DEWA’s Youth Council enhances communication to shape sustainable future
DUBAI, 31st January, 2022 – Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) attaches great importance in supporting its Youth Council and its role in creating communication bridges with other youth councils across the UAE, to consolidate DEWA’s journey of excellence as well as the UAE’s competitiveness in all areas.
Youth councils also strengthen constructive communication between youth employees and DEWA’s top management to deliver their suggestions, views and innovations.
From October 2019 until the end of 2021, DEWA’s Youth Council launched several initiatives and more than 10 communication platforms among youth employees.
It also organised more than 60 events, 20 awareness lectures, 4 educational trips and field visits.
It participated in international conferences, and some of its members participated in 2 national and international programmes.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, said that DEWA adopts an integrated strategy to qualify youth to participate in different parts of national work.
This stems from its realisation that today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders and the cornerstone of a brighter future for generations to come.
Al Tayer said that youth human resources at DEWA include 3,755 employees between 18 and 35 years old, comprising 15 percent of the total workforce.
The Council hosts 39 different nationalities.
In 2021, youth employee happiness with the Council’s activities and initiatives reached 94 percent.
“At DEWA, we believe that the nation’s youth are our renewable wealth that will continue the journey of success to create the future.
This helps achieve the UAE’s Centennial 2071 to make the UAE the world’s leading nation.
We strive to invest in the potential of youth and provide an interactive forum to empower and engage them in anticipating and shaping the future as well as achieve sustainable development,” added Al Tayer.