ISLAMABAD — The U.S. Mission in Pakistan has selected 17 bright Pakistani female university students for the inaugural four-week Future of Women in Energy Scholars program of the US-Pakistan Women’s Council (USPWC).
From June 5, students will learn how to work in the energy sector. This program will foster women’s participation and leadership in the energy sector in Pakistan by providing opportunities for young women to study energy issues and energy infrastructure at the campus of Texas A&M University in Qatar.
After their two-week program in Qatar, the students will return to Pakistan for a two-week familiarization trip to engage with key Pakistani public and private sector organizations in Islamabad and Lahore to learn more about Pakistan’s energy sector.
The program is jointly sponsored by the United States Mission in Pakistan, the United States Department of State, the United States Department of Energy, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Texas A&M University and a number public and private sector employers. interested in promoting the advancement of women in the energy sector.
The program is a product of the U.S. government’s commitment to advancing women’s educational and economic participation in Pakistan’s energy sector during the U.S.-Pakistan Energy Dialogue in September 2021.
Pakistani female students participating in the program are currently pursuing bachelor’s degrees in science and engineering at private and public universities across Pakistan and have been chosen through a rigorous selection process.
U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Donald Blome said, “Coinciding with the 75th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and Pakistan, we are thrilled to launch the Future of Women in Energy program. USPWC Scholars. Through this program, the U.S. Mission in Pakistan helps Pakistani women pursue career opportunities in the energy sector and helps them develop networks for a vibrant future.
USPWC Executive Director Radhika Prabhu said, “The USPWC Future of Women in Energy Scholarship Program will give young women hands-on experience in the energy sector. . Congratulations to these future leaders!
The American-Pakistani Women’s Council is a public-private partnership that aims to increase women’s economic participation in Pakistan by catalyzing commitments from the private sector, civil society and government leaders in both countries to advance economic empowerment. women in Pakistan.