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26 November 2012

DEWA and DSG Sign New Executive Education Contract

HE Tariq Hilal Lootah, Executive President of the Dubai School of Government (DSG) signed today an executive education contract with HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) for the Advanced Leadership Development Programme. The signing ceremony was attended by Mr. Ahmad Abdullah Bin Byat, Member of the Board of Trustees for Dubai School of Government, Dr. Yousef Al Akraf, Executive Vice President of Business Support at DEWA, and several senior officials from both parties.The contract aims to launch a strong employee-oriented training initiative to strengthen DEWA’s human capital development through a series of workshops, seminars and specialised training programmes.
“Entitled the Advanced Leadership Development Programme, this initiative has been launched to improve performance and enhance the capabilities of government employees, to support the rapid progress that Dubai is making on all fronts. This contract will serve the continuous enhancement and sustainable development of Dubai, in accordance with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai,” said Al Tayer. “DEWA is committed to utilizing all available efforts and resources to further improve the capabilities of all our associates, while reinforcing our excellence-focused strategy. Through this approach, we constantly engage in active partnerships and MoUs with local and international organisations, to develop operations in line with world-class standards to become a sustainable world-class utility,” added Al Tayer.
“Today marks an important day for DEWA and the Dubai School of Government. Through this joint signing today, we shall bring education to the forefront, driving a culture of innovation, creativity and improvement of our employees’ capabilities by identifying the latest updates across a range of fields.The Dubai School of Government’s Executive Education Contract, is a testament to their expertise. Through this ground-breaking initiative, we shall be able to equip our associates with the skills they require across all fields – from Staff Management, Advanced Strategic Thinking and Leadership Skills, to Advanced Negotiation, financial studies for non-financial directors, the basics of macroeconomics, dynamic governance and risk management, amongst others.This relationship will enable our associates to play a critical role in improving the overall operations and services of DEWA, subsequently supporting the city’s efforts to create sustainable development,” said Al Tayer.
“I would like to take the opportunity to thank the Dubai School of Government, and we are confident that, through this collaboration, we shall strengthen Dubai’s – and the UAE’s – prosperity,” added Al Tayer
HE Tariq Hilal Lootah, Executive President of the Dubai School of Government (DSG) highlighted the importance of training and educating Emiratis in field of energy. “Signing the executive education contract for the Advanced Leadership Development Programme reflects DEWA’s commitment to partnering with professional specialized universities and training institutions to enhance its educational process. This will provide DEWA’s Emirati employees with the necessary training to perform functional tasks assigned to them later and improve their knowledge and skills,” said Dr. Yousef Al Akraf, Executive Vice President of Business Support at DEWA.
DSG will provide DEWA with on-ground support during visits to the UK for educational purposes by drawing on its international partnerships. DEWA will also undertake regular review of its success for continuous improvements, where needed. The contract will come in to effect from 17 December, 2012
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