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Title National Launch of WePOWER India Partnership Forum Hosted by World Bank and ADB, in partnership with ISGF
Location Web
Start Time 2021-11-09 16:30 (IST)
End Time 2021-11-09 18:30 (IST)

The World Bank is committed to promoting gender equality in the Indian energy sector. Towards this goal, the World Bank, in collaboration with the Asian Development Bank, launched the South Asia Women in Power Sector Professional Network (WePOWER) in February 2019. The objectives of supporting workforce participation of women in energy projects and utilities, and promoting normative change for women and girls in Science Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education. The World Bank renewed its commitment to WePOWER until 2024 and will continue to serve as the interim secretariat.

This Partnership Forum will launch efforts to scale up the South Asia Women in Power Sector Professional Network (WePOWER) in India. India is significantly investing in clean energy, and grid and utility modernization. Job profiles in the Indian energy sector are evolving with more emphasis on ICT and renewable energy technologies. To meet the growing demand for skilled human resources, the power sector must also attract, develop and retain talented women professionals.

Join us to launch this important initiative with key energy sector stakeholders.

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