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South African Wind Energy Association links professionals in the Wind energy Sector

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) links leading women in the energy sector with University students and young professionals.

This aims to support development, especially in addressing matters of gender and change in the Wind sector.

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The energy sector

The programme aims to connect top women in the energy sector,Senior students at South African Universities and young professionals

WindAc Africa Educating Programme will help the professional and youth, who are interested to understand careers in the energy sector.

The Mentoring will address issues of gender and change in the Wind sector. The training will bring together both female and male students, but only female students will be mentors.

The programme will focus on steps to specifically bring up the future energy leaders within the Wind sector.

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SAWEA CEO, Brenda Martin said; “Transformation of the four-year old SA renewable sector needs specific programmes focused on actively addressing the value chain within the renewable power. The plan aims to contribute to the work of changing the leadership of the Industry over time. It is part of SAWEA’s commitment to actively working to drive the transformation list within the renewable industry.”

Mentoring wind energy programme structure

The mentoring programme structure includes matching mentors with mentees, establishing mutual commitments of time, and ongoing advisory and guidance.

Mentors and mentees will be announced at the WindAc conference taking place on November 14th and 15th in Cape Town.

Also read: Wind energy in South Africa surges above1GW in 2015


SAWEA is the leading trade and professional body representing the wind industry in South Africa. As the voice of South Africa’s wind industry, SAWEA’s primary purpose is to promote the sustainable use of wind energy in South Africa. SAWEA also acts as a central point of contact for information for its members, and as a group promoting wind energy to government, industry, the media and the public. SAWEA members include both national and international developers, manufacturers, and stakeholders working in the industry.


Dennis Ayemba
Country/ Features Editor, Kenya


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