Friday, August 26, 2022 – 13:08
ABU DHABI, 26th August, 2020 (WAM) — The Women’s Platform for Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy of Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar), today announced the completion of the first field training course in Rwanda for girls in off-grid communities in rural areas, with the aim of teaching them how to benefit from energy solutions, accessible clean energy in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 7, which calls for ensuring universal access to affordable, reliable and sustainable modern energy services.
The first edition of the training course was held in the Gazibo region under the title “Rural Energy Saving: Designing and Implementing Comprehensive Energy Systems for Local Communities” as part of the efforts of the program “Wiser Cares” launched this year and focusing on the activation of the role of women affiliates in the “Women Pioneers” program. The platform aims to engage them in practical and multidisciplinary educational programs that focus on strengthening the components of sustainable development in society.
The Women Pioneers Programme, launched in 2018 and running throughout the year for women aged 25 to 35, provides educational workshops and opportunities to network with global experts and motivates them to become entrepreneurs who play an active role in building a more sustainable future.
The six-day training course included 14 girls, including nine participants from the “Pioneers” program and five female professionals in Rwanda, who participated in a series of lectures and practical projects supervised by international experts in renewable energy and sustainable development, focusing on four areas : technologies power systems and service models; corporate energy supply and financing models; It included all sections of society, achieving social change and human development; and climate adaptation.
Dr. Lamia Nawaf Fawaz, Managing Director of Corporate Identity and Strategic Initiatives at Masdar, said: “We are proud to host the Weiser Cares training course on energy conservation in rural areas, which comes as part of Masdar’s efforts to empower girls and empower them the knowledge and skills needed to improve sustainability within Masdar, their communities and around the world.
She explained that the Wizard Cares program aims, through an interdisciplinary approach to focus on developing practical skills, strengthening technical fundamentals and adopting practical business models, to empower participating girls to communicate and enrich their experiences by providing opportunities for cultural exchange and work collectively to achieve the seventh goal of the sustainable energy development goals by accelerating the transition to clean energy in rural off-grid areas.
The list of experts who supervised the training course included Ayo Abdullah, Co-CEO of Energy Action Partners in Malaysia; Evan Asimo, technical advisor for off-grid projects at Energy Action Partners Rwanda; Erica Matase Gatika, co-founder and head of the Love at Hands team in Rwanda; friendship. Scott Kennedy, Co-CEO of Energy Action Partners and CEO of Clear Sky Power, Boston.
The “Women for Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy” platform was launched by Masdar and the Zayed Sustainability Prize on the sidelines of the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York in September 2015 with the aim of motivating women to play an active role in relation to meeting sustainability challenges Globalism.
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