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10th – 12th May 2021: Solar Power Summit 2021

30th May – 6th June 2021: Clean Energy Ministerial 2021

Empowered Actors of Change: A Successful African-European Energy Transition Depends on Women

Date: April 28, 2021 Location: Online, 14:00 - 15:45 (CEST) Description: GWNET Executive Director, Christine Lins, and GWNET Communications Manager, Davina Ngei, took part in the AEEP Energy Talks "Empowered Actors of Change: A Successful African-European Energy Transition Depends on Women." This webinar convened African and European experts to discuss the indispensable role of women as changemakers in the energy transition. [...]

EU Tech Africa Chapter Webinar – Technologies to Empower Africas Women (SDG 5 & 7)

Date: April 21, 2021 Location: Online, 09:00 (CEST) Description: GWNET Executive Director, Christine Lins, took part in the Digital Talk on “Technologies to Empower Africa´s Women (SDG 5 & 7)”, organised by the EU Tech Africa Chapter. A diverse workplace creates much better ideas that move businesses forward. Getting a variety of women involved in information technology occupations is essential to growing [...]

ILO Green Week session on Sustainable Energy and Jobs

Date: April 20, 2021 Location: Online, 10:00 - 11:00 (CET) Description: GWNET Executive Director, Christine Lins, took part in a panel at the "Sustainable Energy and Jobs" session at the 2021 ILO Green Week. The session, hosted by IRENA, featured a brief scene-setting presentation based on key findings of IRENA’s work on renewable energy and jobs, followed by a panel of [...]

Women in Renewable Energy in Africa Initiative (W-REA) Launch

Date: March 25, 2021 Location: Online, 17:00 - 18:30 (GMT + 3) Description: GWNET Communications Manager, Davina Ngei, took part in a panel at the Women in Renewable Energy in Africa Initiative (W-REA) Launch, titled "Women's Leadership in Renewable Energy - The Business Case - Confronting the Barriers to Women's Leadership in Africa." This event aimed to confront the barriers to [...]

Girl Power: The Role of Women in the Energy Transition

Date: March 24, 2021 Location: Online, 09:30 - 13:00 (CET) Description: GWNET Executive Director, Christine Lins, led a presentation at the webinar Girl Power: The Role of Women in the Energy Transition, on the topic "Energising Women to Advance the Energy Transition." This webinar presented the opportunity to discuss the role of women in the energy transition from different points of view: [...]

BETD Media Fellows – Connecting Journalists Conference

Date: March 18, 2021 Location: Online, 09:00 - 19:00 (CET) Description: GWNET Executive Director, Christine Lins, led a networking session at the BETD Media Fellows – Connecting Journalists Conference, on the topic "Energising Women to Advance the Energy Transition." The conference made up of insightful discussions, interactive workshops and numerous networking opportunities, allowed young journalists from around the world to gather with [...]

SAWIE Mentorship Series: Navigating through the Corporate Matrix in the Post-Pandemic Era

Date: March 17, 2021 Location: Online, 15:00 IST Description: GWNET Project Assistant, Eva Hauser, took part in the second session of the South Asian Women in Energy (SAWIE) Mentorship Series on the topic “Navigating through the Corporate Matrix in the Post-Pandemic Era”, led by Dr. Shalini Sarin, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Elektromobilitat and Co-Chairperson, SAWIE. The participants received valuable advice from the [...]

Women’s Networking Lunch – Empowering Women in the Energy Transition

Date: March 16, 2021 Location: Online, 13:00 - 15:00 (CET) Description: GWNET Executive Director, Christine Lins, took part in the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue: Women’s Networking Lunch side event – Empowering Women in the Energy Transition, jointly organised by GWNET and the German Energy Agency on behalf of the German Federal Government. This side event aimed to foster exchange among female [...]

Empower Women, Energize the World

Date: March 16, 2021 Location: Online, 10:00 - 11:30 (EST) Description: GWNET President, Irene Giner-Reichl, took part in a panel at the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) side event Empower Women, Energize the World. This side event was an opportunity to discuss the important link between energy and gender equality, and how investments in the energy sector can catalyse [...]

Women in the Energy Transition – Panama

Date: March 12, 2021 Location: Online, 09:00 - 10:30 (GMT - 5) Description: GWNET Executive Director, Christine Lins, took part in the webinar Women in the Energy Transition - Panama. The webinar sought to encourage the creation of spaces for women’s awareness and empowerment in order to promote their role in the energy sector and enable the engagement of young women [...]

Role of Women in Building an Energy Conscious Society

Date: March 10, 2021 Location: Online, 14:45 - 16:15 (Dhaka) Description: GWNET Executive Director, Christine Lins, gave a keynote address at the webinar Role of Women in Building an Energy Conscious Society, as part of the celebrations for International Women's Day. The webinar which included a panel discussion with national gender experts from academia, industry and the public sector attempted to [...]

Empowering Women of ASEAN as the Key Player of a Just Energy Transition

Date: March 10, 2021 Location: Online, 14:00 (GMT + 7) Description: GWNET Executive Director, Christine Lins, gave a keynote speech at the webinar Empowering Women of ASEAN as the Key Player of Just Energy Transition, as part of the celebration for International Women's Day. The webinar aimed to highlight the importance of gender equality and equity in the energy transition in [...]

Gender Equality for an Inclusive Energy Transition: Women Leading the Way in Solar Energy

Date: March 8, 2021 Location: Online, 16:30 (GMT + 4) Description: GWNET Executive Director, Christine Lins, took part in the Gender Equality for an Inclusive Energy Transition: Women Leading the Way in Solar Energy event - led by IRENA. The event, held on International Women's Day, aimed to provide the stage for a dynamic dialogue on the challenges and barriers, the [...]

EQUALITY IN PROGRESS: Empowering Women – Much Discussed, Least Conceptualized

Date: February 26, 2021 Location: Online, 09:00 – 17:00 (CET) Description: GWNET President, Dr Irene Giner-Reichl, took part in the Diplomatic Academy Students’ Initiative (DASI) conference - an international conference fully organized by current students of the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. Addressed to the general public, it provides a space for international experts, interested students, and relevant stakeholders to explore, analyze, [...]

Women on the Rise: Prioritising Gender Equity as a Business Imperative

Date: February 11, 2021 Location: Online, 18:35 – 19:20 hrs (IST) Description: GWNET Executive Director, Christine Lins, took part in the thematic track ‘Women on the Rise: Prioritising Gender Equity as a Business Imperative ’ which was held as part of the annual flagship World Sustainable Development Summit. Under this thematic track, Christine spoke on a panel titled, ‘Diversity & Inclusion: Gender [...]

Vienna Energy Forum – Youth, Gender and Equity

Date: January 12 - 13, 2021 Location: Virtual Description: The VEF Virtual Series is a platform with the overarching goal of progressing agreed recommendations and delivering policy briefs with action-oriented solutions in targeted locations, to assist countries around the world to align their recovery efforts with an Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development. The January Session of the VEF Virtual Series [...]

SWC50 – Century of Solar Virtual Conference

Date: December 4, 2020 Location: Online, 9 pm GMT Description: The International Solar Energy Society (ISES) has begun a year-long virtual celebration– SWC50 – The Century of Solar, with a two-day looking back – looking forward virtual conference held on 3-4 December. GWNET Executive Director and ISES board member, Christine Lins, took part in the final session of the conference [...]

Women in Leadership: Taking your Career in Energy to the Next Level

Date: November 23, 2020 Location: Online, 13.00 SAT Description: GWNET Executive Director, Christine Lins, took part in dialogue on "Women in Leadership: Taking your career in energy to the next level", as part of a session organised by African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa. The discussions revolved around how mentorship and sponsorship programmes break barriers for women in the African [...]

REN21 Academy 2020

Date: November 23rd to 25th, 2020 Location: Online Description: The 2020 REN21 Academy was a 3-day immersive virtual lab, creating an informal collaborative space where participants explored strategies to make the structural shift to a renewables-based energy system. GWNET President, Irene-Giner Reichl, took part in two lead up events to the academy, including a Lean Coffee networking session on the [...]

World Community Power Conference: Women in Community Energy

Date: November 19, 2020 Location: Online Description: GWNET Communications Manager, Davina Ngei, joined the World Community Power Conference, as a moderator on a panel on "Building Capacities and Networks." Panellists who took part in the session included: Antonia Proka, Rescoop – Women & Community energy: transforming the energy field, one woman at a time Katharina Habersbrunner, BBE – Promoting gender-just energy [...]

ReEnergy Africa eSummit: Opportunities for Women within the Sustainable Energy Sector

Date: October 23, 2020 @ 16:00 GMT +1 Location: Online Description: GWNET President, Dr. Irene Giner-Reichl, joined Africa's largest RE eSummitt discussion, as the lead speaker on a panel on "Opportunities for women within the sustainable energy sector." Other panelists who took part in the session included: Akinwale Ojomo – Founder and CEO Diaspora Innovation Institute (moderator) Sara Ibrahim Elhag - [...]

TWRE Special Session: Women’s Role in the Energy Transition and Green Politics

Date: October 15, 2020 @ 15:35 CEST Location: Online Description: GWNET Executive Director, Christine Lins, was a guest on a Turkish Women in Renewable Energy (TWRE) session at the ICCI Digital Conference. As part of the session on women's role in the energy transition and green politics, Christine led discussions on strategies to motivate more women to join the energy industry [...]

BHF – Session: Green Economy and Climate Change — China, Brazil and Europe

Date: September 20, 2020 @ 13:30 CEST Location: Online Description: GWNET President, Irene Giner-Reichl, joined a distinguished panel speaking from Brasilia and Beijing respectively on the "Green Economy and Climate Change - China, Brazil and Europe." Irene led discussions on "Building back better after the pandemic: the opportunities to advance inclusive energy transitions." Other panellists taking part in the session included: [...]

Clean Energy Ministerial 11: Women in Energy: Harnessing All Talent in the Energy Sector

Date: September 17, 2020 @ 14:00 CEST Location: Online Description: GWNET Executive Director, Christine Lins, moderated the "Women in Clean Energy: Harnessing All Talent" session, at the 11th Clean Energy Ministerial meeting hosted by Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Energy and organised with the C3E International initiative, Equalby30 campaign and the recently launched C3E Ambassador programme. This virtual event aimed to allow [...]

Scaling Up Energy Storage and Renewables to Maximize Socio-Economic Benefits

Date: September 14, 2020 @ 8:30 GMT -4 Location: Online Description: GWNET Executive Director, Christine Lins, took part in a high-level panel discussion, focused on how to better support local community development in the areas of implementation of renewable storage projects through actions increasing their resilience and enhancing their livelihoods with a special focus on women empowerment and the new employment [...]

EuroSun 2020 – Women in Renewables Networking Session by GWNET

Date: September 3, 2020 @ 11:30 CEST Location: Online Description: GWNET Executive Director, Christine Lins, led a networking session at the EuroSun 2020 conference, alongside Monica Oliphant, former President of the International Solar Energy Society. This networking session brought together women working in the solar industry, in an interactive discussion which aimed to provide more visibility to women in the sector [...]

Webinar on Climate-Energy-Women Nexus

Date: August 20, 2020 @ 15:00 GMT+8 Location: Online Description: GWNET Executive Director, Christine Lins, spoke on a webinar on the Climate-Energy-Women Nexus, in conjunction with E-WiRE: Empowering Women In Renewable Energy Program. During this webinar organized by Universiti Teknologi MARA, UiTM and UiTM Solar Energy Research Institute, U-SER, Christine highlighted the perspectives of women working in renewable energy, while demonstrating [...]

Gender Summit 19

Date: August 20, 2020 @ 11:40 UTC+9 Location: Online Description: GWNET Executive Director, Christine Lins, and GWNET Board Member, Rabia Ferroukhi spoke on a panel titled "Adding Value by Exploiting Cross Cutting and Spill-over Benefits of Gendered Innovations" at the Gender Summit 19. They led discussions on women in and for sustainable energy. This panel session focused on improving the quality [...]

EU Sustainable Energy Week – Women in the Energy Transition Session

Date: June 25, 2020 @ 09:00 CEST Location: Online Description: GWNET Executive Director, Christine Lins, spoke at the Women in the Energy Transition session of the EU Sustainable Energy Week, whose theme this year was "Beyond the crisis: Clean energy for Green Recovery and Growth." Discussions in this session revolved around how the EU economic recovery efforts, the European Green Deal [...]

PROSEU E-Workshop #2, Designing Inclusive Energy Futures

Date: Apr 29, 2020 @ 10:00 CET Location: Online Description: Executive Director, Christine Lins, took part in the workshop on Designing Inclusive Energy Futures which was part of the EU-funded Horizon 2020 PROSEU project. The aim of the workshop was to build a roadmap for 2030: where do we want the future of energy inclusiveness to go and what obstacles [...]

AREI Regional Training and Experience-Sharing Platform for Eastern Africa

Date: January 23 - 24, 2020 Location: Nairobi, Kenya Description: GWNET Communications Manager, Davina Ngei, presented key findings from the GWNET study - “Women for Sustainable Energy – Strategies to Foster Women’s Talent for Transformational Change,” at the AREI Regional Training and Experience-Sharing Platform for Eastern Africa. Her presentation was part of a session on 'Renewable Energy and Gender Equality,' which [...]

Tenth Session of the IRENA Assembly

Date: January 10 - 12, 2020 Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE Description: GWNET President, Irene-Giner Reichl, presented the GWNET study - “Women for Sustainable Energy – Strategies to Foster Women’s Talent for Transformational Change,” at the launch of the Sustainable Energy Jobs Platform in Abu Dhabi, during the 10th IRENA Assembly. She also represented GWNET at the "High-level Dinner for Women in [...]

GWNET Study | Women for Sustainable Energy – Strategies to Foster Women’s Talent for Transformational Change

Date: December 17, 2019 Location: Online Webinar Time: 14.30 - 15.30 CET Description: GWNET is inviting you to a preview of our brand-new study “Women for Sustainable Energy – Strategies to Foster Women’s Talent for Transformational Change.”  This study was previously titled “Women in the Sustainable Energy Sector – Strategies for Diversity and Inclusion." The study contains an overview of [...]

World Wind Energy Conference: Women Empowerment Side Event

Date: November 25, 2019 Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Time: 14.00 - 16.00 Description: GWNET President, Irene Giner-Reichl, facilitated a women empowerment session at the World Wind Energy Conference in Rio de Janeiro. The session titled "Women Empowerment – Best Practices for the Sustainable Energy Sector" focused on a sneak preview presentation of the upcoming GWNET study on women empowerment in the [...]

Indo-German Energy Forum: Women empowering the Energy Transition

Date: November 1, 2019 Location: New Delhi, India Time: 10.30 - 12.30 Description: The Women Empowering the Energy Transition session took place as part of the 8th Indo-German Energy Forum. This session included welcome remarks by Henriette Faergemann (Counsellor Environment, Energy & Climate Change, EU Delegation to India) and a presentation of the draft GWNET study “Women in the Sustainable [...]

KIREC Side Event: Empowering Women – Best Practices for the Sustainable Energy Sector

Date: October 22 - 24, 2019 Location: Seoul, South Korea Side Event - Tuesday, 22nd October | 12.00 - 13.00 | COEX, Room E6 Description:The side event will focus on a sneak-preview presentation of the upcoming GWNET study followed by a panel discussion about women's empowerment in the energy sector. Key discussion topics 1. Women in the sustainable energy sector [...]

Pakistan Renewable Energy Summit 2019

Date: September 26, 2019 Location: Islamabad, Pakistan Description: Executive Director, Christine Lins, gave a video presentation at the Women In Energy - Shaping Pakistan's Energy Future panel, at the Pakistan Renewable Energy Summitt 2019. This panel addressed how changes in the energy sector will affect future employment opportunities for women and the importance of gender balance for a country’s sustainable [...]

Enabling Women in Sustainable Energy Field: A Step Towards Sustainable Communities

Date: September 25, 2019 Location: Beirut, Lebanon Description: Executive Director, Christine Lins, gave a video presentation at the Enabling women in Sustainable Energy Field: A step towards sustainable communities workshop, at the International Beirut Energy Forum. Her presentation waa be shown during the 3rd session (a future of opportunities), with a focus on recognising the great benefits from stronger female engagement in the clean [...]

Renewable Energy India

Date: September 19, 2019 Location: Delhi, India Description: Executive Director, Christine Lins, gave a video presentation at the Empowering Women Summit panel session, at the Renewable Energy India Expo. This session discussed the importance of integrating women in decision making positions, in order to achieve the goals of the energy transition.

Round Table: Global Energy Transition and the Role of Women in the Energy Sector

Date: September 10, 2019 Time: 18.30 Location: The premises of the Association of Women Academics of Austria, Reitschulgasse 2, 1010 Vienna Description: Executive Director, Christine Lins, took part in a UN Women round table on the "Global Energy Transition and the Role of Women in the Energy Sector," which focused attention on SDG Objectives Number 5 (Gender Equality) and SDG Target Number 7 (Affordable and [...]

Workshop on the Path to an Inclusive Energy Transition in the APEC Region: How to Enhance Women’s Participation in the Energy Field

Date: August 5 -  6, 2019 Location: Taipei, Taiwan Description: Executive Director, Christine Lins spoke at the first session of the Workshop on the Path to an Inclusive Energy Transition in the APEC Region, focused on international initiatives and research on energy and gender. The focus of her presentation was 'renewable energy: a gender perspective,' where she discussed the data that supports gender [...]

Les femmes au coeur de la transition énergétique

Date: July 11, 2019 Time: 14.00 GMT Location: Online Seminar Description: Executive Director, Christine Lins, and GWNET Board Member, Rabia Ferroukhi spoke at an online seminar titled Les femmes au coeur de la transition énergétique (Women at the Heart of the Energy Transition). Some of the issues that were addressed in the seminar include: Could the energy transition be accelerated thanks to a stronger presence [...]

Die Energiewende Ist Weiblich

Date: June 26, 2019 Time: 14.00 - 17.00 Location: Wattens, Austria Description: Executive Director, Christine Lins, spoke at Die Energiewende Ist Weiblich in Wattens. Her session titled 'Women in the energy transition - facts, figures and networks' explored the data that supports gender equality in the energy sector, as well as best practices on the same. View the program here.

Gender Equality in the Energy Transition

Date: June 19, 2019 Time: 09.00 - 10.30 Location: Brussels, Belgium Description: Executive Director, Christine Lins, represented GWNET at the Gender Equality in the Energy Transition session at the Policy Conference of EUSEW 2019. Her session elaborated on the current gender representation in the energy sector while outlining best practices for achieving gender equality. View the program here.

Dialogue on Renewable Energy and the Energy Transformation

Date: June 17  - 18, 2019 Location: São Paulo, Brazil Description: Irene Giner-Reichl, Chairperson of the GWNET Governing Board, and Executive Director, Christine Lins, represented GWNET at several sessions of the Dialogue on Renewable Energy and the Energy Transformation in Brazil. The event addressed several of the priority areas related to energy, under technical, economic, social, environmental and gender aspects. It also strengthened [...]

Registration now open for the 10th #REMforum in St.Gallen

Date: May 23 - 24, 2019 Location: St. Gallen, Switzerland Description: GWNET Executive Director, Christine Lins, was a speaker at the 10th St. Gallen Forum for Management of Renewables Energies. The Forum brought together managers, investors, entrepreneurs and other key stakeholders in the global energy transition, to share their latest insights and discuss new business opportunities. The #REMforum also represented a great opportunity [...]

Women in Hydropower: Networking Lunch

Date: May 16, 2019 Location: Paris, France Description: The International Hydropower Association in partnership with GWNET hosted a networking lunch on 16th May at the World Hydropower Congress 2019, from 12:30 to 14:00. This networking event was the first in a series to empower female professionals in the hydropower industry. It discussed what is needed to give more visibility to [...]

Intersolar Europe: Women’s Networking Lunch

Date: May 15, 2019 Time: 11.30 - 13.30 Location: Munich, Germany Description: Executive Director, Christine Lins, spoke at the Women's Networking Lunch side event at Intersolar Europe, sharing facts and figures related to women's participation in the energy sector. This networking lunch aimed to connect women as one part of the solution to the problem of under-representation of women in the solar sector, including in [...]

Women in Energy: Learning from International Initiatives and Austrian Best Practices

Date: April 11, 2019 Location: Vienna, Austria Description: GWNET Executive Director, Christine Lins, participated in a short interview at the C3E workshop in Vienna. During her interview, she presented her thoughts on the strategic inclusion of women in energy. The workshop also included keynote addresses on the “Overview of the C3E Process: Ideas and Actions” and “The relevance of gender diversity for adaptability [...]

Meet GWNET at the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue

Date: April 9 - 10, 2019 Location: Berlin, Germany Description: GWNET was once again present at the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue, which will took place between the 9th and 10th of April 2019, in Berlin, Germany. GWNET organised a booth where participants could engage the GWNET team and co-organised the “Women’s Lunch” with dena, the German Energy Agency. The lunch [...]

Women in Green Energy

Date: March 4, 2019 Location: Cairo, Egypyt Description: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) organised a launch event titled ‘Women in Green Energy: enhancing employment and entrepreneurship opportunities’. This event came at the start of a programme financed by the EBRD and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) with the objective to promote gender equality in renewable energy in Egypt. Opening [...]

ISES Webinar: Powering Renewables – Women in Solar Energy II

Date: February 12, 2019 Time: 3:00 PM GMT Description: GWNET took part in an International Solar Energy Society (ISES) webinar. During this webinar, the results of the IRENA (International Renewable Energy Agency) study on gender and renewables were presented and discussed, and speakers from IRENA, GWNET and REDMEREE (Red Mujeres en Energía Renovalbe y Efficiencia Energética) presented the perspectives of women in [...]

Invitation to Networking Event @ Intersolar 2018 Women power in solar energy!

Date: Wednesday, 20th June Time: 15.30 – 16.00 Location: BMZ Stand, B2.309 (Hall B2 Stand 309) Description: Gender diversity drives innovation, opens new pathways for technology deployment, brings fresh perspectives to development of societies and attracts and retains a richer pool of talent.  However, it is a well-known fact that the energy sector continues to be male-dominated. This networking event, jointly [...]

Promoting women to advance the global energy transition

Date: 11 September 2017 Location: Mexico City, Mexico Description: GWNET, in cooperation with GIZ, is organised an event to foster gender equality in the energy sector.  This event was a side event in the margin of the “International Renewable Energy Conference (IREC)” held in Mexico City from 11-13 September 2017.  The IREC is organised by the Government of Mexico  and REN21, within [...]

GWNET Networking Meeting @ Intersolar Europe Trade Fair 2017

Date: 31 May 2017 Location: Munich, Germany Description: On the occasion of the Intersolar Europe Trade Fair, the Off-Grid Power Conference was organised on 31st May and 1st June 2017.  GWNET’s Advisory Council Member, Dr. Tania Rödiger-Vorwerk, Deputy Director of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) of Germany organised a networking reception for potential new members at the BMZ booth [...]

Foundation and GWNET kick-off @ Vienna Energy Forum

Date:  9 - 12 May 2017 Location: Vienna, Austria Description: On the occasion of the Vienna Energy Forum, 9-12 May 2017, Vienna, Austria, a side event was held on 10 May 2017 16:00, titled, Promoting women to advance the global energy transition.

Founding members 1st meeting

Date: 27 January 2017 Location: Vienna, Austria Description: The four founding members met to prepare the official founding and registration of GWNET

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