The US Mission Pakistan has selected 17 bright Pakistani women university students for the US-Pakistan Women’s Council’s (USPWC) inaugural four-week Future of Women in Energy Scholars Program.
The program is jointly sponsored by the US Mission Pakistan, the US Department of State, the US Department of Energy, the US Agency for International Development (USAID), Texas A&M University, and many public-sector and private-sector energy employers interested in promoting women’s advancement in the energy sector.
Starting June 5, the students will learn about working in the energy sector. This program will foster women’s participation and leadership in Pakistan’s energy sector by providing young women the opportunity to study energy issues and energy infrastructure at Texas A&M University’s campus in Qatar.
Following their two-week program in Qatar, the students will return to Pakistan for a two-week familiarization trip to learn about Pakistan’s energy industry from key Pakistani public and private-sector institutions in Islamabad and Lahore.
Pakistani female students enrolled in the program are now pursuing bachelor’s degrees in science and engineering in private and public colleges around the country.
US 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 excited to launch the USPWC’s Future of Women in Energy Scholars Program. Through this program, the U.S. Mission in Pakistan is helping Pakistani women to pursue career opportunities in the energy sector and help them develop networks for a vibrant future.”
We have a long-standing partnership and rich history with Pakistan. Ambassador Donald Blome has a message for Pakistan and Pakistanis near and far as he begins his tenure as the U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan.
The USPWC Executive Director Radhika Prabhu said, “The USPWC Future of Women in Energy Scholars Program will give young women hands-on experience in the energy sector. Congratulations to these future leaders!”