeking expertise and specialists across various fields.