Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has launched the DEWA Sustainability Youth Ambassadors Programme, in cooperation with the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL).
This is in line with DEWA’s efforts to support the youth and promote their participation in the sustainable development process and part of its activities during the Year of Sustainability. The Programme includes three workshops, each lasting two to three days, and a closing session in September 2023.
DEWA has organised the first workshop of the programme with the participation of 20 young male and female employees from various divisions of DEWA.
During the three-day workshop, employees learned about the various aspects of sustainability in addition to acquiring skills in innovation and effective communications, enabling them to be effective ambassadors of sustainability who contribute to achieving DEWA’s vision to become a globally sustainable innovative corporation committed to achieving net zero by 2050.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, said,
“Organising the DEWA Sustainability Youth Ambassadors Programme, in cooperation with CISL, is part of our shared vision of the importance of sustainability. It supports our commitment to preparing young people to be effective ambassadors who spread the concept of sustainability among their colleagues, families and friends, consolidating the position of Dubai and the UAE as global role models in achieving a balance between economic development and the environment.”
Waleed bin Salman, Executive Vice President of Business Development and Excellence at DEWA, said that DEWA seeks to establish a culture of sustainability among employees through training programmes and pioneering initiatives. He noted that DEWA had achieved 92% in 2022 in the corporate sustainability culture index.
The Sustainability Youth Ambassadors Programme aims to prepare the next generation of sustainability leaders at DEWA who can drive sustainability and green economy.
The remaining two workshops will be held in May and July this year. The Sustainability Youth Ambassadors will also participate in a group innovation project designed to achieve DEWA’s sustainability ambitions.
News Source: Emirates News Agency