DEWA sends staff to train at IRENA projects in Germany

DUBAI: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is sending the first batch of staff to work and train at the International Renewable Energy Agency’s (IRENA’s) renewable energy projects in Germany as part of a two-year secondment programme.

The long-term cooperation agreement between DEWA and IRENA is in line with the directives of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to support Emiratisation and develop National capabilities. It also complements DEWA’s strategy to build and develop its technical staff.

DEWA signed an Agreement with IRENA for joint research in renewable and alternative energy, as well as in greenhouse gas emission and carbon footprint reduction programmes and initiatives.

“DEWA’s strategy encourages and promotes Emiratisation in line with the vision of Sheikh Mohammed. It also complements the objectives of the UAE National Agenda to develop the skills of Emirati capabilities and the UAE Vision 2021 to make the UAE one of the best countries in the world by 2021.

DEWA is one of the leading government organisation in the UAE to launch training, development, and scholarship programmes for its staff,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.

“We have a clear strategy to develop and train National capabilities. Our primary focus is to provide our staff with the necessary skills they need to do their work according to the highest standards. DEWA is one of the leading government organisations that provide training for Emirati students who wish to continue their studies in different energy domains inside and outside of the UAE,” added Al Tayer.

DEWA supports Emiratisation in the government sector by training young Emiratis both academically and in the field to enable them to take leading roles throughout their careers and compete in the job market. These efforts also help fulfil the technical needs of DEWA.