IEEE PES Women in Power Congress in Region 10 was organized by WIE Affinity Group Bangladesh Section, IEEE Bangladesh Section, and IEEE PES Women in Power on 12th & 13th September 2020 from 4 PM to 8 PM (GMT+6). A world bank initiative WePower was the partner of the event. It was a digital event where 184 participants from 28 different countries of 6 continents, namely the USA, Japan, Singapore, China, India, Australia, Indonesia, Srilanka, Malaysia, Newzealand, Pakistan, Peru, Bhutan, Brazil, Colombia, Taiwan, South Korea, Afganistan, Nepal, France, Kenya, Nigeria, UK, Bolivia, Panama, Mongolia, Hongkong, and Bangladesh participated. The event started with the program vision and briefly shared by Dr. Celia Shahnaz, Professor, Dept. of EEE, BUET; Chair, IEEE Bangladesh Section; PES WiP R10 Representative; General Chair, IEEE PES Women in Power Congress in Region 10. She is also the leader of two strategic partners of WePower, namely, IEEE PES Women in Power and IEEE Bangladesh Section.
The chief guest of the event was Dr. Jessica Bian, Vice President, Grid Services, Grid-X Partners
IEEE PES President-Elect (2020-2021). The special guests were Dr. Roumei Li, Chair of Women in Power (WIP), Chair of IEEE PES, WiP Liaison in IEEE WiP, Member of LRP in PES, and Dr. S N Singh, Vice-Chair, R10 Technical Activities, Chair, IEEE India Council.
The speakers for Day 1 were Dr. Bruno Meyer, Vivian Sin Yee Leung, Dr. Shama Naz Islam, Dr. Zhenfei CHEN, Dr. Nirmal-Kumar C. Nair, Lakshita, Dr. G. Bhuvaneshwari, Dr. Zhiqian Bo, Dr. Yu Juan, and Dr. Chandrasekhar Reddy Atla.
Dr. Feifei Bai, Dr. Alan Harvey, Xia CHEN, Prof. Sunitha Beevi. K, Dr. Tong Wang, Jinghan HE, Yingjie LIU, Gunjan Gautam, Dr. Tina Chou and Dr. Zhenfei CHEN were the speakers for Day 2.
Prof. Dr. Shaikh Anowarul Fattah, IEEE PES E-News Update Editor shared briefly how PES e-News update can be utilized as a platform to recognize all contributors at the end on both days. Prof. Dr. Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, lead of strategic Partner IEEE WIE of WePower provided closing remarks.
Anamika Bhakta, Nafisa Tasnim, Irtiza Haque, Shaila Sharmin, Jannatul Adan, Sukanya Islam, Joyeta ,Sk. Azmaeen Bin Amir and Raihan Ur Rashid were part of the amazing volunteer team.
For details, please take a look at the below links:
Facebook link: https://web.facebook.com/events/1021293628312283?_rdc=1&_rdr
Linkedin link: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13909087/
Event Video Link: Day 1: https://youtu.be/5Xhi1fjBlNI
Day 2: https://youtu.be/Cdc7IC7LJl8
Biography Link of Speakers: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Bx0qTcnsEB8asMUK030OYCN2zV5Fd-Za?usp=sharing