DUBAI- The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has received the UAE Ideas Award for promoting voluntary and humanitarian work, for its Innovation Centre at the Dubai Rehabilitation Centre for People of Determination.

DEWA was honoured at the 6th UAE Ideas Conference and Award, which was organised by Dubai Quality Group. The conference was held under the patronage H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chief Executive of Emirates Group, Chairman of Dubai Airports, and Honorary Patron of the Dubai Quality Group.

DEWAs representatives received the award from Sheikh Salem bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Department of Civil Aviation of Ras al-Khaimah, and Fatima Butti Al Muhairi, Chairwoman of Dubai Quality Group.

"Establishing the innovation centre is part of DEWAs strategy to support the vision of the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to promote social services, and in adherence with the My community.. a city for everyone initiative launched by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, to transform Dubai into a city that is friendly for people of determination by 2020. We are committed to consolidating the principles of social responsibility by launching social and developmental initiatives and projects, to meet the needs of all society, especially people of determination," said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA.

Copyright Emirates News Agency (WAM) 2017.