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DEWA launches integrated programme to support Year of Zayed
January 14, 2018
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DUBAI: The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), has approved an integrated programme for the Year of Zayed that includes 6 main programmes to implement 29 initiatives, that reflect the noble principles and values instilled by the founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan in the hearts of citizens and residents of the UAE.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, said that the initiative comes in response to the announcement of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who declared 2018 as the ‘Year of Zayed’ to celebrate the centennial of the birth of Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

"In line with the vision of our wise leadership headed by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, we have aligned our Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR, strategy, with the main objectives of the Year of Zayed to commemorate the role of the Sheikh Zayed in establishing the UAE, as well as his local and international achievements.

“This was done according to an integrated organisational approach to serve society and promote cohesion among all its members. Our CSR initiatives are an integral part of our strategic plan and efforts to serve the nation," Al Tayer said.

DEWA’s programmes for the Year of Zayed includes ‘Zayed’s Footsteps’, which consists of initiatives that contribute to consolidating the principles of the late Sheikh Zayed, such as love and loyalty to the homeland, social cohesion, and spreading love among all members of society; ‘Zayed Al Khair’ to support People of Determination, charities and orphans to ensure a decent life for them and provide them with a fixed income; as welll as ‘Zayed and Giving’ to support sustainable international projects that serve the national vision and translate the vision of the late Sheikh Zayed in philanthropy and giving.

It also includes ‘Zayed the Leader’ which includes initiatives that contribute to preparing a generation of young leaders, who work according to the principles of the Sheikh Zayed, to enable them to lead development and charity projects, and become creative Emirati leaders; ‘Zayed and the Environment’ which includes initiatives that support the environment, provide clean energy, and prepare a generation that realises the importance of sustainability and protecting the environment and natural resources; and ‘Zayed the Inspirer which supports students in the UAE, and other countries, by providing a learning environment for them and fulfil their educational needs.

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