Women in Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy (WiSER), one of Masdar’s outreach platforms, explored the positive impact of energy access on inclusive sustainable development at its virtual Annual Forum, held as part of ADSW 2022.
The sixth WiSER Annual Forum is the flagship event of the WiSER platform, which is dedicated to empowering women so they may play a greater role in carrying forward the sustainability agenda.
Supported by Principal Partner Abu Dhabi Department of Energy, the 2022 Forum was held under the theme, ‘Energy access for all: empowering women to accelerate sustainable development’. The invite-only roundtable event, explored the barriers women face in accessing clean electricity, energy financing, and other resources that prevent them from participating in, and benefiting from, clean energy developments and policies. It also addressed the challenges women face in finding jobs in the clean energy sector, where currently only 22 percent of the workforce is female, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
The Forum also marked the first event of the year for the new intake of WiSER Pioneers – a year-long program offering women aged 25 to 35 access to educational workshops and global networking opportunities with industry experts.
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