The Second WePOWER Partnership Forum

20 November 2019 to 21 November 2019

ADB's South Asia Regional Department, in collaboration with the World Bank’s South Asia Energy and Social Development Units and Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP), is organizing the Second Partnership Forum of the Women in Power Sector Professional Network in South Asia– WePOWER – to support workforce participation of women in energy projects and institutions, and promote normative change regarding women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education.  

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Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
20 Nov 2019 Inaugural Session Welcome Remarks Shixin Chen and Mara K. Warwick
20 Nov 2019 Inaugural Session Keynote Speech: Time for Collective Action to Boost Female Employment and Leadership in South Asia’s Power Sector Reihana Mohideen
20 Nov 2019 Session 1 Plenary Discussion: Assessing the Human Resource Needs for the Energy Sector in the 21st Century Palka Sahni, Shoaib Taqi, Shanti Jagannathan, Pallabi Zaman, Nilu Amarasiri, Sangay Tenzin, Mariyam Hana, Nadia Obeydi, Vineeta Agarwal, Tamkeen Faisal, Anita Bajgain
20 Nov 2019 Session 2 WePOWER Charter and Steering Committee Introduction Maria Beatriz Orlando and Gunjan Gautam
20 Nov 2019 Session 3 Series of Presentations: WePOWER’s Existing Partners - Activity Updates/New Commitments Celia Shahnaz, Sohel Ahmed, Ramalatha Marimuthu, Sweeta Sakhi, Ramla Qureshi, Maha Kamal, Bozenna Pasik‐Duncan, Claire Lajoie‐Mazenc
20 Nov 2019 Session 4 Series of Presentations – WePOWER’s New Partners - Committed Activities Fariha Jannat, Pallabi Zaman, Kinley Wangmo, Dawa Bhuti, Manisha Wadhwa, Harleen Sachdeva, Tamkeen Faisal, Shoaib Taqi, Himali Zoysa, Jasmine Boehm
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
21 Nov 2019 Opening Remarks Deborah Stokes and Guangzhe Chen
21 Nov 2019 Session 5 Technical Session (1) – Building a Pipeline of Women in the Power Sector Ramalatha Marimuthu, Celia Shahnaz, Jeevani Jayasinghe, Ramla Quereshi, Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, Shoaib Taqi
21 Nov 2019 Session 6 Technical Session (2) – Dialogue on International Good Practices by Utilities in Recruitment, Development, and Retention of Women Yohanese Legesse Bayeh, Agnes Obara, Marmelia Puja Dewi, Himali Zoysa, Tamkeen Sardar Faisal
21 Nov 2019 Session 7 Technical Session (3) – Tools and Resources: Training and Lateral Learning for Utilities Jasmine Boehm, Reem Hamdan, Francesco Tornieri
21 Nov 2019 Session 8 Technical Session (4) – Ensuring Sustainability: Becoming Gender Equality Champions and Expanding Women’s Workforce in the Energy Sector- EDGE Certification, UN Global Compact, ENERGIA and Utility 2.0 Reema Nanavaty,, Johan Tideman, Manisha Wadhwa, Soma Dutta
21 Nov 2019 Closing Remarks Priyantha Wijayatunga and Demetrios Papathanasiou
21 Nov 2019 Business Meeting (By Invitation Only) WePOWER Governance and Sustainability Maria Beatriz Orlando and Gunjan Gautam


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