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Brief Report on the Launch of Women in Energy Network-Africa

Brief Report on the Launch of Women in Energy Network-Africa

Full Title: Brief Report on the Launch of Women in Energy Network-Africa (WEN-Africa)
Author(s): World Bank Group
Publisher(s): World Bank Group
Publication Date: March 9, 2024
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Description (excerpt):

The launch event for Women in Energy Network Africa (WEN-Africa) was held on February 21- 22, 2024, in Kigali, Rwanda with the presence of 140 representatives from 24 countries in Africa and four countries representing Middle East and North Africa and South Asia. The objective of the WEN-Africa launch workshop was to highlight the need for solidarity in closing the gender gap in the African energy sector and provide a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary advocacy, knowledge sharing, policy dialogue, and capacity development among energy sector stakeholders across the region.

Aligned with the World Bank Gender Strategy 2024 – 2030, the launch of WEN-Africa marks a transformative step toward integrating gender considerations across the energy sector in Africa. The event fostered policy discussions, knowledge, and best practice sharing, initiated partnerships, and set actionable goals that lay a foundational framework for ongoing gender inclusive initiatives in the African energy sector.

The objective of WEN-Africa is increasing the overall female professional’s participation in the energy sector with special focus on technical and leadership roles in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields.

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