KMG and KMGE representatives took part in an international program for Central Asian women
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Renewable energy sources were the focus of the educational tour. A comprehensive trip program provided the Company’s employees with the opportunity to visit various production facilities equipped with the most advanced technologies in the field of Green Energy and to visually learn from the experience of international colleagues operating in this area in a short period of time.
|“The program is the first of its kind for Central Asian women working in renewable energy. Participants from the five Central Asian countries attend leadership courses, participate in workshops, and are assigned a mentor with a successful career in the renewable energy sector”, Saule Zholdayakova said upon her return to Kazakhstan..|
This year, Kazakhstan was represented by the following organizations: AIFC (Astana Green Finance Centre), Worley, Samruk-Kazyna, UNDP, KazMunaiGaz, and KMG Engineering, among others.
The participants of the trip – Khorlan Ayazbekova, Head of Strategy Management of KMG’s Strategy and Investment Portfolio Management Department, Saule Zholdayakova, Acting Director of the Department of Alternative Energy, Head of the Laboratory of Hydrogen Technology Research of KMGE and Botakoz Suleimenova, researcher of this laboratory have visited Vienna under the “Empowering Central Asian women in Energy Sector” Program.
The program is organized by the OSCE, together with the global network of women in the GWNET Energy Sector.
Representatives of VERBUND Austria’s leading electric power company briefed the audience on the Austrian Energy Strategy 2030 and 2050 and on their current projects on the first day of the conference.
Participants also visited Seestadt Aspern, a smart city where green energy and energy efficiency technologies, smart homes and energy systems, and information and communication technologies (ICT) are tested in real environments.
On the second day of the tour, an official meeting was held with Helga Maria Schmid, OSCE Secretary General, and Igli Hasani, Co-ordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities, with the participation of official representatives of Central Asian and donor countries.
The role of women in the energy sector in Central Asia was discussed. Each participant shared their career story. Then there was a meeting with representatives of UNIDO, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization.
On the third day, program participants received training to help them develop leadership skills and identify their leadership self-identity.
In addition, there were meetings with Andritz Hydro, a major hydroelectric power plant construction company, and OMV, an oil refining company, where hydrogen power R&D projects are being carried out. Participants gave speeches at a meeting of the Vienna Energy Club and discussed the future of Oil & Gas, the green energy revolution and the humanization of the energy transition at the 5th OSCE Forum on Energy Security