11 August 2022
“At Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), we believe that youth are the strength of the nation and its vibrant heart. We are working to achieve the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to involve young people in achieving sustainable development in all areas. This is in accordance with the UAE Centennial 2071 to make the UAE the world’s leading nation. DEWA provides a positive and happy work environment that encourages innovation and creativity and develops skills and knowledge. It attaches great importance to its young employees and helps them explore new opportunities and enhance their capabilities to become global role models. We are keen to honour and appreciate their achievements and constructive contributions. The total workforce at DEWA includes 3,397 young employees aged between 18 and 35 years; which is 30% of the employees. DEWA’s Youth Council effectively contributes to achieving our strategy to invest in the energies of young people and their innovative solutions to be the main supporter of DEWA’s journey of excellence and leadership in the world,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.
“Youth are the backbone of all strategies and events at DEWA, most notably the Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX), Dubai Solar Show (DSS), and the World Green Economy Summit (WGES). These provide an opportunity for young people to build bridges of interactive communication, exchange experiences, and learn about the best global practices. The MENA Climate Week 2022, hosted by Dubai for the first time in the region, focused largely on the role of youth in achieving a more sustainable and brighter future in the region and the world. DEWA has adopted a clear strategy in developing and training Emiratis, as well as offering distinguished scholarships to students wishing to complete their studies inside or outside the country. This ensures they are equipped with the necessary skills to keep pace with the needs of the labour market. In addition, DEWA Academy was launched, in cooperation with the British Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC), to train and qualify young Emiratis, scientifically and practically, in various technical and professional fields,” added Al Tayer.