Dubai: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has conducted a Youth Circle titled ‘Today’s Legacy for Tomorrow’s Generations.’ The Youth Circle was in association with the Watani Al Emarat Foundation, the DEWA Youth Council, and the Dubai Youth Council.
The Circle, hosted by DEWA’s Innovation Center, aims to underscore the critical role that youth play in various fields of sustainability. The Circle saw the participation of DEWA youth and highlighted the efforts of the Authority and the Watani Al Emarat Foundation to accelerate sustainability and climate action.
It raised awareness of social responsibility and the role of the youth in finding innovative solutions for current and future challenges, preserving natural resources, and creating a sustainable positive impact to achieve the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.
DEWA support their journey down the path of knowledge and innovation to ensure a brighter and more sustainable future, the CEO said. This is especially important in the Year of Sustainability in the UAE and our country’s preparations to host the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 28) in Expo City Dubai at the end of this year, as per Mr. Al Tayer.
“The UAE is the first country in the history of the Conference of the Parties to include the youth in the presidential team of the conference. This highlights the great importance that the UAE attaches to raising the awareness of the youth, listening to their opinions, and preparing them to uphold their responsibilities in global climate action as the next generation of sustainability leaders,” Mr. Al Tayer further added.
At the end of the Youth Circle, the participants toured the Innovation Center, where they watched innovative shows with drones, augmented reality, and hologram technology. They also enjoyed several interactive experiences, including the autonomous bus ride and the virtual journey using Metaverse technology around the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest single-site solar park in the world.