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3rd WePOWER Regional Conference | December 6 - 8, Bangkok, Thailand

Created Nov 03 2022, 4:04 PM by Iris Weges

*** Update: Find all (post-)conference resources here ***

The 3rd Conference of the South Asia Women in Power Sector Professional Network (WePOWER)  

December 6-8, 2022 | Bangkok, Thailand 

Background: The 3rd WePOWER Conference will be held from December 6th to 8th in Bangkok, Thailand. The World Bank’s South Asia Gender and Energy Facility (SAGE), as the interim-secretariat of WePOWER, and the Asia Development Bank will co-host the event. The 31 WePOWER Partners, and representatives from 35+ electricity utilities, energy-sector organizations, and other stakeholders will be invited. The Conference will bring together high-level country delegates and senior representatives, including HR directors, from all the major power utilities in South Asia. The senior management from the World Bank and Asian Development Bank will also be present. Approximately 200 participants are expected to attend. 

Inspired by the success of WePOWER in South Asia, World Bank teams in other regions are working to replicate the WePOWER model. The Conference will invite high-level representatives from utilities in Africa, Europe, Central Asia, East Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East and North Africa. The Conference is an opportunity to strengthen the high-level dialogue and cross-regional knowledge-sharing towards increasing the workforce participation of women in the energy sector. 

Objective: The goal of the conference is to get a consensus on i) scaling up the number of WePOWER Partners and their impact, and ii) ensuring the long-term sustainability of WePOWER. 

Program booklet: Please find the program booklet with detailed program, practical information, and speakers' bios below and attached under the links.

Speakers: We are pleased to announce our distinguished speakers:







In the run-up to the conference we will be sharing more updates and practical information here. 

WePOWER 3rd Regional Conference Program Booklet

Additional Resources & Articles (Background reading)

WePOWER Business Meeting: Sustainability Plan & Way Forward