Our Activities

A brief overview of our current, past and upcoming events.

Workshop on Gender Equity & Energy Access

2 August 2021, Islamabad –
The workshop gave the stage to Dr. 
Rihab Khalid, a Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge, to share a policy brief co-written by Hira Wajahat, our WIE Co-Chair, which helped us to identify the key areas of improvement, mainly: lack of gender disaggregated data and absence of women in decisional areas of policy making and fieldwork in the energy sector. This was followed by Ms. Rihab sharing key interventions and recommendations on gender responsive energy policy and practice.

We invited a panel of experts to share important insights on the policy brief including: Mr. Shahjahan Mirza (CEO, AEDB), Ms. Saadia Qayyum (Energy Specialist, World Bank), Mr. Zaigham Mahmood Rizvi (Chairman, Naya Pakistan Housing authority), Mr. Mehroze Rafique (NEPRA), and Mr. Saad Latif (K-Electric). This was concluded by a Q&A session from the audience.

To read the brief report: click here

Circular Economy Fellow placed at WAPDA

2021 – We are thrilled to collaborate with Green Box to place their first Circular Economy Pathfinder, Anum Irfan, for a two-months long fellowship at WAPDA in collaboration with Women in Energy Pakistan. She will be working on gender mainstreaming into technical projects at WAPDA.


Anum Irfan has recently completed her MS in Development Studies: Technology & Policy from Information Technology University (ITU). During this role, she co-authored a paper ‘Mapping Sustainable Development Goal Indicators for Pakistan: Way Forward’ with Dr. Aftab & Ms. Kamal, that was accepted for the 2nd Annual Sustainability and Development Conference (2019) in Michigan. Anum, believes her extensive research on energy enables her to challenge the glass-ceilings in this sector where only 4 percent of women contribute.

This opportunity has been made possible by Green Box under the grant received by Youth Co:Lab through SEED.

Timeline & Achievements

March 3, 2020
February 25, 2020
September 26, 2019
August, 2019
July 10, 2019
June 12, 2019
April 27, 2019
April 15, 2019
April 5, 2019
March 12, 2019
March 8, 2019
February 20, 2019
February 8, 2019
February 1, 2019
January 30, 2019
2019
December 26, 2018
November 9, 2018
June 23, 2018
April 11, 2018
March 8, 2018

Workshop with K-Electric

Second workshop in collaboration with @KElectricPk on "Opening up the Power Market in Pakistan" with an amazing panel of experts!

Webinar with ClimateLaunchPad

We hosted a webinar titled "From Reactivity to Creativity" for developing skills for a successful & purpose-driven career. Join us as our Co-Chair Hira Wajahat speaks to the brilliant @AndreaBednar. Held in collaboration with @clppakistan.
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'Women In Energy' Panel at an International Confernce

We hosted the first-ever panel on "Women In Energy: Shaping Pakistan's Energy Future" at the Pakistan Renewable Energy Summit 2019 (PRES) in Islamabad in September 2019. 

WIE entered into a MoU with World Wind Energy Association Pakistan (WWEA) to work towards gender inclusivity at PRES 2019. 
We are thrilled to have jointly hosted a public dialogue on this extremely important​ topic, the first of its kind for any international conference held in Pakistan!

First Solar Training for Female Engineers & Technicians

First batch of female engineers and technicians graduated from the “Female Solar Engineers and Technicians Training” held by  and Women in Energy Pakistan and conceptualized by Rehana Aziz. The training was for 4 days.

Webinar with WEP - II

Webinar with Dr. Afreen Siddiqi, from @MIT & @Kennedy_School on July 10, 2019 at 6pm PST.

This is the second webinar in collab with @Women_Engrs_Pk in a series structured to present to you expert female professionals in the energy sector from Pakistan.

Presented at a Panel Discussion hosted by Canadian High Commission & UN Women

We are present at the “Women and Climate Change” panel discussion hosted by @CanHCPakistan and @UN_Women. From our side, @NamHameed will share more on creating opportunities for women in renewable energy in Pakistan.

First Site Visit

We led an all-women site visit to a #windpower site! Our #WomenInEnergy visited Sapphire Wind Power Plant (52.8 MW) in Jhimpir, Sindh to get first hand insight into how wind energy is generated. This is the second site visit in a series of events for our members.

Information Session at LUMS

Power Lunch with KE in Karachi

We co-hosted a #PowerLunch with @KElectricPk in Karachi for women professionals and engineers working in #energy. This marks it as our 7th in the Power Lunch series in 3 cities!

 

Placement of female speakers at Conference

We worked with the conference organizers to convert #manels into proper panels! 

Uzma Adil, Chairperson OGRA and Dr. Fatima Khushnood, CEO Independent Power Association (IPPA) were invited to the high level panel on "Impact of Energy Policy and Planning" at Int'l Conference on Sustainable Energy
#ICSE.

Women’s Day – Power Lunch in Lahore

We hosted a #PowerLunch on #InternationalWomensDay for our Women In Energy in Lahore! Women professionals from @Shell, @GOPunjabPK, @pcswpb, IPPs and more!

Strategic Partnership with the World Bank's WePOWER Network

Women In Energy Pakistan (WIE) is a Strategic Partner of #WePOWER, Women In Power Sector Network in South Asia, a regional secretariat hosted by @WorldBankSAsia. Three of our members from @GOPunjabPK participated in the regional conference in Nepal on February 20-21. #WePOWERSouthAsia

Workshop in Lahore - II

Thrilled to have hosted this workshop at the Energy Department @GOPunjabPK to highlight the great work done by CEO @ShaziaKhan215 of @EcoEnergyPK in bringing electricity to the last mile consumer. #offgridsolar

Power Lunch in Islamabad

#PowerLunch for #WomenInEnergy in Islamabad - our 4th event in the series. We were joined by members from govt., dev partners, pvt companies, as well as gender specialists and discussed women's role in #energytransition.

Webinar with WEP

Our first collaborative webinar on "Life cycle #greenhouse gas implications of #LNG" by Dr. Sarah Jordaan of @SAISHopkins, with @Women_Engrs_Pk.

Partnership with GWNET

Global Women’s Network in the Energy Transition (GWNET) is aims to advance the global energy transition by empowering women in energy through interdisciplinary networking, advocacy, training, coaching and mentoring. GWNET seeks to address the current gender imbalances in the energy sector and to promote gender-sensitive action around the energy transition in all parts of the world.

Workshop in Lahore - I

Our first workshop from "#WomenInEnergy - Workshop Series" on the role of private sector in the energy space. Attendees included from private sector #renewableenergy and #solar company, #LNG public company, @GOPunjabPK Energy Department, #energyefficiency, @PEECA_Official, etc at the #WIEworkshop.

Inauguration of Karachi Hub

Our WIE Karachi Hub was inaugurated with Hira Wajahat (Stimulus) as our first Karachi Chair, shortly joined by Umul Awan (IFC, World Bank Group).

Power Lunch and inauguration of Islamabad Hub

To officially launch the WIE Islamabad Hub, we held a “Power Lunch” for women professionals to introduce themselves to each other, network and broaden their professional networks.

Power Lunch and inauguration of Lahore Hub

To officially launch the WIE Lahore Hub, we held a “Power Lunch” attended by 25 women professionals and hosted at the Energy Department, Government of Punjab. The event was chaired by Chairperson Punjab Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) Fauzia Viqar and keynote speech by Managing-Director Punjab Power Development Board (PPDB).

MoU signing

WIE was formally launched on March 8, 2018. Further discussions led to the decision for WIE to receive support, both in terms of leadership and institutional structure, from a partnership between Energy Department, Government of Punjab and Punjab Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) and its Women in Leadership project.

Secretary Energy Asad Gilani and Chairperson PCSW Fauzia Viqar signed an MoU for this collaboration. Nameerah Hameed and Aliya Khan signed as the witnesses.

Key Activities in 2020

Online Roundtable - II

Impact of COVID-19 on Electricity Distribution Sector in Pakistan & Way Forward
With the lockdown due to COVID-19, we pivoted our events to an online mode and hosted a discussion on the impact of COVID-19 on the electricity distribution sector in Pakistan and asked the panelists to recommend way forward.

Online Roudtable - I

Impact of COVID-19 on Energy and Climate in Pakistan

 

With the lockdown due to COVID-19, community is more important than ever. We continued with our mission to help our fellow women in energy grow personally and professionally. In that spirit, we are offered three bespoke events for our network online under our new activity series “WIE on the Web”.

The first Online Roundtable was hosted in collaboration with the Learners’ Republic.