MEDREG’s President Ms. Gülefsan Demirbas moderated a panel discussion titled “Women Leaders Guiding Energy!” as part of the 10th Turkey Energy Summit which took place in Antalya, Turkey, on 6-8 October. The session addressed gender inequality in the energy sector and sought possible solutions to tackle the issue.
Ms. Demirbas presented the statistics on gender inequality in the energy sector, from all over the world and in Turkey: “This is a global problem. The rate of women working in energy sector in the world is 19% and the rate of female managers is only 1%”. She underlined the importance of breaking down the prejudices and of raising public awareness on the issue. She also mentioned what could and should be done.
MEDREG is the Association of Mediterranean Energy Regulators, which brings together 27 regulators from 23 countries, spanning the European Union (EU), the Balkans and North Africa. Mediterranean regulators work together to promote greater compatibility of the regional energy markets and legislation, seeking progressive market integration in the Euro-Mediterranean basin.
MEDREG promotes a transparent, stable and compatible regulatory framework in the Mediterranean Region fostering infrastructure investments, consumer protection, and enhanced energy cooperation. Based on a bottom-up approach, MEDREG acts as a collaborative platform for regulators from the Northern and the Southern shore of the Mediterranean to exchange technical knowledge and good practices while supporting each other to reinforce their regulatory capacity.
The Association is co-funded by the European Union and benefits from the financial contribution of its members.