Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA), has emphasised that Emirati women participate effectively in the energy sector.
Speaking during the Global Women’s Forum in Dubai, Al Tayer said that DEWA employs 1,933 female staff, 80% of whom are Emiratis.
This includes 646 female engineers and technicians at DEWA, 87% of whom are Emiratis.
DEWA was one of the first government bodies in Dubai to set up a women’s committee, childcare facilities, flexible working hours, unique training opportunities, educational scholarships and an environment that fully engages women.
“The global energy transition creates an array of environmental, social, and economic benefits, especially by increasing the share of clean and renewable energy sources,” he said.
“The Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 aims to provide 75% of Dubai’s total power output from clean energy sources by 2050. This will provide numerous jobs for women in the clean and renewable energy sector.
“DEWA is one of the largest government organisations to employ women in technical positions within the energy sector in Dubai. We strive to empower women throughout and provide equal opportunities for all employees in a positive and motivating environment.”