NEECA hosts webinar on role of women in energy efficiency, conservation practices Women can prove instrumental in efficient use, consumption of energy: Speakers

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Zubair Qureshi

Islamabad

At a webinar on Role of Women in Upholding Energy Efficiency and Conservation Practices, it was discussed how women can lead the energy efficiency practices at homes and within the society as the change makers.
The National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (NEECA) had hosted the online seminar in collaboration with Soul Sister Abbottabad chapter.
According to a press release, the webinar was intended to open the platform for generating the debate on Energy Efficiency & Conservation related interventions at the household level, besides any area under focus where women intervene.
In addition, it was also discussed how other members of their families, neighbors, and communities in general, can evolve as major contributors towards energy conservation needs for Pakistan.
The webinar was participated by the Managing Director NEECA Dr. Sardar Muhazzam, Technical Adviser Climate change, GIZ Mehak Masood, Head of Energy Department, (SDPI) Dr Hina Aslam , CEO, Women in Energy Engr. Senator Rukhsana Zuberi.
Dr Sardar Muhazzam while giving a brief introduction of NEECA said it was established in 1985 and become an authority in 2016 so there was very less work done regarding Energy Efficiency and Conservation in previous years but now we are actively working from the recent one year.
He added that NEECA had set a goal regarding Energy Efficiency for the upcoming 3-year so in order to achieve that goal, the strategic plan was underway.
About women’s role as instrument of energy efficiency he aid around 51 percent of the total population and generally women are the most relevant consumers of energy in homes but unfortunately, we are told through different surveys and search engines that women have zero interest in Energy Efficiency and Conservation.
He said that women mainly decide energy consumption in home for example which appliance to use and when to operate it.