ETHIOPIAN WOMEN IN ENERGY
Women at The Heart of Energy Access
EWiEN was initiated by five Ethiopian women professionals in the energy sector in January 2019. They shared a strong interest in the energy transformation in Ethiopia and the role of women in the energy sector. They had a chance to find that they had much more in common and decided to start the first association promoting the role of women in the energy work space.
To see Ethiopian women, at the heart of the energy sector, as change agent and beneficiary in the effort of providing energy access to all
To empower women in the energy sector through networking and training opportunities.
To address the energy access challenge of women by creating linkage with energy project implementers and stakeholders.
To promote participation of women and girls in the energy sector in Ethiopia To expand the pool of women energy professionals To create partnership and expose young women to the sector through internship and mentorship Facilitating platforms where members interact with each other, present their works & talents and meet different stakeholders.To engage in community-based energy projects that helps women in the rural community to access clean energy
Selamawit Beneberu is an electrical engineer with over 12 years of expertise in off-grid electrification. Selamawit received a BSc in Electrical Engineering from Defense Engineering College (DEC) and an MSc in Electrical Engineering from Addis Abeba University (AAU). She is currently enrolled in a Master of Business Administration degree at...Read More
Liilnna Kifle is an energy professional with experience in both the on-grid and off-grid sectors. She holds LLB from Addis Ababa University (2014) and LLM in Energy Law from the University of Aberdeen, UK (2017). Liilnna was a Chevening Scholar in 2016/17. It was when she was working as a...Read More
Sinafikish Lemma is a social and economic development professional with over ten years of experience working in the field. She has worked for several governmental and non-governmental development organizations. In 2007, Sinafikish received her bachelor’s degree in Economics from Arbaminch University. She then continued her studies at the Ethiopian Civil...Read More