RCREEE is very pleased to join forces with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Regional Climate and Energy Project MENA building the capacities public sector female professionals. The two parties signed an MOU, late July 2020, in an attempt to increase the share of women working and advancing in sustainable energy field in the MENA region. RCREEE with the support of FES Regional Climate and Energy Project MENA will be organizing tailored training programs dedicated to public sector female employees on ‘Advanced Renewable Energy’ and ‘Green Financing’ topics and will be launched in Egypt.
Over the past decade, the Arab region witnessed a significant progress in the adoption of renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions; yet clean energy sector still misses the full benefits of a diverse workforce. IRENA Gender Survey 2019 finding also shows that women holding STEM-related positions in the Sustainable Energy Field represent only 9% of the total Sustainable Energy workforce.
Accordingly, the training programs aim to equip female professionals with the knowledge and skills required to understand RE projects development and implementation in terms of feasibility studies, regulatory frameworks and procurement. Also, they will provide the needed knowledge to understand green finance fundamentals and its relation to the sustainable development goals and how to access climate and sustainable energy finance.
“We are very pleased to cooperate one more time with FES Regional Climate and Energy Project MENA empowering females working in the sustainable energy in the MENA region and supporting sustainable development.” confirmed RCREEE Women in Energy (Winnergy) Initiative Manager, Ms. Noha Gamal.
Scheduled to start by end of August 2020, the training programs are targeting mid-career and senior female professionals to support their career advancement.