The Second WePOWER Partnership Forum

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The Second WePOWER Partnership Forum

20 November 2019 to 21 November 2019
Manila
Philippines

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), organized 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 - The Second WePOWER Partnership Forum
Welcome remarks byADB's Vice-President for Operations 1
Shixin Chen
20 Nov 2019 Inaugural Session Welcome remarks by the Country Director for Brunei, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand of the World Bank Group Mara Warwick
20 Nov 2019 Keynote Time for Collective Action to Boost Female Employment and Leadership in South Asia’s Power Sector
It is time for collective action to boost opportunities for STEM education, practical training, employment, entrepreneurship, and leadership...
Reihana Mohideen
20 Nov 2019 Session 1 Plenary Discussion: Assessing the Human Resource Needs for the Energy Sector in the 21st Century 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 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Power and Energy Society, Women in Power Celia Shahnaz
20 Nov 2019 Session 3: Series of Presentations – WePOWER’s Existing Partners - Activity Updates/New Commitments Grameen Shakti: Devoted to Create Access to Energy
WePOWER partner, Grameen Shakti, reports accomplishments and lessons learned from their committed activities under each pillar.
Sohel Ahmed
20 Nov 2019 Session 3: Series of Presentations – WePOWER’s Existing Partners - Activity Updates/New Commitments IEEE Women in Engineering (IEEE WIE) in India
WePOWER partner, IEEE Women in Engineering (IEEE WIE) India, reports accomplishments and lessons learned from their committed activities under...
Ramalatha Marimuthu
20 Nov 2019 Session 3: Series of Presentations – WePOWER’s Existing Partners - Activity Updates/New Commitments Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat
WePOWER partner, Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat, reports accomplishments and lessons learned from their committed activities under each pillar...
Sweeta Sakhi
20 Nov 2019 Session 3: Series of Presentations – WePOWER’s Existing Partners - Activity Updates/New Commitments Women in Energy (WIE) Pakistan
WePOWER partner, Women in Energy Pakistan, reports accomplishments and lessons learned from their committed activities under each pillar.
Maha Kamal
20 Nov 2019 Session 3: Series of Presentations – WePOWER’s Existing Partners - Activity Updates/New Commitments IEEE Women In Engineering USA
WePOWER partner, IEEE Women In EngineeringUSA, reports accomplishments and lessons learned from their committed activities under each pillar...
Bozenna Pasik-Duncan
20 Nov 2019 Session 3: Series of Presentations – WePOWER’s Existing Partners - Activity Updates/New Commitments RTE (French Women in Engineering Co.)
WePOWER partner, RTE (French Women in Engineering Co.), reports accomplishments and lessons learned from their committed activities under each...
Claire Lajoie-Mazenc
20 Nov 2019 Session 4: Series of Presentations – WePOWER’s New Partners - Committed Activities Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL)
WePOWER partner, Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL) Bangladesh, sharestheir activities to support the objectives of the network...
Fariha Jannat
20 Nov 2019 Session 4: Series of Presentations – WePOWER’s New Partners - Committed Activities Bangladesh Power Development Board
WePOWER partner, Bangladesh Power Development Board,sharestheir activities to support the objectives of the network.
Pallabi Zaman
20 Nov 2019 Session 4: Series of Presentations – WePOWER’s New Partners - Committed Activities Bhutan Power Corporation Ltd.
WePOWER partner, Bhutan Power Corporation Ltd., shares their activities to support the objectives of the network.
Kinley Wangmo
20 Nov 2019 Session 4: Series of Presentations – WePOWER’s New Partners - Committed Activities Druk Green Power Corporation Ltd.
WePOWER partner, Druk Green Power Corporation Ltd., shares their activities to support the objectives of the network.
Dawa Bhuti
20 Nov 2019 Session 4: Series of Presentations – WePOWER’s New Partners - Committed Activities Planned Interventions for Female Employees at Tata Power-DDL
WePOWER partner,Tata Power,sharestheir activities to support the objectives of the network.
Manisha Wadhwa
20 Nov 2019 Session 4: Series of Presentations – WePOWER’s New Partners - Committed Activities Energy Efficiency Services Ltd, India
WePOWER partner, Energy Efficiency Services Ltd, India, shares their activities to support the objectives of the network.
Harleen Sachdeva
20 Nov 2019 Session 4: Series of Presentations – WePOWER’s New Partners - Committed Activities Karachi Electric, Pakistan
WePOWER partner, Karachi Electric, Pakistan,sharestheir activities to support the objectives of the network.
Tamkeen Faisal
20 Nov 2019 Session 4: Series of Presentations – WePOWER’s New Partners - Committed Activities Water and Power Development Authority, Pakistan
WePOWER partner, Water and Power Development Authority Pakistan, shares their activities to support the objectives of the network
Shoaib Taqi
20 Nov 2019 Session 4: Series of Presentations – WePOWER’s New Partners - Committed Activities Ceylon Electricity Board
WePOWER partner, Ceylon Electricity Board, shares their activities to support the objectives of the network.
Himali Zoysa
20 Nov 2019 Session 4: Series of Presentations – WePOWER’s New Partners - Committed Activities USAID Engendering Utilities Program Jasmine Boehm
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
21 Nov 2019 Opening Remarks Opening Remarks - The Second WePOWER Partnership Forum
Opening remarks byADB's Vice-President for Administration and Corporate Management
Deborah Stokes
21 Nov 2019 Opening Remarks Opening remarks by the Regional Director for Infrastructure in South Asia Region and Global Director for Transport of the World Bank Group 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, 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 Closing Gender Gaps - Ethiopia Energy Sector
Ministry of Water, Irrigation, and Energy - Ethiopia shares their activities to support the objectives of the network.
Yohanese Legesse Bayeh
21 Nov 2019 Session 6: Technical Session (2) – Dialogue on International Good Practices by Utilities in Recruitment, Development, and Retention of Women Towards a Gender Inclusive KPLC
This presentation tackles the challenges and emerging good practices adopted by Kenya Power in the recruitment, development, and retention of...
Agnes Obara
21 Nov 2019 Session 6: Technical Session (2) – Dialogue on International Good Practices by Utilities in Recruitment, Development, and Retention of Women Women in Pertamina Geothermal Energy, Indonesia
This presentation tackles the challenges and emerging good practices adopted by Planning and Control, PT. in recruitment, development, and retention...
Marmelia Puja Dewi
21 Nov 2019 Session 7: Technical Session (3) – Tools and Resources: Training and Lateral Learning for Utilities ADB Deep-Dive Training Program for Energy Sector Utilities (South Asia)
This presentation shares the latest trends and emerging industries in the power sector driven by technological innovations which provide more...
Francesco Tornieri
21 Nov 2019 Session 7: Technical Session (3) – Tools and Resources: Training and Lateral Learning for Utilities ADB Training and Lateral Learning for Utilities: Ceylon Electricity Board Sri Lanka Experience
Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) shares how they provide more opportunities for the employment of women. CEB also highlights some lessons learned...
Nilu Amarasiri
21 Nov 2019 Session 7: Technical Session (3) – Tools and Resources: Training and Lateral Learning for Utilities Engendering Utilities Program
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)“Best Practices Framework for Utilities” targets human resources and management...
Jasmine Boehm
21 Nov 2019 Session 7: Technical Session (3) – Tools and Resources: Training and Lateral Learning for Utilities Engendering Utilities Program: Electricity Distribution Company, Jordan
In November 2015, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Electric Distribution Company, Jordanpartnered to implement...
Reem Hamdan
21 Nov 2019 Session 8: Technical Session (4) – Ensuring Sustainability: Becoming Gender Equality Champions and Expanding Women’s Workforce in the Energy Sector Self-Employed Women’s Association Reema Nanavaty
21 Nov 2019 Session 8: Technical Session (4) – Ensuring Sustainability: Becoming Gender Equality Champions and Expanding Women’s Workforce in the Energy Sector Mainstreaming Gender in the Energy Sector: An Integrated Approach
This presentation tackles ensuring sustainability of gender equality measures in policies and programs of energy sector institutions in public...
Soma Dutta
21 Nov 2019 Session 8: Technical Session (4) – Ensuring Sustainability: Becoming Gender Equality Champions and Expanding Women’s Workforce in the Energy Sector Gender Equality at Tata Power - DDL
Learn how Tata Power India is promoting sustainability of gender equality measures in its policies and programs.
Manisha Wadhwa
21 Nov 2019 Session 8: Technical Session (4) – Ensuring Sustainability: Becoming Gender Equality Champions and Expanding Women’s Workforce in the Energy Sector EDGE Certified Foundation Johan Tideman
21 Nov 2019 Closing Remarks Priyantha Wijayatunga and Demetrios Papathanasiou

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