Enabling women in Sustainable Energy Field: A step towards sustainable communities” workshop

We are excited to share our amazing speakers for our upcoming side event to the IBEF on the 25th September in Beirut! The Regional Climate and Energy Project MENA in cooperation with the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency will talk on Women in the Sustainable Energy Field.



The Arab region witnessed a significant progress in the adoption of renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions; yet clean energy sector misses the full benefits of a diverse workforce.

Women can play a crucial role in upscaling energy access in remote, hard-to-reach areas especially in the Southern countries. Studies show that integrating women in the energy value chain results in more clean energy actions, and greater financial returns on investment.

To shed the light on this important topic,  Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in cooperation with RCREEE are jointly organizing "Enabling women in Sustainable Energy Field: A step towards sustainable communities" Workshop on the side of International Beirut Energy Forum under the patronage of H.E. Nada Boustani, Minister of Energy and Water in Lebanon.

The workshop brings together a diversified mix of speakers championing workplace diversity and inclusion to discuss the impact of diverse workforce and the needed steps for an inclusive workspace.

We have the honor of welcoming:

  • H.E. Minister of Energy and Water- Lebanon, Ms. Nada Boustani 
  • RCREEE Executive Director, Dr. Ahmed Badr
  • FES Deputy Resident Director, Ms. Franziska Wehinger
  • LCEC Board President, Eng. Pierre El Khoury
  • League of Arab States, Head of Energy Department-Eng. Jamila Mattar
  • IRENA, Director of Knowledge, Policy and Finance Centre - Dr. Rabia Ferroukhi,
  • ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, Ms. Monica MADUEKWE
  • Jordan Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (JREEEF), Project Development Manager- Eng. Lina Mobaideen
  • Kuwait Engineers without  Boarders, Founder & CEO - Eng. Zainab Garashi
  • The Sudanese Artik Energy Start up Cofounder- Ms. Salma El Shiekh
  • GWNET Executive Director- Ms. Christin Lins,
  • FES mentoring program- Ms. Sabrina Fawaz
RCREEE Operations & Member States relations Director and APSEY
  • Program Manager- Ms. Noha Gamal
  • Program Development Officer, LCEC- Ms. Patil Mesrobian

It will walk the attendees through learning journey about the gender challenges in clean energy sector from international, regional scopes. The region attempts to address this matter to ensure an inclusive workforce to move full speed towards achieving the SDG. Speakers from different sectors will show case inspiring stories. Accumulating all participants’ experiences, FES and RCREEE will discuss the initial steps needed for gender supportive actions in energy sector.

The workshop will give the attendees opportunities to:

  • Gain insights on women involvement in the energy sector
  • Get acquainted with regional and international initiatives supporting a diverse energy workforce
  • Be part of paving the way forward for stronger female engagement in Clean Energy Sector
  • Network with various stakeholder

Logistics and inquires

Date: 25 September 2019
Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Venue: Le Royal Hotel

For registration and inquires, please contact:  

Yasmeen Oraby, RCREEE Senior Operations Specialist.


Department for Middle East and North Africa
FES Berlin
Hiroshimastraße 28
10785 Berlin


About FES 

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung has a network of eleven country offices in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and implements projects in a total of 14 countries. Some offices, such as Egypt or Sudan, look back at a history of more than 40 years of cooperation.

Offices in the Region