The month of February marked the beginning of the Women's Sustainable Energy Program, which aims to train and empower the 22 selected candidates from São Tomé and Príncipe, Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde.
This program is promoted by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and ALER and is part of the Project "Strategic Program for the Promotion of Investments in Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency in the Electricity Sector of São Tomé and Príncipe".
The program was designed to empower women and involve them in the development of the energy sector, promoting a fair and inclusive energy transition, in line with ALER's commitment to the Gender and Energy Compact.
This Program will take place between February and June, and consists of weekly sessions, conducted by ALER with the support of other partners, such as Territórios Criativos and the Association of Mozambican Women in Energy (MWE).
The first session was dedicated to the importance and potential of managing social networks, focusing on the potential of the social network Linkedin. Both to make themselves known to the job market and to develop their personal marketing. This session was intended to enhance the career of each of the participants, through a well-structured network of contacts.
The second session was dedicated to personal marketing strategies, namely the sharing of strategies to strengthen the image and reputation of professionals through personal promotion. The objective of this session was to promote, with each of these inspiring women, techniques for creating a differentiated, influential, and authoritative image.
In the week that marks Women's Day, some candidates from the Sustainable Energy Program for Women will have the opportunity to participate in an event organized by Heden Lisboa and ALER: Women's History Week: Stories Retold, on March 10th at 6:30 pm (GMT) . The event is focused on the theme "Women, energy and sustainability" and will be a conversation about the perspectives, challenges and new discoveries of women in the field of renewable energies.