About the Awards
Africa Queen of Energy Awards.
NOMINATIONS FOR DIFFERENT CATEGORIES STARTS ON 21ST SEP 2022 TO NOV 30TH 2022
Our Conference at a glance
Conference Theme 2022: Unlocking the potential of renewable energy in providing sustainable Agriculture and food security
With the current ravaging drought situation and high energy cost all eyes will be focused on the role of renewable energy in unlocking the potential of the agricultural sector and enhancing food security. This conference will look at the opportunities and challenges of deploying.
African women contribute up to 60% to 80% of the food in Sub-Saharan Africa, but they have limited access to productive resources. This is due to poor yields and low productivity, which are attributed to limited women’s access to those resources. The under-performance of agriculture in developing countries is attributable to limited access to productive resources, which women experience more severely than men.
Women are important to the agriculture sector in sub-Saharan Africa, accounting for up to 52% of the workforce and 50% of the work done on farms. However, due to the informal nature of rural poverty, women are often in vulnerable employment, with the majority of vulnerable employment in the developing world being held by women.
The accelerating pace of climate change, population growth and changing dietary preferences, global pandemic, and conflicts have threatened food security and the development of agri-food sector.
Africa Queen of Energy awards CONFERENCE 2022 WILL LOOK AT:
- Cross-sectoral strategies to co-ordinate the planning and implementation of energy transition and food systems transformation.
- Multifaceted financing tools to improve access to capital for farmers, enterprises and end-users. Local and international financial institutions have a key role to play.
- Improved data on renewables applications in agriculture to de-risk projects, improve acceptability and effectively guide sustainable investments.
- Capacity-building initiatives to provide local actors with relevant skills, knowledge and resources to integrate renewable energy solutions in agriculture projects
Largest gathering of women in the in the energy space in Africa
- The low involvement in the energy value chain has left women vulnerable to climate change challenges with very low knowledge of the science behind.
- More women CEOs have been appointed since the programme started with more coming in
- Dramatic Increase in 25% of women doing business in the energy sector value chain with the from 5% to 14 % in 3 years of women 2015 to 2019 trading in the energy sector.
- Dramatic increase in STEM participation has helped reduce skills gap ,Increase employment and productivity of women.
- Launch of the first Energy Gender policy in the world in the energy sector
- Provide an opportunity to lead in the intellectual discussion as well as
- Opportunity for mentorship and learning from your network which will in turn create a favorable association with your institution among beneficiaries and other stakeholders
- Energy is a product that interacts every day with all customers hence any activities to address existing gaps will have a significant impression on any brand
- To create awareness, new segments and funding opportunities for women entrepreneurs
- As conflicts continue to escalate across the country on energy projects we could create an opportunity to identify sources and solution to these conflicts keeping in mind the woman is left out in the discussion.