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About The Initiative

Why do we need more Women Leaders in Renewable Energy?

What does ShoktiKonna mean?

Bangladesh, like the rest of the world, is in a green energy transition. Leaders at the recent COP 26 UN Climate Change Conference highlighted Transition to Renewable and Green Energy Technologies as a key pillar, and over $400 billion has been committed to renewable investment to mitigate climate change impacts.

The modern utility will be increasingly reliant on smart grids and Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for integration of renewable energy sources. The transition in the energy sector presents a tremendous opportunity for women to join the energy sector in new and diverse “green” jobs. Globally, Renewable energy employs about 32% of women with most of these jobs in administrative and non-technical positions (IRENA).

This is where, Devtale Partners and WePOWER Network come in and are inviting young women engineeringstudents to enroll for Bangladesh’s first-ever leadership cohort in the renewable energy sector,


Shokti comes from the meaning of energy and the popular TV series in this continent named ‘Shakti-Maan’ has stereotyped the concept that only man can do the works magically. For decades this concept has been impacting our mindset and putting barriers for women to access skills, jobs, and aspirations to pursue higher goals in energy careers.