Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) announced its collaboration with Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), to develop two leadership programmes called ‘Frontiers Programme’ and the ‘Future Leadership Development Programme’. This adheres to the directives of the wise leadership, as part of DEWA’s commitment to integrate Emiratis into different positions, and develop their abilities for the future. HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, commended the ongoing and intensive efforts of HBMSU, to spread the concept of smart learning, and instil a culture of innovation and excellence in research, while sharing skills, experience, and practices, with regional and international universities. This reflects the importance of collaborating with world class institutions and universities, to develop professionalism, excellence, and leadership.
“DEWA adheres to the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to achieve the highest standards of quality and excellence in all its operations. We are also keen on achieving the objectives set by the Dubai Plan 2021, which aims to put Dubai government at the forefront of excellence and innovation, meeting the needs of its customers and the community. DEWA trains and develops UAE citizens to take responsibility of different leadership positions.
It also supports the fourth generation of the government excellence system, which is a significant development in the government work. The programme underlines DEWA’s strategy to keep up with the best practices and latest technologies. DEWA is committed to developing the skills and knowledge of its staff, and keep them updated in all areas, particularly in leadership, excellence, and technical and technological fields,” said Al Tayer.
“DEWA regularly organises programmes and specialised workshops to train and prepare staff to be future leaders. DEWA is committed to developing the skills and knowledge of its staff, and keep them updated in all areas, particularly in leadership, excellence, and technical and technological fields. In adherence with the directives of the wise leadership of the UAE in respect of shaping the future and supporting the national human resources, DEWA has signed several Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) with international organisations, for exchanging skills and learning about international developments in energy, water, and environment. This reflects DEWA’s commitment to exchanging information with employees and their peers in the international organisations,” added Al Tayer.
“We are always happy to collaborate with HBMSU, in adherence with our efforts to enrich knowledge in the scientific and electronic fields, to support Dubai Government’s vision to become a smart government. This will contribute towards achieving the happiness of our customers, and the wellbeing of the community. Strategic Management and Leadership programmes provide important opportunities for DEWA staff to get key skills, competencies, and experiences necessary for sound decision making. The programmes also prepare them to effectively meet challenges and achieve excellence in innovation, leadership, creativity and strategic management, which are vital for government excellence pursued by wise leadership of the UAE,” continued Al Tayer.
“This collaboration with HBMSU, is a result of the MoU signed in April 2016, between DEWA and HBMSU, to enhance cooperation and joint efforts that support shared strategic goals related to knowledge dissemination, scientific research, training, corporate, scientific, and occupational development. This supports the mutual objective to support comprehensive growth. The MoU aims to intensify joint efforts to enhance the creative skills of young people and motivate them to innovate. This supports the national efforts to achieve the goals of the Dubai Innovation Strategy to make Dubai the most innovative city in the world,” said Dr. Yousef Al Akraf, Executive Vice President of Business Support and Human Resources at DEWA.
The leadership programmes provided by HBMSU will contribute to DEWA’s efforts to promote the capabilities of its staff. These programmes are based on smart, innovative, and flexible methodologies that are different from the traditional ways of teaching. This ensures that DEWA’s staff keep pace with the rapid developments spurred by the digital era.