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Training programme expected to create new jobs for women in renewable energy sector
GE and Masdar have announced the launch of a co-leadership training programme for women to drive innovation and talent development in the renewable energy sector.
The agreement to initiate the programme was signed by Dr. Nawal Al-Hosany, director of sustainability at Masdar, and Deb Frodl, GE’s global executive director of ecomagination, at a ceremony held in Abu Dhabi to coincide with the World Future Energy Summit 2016.
The selection of candidates for training will be through an online competition, where women from across the MENA region will have to demonstrate, through their qualification and application, their interest in advancing their knowledge in a relevant sustainability field.
Masdar director of sustainability Dr. Nawal Al-Hosany emphasised on the importance of women in driving sustainable development, and stressed on the programme’s alignment with the vision of the UAE government to promote the role of women in sustainability, encourage their participation as well as their inclusion in decision-making positions.
GE global executive director of ecoimagination Deb Frodl added, “The training programme has a dual goal of encouraging women participation in the renewable energy industry and in promoting their entrepreneurial skills.”
GE Ecomagination Innovation Center in Masdar City will serve as an anchor point for the training programme. The training will be on various aspects of the renewable energy industry that will cover the diverse forms of renewable energy, their development potential and leadership programmes.