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HR meeting highlights strategies for future challenges

Human resource development needs to align itself with market demands, and the meeting provides a platform for exchange of opinions and experiences to prepare a utility organisation for the challenges and opportunities posed by energy transition and digitalisation.

This was said by Acting Director of the Department of Electrical Services (DES) Ahmad Ridza bin Dato Seri Setia Haji Abdul Rahman during the opening ceremony of the 11th Meeting of the Heads of ASEAN Power Utilities/Energy Authorities (HAPUA) Working Group 5 for Human Resource (11th HAPUA WG5 HR) at Songket Hall, The Rizqun International Hotel in Gadong yesterday.

“We are in the midst of great change, from an unprecedented global pandemic, major socio-economic upheaval, that threatens the stability of economies, the impact of climate change, and progress in technology such as artificial intelligence,” said Ahmad Ridza.

“The power sector needs to face these changes with agility and resilience in our mission to provide sustainable, reliable power for a better quality of life to everyone. How we manage our human resource is key in producing a constant line of talent that is resilient and adaptable to the changes,” the acting director added.

The HAPUA Working Group 5 provides an invaluable platform to exchange ideas and experiences to share best practices in effective HR management towards a sustainable and a just energy transition.

The 11th HAPUA WG5 HR meeting, themed ‘Futureproofing the Workforce’, was held for two days, hosted by the DES and chaired by Tenaga Nasional Berhad, Malaysia.

Some 77 representatives from utility organisations of ASEAN member states joined the meeting. – James Kon

The delegates in a group photo. PHOTO: JAMES KON
Acting Director of the Department of Electrical Services Ahmad Ridza bin Dato Seri Setia Haji Abdul Rahman delivers a speech. PHOTO: JAMES KON
The delegates during the meeting. PHOTO: JAMES KON
PHOTO: JAMES KON

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