Past WiSER events


Inaugural WiSER event - January 20, 2015

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Women working in the field of sustainability received high-profile recognition in a major forum convened by Masdar in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Zayed Future Energy Prize.

Featuring female executives and leaders from around the globe, the Women in Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy (WISER) forum underscored women’s quickly growing contributions to climate change solutions and green growth, as well as the tremendous opportunities now available to female graduates and young professionals. The event was held as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week and the World Future Energy Summit. Read more

Innovation to address the water-energy-food nexus - March 10 2015

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Leading international and local experts in the fields of water, clean energy and environment convened on March 10, to discuss how innovation can improve sustainability. The forum was held by Women in Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy (WiSER), an initiative of Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company in partnership with the Zayed Future Energy Prize.

The experts debated the role innovation plays in addressing the water-energy-food nexus, on the side lines of the Global Forum for Innovation in Agriculture (GFIA) 2015, taking place in Abu Dhabi.  Read more

Opportunities for Innovation in a New Energy Market - April 15, 2015

New York, USA

The role of women and the importance of gender diversity as a catalyst for innovation was discussed in New York, April 15, during a panel convened by Women in Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy (WiSER).

A side-line event during the Bloomberg Future of Energy Summit, the panel also examined the tremendous progress being made by women in the fields of energy and sustainability, as well as the barriers preventing further advancement.  Read more

WiSER Initiative launch - September 30, 2015

New York, USA

As world leaders gathered in New York City for the United Nations General 

Assembly, over 80 top officials representing a diverse range of organisations convened to launch the Women in Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy (WiSER) Initiative.

During the launch event, leadership from Masdar and the Zayed Future Energy Prize unveiled key elements of the WiSER initiative designed to promote the role women play in industries related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). WiSER also announced that the group will convene regularly in cities around the world to encourage participation in these fields.  Read more

WiSER initiative announces partnerships with UNFCCC and WEC - December 8, 2015

Paris, France

Women in Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy (WiSER) has 

announced two major partnerships as part of the COP21 climate negotiations. The partnerships, with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the World Energy Council, will help forward the role of women in sustainability.

The announcements coincided with a high-level event hosted by WiSER held on 7 December that sought to discuss and understand women’s role in leading on combating climate change.  Read more

WiSER Conference at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week - January 20 2016

Abu Dhabi, UAE

WiSER announced four strategic partnerships with the Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN), Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21), General Electric (GE), and Masdar Institute of Science and Technology Young Future Energy leaders (YFEL) programme at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, the largest gathering on sustainability in the Middle East.

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