Islamabad, June 23, 2023: The U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Andrew Schofer, along with Federal Secretary for Energy Rashid Mahmood Langrial and USAID Mission Director Reed Aeschliman, concluded the second cohort of the Future of Women in Energy Scholars program with a certificate distribution ceremony on June 23, 2023. The program, which was launched in 2022 in Pakistan, aims to support and inspire Pakistani women to pursue careers in the energy sector.
Held in Islamabad, the ceremony featured remarks from the U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission and the Federal Secretary for Energy. “We commend the Pakistani government’s decision to increase its share of renewable energy to 60 percent by 2030. We remain committed to supporting this goal by creating opportunities for all Pakistanis, including women, to benefit from the country’s inclusive growth and development,” stated Mr. Schofer. Federal Secretary for Energy Rashid Mahmood Langrial acknowledged that the United States and Pakistan have a long history of partnership in the climate and energy sectors and emphasized the important role of women in Pakistan’s economy.