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Women in Energy (WiE) Ghana launches on Feb 12

By: Business Desk Report

A platform that seeks to advance women’s leadership and participation in Ghana’s energy sector is set to be launched on February 12.

Dubbed Women in Energy (WiE) Ghana, the platform was borne out of the concern about the effects of the limited presence and participation of women in top leadership positions in the various operations along the value chain in the energy sector.

The launch of the platform is scheduled to take place at the Accra Marriot Hotel at 4pm. The Deputy Minister of Energy, Dr Mohammed Amin Adam is the Guest of Honour and the keynote speaker will be the Managing Director of Tullow Ghana Ltd and Executive Vice President Tullow Oil Plc, Mr. Kweku Awotwi.

A release issued by the group, said the platform seeks to increase women’s leadership and participation in the energy sector in Ghana towards inclusive development.

To achieve this goal, members of the platform will also advocate for increased numbers of women in leadership and recognition of the contribution from women in the energy sector.

The release added that a highlight of the launch will be a thought-provoking discussion on the participation of women in the energy sector by a panel of seasoned experts. Members of the panel include the Managing Director of PHI Century Ltd, Ghana, Ms Essie Anno Sackey, Strategy and Content Integration Consultant from Kenya, Ms Jean Githinji, and the Chairman of the Ghana Upstream Petroleum Chamber, Mr Charles Darku,

The moderator for the panel discussion will be the Principal Consultant of Anojul Afriyie and Co., Dr Juliette Twumasi-Anokye.  

The launch will also provide an opportunity for the new WiE Board of Directors to be presented, who are in the persons of Mrs. Adelaide Addo-Fening-Chair; with Mrs. Harriet Amissah-Arthur, Mrs. Ivy Owusu, Mrs. Linda Vasnani, Mr. Charles Darku and Mr. Theophilus Ahwireng as members.  

As part of its inception activities in the energy space in Ghana, WiE Ghana will in the next three years, embark on awareness raising for all stakeholders, especially at the policy level and corporate businesses, conduct research on women’s contribution and value addition to the energy sector and; disseminate the research findings.

Based on the findings, members of the platform will engage in advocacy for greater visibility and participation of women at the strategic level in the energy sector.

Through these efforts, WiE Ghana will seek increased diversity in the energy sector, provide a space for women to network and learn from each other, provide training and capacity development opportunities for women in the sector and promote business and investment opportunities for women in the sector.

About Women in Ghana
Women in Energy (WiE) Ghana is a platform of i individuals and companies committed to advancing women’s leadership and participation in the energy sector in Ghana.

The vision is an energy sector in which there is visible women’s leadership and participation that contributes to inclusive development.

WiE Ghana’s mission is to advocate for increased integration, contribution and leadership of women in the energy sector and it fulfil this mission by adopting various strategies.