Participants of the Women in Energy Storage Mentoring Programme

GWNET and the Secretariat of the Energy Storage Partnership, hosted by ESMAP, are excited to share the selected mentees for the Women in Energy Storage Mentoring Programme. The programme received 240+ applications from women working in sustainable energy from over 55 countries. 

The quality of applications received was very high and we sincerely thank all applicants for taking part in this process.

The selected participants for the programme include:


  • Abhilasha Bhuju: Engineering Manager, SunFarmer Nepal, Nepal
  • Anne Gathoni: Operations & Maintenance Lead, OFGEN Limited, Kenya
  • Annet Birungi: Executive Director, Safe Plan Uganda, Uganda
  • Ann-Marie Daka: Project Manager, Solomon Islands Electricity T/A Solomon Power, Solomon Islands
  • Elizabeth Mutura: Technical Energy Advisor (solar and batteries), Creative Innovations, Kenya
  • Gelly Ann Kiddlat Zamora: Science Research Specialist, Department of Energy, The Philippines
  • Khadija El Alami: Ph.D. Student, Green Energy Park GEP- IRESEN, Morocco
  • Khawla Ettalbi: Group Head of Photovoltaic Systems, Green Energy Park, Morocco
  • Kulaea Taueveeve Pauu: Telecommunication Network Engineer, Tonga Power Limited, Tonga
  • Nuzuhath Ahmed: Project Coordinator (ASPIR / ARISE), Ministry of Environment, Maldives
  • Olatunde Yewande Omolara: Technical Sales Representative, Starsight Power Utility Limited, Nigeria
  • Oto’ota Hausia: Line Mechanic And Planner, Tonga Power Limited, Tonga
  • Reem Irany: Senior Engineer – Project Coordinator, The Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation, Lebanon
  • Rutuka Mahesh Dhage: Application Engineer, Sterling & Wilson Private Limited, India
  • Sadeka Shafiullah: Engineer, Prokaushali Sangsad Ltd.(PSL), Bangladesh
  • Sarah Alya Firnadya: MPhil Research Student, University of Cambridge, Indonesia
  • Simisola Sobowale: Rural Development Advisor, Rural Electrification Agency, Nigeria
  • Sugandhita Wadhera: Assistant Manager, BSES Rajdhani Power Limited, India
  • Swasti Raizada: Senior Consultant, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP, India
  • Thaís Teixeira: Energy Research Analyst, EPE (Energy Research Office), Brazil
  • Ukeme Okon Asuquo: Solar Engineer, A4&T Power Solutions Limited, Nigeria
  • Uthpala Nivandani Ekanayake: Temporary Lecturer, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • Yi Xu: Energy Specialist, World Bank, China
  • Yousra Jemmal: R&D and Industrial Integration Specialist, Moroccan Agency for Sustainable energy (Masen), Morocco
  • Zahra Fatima: Assistant Manager Substation EHV Design, National Transmission and Dispatch Company Pakistan, Pakistan

Each of the selected mentee-mentor tandems will engage in a bilateral exchange between September 2020 and August 2021; with the matchmaking done on the basis of the mentee’s career aspirations stipulated in the application form. In parallel, knowledge-transfer webinars on energy storage and personal development topics will be organised for the mentee cohort to stimulate growth. 

Stay tuned for updates on the participants and the programme.


This programme was created in partnership with:

Become a Mentor – What’s in it for You?

As a mentor, you get the opportunity to give something valuable back to more junior professionals and to expand your own knowledge through the mentees’ perspective. Mentoring will contribute to personal and professional development for both you and your mentee, as well as, shaping the direction of future generations within your field of expertise. If you are interested in volunteering as a mentor in one of GWNET’s mentoring programmes (which involves approx. 1 – 1.5 hours of engagement per month plus optional participation in knowledge-transfer webinars), kindly fill in our Mentor Datasheet.

Stay tuned for updates on the participants and the programme.


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