IWD 2021: WIEN, REAN To Co-Host International Women In Energy Symposium
In recognition of the need to support strategies that will promote and enable equal participation of women in the energy value chain, the Women in Energy Network (WIEN) in partnership with the Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria (REAN) have concluded plans to host International Women in Energy Symposium.
The Virtual Symposium with a sub-theme: “Light Up Africa” is scheduled to hold on Saturday the 13th of March 2021 from 9am to 3pm.
Speaking during a press conference on Friday, the President of Women in Energy Network (WIEN), Ms Funmi Ogbue said that the symposium is aimed at bringing together Women in Energy across Africa. Adding that event will yield initiatives, to extend the footprint of women in Energy to new frontiers and increase women’s talent contribution to Light up Africa.
Ogbue noted that the event is in alignment with the 2021 International Women’s Day theme – “Choose to Challenge”. According to WIEN’s President, the Symposium looks to encourage women across Africa to choose to challenge gender bias and inequality; to take a position in driving the energy transition and to celebrate the achievements of women driven successes in the energy sector.ALSO READ
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“To Celebrate IWD, in partnership with REAN we aim to bring together the women in energy across Africa to collaborate on a S.M.A.R.T gender inclusion action plan, signing a charter to commit to the action items within a certain timeline.
“This event presents another opportunity for further actualization of the WIEN vision, which is to be the leading Network that promotes the participation and advancement of Women in leadership across the energy value chain in support of National Development,” Ogbue said.
Also speaking, REAN’s Executive Secretary, Ms. Lande Abudu, said: “we are delighted to be co-hosting the Women in Energy Symposium. There has never been a more critical time to amplify discussions that will enhance gender inclusion in the energy sector.
“The Symposium joins a growing list of activities that REAN is involved in to encourage the participation of women in the energy sector. The link between gender equality and reduced energy poverty is something we have long recognized, and we are certain that this event will deliver positive outcomes.”