South Asia WePOWER Network


  • Shakti Konna Module 3: Foundations of Energy Discussion Page

    Pranav Vaidya Posted Mar 23 2022, 3:41 PM

    Dear Shokti Konnas, here you can ask questions and discuss with our energy experts.The session 

    Session 1: Gender Equality and Energy
    Tutor: Nathyeli Acuna Castillo
    Gender Specialist, ESMAP, World Bank

    Session 2: Introduction to energy and basics of the Electricity Sector
    Tutor: Dr. Debabrata Chattopadhyay
    Senior Energy Specialist, World Bank

    Session 3: Generation - Gas and Renewables
    Tutor: Dr. Zuzana Dobrotkova
    Senior Energy Specialist, World Bank

    Session 4: Energy Efficiency
    Tutor: Dr. Ashok Sarkar
    Senior Energy Specialist, World Bank


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  • Shakti Konna Module 2: Unconscious Bias - Discussion Page

    Pranav Vaidya Posted Mar 23 2022, 3:40 PM

    Dear Shokti Konna Participants, welcome to the Unconcious Bias Discussion Page. Here you can interact with our expert speaker, Dr. Josebe, and discuss/ask questions on the module/topics, and share your personal experiences with your classmates. Please complete Module 1 and 2 of the Unconcious Bias Training before the virtual session on June 1, and Modules 3 and 4 before the second virtual session on June 22. Please find the links below and happy learning!

    OLC Unconscious Bias (4 Modules – 1 hour each)  

    1. Understanding Unconscious Bias | World Bank Group 
    2. Unconscious Bias: Gender | World Bank Group 
    3. Unconscious Bias: Micro-Inequities | World Bank Group 
    4. Inclusive Leadership | World Bank Group 


    Virtual Plenary Discussion Connection Details

    Discussion 1: Wed 6/1/2022 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM  EST (6pm BDT)
    Meeting ID: 897 5898 1276
    Passcode: 604793

    Discussion 2: Wed 6/22/2022 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM EST EST (6pm BDT)
    Meeting ID: 870 2690 8563
    Passcode: 263166

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  • Shakti Konna Module 1: Leadership Training - Discussion Page

    Pranav Vaidya Posted Mar 23 2022, 3:35 PM

    Dear Colleagues, this is a space for discussion on the Leadership Courses hosted by Dr. Khan. Please post discussions here.

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  • Managing Risks associated with Covid 19 at EESL, India

    Harleen Sachdeva Posted May 22 2021, 8:57 AM

    Gearing up for challenges ikely in the the third wave of Covid. The performance planning currently ongoing is taking into cosideration the risk mitigation of Covid 19 with respect to our business. At employee front the EESL Knowledge Centre is focussing on Employee Wellness programs to help our employees especially women to deal with Post Covid stress. The Social Security Policies for employees are being reviewed in view of the casualities in the second wave of Covid and likely to emerge from the third wave. to reduce the risk of Covid a vaccination drive conducted for employees im May 21 to be followed by another in next couple of months. Work from Home , Virtual meetings ,Hiring in online mode , Promotion dialogues through online platform are the new normal at EESL . With a prediction of a third wave of Covid sufficient medical support systems have been put in place.


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  • WePOWER E-Discussion || QUESTION 4 (May 21, 2021)

    Tehreem Saifey Posted May 21 2021, 8:21 AM

    Theme 2: Building Resilience


    The Future of Work: Going forward, what does your organization plan to do to reduce and manage risks associated with COVID-19?

    Please post your comments below.

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  • Institutional and Policy Response to Covid 19

    Harleen Sachdeva Posted May 20 2021, 10:03 AM

    Building Resilience at EESL India

    Supporting women employees , regular , fixed tenure and contractual employees by allowing work from home while maintaining their salary security .

    Financial assistance package for medical requirements related to Covid in addition to coverage provided for medical in terms od their service contract.  

    Creation of a repositry of oxygen concentrators at office locations pan India.

    Leave package for women as Primary Cre givers during Covid times.

    Providing job oppurtunities by continuing with our recruitment processes . Internship offered to women professionals in EESL Group of Companies.

    Vaccination Drive by women leaders in the organisation for all employees and families.

    Drafting an Economic Rehabilitation Scheme for spouses of employees dying while in harness - A need was felt to introduce this scheme in view of fatalities due to Covid.

    Performance assessments and promotions given to women and other professionals on time to keep the morale high in these difficult times.

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  • WePOWER E-Discussion QUESTION 3 (May 20, 2021)

    Tehreem Saifey Posted May 20 2021, 8:07 AM

    Theme 2: Building Resilience


    Institutional and Policy Responses to COVID-19: Please share with us some of your organization’s response and recovery plans and efforts to support women professionals and essential workers.

    Please post your comments below.

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  • Covid outreach during the 2 waves of Covid at EESL,India

    Harleen Sachdeva Posted May 19 2021, 2:53 PM

    At Energy Efficiency Services Limited ,India the challanges faced by us during both the waves of Covid were different. Covid in 2020 was a wave where symptoms were mild and our employees and affected family members were treated mostly in home isolation with few hospitalisations. At organisational level we created a Covid out reach team of employees who were in constant touch with employees allocated to them to extend all kinds of support. Employees were working from from March 2020 to August 2020. In September 20 we opened our office with normal operations.A stocktaking of the impact of Covid was carried out thorugh 2 surveys , one of which was specifically conducted for our women employees in view of additional challenges being faced by them during lockdown. The startegy of Work from Home followed by a roster based resumption of office to being fully operational worked for all of us at EESL . 

    Covid 2021 is a wave which has hit us badly as a nation . At EESL also this time 40% to 45% of us were affected. The strategy of outreach through keeping in touch by constant communication with our respective teams did not work this time as almost all families had Covid positive patients . So either our employees were affected themselves or if not then their family memebers were affected. For women employees being Primary Care Givers this wave is extremely challenging. To deal with the situation we had to create a Covid Task Force to help out for arranging for hospital beds , oxygen concentrators and medicines to our employees. We had to explore possibilities of tele consultaion with doctors for all employees across India. A provision was created for immediate release of medical advance to those in need. A Vaccination drive was organised on a massive scale for all employees and dependents  in the age group of 18 to 60 years . All our outsourced employees , support staff were also inoculated in this drive. This was extended to employees of other organisations in Power Sector as well. The second wave is now subsiding in India but we are gearing up for the third wave and working on policies for providing leave/support to Primary Care Givers , tie up with hospitals for hospital beds in emergency ,oxygen concentrators/cylinders throgh official network support.

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  • WePOWER E-Discussion QUESTION 2 (May 19, 2021)

    Tehreem Saifey Posted May 18 2021, 3:55 PM

    Theme 1: Stocktaking


    In your opinion, what worked and what did not in tackling the challenges of this unprecedented pandemic? Were the measures taken by your organization successful or needed adjustment? 

    Please post your comments below. 

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