Dr. Oladunni Owo And Chief Anita Okuribido Win 2020 Africa Women In Energy Conference And Awards

Dr. Oladunni Owo And Chief Anita Okuribido have emerged among the winners of the 2020 Africa Women in Energy Conference and Awards.

The 2020 Africa Women in Energy conference and awards had the theme: The Pan African Dream – African Energy Resilience and Recovery.

The hybrid event (live and virtual), which held from the 15th to 17th December 2020 with the live session held in Nairobi, Kenya had very large participation of Women in the Energy, Oil, Gas, Power and Renewables sector delegates from across Africa – West Africa, North Africa, East Africa and South Africa.

There were representatives from across major African countries including but not limited to Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria, Congo, Sudan, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Ghana, Gambia, South Africa, etc.

The 3-day event had very engaging sessions where the progress of African Energy Value Chain was discussed intricately by several female and male energy enthusiasts, subject matter experts and veterans both from within and outside Africa. The discussions were centered around topics such as how the energy industry is shaping for the female professionals, the pan-african energy dream, the potential of women engaging in energy transition, operating in renewable energy sector, African energy revolution, new frontiers, moving from invisible to influential and finally gender mainstreaming in the energy sector were some of the topics trashed at the highly engaging conference.

The event, which had high level government, private sector and public sector representatives from across Africa revealed major facts and concerns summary, which is that all the African countries have the same issues, concerns and challenges – African-wide energy poverty and the need for all and sundry to collaborate and work together to close the energy gap without prejudice.

Nigeria had two of the eleven Pan-African award categories:

1. Dr. Oladunni Owo: The Pan- African Women in Energy Group of the year Award 2020.
2. Chief Mrs. Anita Okuribido: The Pan-African Community Leader (individual) award 2020.

Dr. Oladunni Owo authored the book: “Blackgold Refinery Business Made Easy”.

Chief Mrs Anita Okuribido works to close the energy poverty gap in Nigeria through renewable energy and green solutions for all and sundry with extensive focus on the grass root and rural communities. Chief Okuribido is a member of the Board of Trustees of Women in Energy, Oil and Gas – WEOG; President Women in Renewable Energy Association (WIRE- A) and Chairperson, Women in Sustainable Power Africa, Network (WISPANET).

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