DEWA renews Project Management Institute (PMI) Certification
The renewed certification reflects DEWA’s ability to provide its employees and government employees in Dubai with world-class training
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has received its 3rd Project Management Professional PMP certification. This has been achieved after a team of DEWA staff successfully passed the Project Management Institute PMI standards in Pennsylvania, USA.
The renewed certification reflects DEWA’s ability to provide its employees and government employees in Dubai with world-class training, and educational programmes that enhance the success of its projects. To earn the Registered Education Providers designation, a provider must meet or exceed rigorous standards for quality and effectiveness as defined by PMI.
“DEWA supports its employees in their careers and personal life. It is responsible for providing them with the much-needed tools to become effective partners in shaping the future. We are committed to investing in our staff. This stems from our realisation that our employees are the most important component for continuous success and excellence and our keeping pace with the latest developments and rapid changes in anticipating and shaping the future. We are inspired by the words of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who once observed that, “You can’t wait for the future, but you have to build it.” This achieves the UAE Centennial 2071 to make the UAE the world’s leading nation, and the Dubai Plan 2021 to make Dubai the preferred place to live, work, and visit. DEWA believes that happy and positive employees ensure the happiness of all those dealing with them,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.
“DEWA partners with major public and private organisations to provide a stimulating and positive work environment that contributes to enhancing employees’ efficiency and loyalty. We are committed to the capacity building of our staff through workshops, seminars, and events that enable sharing knowledge and experiences. This supports our efforts to shape and anticipate the future, keep pace with the Fourth Industrial Revolution, use disruptive technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Internet of Things, and 3D printing,” said Al Tayer.
“DEWA has adopted a clear strategy to enhance innovation among its employees in all its divisions. DEWA works to enhance, and deepen the awareness of its staff to improve their skills, and train them to adhere to best practices. This supports the development of their skills, to make it a part of our day-to-day operations. Our staff are an important element that contribute to DEWA’s standards of excellence, as shown by our services and operations,” said Al Tayer.
“In 2012, DEWA was the first government organisation to become a registered educational provider, by the PMI, making it a pioneer in providing valuable knowledge in project management for its employees and part of the world project management standards. This has enabled us to share knowledge, communication, and skills globally, through different branches of PMI. We are glad to have received this certificate, and new specialised certificates. This reflects our commitment towards achieving sustainable excellence, and competitiveness in the Emirate as well as the UAE, through working to provide world-class government services, and adopting the latest international practice,” said Hussain Lootah, Executive Vice President of Transmission Power at DEWA.
This achievement will enable DEWA to improve, and achieve its goals and projects locally and internationally. DEWA will also save on training budgets by providing training courses internally with the same international credits. The achievement further enables DEWA to customise Project Management trainings as per PMI Standards and DEWA requirements, with less dependency on external training providers. DEWA will also receive all publications released by PMI.
PMI credentials will aid DEWA’s Project Management team, allowing them to become certified in the categories of Project Management Professional PMP, Program Management Professional PgMP, Certified Associate in Project Management CAPM, PMI-PBA professional business analysis, Agile Certified Practitioner PMI-ACP, PMI Risk Management Professional PMI-RMP, and Projects Planning and Scheduling Standards PSP.