Dubai: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (DEWA) MD&CEO, Mr. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, has launched the 4th batch of the Master’s Program in Future Energy Systems & Technology. In collaboration with the University of California, Berkeley USA (UC Berkeley), this initiative reflects DEWA’s commitment to empowering young Emirati employees.
The virtual launching was attended by Professor Tarek Zohdi, the Program Director at UC Berkeley College of Engineering, Dr. Yousef Al Akraf, Executive Vice President of Business Support and Human Resources at DEWA, and officials from UC Berkeley and DEWA. With 30 students in the 4th batch, the total number of participants in the programme has reached 173 male and female employees.
In his speech at the launch event, Mr. Al Tayer welcomed the students of the 4th batch and commended the strategic partnership with UC Berkeley to build and sharpen the capabilities of the next generation of Emirati engineers and young innovators in clean and renewable energy technologies. He also thanked UC Berkeley professors and supervisors for their efforts and fruitful cooperation with DEWA.
Mr. Al Tayer encouraged the employees participating in the programme to abide by the highest scientific and professional standards, moral values and positivity. The CEO stated that the best research faculty from UC Berkeley would teach them cutting-edge subjects, such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Renewable Generation Systems, and Cybersecurity, which are necessary to master the disruptive technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, contribute to the green economy transition, and promote climate change efforts.