Our conferences bring together sustainable energy pioneers from the UK and the developing world who are bringing the benefits of clean energy – including improved health, increased incomes and education opportunities – to the lives of millions around the world.
Fully Charged: Sustainable Energy for Women and Girls
This year’s conference is an all-day event that will explore the issues surrounding women and girls as beneficiaries and agents of change in the sustainable energy sector. It will be an opportunity to hear from some of the inspirational women among our Ashden finalists this year.
They include Visal Sim of Sustainable Green Fuel Enterprise in Cambodia, Neha Juneja, CEO of clean cook stoves business Greenway Grameen in India, and Su Mon of Proximity Designs in Myanmar. Anne Wheldon, Knowledge and Research Adviser at Ashden is chairing the morning session.
We can now confirm three of the speakers on our afternoon panel, chaired by Jenni Murray, who will be discussing the opportunities clean energy offers in the developing world.
Richenda Van Leeuwen brings a wealth of experience, expertise and enthusiasm. As Executive Director, Energy and Climate of the United Nations Foundation, she has been overseeing the UN Foundation’s work on energy access.
Sheila Oparaocha is Network Co-ordinator and Programme Manager at Energia, the International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy.
Dipal Chandra Barua, Co-founder of the Grameen Bank and Founder and Chairman of Bright Green Energy Foundation will add a male perspective on the issues of the day. He was Founding Managing Director of Grameen Shakti, which supports renewable energy in Bangladesh.
Morning and afternoon networking sessions will give you the opportunity to share knowledge and ideas with peers.
09.30 - 10.00 Registration and exhibition
10.00 - 11.30 International finalist presentations and Q&As
11.30 - 12.00 Break: exhibition open and refreshments available
12.00 - 13.00 Panel discussion with Dr Anne Wheldon and international finalists
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch: exhibition open
14.00 - 16.00 Panel discussion with Jenni Murray, policymakers and practitioners
16.00 - 16.30 Exhibition open