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South Asia WePOWER Network

Welcome to the WePOWER Network website!

                WePOWER is a vibrant voluntary women’s professional network in Energy and Power Sector in South Asia that supports women's participation in energy projects and institutions and promotes normative change regarding women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education.

WePOWER 's 22 Partners implement gender activities under five strategic pillars to address gaps in women's employment in energy sector and enrollment in STEM education. The total share of women in power utilities in South Asia ranges from 3% to 25%, and the share of women engineering/technical employees is even lower – less than 1% to 21%. 

From Feb 2019-Feb 2020, WePOWER Partners have completed 429 gender activities/outputs which have reached 7,879 female beneficiaries, including internships, job fairs, hiring and technical training. 



WePOWER PILLARS

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The chart above illustrates the five key pillars of engagement for WePOWER. Each pillar with have their own goals and activities to help close the employment gap for women in the South Asian power sector.

 

WePOWER Results (Feb 2019-Feb 2020)

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Featured Partner Activity

One selected activity from our Key Partner is below:

STEM Orientation & Career Counseling for High School Students [September, 2019 - Lahore, Pakistan]

A STEM education orientation and career counseling for pre-engineering and high school girls was arranged at WAPDA Inter-College and WAPDA Girls High School, Ghazi Barotha, respectively. Aspiring young girls expressed their motivation for enrolling into STEM education. 

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Meet the WePOWER Interim-Secretariat!

A video update on services that WePOWER Secretariat provides to WePOWER Network Partners


Welcome to WePOWER LinkedIn Group!