Cleantech Youth Programme launched in DEWA’s Innovation Centre

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) Innovation Centre has launched the second batch of the Cleantech Youth Programme. The programme aims to attract talented young energy leaders from various sectors and enhance their skills and knowledge in clean and renewable energy and entrepreneurship. It includes a wide range of training workshops, specialised educational sessions and field visits to accredited institutions with scientists, professionals and experts from several schools, universities, start-ups, local and international organisations.

The Cleantech programme sheds light on different areas of clean energy and the use of disruptive technologies. The second batch of the programme attracted 25 graduates or those pursuing university degrees in 15 different fields, including engineering and science, from 13 accredited institutions in the UAE. There were 145 applications for the programme.

H.E. Syed Mohammed Al Tayer, CEO of DEWA said: “We are training qualified young professionals and experts in various areas of clean energy to become active partners in shaping their future and in leading the next phase of national strategies. These include Dubai’s Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and Dubai’s Net Zero Carbon Strategy, which calls for 100% of all energy capacity in Dubai to be generated from clean energy sources by 2050.

DEWA has launched several innovative programmes for young people to instil a culture of innovation. We provide young people with the information, knowledge and technology they need and help them develop innovative solutions that improve clean and renewable energy systems. This also accelerates the process of sustainable development and energy transformation. The DEWA Innovation Centre is a global platform for renewable and clean energy innovations that are shaping the future of sustainable energy worldwide.

This strengthens Dubai and the UAE’s competitiveness and role as a platform that encourages innovation, a destination for innovators and an incubator for creative minds from around the world.”

Dr Aaesha Alnuaimi, director of DEWA’s Innovation Centre, said the first batch of the Cleantech programme attracted a huge number of participants. Twenty-five young leaders from all universities in the UAE graduated from the programme and presented innovative projects during the programme.

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