Women in Clean Energy MENA (WICE) is an initiative implemented under the umbrella of the MENA Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC). WICE is a group set up by women, for women and wants to provide female professionals and students in MENA’s renewable and clean energy fields with a voice, encourage women into jobs in the clean energy sector and help advance their careers. The program provides a platform for business women to network with peers and to leverage off the experience and knowledge of senior executives and practitioners.
The first instalment of the WICE Networking Series is a breakfast event on ‘The Role of Women in the Solar Industry’ taking place on 2 March 2016 in Dubai in alignment with Solar Middle East.
Welcome – Gurmeet Kaur, Head of Projects UAE, Eversheds
09:20 – 09:50
09:20 – 09:4009:40 – 09:50
Aisha Al Abdooli, Director Environmental Awareness and Education, UAE Ministry of Environment and WaterPresentation: Overview of the UAE Green Growth Strategy and its Implementation via the UAE Green Development CouncilAudience Q&A
09:50 – 10:20
09:50 – 10:1010:10 – 10:20
Dr. Noura Y. Mansouri, Energy Future Leader – World Energy Council, Manager Strategy & Marketing, AREVA and Director, WICE BoardPresentation: “Greening the Black Gold – Saudi Arabia’s Quest for Clean EnergyThe sustainable energy and sustainability transition in Saudi Arabia and update on its renewable energy programAudience Q&A
10:20 – 11:10
Panel Discussion – The Role of Women in the Solar Industry
10:20 – 10:5510:55 – 11:10
PanelistsDr. Rabia Ferroukhi, Director Knowledge Policy & Finance, IRENAHeba Al Refai, Founder, Tanweer Solar Energy Yara Anabtawi, Executive Director – Operational Planning & Strategy, ACWA Power (TBC)Angela Melkonian, Development Manager, FRV Middle EastModerator: Mhairi Main Garcia, Counsel, Ashurst and Director, Clean Energy Business CouncilAudience Q&A
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