ADB Cohosts Forum Promoting Women in South Asia Energy Industry

Published onNovember 29, 2019

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is hosting at its Manila headquarters the second in a series of partnership forums for a new professional network founded by the World Bank to promote more female practitioners in South Asia’s energy and power sector. The Women in Power Sector Professional Network in South Asia (WePOWER) aims to support participation of women in energy projects and institutions, as well as promote more women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. The 2nd WePOWER Partnership Forum in Manila that opened today brings together about 80 participants representing government agencies, public and private sector utilities, academia, and civil society organizations from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, as well as other countries.