Image of hydropower dam overlayed with text
Image of hydropower dam overlayed with text

Date: December 7th 2021 (10:00 CT)

Location: Online

Description: The event organized by HydroVision Connect aimed to present the importance of hydropower in the energy transition sphere. Considering the size, capacity and performance of hydropower, it can be concluded that more promotion of it is vital to accelerate the energy transition. Furthermore, comprehensive representation in this domain is a must to ensure a speedy and gender-sensitive energy transition.

During this event, GWNET Co-Founder & Board Member, Barbara Fischer-Aupperle, shared GWNET’s contribution to gender and energy. Precisely, GWNET aims to achieve a fair and fast energy transition through advocacy, mentoring, and networking.


Speakers included:

Moderator: Debbie Gray, Climate Policy Manager, International Hydropower Association (IHA)

  1. Barbara Fischer-Aupperle, Co-founder, Board Member, Treasurer, GWNET – The Global Womens’ Network for the Energy Transition
  2. Kelly Schaeffer, Co-Chair of Women with Hydropower Mentoring Program and Principal Consultant, Kleinschmidt Associates
  3. Eva Kremere, International Consultant, UNIDO and Coordinator of development of the World Small Hydropower Development Report
  4. Nathyeli Acuna, Gender Specialist, Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP)


Watch the event recording.


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