Dubai Women Establishment (DWE) has announced Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) as the Strategic Sustainability Partner of Global Women’s Forum Dubai 2020 (GWFD 2020).
The forum will take place in Madinat Jumeirah on 16 and 17 February 2020, under the theme ‘The Power of Influence’.
This partnership is a part of a memorandum of understanding signed by both parties, and is an extension to DEWA’s continuous support for Global Women’s Forum Dubai since its inaugural edition in 2016.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, expressed his happiness at the partnership between DEWA and DWE.
He said: “DEWA plays a key role in enhancing the role of women and boosting their capabilities, in accordance with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to ensure women’s active inclusion across all fields and sectors.
“We are therefore committed to harnessing their technological skillsets and scientific knowledge to excel in the field of sustainability.”
Al Tayer also praised the commitment of Her Highness Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the UAE Gender Balance Council, President of Dubai Women Establishment, and wife of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, to further establish women as integral contributors to the growth and sustainable development of the UAE.
Al Tayer stated that GWFD’s goals align with DEWA’s efforts to enhance women’s participation in development sectors, with a particular emphasis on the energy field, as well as areas of innovation and creativity.
Mona Al Marri, chairperson of the DWE Board of Directors, praised the continued partnership with DEWA, highlighting the entity’s key role in cementing the position of Dubai and the UAE in the field of sustainable energy.
HE stated that DEWA’s support for GWFD 2020 is a testament to its dedication to actively increase women’s contribution in the field and economy at large.
“DEWA’s collaboration as Strategic Sustainability Partner reinforces the forum as an exemplary platform that mobilises joint efforts to advance women’s positive impact for a better future.
“The forum presents an ideal opportunity to show the UAE and Dubai’s efforts in consolidating sustainable energy and its local and global impact.”