DEWA sends 29 of “The Frontiers Leadership Development Program” employees to Singapore
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 20, 2011: In line with its strategy to provide the latest training programs that will improve the skills of the staff of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), and in compliance with its policy to keep up with the latest practices and technology used in power generation and water, DEWA sent the 29 staff employees of “The Frontiers Leadership Development Program” to the Republic of Singapore as part of a training program in two consecutive phases. The first visit lasted from 25th to 27thMay, and the second extended from 31st May until the 2nd of June. The visit involved 29 participants from various departments and sectors in DEWA
HE / Saeed Mohamed Al Tayer, MD&CEO of DEWA stated: " 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 train and qualify Emirati leaders who will take over responsibility in various functions and in pursuit of the vision of Dubai for a new generation of leaders, DEWA dispatched “The Frontiers Leadership Development Program” employees to Singapore to instill its vision and mission worldwide”.
"The purpose and main objective of the visit is to see the latest practices applied in the field of leadership and get acquainted with the latest technology used in power generation and water. DEWA is working tirelessly to keep up with the latest training programs of interest to its employees that will benefit them and their whole body " HE also said.
DEWA organizes periodically a number of programs and special courses in training and preparation of leaders for its staff in the framework of refining their skills, developing their knowledge and updating their information on several areas mainly leadership and excellence in addition to the other technical fields such as generating Power and producing Water. DEWA also aims at expanding the horizons of cooperation with international companies such as "PUP" and the University of Lee Kuan Yew .The growing demand for energy and water is of utmost necessity that we need in the future, so it is our duty as officials in this field to develop different sources of energy and water, provided that they are based on the highest standards of transparency and safety "
Dr. Yousef Al-Akraf , Executive Vice President - Business Support said : "pursuant to the words of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum - Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai," Investing in education means investing in permanent peace and security that our children deserve ", DEWA recognizes the importance of preparing future leaders from its staff to take over and do their national duty in accordance with the directives of the leadership. DEWA is highlights the importance of training programs and hone the skills of our employees, especially the Emiratis to be able to keep pace with the rapid developments in the areas of leadership, power and water. "
“During the two visits DEWA staff exchanged some experiences in the field of energy and water. “The Frontiers Leadership Development Program” employees also forwarded several questions and a number of experts in relevant field answered their questions and queries , and among the experts in the field of energy and water was Shang Xian, deputy head of "PUP" and Jenny Kweek first manager, "PUP" and a number of officials from the same company,” he added.
The visits included a number of activities and workshops mainly a visit to the University of Lee Kuan Yew, which is a leader in the field of leadership, and also included several seminar on Singapore's experience in the management of water resources and the excellence model. The staff also made several field trips including a visit to New Water Center where tehy attended a workshop on water protection. The delegation also visited the marine dam , Singh Spring Water Desalination and Power Plant, and Sinoko Power Plant where they attended a seminar discussing energy management.