Taqati, the dedicated Program Management Office for the Dubai Demand Side Management (DSM) strategy, has entered into a partnership with the British University in Dubai (BUiD) to launch the Dubai Energy Efficiency Training Program.
Etihad ESCO CEO Ali Al Jassim signed the agreement with BUiD Vice Chancellor Prof. Abdullah Al Shamsi during a ceremony organised by the company at its headquarters on 18 March, 2018.
The training programme aims to build the right capabilities to achieve Dubai’s ambitious target of 30% reduction in energy consumption by 2030 and boost awareness and adoption of new technologies to promote energy efficiency.
It also aims to nurture a community of innovators and thought leaders to spearhead energy efficiency measures in Dubai and to create value for the emirate by offering continuous opportunities for professional development.
Al Jassim said: “The Dubai Energy Efficiency Training Program mainly centers on human capital development in the energy efficiency area.
"This is an exceptional opportunity for all of us to work together to ensure that our skills and overall competencies are up-to-date and at par with the global standards. Doing so will get us nearer to our energy efficiency and sustainable development goals in line with Dubai and UAE Visions”
The Dubai Energy Efficiency Training Program combines an array of internationally and locally certified training programs and modules to cater to the learning and development needs of various stakeholders in Dubai’s energy sector.
Aref Abou Zahr, executive director of Taqati, said: “As the dedicated Program Management Office for the implementation of the Dubai Demand Side Management strategy, we are confident that this training program will equip stakeholders in Dubai’s energy sector with the right set of skills and capabilities to bring the emirate to the forefront of energy efficiency, thereby setting an exemplary model for others to follow.”