The 2nd Dubai Government Women Committees Forum has taken place in Dubai on Friday (10 February).
The forum, organised by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) Women’s Committee in cooperation with Dubai Women Establishment (DWE), has highlighted "the constructive ideas and innovative initiatives launched by the government organisations to empower women and enhance their active contribution in all fields", according to a press release.
The forum was held at DEWA Campus for Occupational and Academic Development. It witnessed the participation of 14 women committees from various Dubai government departments and organisations, and featured panel discussions and brainstorming sessions to exchange knowledge, experiences, and success stories.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, the Managing Director and CEO of DEWA said:
"We are committed to providing a positive and motivational environment that supports women in the workplace and helps them turn challenges into opportunities, to consolidate their participation in achieving sustainable development. DEWA is one of the national organisations that support women in the energy sector, especially in clean and renewable energy and sustainability. It provides equal opportunities for men and women, focusing on empowering women in senior and technical positions. This makes it a role model for public and private government organisations inside and outside the UAE."
Gender Balance Forum and the Women in Government Forum to take place in Dubai on 13-15 February
On her part, Fatima Al Jokar, Chairperson of DEWA Women’s Committee, said:
"DEWA Women’s Committee organises events, activities, and benchmarking. It participates in local and international events to exchange knowledge and expertise and promote cooperation. The Committee is keen to have effective partnerships with the concerned authorities and organisations, to provide female employees with the necessary expertise and knowledge. It provides all opportunities and capabilities that enable women employees in different positions to succeed and develop. This achieves their happiness and that of their families."
The forum took place in the run up to the Gender Balance Forum and the Women in Government Forum, which will take place in Dubai on 13-15 February 2023. The two Forums will bring together thought leaders from across the region and the world to discuss new opportunities to advance gender balance and the participation of women in government.