DEWA bags 16 awards at Ideas America Awards 2020

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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The headquarters of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)

Dubai’s Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has secured 16 awards at the Ideas America Awards 2020, which is the largest global platform for recognizing best practices and creative ideas. Dewa won the Overall Idea of the Year award for the second year in a row.

This consolidates the status of DEWA as one of the world’s most prestigious organizations. The Annual Awards Program is intended to recognize the participation of IA (Ideas America) member workers (teams and individuals) in ideas and suggestion projects, individual achievements, and breakthrough innovation in the innovation, ideas, and suggestion system management profession.

It earned the Organizational Award and six gold awards including Best Programme Administrator, Champion of the Year, Executive Leader, Breakthrough Innovation, Safety Idea of the Year and Policing/Security Idea of the Year.

DEWA won three silver awards for Advocate of the Year, Champion of the Year and Team Idea of the Year. It also received two bronze awards for Team Idea of the Year and two KUDOS awards and two Honourable Mention awards.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer

“We dedicate this new global achievement to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. We renew our commitment to achieve the UAE Centennial 2071 to make the UAE the best country in the world and the Dubai 10X initiative launched by Sheikh Mohammed to make Dubai 10 years ahead of other cities by disruptive and innovative technologies. In line with its vision to become a globally leading sustainable innovative corporation, Dewa strives to provide a motivating environment for innovation and creativity to unleash the potential of its employees. This supports the innovation process in Dubai and the UAE.”

DEWA has been one of the leading innovative utilities in the world. It intends to reinterpret the notion of utilities through the institutionalization of innovation in all its divisions and operations.

DEWA’s innovations and projects have achieved many successes and global achievements that foster innovation and creativity in Dubai, especially in Fourth Industrial Revolution applications. These include Artificial Intelligence (AI), Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Energy Storage, Blockchain, and the Internet of Things (IoT) among others.