INTRODUCTION

Brands and Beyond Ltd. in partnership with KEPSA, Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Petroleum and Mining, County First Ladies Association and Strathmore Extractive Center is once again happy to host the largest gathering of women and stakeholders in the energy sector (and engineering in general) which remain with the highest gender gap.

 

We are honored to host the 3rd Women in Energy Conference & Awards 2018 which will be held at Weston Hotel on 11th December 2018. An integral part of this Conference is the cocktail and award ceremony that will be at the same venue.

 

The theme for the conference is “Integrating Climate Change, Energy and Gender in driving sustainable development in the BIG 4 Agenda;

OUR SPONSORS

OBJECTIVES

The objectives of the award and conference will be:

  1. To identify winning strategies that drive business and career success for women in the energy industry
  2. To showcase opportunities and challenges in the next few years as the Big 4 Agenda gets implemented
  3. To listen to success stories from representatives of leading companies on designing, implementing, sustaining and measuring women’s initiatives
  4. To identify important role that demographics, labour markets and consumer behaviour across industries have on the future of women in the global economy
  5. To get new approach to assimilating a new generation of women leaders into energy and related companies, Understanding the African energy sector and the roles for women

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?

  • Knowledge of how men and women can join forces to create the workplace of the future
  •  Network and Insights into the success factors of women in the C-suite and input into continuing research
  •  A new approach to assimilating a new generation of women leaders into
    energy and related companies
  • Understanding the African energy sector and the roles for women Awareness of senior roles in the marketplace available and being acquired by women
  • Success stories from representatives of leading companies on designing, implementing, sustaining and measuring women’s initiatives
  • The important role that demographics, labour markets and consumer behaviour across industries have on the future of women in the global economy
  • New ideas and networks for building leadership capability across an enterprise including a call to action for advancing an unbiased workforce agenda leading to competitive advantage

WHY THE NOMINATION PROCESS?

The award ceremony will be preceded by the conference that will bring together partners in the energy sector to reflect on the gains, challenges and experiences of players in the empowerment. We believe while there are many areas critically important for women development, energy access programs are an under explored lever for women empowerment.

The women in the energy awards start with an elaborate nomination process that will be available online on www.womeninenergy.net. The awards nomination process will cover Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and Ethiopia. A cross-cutting committee will be formed between the private sector, Government and Strathmore Energy Center to oversee the process.

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

Synopsis

Since inception two years ago, the programme has seen the 22 winners awarded various awards and 12 of them have gone on to win international accolades across the globe. The mentorship and career building has seen over 400 young women in business and in careers undergo mentorship.

Our biggest successful project has been the working together with the County First Ladies Association in driving STEM at the grassroots level. Another milestone is the launch of The Women in Energy Awards and Conference Uganda in Kampala on March 7th 2019 as a key celebration of International Women’s day on the same date.

The Big Four Agenda is the nation flagship strategy as it accelerates the achievement of vision 2030. During last year’s Jamhuri day celebrations President Uhuru Kenyatta made it very clear “…during the next five years, I will dedicate the energy, time and resources towards Big 4 Agenda in Manufacturing, universal health care, affordable housing and food security”

The development of renewable energy, energy efficiency programs, Oil and Gas mining and exploration is a key enabler in creating numerous jobs and business opportunities throughout the African continent. Women have a large role to play in the development of sustainable projects that add to economic development.

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FEATURED WOMEN IN ENERGY AWARD WINNERS AND THEIR AMAZING STORIES

Winner: 2016 Philanthropy/Service Award & 2017 Innovator of the Year Award Sub-Saharan Africa

We are also proud of two of our award recipients’ one of them being the Community Leadership Award Winner 2016′, Eng. Hellen Odegi, who went on to win  ‘Innovator of the Year Award Sub Saharan Africa’ by Association of Energy Engineers in Atlanta in October 2017.

Helen Odegi quit her job in the pharmaceutical industry to place a bet on the Energy Sector. Years later, the Advocate for Women in Energy has no regrets. She is a board member in the Energy Sector of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) and a volunteer trainer of women in Green energy.

Winner: 2016 Entrepreneurship Award & 2017 Queen's Young Leaders Global Award

Chebet Lesan who won the 2016 Entrepreneurship Award also went ahead to win the Queen’s Young Leaders Global Award 2017 feted by the Queen of England in London. This demonstrated the credibility of the local process in exposing our women to opportunities in the global sector. Ms. Lesan did not imagine that a trip to the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro would make her quit a stable corporate job to start her own business. Never in a million years had the trained industrial designer and now a social entrepreneur ever thought that she would establish a business in green energy (Bright Green Renewable Energy), which would open unimaginable doors for her including getting recognition from Queen Elizabeth II.

2016 & 2017 WOMEN IN ENERGY AWARD WINNERS

Winner: Innovation Award 2017

Winnie Apiyo

Winner: Professional Technical Award 2017

Catherine Nyambala

Winner: Research Award 2017

Yasmin Shariff

Winner: Company of the Year Award 2017

Ecoplus

Winner: Philathropy Award 2017

Nora Magero

Winner: Professional Non-Technical Award 2017

Tania Laden

Winner: Entrepreneurship Award 2017

Mary Njue

Winner: Student Award 2017

Mary Waringa

Winner: Women Group of the Year Award 2017

Skylon Global Company

Winner: Power GAGA Award 2017

Kezia Ntwiga

Winner: Community Award 2017

Jemeli Toroitich

Winner: Philanthropy/Service Award 2016

Hellen Odegi

Winner: Entrepreneurship Award 2016

Chebet Lesan

Winner: Community Leadership Award 2016

Marian Muthui

Winner: Power Gaga Award 2016

Martha Wakoli

Winner: Judges Award 2016

Yasmin Shariff Abdulkadir

Winner: Innovation Award 2016

Grace Rie

Winner: Energy Company Of The Year Award 2016

Burn Manufacturing

Winner: Professional Category Award 2016

Beatrice Muthoni Ngugi

SPEAKERS: WOMEN IN ENERGY CONFERENCE 2018

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    Prof. Hamadi Boga

    PS Ministry of Agriculture

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    Mr. Orlando Lyomu

    CEO Standard Media Group

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    Lilian Motongori

    Mechanical Engineering Consultant

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    Ms. Marion Moon

    Founder & MD, Wanda Agriculture

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    Dr. Daphne Kagume

    Counsellor, Consultant

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    Mr. Sylvester

    Kasuku – DG-Lapsset

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    Mr. Geoffrey Odundo

    CEO Nairobi Security Exchange

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    Mr. Peter Mbugua

    CEO Rural Electrification Authority

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    Mr. Andrew Kamau PS

    Ministry of Petroleum

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    Sarah Hradecky

    Canada’s High Commissioner Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda.

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    Mary Njue

    CEO Epicenter Africa

WOMEN IN ENERGY CONFERENCE: Integrating Climate Change, Energy and Gender in driving sustainable development in the BIG 4 Agenda

Agenda

Tuesday, December 11th 2018 - CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

8:00AM

Registration and Networking Breakfast - Brands and Beyond Team

8:00AM - 8:30AM

8:30AM

Energy, Gender and Climate Change

8:30AM - 9:15AM

Finding the Link – Strathmore Energy Centre

 Ms. Ida Ng’ang’a

Transitioning from class to work – Lilian Motongori – Mechanical Engineering Consultant

Factors affecting uptake of STEM among girls in Kenya – Dr. Daphne Kagume –  Counselor, Consultant Educator

9:15AM

OFFICIAL OPENING: Connecting the Big 4 Agenda and Vision 2030 (Energy Context)

9:15AM - 10:15AM

Policy and regulations geared towards unlocking the full potential of the energy sector
PS, Ministry of Planning National Development & Vision 2030
Dr. Julius Muia ,PhD, EBS
PS, Ministry of Energy
Eng. Joseph Njoroge
PS, Ministry of Petroleum
Mr. Andrew Kamau
Energy parastatal CEO’s forum
(KPLC,KETRACO,REA,GDC KENGEN,ERC)

10:15AM

Official opening

10:15AM - 10:45AM

Role of Energy in attaining Food Security

PS, Ministry of Agriculture

Prof. Hamadi Boga

10:45AM

OIL & GAS

10:45AM - 11:00AM

Opportunities for Women in the Oil and Gas Sector – View from Uganda

Ms. Benita Bageire

Founder, Albertein Oil & Gas (U) Ltd.

11:00 AM

TEA BREAK

11:00 AM - 11:30AM

 

11:30AM

Financing Green Energy Solutions

11:30AM - 12:10PM

How Can Innovative Financing Schemes Expand Women Access To Energy? Eng. Charles Mwirigi CEO, Women Enterprise Fund

Raising funds through the Stock exchange: Mr. Geoffrey Odundo CEO, Nairobi Securities Exchange

Financing Green Energy Solutions: Ms. Angela MugaSenior Relationship Manager Energy sector Co-operative Bank of Kenya

12:10PM

The impact of inclusivity in Oil and Gas

12:10PM - 12:25PM

The impact of inclusivity in Oil and Gas: Case study of Galana Oil; Antony Munyasia MD, Galana Oil

12.25PM

Big 4 Discussion – Parallel Session 1

12.25PM - 1.15PM

Reaching for the Sky –Scaling up in Entrepreneurship – Ms. Esther Ngomeli COO Redhouse Group

Political Power – Why it is key in women advancement – Beatrice Elachi Former Speaker Nairobi County

Opportunities have no Gender- Lapsset Case – Mr. Sylvester  Kasuku DG Lapsset Project

Role of media in driving the Big 4 Agenda-Farm Kenya Initiative – Orlando Lyomu CEO Standard Media Group

 

1:15PM

LUNCH BREAK

1:15PM - 2:15PM

2.00PM

Parallel Session 1 Panel Discussion 1: Manufacturing & Food Security

2.00PM - 2.30PM

Impact of Policy and Strategic Direction at National Level

Ms. Betty Maina

PS, Industrialization and Investment

AGENDA

Tuesday, December 11th 2018 - CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

2.30PM

Panel Discussion

2.30PM - 4.00PM

Role of Energy in Manufacturing and Food Security

Moderator:  Ms. Martha Wakoli

Panelists:  Ms. Mary Njue – CEO, Epicenter Africa

                    Ms. Wangui Muna –  Financial Consultant

                    Dr. Kendi Muchungi – Program Manager, Africa

Nazarene University

                    Ms. Marion Moon, Founder & MD, Wanda Agriculture

Ltd.

                    Ms. Martha Ruto – Head of SME & Large Power at Kenya Power

2:15PM

Parallel Session 2 Housing and Universal Health Access

2:15PM - 4:00PM

Moderator: Ms. Lilian Mutongori

Panelists

 Eng. Maurice Akech, Ag. Executive Director National construction Authority

Dr. Gitahi Githinji, CEO AMREF Africa

Mr. Peter Mbugua, CEO Rural Electrification Authority

Ms. Winnie Ngumi, CEO Space & Style

Dr. Leah Tsuma, CEO ASTICOM

Ms.  Wangari Muchiri – Board Member, Kenya Green Society

4:00PM

TEA BREAK

4:00PM - 4:20

4:20PM

Plenary Session – Presentations

4:20PM - 4:50AM

Attracting and Retaining Women in Energy – Ms. Catherine Auma, Chairperson of the Pink Energy Program

Gender mainstreaming programs in Corporates – Kenya Power Training Institute

Importance joining professional Associations – Emily Mutua, HR Consultant

Building Capacity of Sustainable Businesses in the Energy Sector – Rose Mwaura – ICPAK Council member

Swimming Against the Tide – umbi N’garu – Former EALA Member of Parliament

5:00PM

Summary report from the breakaway session

5:00PM - 6:00PM

Manufacturing – Ms. Martha Wakoli

Food security – Ms. Marion Moon

Universal Health – Ms. Keziah Ntwiga

Housing – Ms. Winnie Ngumi

6:00PM

Closing Ceremony - Eng. Isaac Kiva – Director, Renewable Energy, Ministry of Energy

6:00PM -

6:30PM

AWARD CEREMONY Weston Hotel, Nairobi

6:30PM - 7:00PM

Arrival, Networking Cocktail – Weston Hotel

7.00PM

Award Ceremony

7.00PM - 8.00PM

Guest of Honour

Mrs. Rebecca Miano – CEO KenGen

Eng. Kiva – Ministry of Energy

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2016 TESTIMONIALS

Dr. Eng. Joseph Njoroge, MBS

Provide opportunities for employment for women engineers. It's very expensive to train an engineer. Proceeds from women businesses impact the homestead directly. Government is prioritising paying debts owed to youth, women and the disabled. On Local Content, buy Kenya build Kenya which is at 40%, local women should take advantage of this business opportunity. Agencies in the energy sector should strive for 40% not the 30% prescribed by the procurement law.

Principal Secretary, State Department of Energy

Ministry of Energy and Petroleum

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Principal Secretary, State Department of Energy

Ministry of Energy and Petroleum

Provide opportunities for employment for women engineers. It's very expensive to train an engineer. Proceeds from women businesses impact the homestead directly. Government is prioritising paying debts owed to youth, women and the disabled. On Local Content, buy Kenya build Kenya which is at 40%, local women should take advantage of this business opportunity. Agencies in the energy sector should strive for 40% not the 30% prescribed by the procurement law.

Dr. Ben Chumo

Interactions with girl child must start from school. Last mile program has empowered millions of women through business opportunities and economic empowerment. Initiated a programme to bring daughters to work to create interest.

Former MD & C.E.O

Kenya Power and Lighting Company

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Former MD & C.E.O

Kenya Power and Lighting Company

Interactions with girl child must start from school. Last mile program has empowered millions of women through business opportunities and economic empowerment. Initiated a programme to bring daughters to work to create interest.

Dr. (Eng.) John Mativo

Visit ongoing projects and attend pre bid meeting to see the opportunities.

Senior Technical Advisor

Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO)

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Senior Technical Advisor

Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO)

Visit ongoing projects and attend pre bid meeting to see the opportunities.

Eng. Collins Juma

The company is targeting 1,000mw which at least requires over 1,000 engineers.

C.E.O

Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board

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C.E.O

Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board

The company is targeting 1,000mw which at least requires over 1,000 engineers.

Eng. Boni Chileshe

Hope is not a strategy. Women must come out in the open. Let's fight stereotypes. Diversity should be treated as a business agenda not CSR.

C.E.O

AECOM

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C.E.O

AECOM

Hope is not a strategy. Women must come out in the open. Let's fight stereotypes. Diversity should be treated as a business agenda not CSR.

Eng. Isaac Kiva

The ministry has elaborate programs and training for women in the sector.

Director of Renewable Energy

Ministry of Energy & Petroleum

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Director of Renewable Energy

Ministry of Energy & Petroleum

The ministry has elaborate programs and training for women in the sector.

Ada Mwangola

More women involved in the economy have greater impact, with 40% of women not working.

Director

Strategy Vision 2030

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Director

Strategy Vision 2030

More women involved in the economy have greater impact, with 40% of women not working.

Linda Davis



4 million people die every year because of cooking with firewood. Cooking with firewood/charcoal = smoking 4 packets a day, a WHO statistic. This statistic therefore pushes it to the number one killer in sub-Sahara Africa for women.

Director Strategic Partnerships

W- POWER

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Director Strategic Partnerships

W- POWER

4 million people die every year because of cooking with firewood. Cooking with firewood/charcoal = smoking 4 packets a day, a WHO statistic. This statistic therefore pushes it to the number one killer in sub-Sahara Africa for women.

Renee Ngamau

Getting a positive mindset and moving out of your comfort zone.

Renee Ngamau

Capital FM Presenter and Business Coach

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Renee Ngamau

Capital FM Presenter and Business Coach

Getting a positive mindset and moving out of your comfort zone.

Esther Gathigi

Capacity building is what has hampered women from progressing especially the energy sector.

C.E.O

WECREATE KENYA CENTRE

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C.E.O

WECREATE KENYA CENTRE

Capacity building is what has hampered women from progressing especially the energy sector.

Lilian Kiambati

We have a school program that encourages school going girls to take stem subjects.

Women in Technology Director

Safaricom Limited

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Women in Technology Director

Safaricom Limited

We have a school program that encourages school going girls to take stem subjects.

Tazmeen Wa Gathui

Women should be good at what they are doing, because what sells in the markets is quality. Work together – to put an end to western feminism.

Chair
WISE

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Chair
WISE

Women should be good at what they are doing, because what sells in the markets is quality. Work together – to put an end to western feminism.

Hellen Odegi



Being active in groups and associations is key. Women must join organizations of like-minded people. Women in associations and other memberships should avoid being dormant.

Representative

Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA)

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Representative

Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA)

Being active in groups and associations is key. Women must join organizations of like-minded people. Women in associations and other memberships should avoid being dormant.

Hon. Agnes Mumbi Ng’aru

Women have no tribe. Women must participate in the political process to determine the destiny of their businesses.

East African Legislative Assembly

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East African Legislative Assembly

Women have no tribe. Women must participate in the political process to determine the destiny of their businesses.

Njenga Mwangi

The opportunities are immense and there is need to make masses aware of it.

Commissioner

Energy Regulatory Commission

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Commissioner

Energy Regulatory Commission

The opportunities are immense and there is need to make masses aware of it.

Phyllis Mathenge

Women in geothermal are competent and experienced but they don't know how to express themselves.

President

Wings Africa

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President

Wings Africa

Women in geothermal are competent and experienced but they don't know how to express themselves.

Ruth Musembi



We have an active women in Geothermal where the Office for Africa is based here in Nairobi. She encourages more women to take up opportunities of business in energy sector and not necessarily the small jobs like printing.

Communication Manager

Geothermal Development Company

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Communication Manager

Geothermal Development Company

We have an active women in Geothermal where the Office for Africa is based here in Nairobi. She encourages more women to take up opportunities of business in energy sector and not necessarily the small jobs like printing.

Teddy Walubenga

We are training women in solar at discounted prices, hence encourage them to come up strongly and learn the skills.

Strathmore Energy Centre

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Strathmore Energy Centre

We are training women in solar at discounted prices, hence encourage them to come up strongly and learn the skills.

Fridah Owingah

Nobody says, 'When I grow up I want to be a vice president or a deputy Governor.'  Therefore women must be encouraged to be number one.

C.E.O

Passion Profit School of Entrepreneurship

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C.E.O

Passion Profit School of Entrepreneurship

Nobody says, 'When I grow up I want to be a vice president or a deputy Governor.'  Therefore women must be encouraged to be number one.
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  • Women in Energy Conference 2017
    Wednesday 13th December | 8.00 AM to 5.00 PM
    Thursday 14th December | 8.00 AM to 8.00 PM
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    KENYA

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