INTRODUCTION

Brands and Beyond Ltd. in partnership with KEPSA, Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Petroleum and Mining, and Amref Health Africa 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 5th East Africa Community of Women in Energy Conference & Awards 2019 which will be held at Weston Hotel 10th December 2019.

 

The theme for the conference is “A Gender Perspective in Financing Renewable Energy Solutions to Achieve Universal Energ Access and a Sustainable 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?

  • The largest network of women in the energy sector in Africa
  •  We have had over 1500 delegates since inception of the program
  •  The program has mentored over 3,000 delegates across East Africa with its presence in Uganda and South Sudan.
  • The program has produced 44 winners from whom 14 have gone ahead to win international awards
  • The conference has been supported by five ministries which are Mininstry of Energy, Ministry of Petroleum and Mining; Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries; Ministry of Treasury and Planning; and Ministry of Trade and Industrialization
  • 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 44 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 3000 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. We now have the FGM to STEM initiative in partnership with Amref Health Africa and UNFPA. Another milestone is the launch of The Women in Energy Awards and Conference Uganda in Kampala that took place on March 22h 7th 2019 as a key celebration of International Women’s month.

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.

APPLY TO BE A SPEAKER

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

OUR 2019 SPEAKERS: WOMEN IN ENERGY CONFERENCE 2019

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    Prof. Hamadi Boga

    PS Ministry of Agriculture

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    Louise Mathu

    Advocate of the High Court of Kenya

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    Mr. Boni Chileshe

    CEO AECOM

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    Dr. Margaret Makelo

    Director Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries

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    Brenda Muchomba

    Financial Reporting Manager Sub-Sahara Africa

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    Roselyn Gicira

    Chairperson of the Bloack Chain Association of Kenya

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    Mr. George Odundo

    CEO Nairobi Securities Exchange

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    Ms. Catherine Mwoki

    Director, Ministry of Treasury and Planning

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    Bernard Muchere

    Fraud Risk Consultant

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    Joyce Kibet

    Director Business Advantage

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    Greg Coleman

    CEO Petromall

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    Ms Rose Mwaura

    ICPAK – Chair

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    Anita Regan

    Gender Policy Expert

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    Lilian Motongori

    Mechanical Engineer

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    Dr. Muchera

    Director at Energia International

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    Fred Githuku

    HR Manager – Vivo Energy

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    Jeniffer Kianga

    Financial Expert &  Board Member at Makueni County

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    Mary Njue

    CEO Epicenter Africa

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    Mr. James Mwangi

    KEPSA – Board Member

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    Mr. Paul Mbithi

    Director Renewable Energy Ministry of Energy

WOMEN IN ENERGY CONFERENCE: A Gender Perspective in Financing Renewable Energy Solutions to Achieve Universal Energy Access and a Sustainable Big 4 Agenda

Agenda

Tuesday 10th 2019 - CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

8.20AM

Registration and Networking Breakfast - Brands and Beyond Team

8.20AM - 8.35AM

8.35AM

Transitioning from School to the Job market

8.35AM - 8.50AM

Finding your space in the industry  – Lilian Motongori/Laura Lepore

8.50 AM

Panel Discussion

8.50 AM - 9.20 AM

Building capacity in the energy sector – Perspectives from various standpoints including Advocacy, Entrepreneurship and Partnerships

Ms. Violet Mbiti

Mrs. Joyce Kibet

Ms.  Louise Mathu

9.20 AM

Policies driving gender mainstreaming and influencing Investment in the energy sector

9.20 AM - 9.40 AM

Eng. Joseph Njoroge – PS, Ministry of Energy

9.40 AM

Why financing Africa energy infrastructure is a major

9.40 AM - 10.00 AM

Opportunity for investors to address the gender gaps through Climate change mitigation initiatives

Dr. Muhia PS treasury

10.00 AM

Bankability of the energy projects - Brenda Muchomba

10.00 AM - 10.15 AM

10.15 AM

Gender Specific procurement in the energy value chain

10.15 AM - 10.45 AM

Has the sector been deliberate in procuring from women?

What are the challenges faced?

How to move affirmative action initiatives from paper to reality

Laura Maniafu – Africa in Invest

10.45 AM

Tea Break

10.45 AM - 11.00 AM

11.00 AM

De- risking off grid space with innovative financial solutions

11.00 AM - 11.30 AM

Financing community led Energy initiatives

Kosap programme impact at the bottom of the pyramid

Ms. Wanjii – Gogla

11.30 AM

Developing the gender responsive financing and overcoming challenges in accessing finance

11.30 AM - 12.20 PM

Anita Ragan

KCB Bank

Gulf bank

Entrepreneurs

12.20 PM

Social and Economic policy driving the Oil and Gas sector

12.20 PM - 12.30 PM

Is it going green?

PS, Ministry of Petroleum

12.30 PM

Panel discussion: The fear factor

12.30 PM - 1.15 PM

Struggles and challenges of rising to the top

Bernard Muchere

1.15 PM

Lunch Break

1.15 PM - 2.00 PM

2.00 PM

Implication of the Energy Gender Policy and its implication in the energy space – the KenGen story

2.00 PM - 2.30 PM

Phoebe

Protus Mumanyi

2.00 PM

Financing oil & gas sector

2.00 PM - 2.30 PM

Empowering women with knowledge and control of LPG value chain and Engaging women in the LPG supply Chain

Molly Gathoni

AGENDA

Tuesday 3rd - Wednesday 4th December 2019 - CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

3.00 PM

The role of financing in scaling up the renewable energy opportunities in the Agriculture sector

3.00 PM - 3.20 PM

Prof Hamadi Boga – PS, Ministry of Agriculture

3.45 PM

Panel discussion

3.45 PM - 4.15 PM

Panel discussion:
Is there a digital revolution in the energy sector?

  • Digital revolution in driving  access energy and usage
  • Enabling renewable energy enterprises  to reach the last mile
  • Is block chain driving an evolution or a revolution in the energy ecosystem?

Financial solutions offered through digital evolution in driving green energy revolution

Roselyn Gicira Wangi

Shikoh Gitau

4.15 PM

How energy access contributes to the Universal health care

4.15 PM - 4.30 PM

AMREF

What are the challenges?

How do we move from paper to reality?

4.30 PM

Financing the pipeline of women in the energy sector

4.30 PM - .4.45 PM

Financing for the social impact – Mary Njue

4.45 PM

Panel discussion: The Energy Sector as a Catalyst for Change

4.45 PM - 5.15 PM

Does the energy sector have the power to drive change in diversity, inclusion and empowerment in the same way that energy companies are rapidly evolving to produce cleaner energy?

How utilities plan to achieve the future with women practitioners

Jennifer Kianga

5: 30 PM

Award Ceremony

5: 30 PM - 6.30 PM

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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
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