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U.S.-Pakistan “Future of Women in Energy” Program Graduates Third Batch 

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The “Future of Women in Energy” Scholars Program, an initiative of the U.S. Pakistan Women’s Council (USPWC) in support of the U.S. – Pakistan “Green Alliance” Framework, concluded its third consecutive year this summer.  

This year, the program hosted a group of 18 brilliant and diverse young women pursuing bachelor’s degrees in science or engineering in Pakistan. At the Texas A&M University (TAMU) Qatar campus, these 18 scholars completed rigorous academic coursework on fossil energy, wind energy, solar energy, and nuclear energy, conducted laboratory experiments, and engaged in open discussions with leaders and alumnae in the energy sector. They also had the opportunity to experience rich cultural activities in Doha, Qatar. 

The program, supported by the U.S. Department of State, Texas A&M University in Qatar (TAMUQ), the Department of Energy, USAID, and the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, aims to increase the number of women serving in Pakistan’s vital energy sector. 

Upon returning to Pakistan, the energy scholars visited public and private sector energy companies, where they learned about Pakistan’s energy infrastructure.    

To encourage the energy scholars to apply their knowledge, they will undertake internships at some of Pakistan’s leading energy firms.   

At the program’s graduation ceremony, USAID Deputy Mission Director Maura O’Brien congratulated the participants, stating, “You are exceptional individuals with a significant task ahead. You won’t just benefit from a more inclusive and sustainable energy sector; you are also key emerging leaders in creating it.”

These graduates will join 54 prestigious program alumni. Previous participants have secured jobs in Pakistan’s energy sector, received competitive scholarships for graduate-level studies, and are pursuing entrepreneurial ventures.   

The U.S.–Pakistan “Green Alliance” Framework bolsters bilateral collaborations in agriculture, clean energy, and water management. 

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