Dubai, UAE, 11 August 2021:“Our vision is guided by the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and the National Youth Strategy to optimise the ideas, energy and creativity of youth to preserve the UAE’s gains over the past 50 years. This also helps us move steadily to achieve the ambitions of the next 50 years and the UAE Centennial 2071 to make the UAE the world’s leading nation. DEWA’s workforce includes 3,743 staff aged between 18 and 35 years old, comprising 25% of the total workforce. 56% of youth employees at DEWA are Emirati. We provide an interactive environment that strengthens their knowledge, enabling them to share experiences and learn about the best international practices to understand the current and future challenges and contribute to sustainable development. DEWA fully supports its Youth Council by implementing pioneering initiatives that enhance the role of youth employees at DEWA, and consolidate its position among national councils,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.
“We attach great importance to youth and work to empower and engage them in the development process as well as shaping the future. DEWA adopts an integrated strategy to empower youth to participate in different fields of national work. We believe the nation’s youth are our renewable wealth. They are the future leaders and the cornerstone of the sustainable development process to build a sustainable future and make Dubai a global hub for clean energy and a green economy. DEWA’s youth play a pivotal role in all events, initiatives, and programmes launched by DEWA, including the Water, Energy Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX), Dubai Solar Show (DSS), and the World Green Economy Summit (WGES). Every edition, the WGES has youth circles to engage them in sustainable development and the green economy before they can enter the job market,” added Al Tayer.