The Secretariat of the Energy Storage Partnership, hosted by the World Bank Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) and the Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET) have kicked off the second cohort of a mentorship program for junior and middle-management women professionals working in energy storage.
With a cohort of 20 participants from 16 countries spanning a diverse range of expertise, the program is excited to:
- Increase women’s representation at managerial and decision-making levels, and ultimately advance the pace of the energy transition,
- Foster social change, facilitate novel ideas and encourage networking, and
- Support participants to develop concrete career goals which they can strategically work towards.
We are grateful to all the applicants who took part in this process and congratulate the selected participants for this year’s program.
- Brenda Jepkosgei Cherono, Graduate Assistant at the Technical University of Kenya, Kenya
- Chandelle NT O’Neil, Sustainable Energy Systems Design Specialist + Human Rights Advocate, ISEC/ Mawu Energy Services, Trinidad & Tobago
- Clarisse Kangnivi, Technical advisor at GIZ, Benin
- Ella Kobusingye Tirwomwe, Projects Coordinator at Mandulis Energy Limited, Uganda
- Elizabeth Nyanja, Assistant Engineering Intern at Electricity Supply Cooperation of Malawi (ESCOM) Limited, Malawi
- Hadlh Zarzour, Teacher at Damascus University and Editor in an Educational Platform on Renewable Energy at Solarabic, Syria
- Hawa Amri Rwenza, Electrical Supervisor at Tanzania International Petroleum Reserves Limited, Tanzania
- Idah Razafindrakoto, PhD Student at Pan-African University, Madagascar
- Idiongoabasi Martin Udoh, Technical Field Engineer at Ashdam Solar, Nigeria
- Jessica Tuyisenge, Solar Technician at MeshPower Ltd, Burundi
- Khushbakht Munir Bhatti, Design Engineer at Prism Energy, Pakistan
- Lydia Kwamboka Onditi, Group Projects Engineer at Davis & Shirtliff Ltd, Kenya
- Mamontsi Kolobe, Project Officer at African Clean Energy, Lesotho
- Muna Abdirahman Said, Ministry of Energy and Minerals, Somaliland
- Ndanu Mwatu, Engineer at Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC), Kenya
- Nomthandazo Johanna Mabena, Renewable Energy Researcher at CSIR, South Africa
- Ony Fy Nandrianina Andriambololona, Energy Consultant at World Wildlife Fund, Madagascar
- Sanaz Kamyar Rad, Lawyer- Researcher at Legal Office, Iran
- Syeda Hijab Fatima, Assistant Manager (Substation Design) at National Transmission and Despatch Company, Pakistan
- Taira Otédia Pene, Renewable Energy Officer at Foundation for Community Development (FDC), Mozambique
Each of the selected mentees will be matched with a hand-picked mentor with whom they will engage in a bilateral exchange between June 2022 and June 2023; this matchmaking is done based on career aspirations stipulated in the application form and will take place on a customised mentorship platform.
In parallel, networking opportunities and knowledge-transfer webinars on energy storage and personal development topics will be organised for the mentee cohort.
Stay tuned for updates on the participants and the program, including the announcement of selected mentors.