|13 November 2019 – 4:00 p.m. Brussels | 3:00 p.m. Accra | 10:00 a.m. Washington | 8:00 a.m. Denver|
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Register now: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8112759042079981323.
|GWNET in partnership with the Clean Energy Solutions Center, will host this webinar as the second in a six-part webinar series on Gender Equality for a More Rapid and Inclusive Energy Transition. This webinar will review job opportunities along the value chain in renewable energy for women and youth and mentoring and training programmes supporting them.|
IRENA estimates that the number of jobs in renewables could increase from 10.3 million in 2017 to nearly 29 million in 2050. The ongoing global energy transition offers the chance to create new jobs and reshape all aspects of how energy is produced and distributed. Women and youth have significant career opportunities in this rapidly growing field, supported by programmes to help develop skills and knowledge that enable the energy transition.
Presentations will highlight major reports and initiatives including:
• Renewable Energy: A Gender Perspective from IRENA, this report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) examines the question of gender equity throughout the sector. Building on a ground-breaking survey of employees, companies and institutions, it finds that much remains to be done to boost women’s participation and allow their talents to be fully utilised.
• International Support Network for African Development (ISNAD-Africa) is a multidisciplinary network of professionals, researchers and students around the globe promoting Sustainable Energy, Environment and Education in Africa.
• LivelyHoods whose mission is to provide slum communities with access to life-improving products through a sales network of trained youth and women.
The presentations will be followed by an interactive question and answer session with the audience.
• Dr. Rabia Ferroukhi, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
• Mr. Adedoyin Adeleke, International Support Network for African Development (ISNAD-Africa)
• Ms. Claire Baker, Livelyhoods
• Moderator: Vickie Healey, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
The Clean Energy Solutions Center and Global Women’s Network for the Energy transition will provide a certificate of completion for any participant who completes all six offerings of this webinar series. Contact us for more information.
The Clean Energy Solutions Center helps governments, advisors and analysts create policies and programs that advance the deployment of clean energy technologies. The Solutions Center is an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM), a global forum to share best practices and promote policies and programs that encourage and facilitate the transition to a global clean energy economy.
GWNET aims to advance the global energy transition by connecting and empowering women working in sustainable energy in all parts of the world through interdisciplinary networking, advocacy, training, coaching and mentoring. It is a non-profit membership organisation with more than 800 members in over 88 countries.