Women in the Energy Transition


The event seeks to encourage the creation of spaces for women’s awareness and empowerment in order to promote their role in the energy sector and enable the engagement of young women and men in the formulation of public policies that prioritize gender equality, improve societal well-being and increase access to development opportunities.


09:00 – 09:05

Virtual welcoming for high-level participants. 

Berta Burgos, National Energy Secretariat.


09:05 – 09:15   

Welcome remarks: 
  • Jorge Rivera Staff, National Energy Secretary.
  • Kim Osborne, Executive Secretary for Integral Development, OAS.
  • Yazmín Colón de Cortizo, First Lady of the Republic of Panama.


09:15 – 09:40

Keynote presentation: Women for sustainable energy – strategies to foster women’s talent for transformational change.


  • H.E. Dr. Irene Giner-Reichl, Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET) President, Austria‘s Ambassador to Brazil & Suriname. 


09:40 – 09:50

Questions and answers from the audience.


09:50 – 10:25

Panel “Opportunities for Gender Equity in the Energy Transition of Panama”.


  • Rosilena Lindo, Deputy Energy Secretary, SNE.


  • Dayanara Salazar Medina, Panama Program Coordinator, UN Women’s Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
  • Christine Lins, Executive Director, Global Women´s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET).
  • Beatriz Reyes, President, Youth Network for Climate Change.
  • Sandra Caballero, General Coordinator, Women Net for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Mexico (REMEREE).
  • PhD. Mayteé Zambrano, CEMCIT Executive Director, Technological University of Panama, member of the National Energy Transition Council.
  • PhD.  Jorge Rivera Staff, National Energy Secretary, SNE.


10:25 – 10:30

Conclusions and closing remarks



Mar 12 2021


09:00 - 10:30



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Secretaría de Energía - República de Panamá
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