Mon 26-03-2018 20:44 PM
DUBAI, 26th March, 2018 (WAM) — Dubai Press Club, the organiser of the Arab Media Forum (AMF), today announced that the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA will be the Sustainability Partner for the 17th edition of the event. The region’s leading annual event for the media industry, the AMF will be held under the patronage of Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum at Madinat Jumeirah from 3rd to 4th April 2018.
President of Dubai Press Club, DPC, and Chairperson of the AMF Organising Committee Mona Al Marri expressed her appreciation for DEWA’s continued support for the event. She said that DEWA’s support reflects the organisation’s belief in the constructive role that media plays to advance Arab societies and help them overcome challenges to stability and happiness.
MD & CEO of DEWA Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer said DEWA’s partnership with the AMF is aligned with the organisation’s strategy and aspirations, and embodies the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. “We are confident that the 17th edition of the Forum will further enhance the event’s position as a platform for promoting change in the Arab media. Recent global and regional changes have shown that sustainability and positivity are the main pillars for building a better future.”
DEWA has supported previous editions of AMF as a Sustainability Partner. Its continued support for the event forms part of its social responsibility programmes and the DEWA 2021 Strategy developed in line with the objectives of UAE Centennial 2071, UAE Vision 2021 and Dubai Plan 2021.
DEWA has played a key role in boosting the UAE’s sustainability and green energy rankings. The World Bank’s Doing Business 2018 report ranked the UAE, represented by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), the first in the world in getting electricity.
In the last few years, DEWA has significantly raised the efficiency of energy production using the latest technologies and innovations. It reduced losses from electricity transmission and distribution networks to 3.3 per cent compared to 6-7 per cent in the US and Europe. Water network losses were reduced to 8 per cent compared to 15 per cent in North America. DEWA also recorded 3.28 customer minutes lost per year compared to 15 minutes in Europe. DEWA is investing a total of AED 81 billion over the next five years to meet growing demand for electricity and water in the Emirate. The Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 aims to provide 7 per cent of Dubai’s total power output from clean energy by 2020. This will increase to 25 per cent by 2030, and 75 per cent by 2050.