The Gender and Social Inclusion Unit of the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) has out-doored an electronic book (eBook) to serve as a reference document for females pursuing careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and those intending to work in the energy sector.
The book captured the real-life stories of interns, mentors and coordinating agencies that implemented the Ghana Power Compact Internship and Mentoring programme from 2017 to 2021.
It also gave a comprehensive description of the achievements and challenges of the key actors in the programme as well as recommendations for future projects.
At the launch of the eBook in Accra, Mrs Margaret Jackson, the Managing Partner of Rainbow Consultant, said it would empower and guide women working in energy sector organisations to give of their best and achieve greater heights in their chosen careers.
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The programme forms part of the Power Compact II activities funded by the MCC.
She expressed the belief that the e-book would help address the gender disparities in energy sector organisations and encourage more women to pursue careers in STEM.
Mrs Wilhelmina Asamoah, the Acting Chief Director, Ministry of Energy, gave the assurance that the Ministry would sustain and scale up the internship programme to benefit more women and girls pursuing STEM-related programmes.
A total of US$ 316 million was invested in various energy infrastructure facilities across the country by the US Government to improve the supply of electricity to households and businesses.
The five-year Power Compact programme, which should have ended in 2021, was extended by nine months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.