DEWA’s Innovation Center starts Cleantech Youth Program for young energy leaders

By Amirtha P S, Desk Reporter
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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)’s Innovation Centre, at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, has initiated the Cleantech Youth Program to enable young leaders from different sectors to widen their technical and scientific knowledge in clean and renewable energy and entrepreneurship. 

The innovative program includes a wide range of training workshops, specialist education sessions, and field visits to accredited institutions with the participation of academics, specialists and experts.

The program which will have DEWA Youth Council’s participation has attracted 100 requests from different universities in the country. The training courses will start in conjunction with International Youth Day on 12 August 2021.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer

“The Innovation Centre supports the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 to provide 75 percent of Dubai’s total power capacity from clean energy sources by 2050. The Centre consolidates Dubai’s experience in anticipating and shaping the future of energy and water within an integrated system run by Emiratis in addition to attracting the best regional and international professionals, making it a global platform for clean and renewable energy innovations. Through the Innovation Centre, DEWA strives to strengthen the skills of the next generation of innovators and experts in clean technologies while focusing on skilled Emiratis and nurturing them.”

Mr. Waleed Salman, Executive Vice President of Business Development and Excellence at DEWA said, “The Innovation Centre attaches great importance to innovation, especially among young people. It works to launch programs and initiatives for youth that provide them a unique experience to anticipate the latest innovations in sustainable energy technologies, and Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies. This consolidates DEWA’s efforts to invest in youth, their talents and knowledge to serve DEWA and the society.”

The new program secures the position of the Innovation Centre as a global educational platform that hosts events, conferences, seminars, and workshops.

Result: DEWA’s UN SDGs commitment pays off as Dubai’s CO2 emission lowers