DEWA organises youth circle on International Youth Day under the theme ‘UAE… Supporter of the World’s Youth’

Dubai, UAE, 12 August 2018: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (DEWA) Youth Council held a youth circle at ‘Youth x Hub’ in Emirates Towers under the theme ‘UAE…Supporter of the World’s Youth’. This coincides with International Youth Day, which falls annually on 12 August, and is held this year under the theme ‘Safe Spaces for the Youth’. DEWA’s youth employees and scholarship students attended the event. The circle is a continuation of the youth circles that are usually organised by DEWA’s Youth Council. It aims to strengthen DEWA’s role in supporting Government’s efforts to empower young people and provide an effective platform to communicate their voices and listen to their views.

The 20th WETEX will take place from 23-25 October 2018 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. WETEX coincides with the 3rdDubai Solar Show, which is part of the fifth Green Week.

“International Youth Day is an opportunity to affirm DEWA’s commitment to guide our youth by highlighting their role in underpinning the comprehensive sustainable development. Our plans and initiatives to empower them, build their capacities and unleash their creativity, are inspired by the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. This vision states that the youth are the hope for the present and the future, as well as being the most valuable resource of the UAE. His Highness once observed, ‘Building the youth is a priority. The UAE’s future is in their hands, and with them, we do not only create a better future, but the better future.’ At DEWA, we believe that our success is built by our youth. We depend upon them to achieve the number one rank. We are committed to engaging them in shaping the country’s future, with a vision to be at the forefront of organisations to sponsor and support youth. In addition to contributing to the promotion of national identity and good citizenship, DEWA’s Youth Council was launched with the aim of enhancing young people’s engagement in DEWA and society. In this way, we can benefit from their abilities, opinions and ideas,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.

DEWA adopts a clear strategy to develop and train national cadres. This includes granting scholarships to students to complete their studies inside and outside the country. Through the DEWA Campus for Occupational and Academic Development, we seek to train and qualify young people scientifically and practically in fields of electrical and mechanical engineering, maintenance and operation,” added Al Tayer.

We are keen to provide a stimulating and positive work environment that embraces the youth and enables them to contribute to DEWA’s vision to become a sustainable and innovative world-class utility. We will continuously support our youth to achieve the UAE Centennial 2071, so that future generations can live happier lives in a better environment, with greater opportunities and more effective global communications,” concluded Al Tayer.

Fatima Al Jokar, Chairperson of DEWA’s Youth Council emphasised the importance of the event. She stated that the youth circle highlighted several significant issues, including the role of the government in providing safe spaces and opportunities for youth in general, and the significance of the UAE being selected as the favoured destination for young Arabs for the seventh year in a row. DEWA constantly supports the various interests of youth through various programmes and projects that meet their requirements.

The 20th WETEX will take place from 23-25 October 2018 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. WETEX coincides with the 3rdDubai Solar Show, which is part of the fifth Green Week.

At the end of the youth circle, the participants thanked DEWA’s management and Youth Council for organising such events that cater to the needs of youth, and provide them with an effective platform that gives voice to their thoughts, discusses topics of interest, and enables them to express their views.

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