While the country sits on over 3.5bn of proven oil reserves, the third largest in sub-Saharan Africa, 70% of its territory remains under-explored. With over 180,000 barrels a day South Sudan remains one of the most advanced countries in Upstream Oil and Gas in East Africa with the possibility of reaching 300,000 barrels in next two years .On the other hand the accessibility rate to grid electricity in South Sudan, which is thermal based, is estimated at 1.0%, a rate that has been constant for the past eleven years. The per capita electricity consumption is in the range of 1–10kWh. Power generation is by diesel-fired generators, which suffer the demerits of high cost of fuel, short life span and environmental degradation. 83% of South Sudan is rural and uses kerosene, charcoal and firewood. Other sources of energy that are widely used in the country’s cities are battery and solar array units for lighting and entertainment.
The total number of electricity customers in South Sudan as of 2016 is estimated at 30,000, with Juba city alone accounting for 20,000, where customers are on prepaid and analog meters. In order to benefit from this frontier of emerging opportunities, women must be encouraged to equip themselves with the right skills, mindset and attitudes that will allow them actively participate in this expanding frontier. Women must not be left behind in this sector growth that is set to catalyse Kenya’s march to middle income status by the year 2030.
Brands and Beyond Ltd. is therefore thrilled to unveil the ‘Women in Energy conference and awards South Sudan 2020’ awards program which seeks ‘To facilitate the development of an authentic community of women who are putting the best foot forward and going above their call of duty to influence the landscape of the energy sector in Africa.’
Conference Theme: “Are Women Losing out in the Energy Revolution?”
The objectives of the award and conference will be:
In order to succeed, women in the energy sector must overcome hurdles typically not faced by their male counterparts. The Women in Energy conference aims to motivate and empower women to reach their full potential and ensure progress in their careers in a traditionally male-dominated industry.
The conference is designed to encourage women in the energy sector to raise their voices to address the challenges and opportunities present. This will facilitate greater participation of women in the sector and create a pipeline for the development of women leaders in the sector
Participants are expected to leave the conference with practical strategies, insights, and guidance on how to position themselves to take full advantage of the opportunities emerging in the energy sector that are available to women. This will be achieved by bringing together a cross-section of successful women leaders in the energy space in an environment that encourages collaboration, sharing, and mentorship. The conference will provide a platform for sharing knowledge, experiences, and strategies to accelerate positive organizational change for personal growth.
- 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
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
Since inception two years ago, the programme has seen the 36 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.
Another milestone is the launch of The Women in Energy Awards and Conference Uganda in Kampala on March 22nd 2019 as a key celebration of International Women’s day on the same date. This will be our fourth series in East Africa after holding the same for the last three years in Kenya with a clear vision of having this noble movement across the East Africa Community in the next two years. The conference will bring together players in the Ministries of Energy, Banks, UN bodies, policymakers, students, influencers, consultants, development partners, regulators, and others with an interest in energy. The conference will seek to To facilitate the development of an authentic community of women who are putting the best foot forward and going above their call of duty to influence the landscape of the energy sector in Africa.’
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.
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.
WOMEN IN ENERGY AWARD WINNERS 2019
Winner: Professional Non-Technical Award 2018
Winner: Professional Technical Award 2019
Sarah Nafuna Mudoko
Winner: Research Award 2019
Prof. Joy Clancy
Winner: Company of the Year Award 2019
Eco Group Ltd
Winner: Philathropy Award 2019
Rhona Lwanga Kamba
Winner: Judges Award 2019
Winner: Entrepreneurship Award 2019
Winner: Student Award 2019
IKOU HELLEN ROSE
Winner: Women Group of the Year Award 2019
Women in Renewable Energy Association (WREA) Uganda
Winner: Power GAGA Award 2019
Winner: Community Award 2019
SPEAKERS: WOMEN IN ENERGY CONFERENCE UGANDA 2019
WOMEN IN ENERGY CONFERENCE: Powering Women in the Energy Sector
Agenda: Powering women in the energy sector
Friday, March 22th 2019 - CONFERENCE PROGRAMME
Introduction - Morning Tea
8:00AM - 8:30AM
Opening Remarks Ministry of Energy - Powering Women in the Energy Sector
8:30AM - 9:15AM
How is the energy industry shaping up for female professionals? Energy players CEOs. The next frontier in the energy sector.
9:15AM - 10:00AM
Generating Opportunities and Promoting Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Energy Sector (panel discussions) Energy agencies
Panel discussion: What does the future hold for senior women professionals in the energy sector?
The panelists will discuss the dynamics of change for women leaders in the energy sector and how it is shaping out to be in the coming years.
This panel will explore the nature of the changing energy landscape and implications as individuals, a nation and as a global community. The panelist will make a connection between The global outlook for energy and Uganda strategic plan for energy security, sustainability, and smart technology.
What’s new and what’s next? An energy regulatory discussion.
10:00AM - 10:30AM
10:30AM - 11:00AM
Energy access? Is the woman in the picture? The impact of renewable energy in enhancing food security. Can renewable energy reduce the gender gap?
Addressing the Gender issue in male-dominated sectors and realizing the value
The evolving Oil and Gas sector in opportunities in Uganda
11:00 AM - 12:00PM
Turning the oil and gas opportunities into Renewable energy opportunities ;
From Black gold to Green Gold
Speech- Bring your authentic self as a female leader.
12:00PM - 1:00PM
We will hear from one of the most successful and highly recognized women in the industry; about how she harnessed herself and emerged as a standout leader in her workplace and community.
1:00PM - 2:00PM
2.00PM - 2.45PM
How Can Innovative Financing Schemes Expand Women Access to Energy? Raising funds through the Stock exchange. Financing Green Energy Solutions
The world might run on energy but the energy industry runs on capital. This session, we will understand the impact of the downturn on the borrowers, financing trends access and availability of capital, debt and equity markets, alternative financing structures and what to expect in the future.
2:45PM - 3:30PM
Panel discussion – Do women lead differently? Solving conflicts in the energy sector? Role of the woman What is the value add? What motivates women to take up a career in the energy sector? Why STEM is key. Where is the business opportunity? How women are changing the energy landscape. T
The inclusion of women and the vulnerable population in design projects.
- Prevention of sexual harassment during construction activities.
- Include gender equality and women empowerment in programming and budgeting which will identify and explain the gaps that exist between women and men in the energy sector.
3:30PM - 4:00PM
Panel discussion: Leading discussion energy leaders with vast years of experience.
- How can women constructively address barriers to success such as unconscious bias?
- How can men and women work together to effect change to advance an inclusive and equal workforce agenda?
What are the common qualities you have noticed in the known successful women leaders?
FRIDAY, MARCH 22th 2019 - CONFERENCE PROGRAMME
The contribution of millennials in the energy sector.
4.00PM - 4.30PM
What are the stereotypes that affect most millennials?
How can an organization promote intergenerational collaboration?
Building capacity in the Energy space
4:30PM - 5:00PM
Going from invisible to influential. Creating a resource group within your organization. Learning to ask: women and the power of negotiation. A discussion
- External and internal factors that inhibit you from asking for whatever you need and deserve.
- showing ways in which you are socially imposed reluctance to negotiate
The role of Branding
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Dr. Eng. Joseph Njoroge, MBS
Principal Secretary, State Department of Energy
Ministry of Energy and Petroleum
Dr. Ben Chumo
Former MD & C.E.O
Kenya Power and Lighting Company
Dr. (Eng.) John Mativo
Senior Technical Advisor
Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO)
Eng. Collins Juma
Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board
Eng. Boni Chileshe
Eng. Isaac Kiva
Director of Renewable Energy
Ministry of Energy & Petroleum
Strategy Vision 2030
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
Capital FM Presenter and Business Coach
WECREATE KENYA CENTRE
Women in Technology Director
Tazmeen Wa Gathui
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.
Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA)
Hon. Agnes Mumbi Ng’aru
East African Legislative Assembly
Energy Regulatory Commission
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.
Geothermal Development Company
Strathmore Energy Centre
Passion Profit School of Entrepreneurship
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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