The maiden edition of the Rural Women Energy Security (RUWES) capacity enhancement workshop with the theme: “Practical Entrepreneurship and Financial Management Skill Training” commenced in Abuja on Tuesday, August 25 2015 to be rounded up Friday, August 28, 2015.
The forum has been described as a very important and laudable step in educating and providing clean, accessible energy solutions to peri-urban and rural people while developing sustainably towards a climate resilient and low carbon economy in Nigeria.
Graced by dignitaries, the opening day featured colourful scenes.
The high table: L-R: Engr. Mrs Bahijjahtu Abubakar (National Coodinator, Renewable Energy Programme of the Federal Ministry of Environment), Chief Mrs Felicia Sani (President General, Market Women Organisation), Sir John Odey (Chairman of RUWES Advisory Board and erstwhile Environment Minister), Mr Daouda Toure (Resident Coordinator, United Nations Systems in Nigeria), Mr Luka Jonathan Mangset (Director, Enterprises, Development & Promotions, representing Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Youth and Development) and Engr. mrs Valerie gberagba (representing President of the Nigerian Institute of Engineers – NSE)
Women from some states in the South West and South East
A cross section of participants
A drama sketch
Mr Daouda Toure making a presentation
The MC: Hajia Dr Amina Salihu of Oyster Consulting
Sir John Odey
Chief Mrs Felicia Sani
A rural woman hands over a bunch of firewood to Mr. Toure…On extreme right is Mrs. Halima Kolo Mohammed, the RUWES Admin Coordinator
…and the lucky woman gets, in return, a fuel (or energy) efficient stove
Another rural woman gets a solar lamp…
Sir John Odey, Mr Daouda Toure and Mrs Bahijjahtu Abubakar
Engr. Mrs Bahijjahtu Abubakar
Mrs Abubakar with Chinonye Obionwu (Gender and Developmental Research Group)
Mrs Abubakar stressing a point to Sir John and Mr Toure
Sir John, Mrs Abubakar, Mr Toure and Mr Mangset
Group photo with women from South West and South East states
Group photo with RUWES state coordinators
Group photo with internally displaced women
Representatives of CRC Ceceli C. Ejindu (MDG/Gender Desk Officer, FRSC): L-R: Funmi Philips, Ogaji Alhassan and Damaris Abu
Mrs Halima Kolo Mohammed (RUWES) with Mr Muyiwa Odele (United Nations Development Programme – UNDP)
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