African Women for the Energy Transition Networking will on June 24, 2022, hold a Networking Brunch in Lagos.
The event will host about 50 women which include, University students, early, mid-tier and senior professionals within the private and public sector in Nigeria. The audience would entirely be women reaching demographics across the energy and electricity sectors in Nigeria.
Purpose The Partnership Agreement between the Women in Green Hydrogen (WiGH) and the African Energy Chamber creates a bridge between women working in Africa and the energy transition through green hydrogen opportunities. The inaugural event is a Networking Brunch that amplifies cross cutting measures across the energy sector and sponsored by the GIZ H2 Diplo (Hydrogen Office Nigeria).
The vision is to increase the visibility and amplify the voices of women working in green hydrogen. The network provides a platform to connect, empower and change for women, led by women.
Background Women make up about 50% of the global population. However, the percentage of women working in the energy sector across the decades on average fluctuates around 30%.
According to IRENA, the energy transition is a pathway toward transformation of the global energy sector from fossil-based to zerocarbon by the second half of this century.
The Women in Green Hydrogen Network is a network of passionate women working in the green hydrogen sector.
In this transition, green hydrogen utilization is expected to play a vital role towards decarbonization of the sector especially in hard to abate industries. It has been identified that green hydrogen which requires vast renewable energy would prompt African countries to increase production for usage and export, especially to European countries over the near decades.
This Energy transition presents a unique opportunity for women to be at the forefront of decision and development on low carbon energy sources like green hydrogen towards the net zero emission targets while closing the gap of women in roles across the energy sector in Africa.