By Joy Odor
The USAID Power Africa Nigeria Power Sector Program has graduated more than 600 women in Energy Sector Women’s Leadership Initiative (ESWLI) program.
In her opening remarks, the Deputy Director of the Office of Economic Growth and Environment at USAID/Nigeria Michelle Corzine said, women commitment to the energy sector is improving livelihoods, contributing to development, and paving a path for more women to follow in your footsteps.
The Deputy Director applauded their commitment to completing the six-week program to expand their knowledge and advance their careers.
It would be recalled that the program was launched in 2020 to bridge the gender gap within the energy sector and equip women with essential skills and knowledge to thrive and grow in their careers.
USAID’s Nigeria Power Sector Program is the signature initiative of the U.S. Government’s Power Africa Initiative in Nigeria.
It supports comprehensive power sector reform, a strengthened enabling environment, and increased private sector investment as critical pillars to improving Nigeria’s access to affordable, reliable power.
Since 2018, USAID has mobilized $2.3 billion in new investments, enabled 1,200 megawatts of new electricity generation, and brought electricity to 2.6 million homes and businesses.