Renewable Energy: Job Opportunities along the Value Chain (Webinar)

13 November 2019

GWNET logoThe Clean Energy Solutions Center, in partnership with the Global Women's Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET), hosted this webinar as the second in a six-part webinar series on Gender Equality for a More Rapid and Inclusive Energy Transition. The webinar reviewed job opportunities along the value chain in renewable energy for women and youth and mentoring and training programs supporting them.

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PresentationIntroduction to the webinar and panelists

Presentation—Adedoyin Adeleke: ISNAD-Africa: Mentoring for Research Programme

Presentation—Claire Baker: LivelyHoods: A Kenyan Social Enterprise

Presentation—Rabia Ferroukhi: Renewable Energy: Job Opportunities along the Value Chain

IRENA estimates that the number of jobs in renewables could increase from 10.3 million in 2017 to nearly 29 million in 2050. The ongoing global energy transition offers the chance to create new jobs and reshape all aspects of how energy is produced and distributed. Women and youth have significant career opportunities in this rapidly growing field, supported by programs to help develop skills and knowledge that enable the energy transition.

Webinar presentations highlighted major reports and initiatives including:

  • Renewable Energy: A Gender Perspective from IRENA, this report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) examines the question of gender equity throughout sector. Building on a ground-breaking survey of employees, companies and institutions, it finds that much remains to be done to boost women’s participation and allow their talents to be fully utilized.
  • International Support Network for African Development (ISNAD-Africa) is a multidisciplinary network of professionals, researchers and students around the globe promoting Sustainable Energy, Environment and Education in Africa.
  • LivelyHoods, whose mission is to provide slum communities with access to life-improving products through a sales network of trained youth and women.

The presentations were followed by an interactive question and answer session with the audience.


  • Dr. Rabia Ferroukhi, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
  • Mr. Adedoyin Adeleke, International Support Network for African Development (ISNAD-Africa)
  • Ms. Claire Baker, Livelyhoods
  • Moderator: Vickie Healey, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)


The Clean Energy Solutions Center and Global Women's Network for the Energy transition will provide a certificate of completion for any participant who completes all six offerings of this webinar series. Contact us for more information.


The Clean Energy Solutions Center helps governments, advisors and analysts create policies and programs that advance the deployment of clean energy technologies. The Solutions Center is an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM), a global forum to share best practices and promote policies and programs that encourage and facilitate the transition to a global clean energy economy.

GWNET aims to advance the global energy transition by connecting and empowering women working in sustainable energy in all parts of the world through interdisciplinary networking, advocacy, training, coaching and mentoring. It is a non-profit membership organization with more than 800 members in over 88 countries.