Organisers- Centre for Economic and Leadership Development
Theme – Powering Inclusive Growth for Female Energy Players in Emerging Economies
Date: 6 – 7 April, 2017
The Energy sector across regions, is a key industry contributing to the GDPs of world economies. However, with the sudden crash of oil prices due to a glut in the sector, the need to develop and harness the energy resources of developing nations, address climate change and the quest to review existing sources of energy and renewable energy globally; a fresh set of challenges stares the world in the face. These challenges have already begun to affect businesses, and have prompted series of deliberations geared towards diversification and exploration of new frontiers within the Energy sector.
Emerging economies over the years have suffered greatly as custodians of numerous untapped natural and energy resources struggling to come alive and as a result, have blindly condoled activities which have caused more damage than good to the environment. This has led to the recent outcry at various energy and climate change conferences which solicits the need to seek alternate forms of energy for good use.
According to a research conducted recently at the Oxford University, it is estimated that nearly 1.3 billion people do not have access to electricity; and around 3 billion people cook and heat their homes using open fires and simple stoves burning biomass (wood, animal dung and crop waste) and coal. Over 4 million people die prematurely every year as a result of illnesses attributable to household air pollution from cooking with solid fuels. However, providing the energy needed to support development at an acceptable cost, and ensuring that it is used efficiently, while protecting the local environment, is a huge challenge – especially for emerging countries that are also striving to contribute to the global public good of limiting use of fossil fuels.
In the same vein, women in rural and urban dwellings who make use of these gases have proven to be the hardest hit by the effects of these activities and as such it is pertinent that every woman be aware of the dangers of their activities and possible alternative and safer methods through which routines activities are fulfilled.
It is against this backdrop that this Forum has been put together in other to address the enormous challenges faced by developing countries in the quest to contribute their quota by ensuring a safe and healthy environment, as well as outline the indispensable role of women in the Energy Ecosystem in Emerging Economies – since women are the most hit, they are the most qualified to adequately address these challenges.
Therefore the Emerging Economies Women in Energy Forum 2017, is designed to converge women leaders and stakeholders in the energy sector from emerging economies, to proffer solutions which will serve as basis for the tackling of outlined challenges, as well as identify the roles women should play in achieving the ardent desire of a healthy and safe environment, thereby creating diverse possibilities for upcoming women with interests in the energy sector.
The summit will culminate into a glamorous unveiling of the Amazon’s Watch Top 50 Female Energy Leaders in Emerging Economies (Africa, Middle East, Asia, and South America) aimed at showcasing and documenting the achievements of the regions’ finest women in the energy sector in an Awards Luncheon during the Forum.
To participate at this Summit as participant, sponsor, exhibitor, or nominate for an award, please contact us, using the following contact details:
Centre for Economic and Leadership Development,
13b Mambilla Street, off Aso Drive, Abuja-FCT, Nigeria.
Phone- +44 7459 647093; +234 9029903000; +234 8057128131; +971 52 102 5717