Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) launched an internal initiative to encourage employees to participate in self-learning courses and programmes on LinkedIn Learning, to enrich their knowledge and enhance their capabilities in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and emerging technologies. Since its launch in April, the initiative has attracted more than 2,000 employees with approximately 12,000 training hours covering 15 topics related to AI.
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, highlighted DEWA’s commitment to promote continuous learning among its staff and continue to strengthen their skills and experiences as well as providing the latest knowledge resources in collaboration with prestigious world-class organisations.
“We work in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to provide our employees with all resources to keep pace with DEWA’s work requirements as well as the latest practices and technologies used, as per the highest international standards. This is in line with the National Artificial Intelligence Strategy 2031 and the UAE Strategy for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. DEWA supports its employees in their careers and personal life and provides an ideal and inspiring work environment to create and innovate, to increase their efficiency productivity and loyalty; to become effective partners in shaping the future. This enhances DEWA and Dubai’s competitiveness. It also supports our efforts to redefine the concept of a utility and become the world’s first digital utility with autonomous renewable energy storage systems, expansion in AI adoption, and providing digital services, as part of the Dubai 10X initiative. DEWA has come a long way in training its employees, by providing innovative programmes and special training courses in all DEWA’s areas of work, giving employees the opportunity to keep pace with the latest updates in business, innovation and excellence. This enhances their skills and professionalism. DEWA follows an integrated futuristic strategy, innovative plans and frameworks to achieve continuous development in all its administrative and operational services,” said Al Tayer.
Source: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority