DEWA’s Al Baheth program hailed for developing Emirati research skills

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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DEWA's R&D centre's Al Baheth program

The Al Baheth program launched by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)’s Research and Development (R&D) Centre has praised by participants, in honing the research and professional skills of Emirati talents and competencies.

The program develops their practical skills and their ability to communicate, grow, and keep pace with the latest technologies by working closely with distinguished researchers of various nationalities, as well as companies, universities, and research centers from around the world.

The participants commended the fruitful and constructive experiences they had while training in the program. They expressed their gratitude to DEWA for providing them with the opportunity to engage in research, competitions, events, and training courses organized by the R&D Centre in cooperation with major international companies and a select group of international researchers, academics, and speakers.

The Al Baheth program promotes and enhances a culture of research and development, develops professional competencies, and attracts Emirati graduates to work at the R&D Centre. It also engages local and international universities in research and development by sending the best technical candidates to work with DEWA’s researchers in different research areas.

The program comprises four categories: training and visiting researchers, capstone projects funding, symposiums and conferences, and seminars and workshops.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer_DEWA's Al Baheth program develops Emirati skills
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer

“Our efforts align with the Dubai Net Zero Carbon Emissions Strategy 2050 and aim to turn Dubai into the top destination for clean and renewable energy scholars and researchers. We work in line with DEWA’s strategy to prepare young Emiratis to assume leadership in the energy and water sectors. DEWA is committed to empowering the youth, honing their skills, and encouraging them to work in clean and renewable energy. DEWA enables them to be active partners that drive positive change, accelerate the energy transition, and support net zero. As an important global platform for advancing research in energy and water to prepare for future challenges, the Centre is a main pillar in our efforts to elevate the capabilities of the next generation of sustainability leaders.”

“The Centre provides the latest global updates, technologies, and practices, especially in clean and renewable energy, sustainability, digital transformation, and the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” said Al Tayer.

“So far, the program has hosted 175 students for internships from 23 different nationalities and 45 local and international universities, to develop their knowledge, and experience and prepare them for the job market. This enhances the Centre’s role in advancing research in energy and water to prepare for future challenges. Since the launch of the Al Baheth program, the R&D Centre has attracted 17 trainees, including five Emiratis, to join DEWA’s team,” commented Waleed Bin Salman, Executive Vice President of Business Development and Excellence at DEWA.

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