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Dewa, Emirates Transport to boost cooperation
June 22, 2013
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DUBAI: As part of its efforts to share best practices in Risk Management with government departments and private organisations, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), received a delegation from Emirates Transport to further strengthen relations, in line with the vision and strategy of Dubai Government.

The delegation included Ayyoub Abdulla Al Marzouqi, Internal Audit Manager, Majdi Abu Saleem, Manager of the Risk Management Department, and Abdul Ghani Al Alami, Risks Analyst. The delegation was welcomed by Ali Almuwaijei, Director of Enterprise Risk Management at Dewa.

The visit is in line with Dewa’s objectives to establish a continuous process of reaching out to government departments and private organisations to further enhance cooperation, share knowledge and explore new insights and ideas for improvement.

The delegates reviewed Dewa’s achievements in the field of risk management and its various aspects, including methodologies, strategies, responsibilities, structure, challenges, and obstacles. Dewa officials demonstrated methods of communications between the risk management team and various departments and divisions across Dewa.

The delegates reviewed the mechanisms implemented at Dewa to identify key risks that could affect their organisation’s business.

Dewa adopts an embedded Risk Management framework to provide senior management with ongoing and up-to-date information to arrive at informed decisions on the optimum allocation of resources across Dewa. Dewa has become the first organisation in the Middle East and Africa to be presented with the prestigious Global Risk Award for ‘Building Risk Management Capability’ from the UK-based Institute of Risk Management (IRM).

Dewa won the award amidst strong competition from 350 organisations in the public and private sectors globally.

Dewa and Emirates Transport stressed the importance of strengthening joint collaboration, particularly, in the field of Risk Management, to further improve overall performance in their organisations.

The delegation thanked Dewa officials for providing an overview on Dewa’s plans and projects particularly in the area of risk management.

Dewa has recently participated in the Energy and Water Conservation Exposition and Forum, organised by the Bahrain Society of Engineers and the Energy and Water Authority of Bahrain, to promote sustainable development.

Dewa showcased its products and services and commitment to sustainable growth, which was located next to the stands of the Bahrain Energy Conservation Committee and the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf’s Customer Service Departments.

Dr Abdul Hussain Bin Ali Mirza, Minister of Energy of Bahrain, was the patron of the event.

Dewa’s delegation included Khuloud Al Ali, Manager of Media Relations and Engagement, and Sultan Al Zaabi, Engineer for Conservation and Outreach Engagement.

 “We participate in such events to exchange expertise, share and learn about best international practices in the energy conservation sector, and showcase Dewa’s successful experience in the field of energy conservation and sustainability,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dewa.

Dr Abdul Hussain visited Dewa’s stand, and praised Dewa’s participation in the exhibition.

A number of experts, specialists, and researchers took part in the event to exchange experiences and expertise on a range of technical issues, to promote the rational use of power and water in the Gulf States, especially in Bahrain. The Forum shed light on the latest developments and challenges in the areas of technology and alternative energy, green buildings, and sustainability.

The Dewa team highlighted Dewa’s steps to promote energy and water use efficiency, as well its award-winning awareness campaigns to encourage consumers to adopt a sustainable lifestyle. The team also presented Dewa’s future projects, such as the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, which will produce 13MW of power in its first phase.

The exhibition was marked by the attendance of a larger number of participants than in previous years, with participating companies and institutions showcasing the latest approaches to rationalise consumption, and protect the environment. A number of workshops were held on the sidelines of the exhibition.

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