In recognition of the need to support strategies that will promote and enable equal participation of women in the energy sector value chain, a group says it is partnering with the Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria to host the International Women in Energy Symposium.
The group, Women in Energy Network, made this known on Wednesday in a statement, saying that the virtual symposium, scheduled for next month with the theme ‘Light up Africa’, aims to bring together women in energy across Africa.
It said, “The 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.
“In alignment with the 2021 global International Women’s Day theme – ‘Choose to challenge’ 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.”
The President of WIEN, Ms Funmi Ogbue, said, “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.”