Dewa inks MoU to boost inclusion of people of determination at work
MoU includes training programmes, voluntary activities, awareness lectures, and courses on Emirati sign language
The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has launched an ‘Inclusion PoD Innovation Incubator’ initiative to encourage its subsidiaries to ensure inclusion of people of determination (PoD) in the workplace.
Dewa’s managing director and chief executive officer, HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, launched the initiative at Dewa’s campus for Occupational and Academic Development in Dubai’s Al Hudaiba area in the presence of HE Ahmed Buti Al Muhairbi, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Energy; HE Thani Juma Berregad, chairman of Dubai Club for People of Determination; as well as representatives from Mai Dubai, Sie-mens; Ghantoot Group; Future Pipe Industries; Shuaa Energy ; and DEWA’s employees of determination.
As part of the event, HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer and HE Thani Juma Berregad inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to increase bilateral cooperation in organising events and sustainable community activities.
According to Dewa, the MoU includes organising training programmes to empower people of determination; train Dewa’s volunteers on ways to deal with people of determination; cooperation in voluntary activities and events to support their inclusion into society; collaboration to organise training courses on Emirati sign language; awareness lectures about techniques of inclusion; as well as focused group sessions, with the participation of Dubai Club for People of Determination and their families.
Al Tayer also honoured Al Noor Training Centre for Persons with Disabilities, Senses Center, Dubai Club for People of Determination, Rashid Centre for People of Determination, Desert Group, Dass Solutions, and Emirates NBD - Together Limitless, for their efforts in empowering people of determination.
Al Tayer said: “This initiative encourages Dewa’s partners and subsidiary companies to include and empower people of determination according to the highest international and local standards. We also encourage them to be part of the initiative and follow the directives of our wise leadership. As a socially responsible corporation that actively recruits people of determination, we have aligned our strategies to local and federal strategies to include people of determination. We aim to achieve the UAE Vision 2021 National Agenda to preserve a cohesive society that is proud of its identity and sense of belonging.”