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Our mission 

To inspire, empower & support young energy leaders
to make an impact both at a local and international level.

our vision-2030

In 2030 we have a shared vision on Energy in Mozambique and Africa driven by the desire to empower women to become leaders of energy transition targeting SDG 5 and 7 towards sustainable development.

WHAT WE STAND FOR

OUR VALUES

GROWTH

RESPECT

INCLUSION

IMPACT

TRANSFORMATION

our goals

NETWORK

To create a network of women experts in the energy sector (renewable energy, oil, gas,
electricity, mining);

MENTORSHIP

To provide access to mentorship, discussion panels, workshops conferences, and training opportunities;

funding

To promote energy projects with the participation of women and access to funding
opportunities;

OPPORTUNITy

To provide access to job opportunities for women in the energy sector and access to scholarships and business opportunities;

knowledge

To make knowledge and information sharing accessible reach out to women working in the energy sector, especially in rural areas (inclusiveness) 

our pillars

THINK

WE CHALLENGE THE STATUS QUO

We define and execute RESEARCH Projects to provide solutions for decision makers and the society as a whole our Commitment

BUILD

WE ESTABLISH THE GROUND

We provide CAPACITY building training to the public & private sector with local and global academic partners

CONNECT

WE BUILD A

LEADING COALITION

We organize EVENTS to establish connections, to share information, to learn from other industry stars, and to enjoy

LEAD

WE EMPOWER

THE TRANSITION

We co-create LEADERSHIP Programs to ignite the new leaders of energy in Mozambique.

 MEET THE  TEAM 

TACIANA  LOPES

Taciana is a Mozambican energy/oil and gas lawyer with a Masters in Energy Law through the LLM - North Sea Energy Law Program, by the Universities of Oslo, Aberdeen, Groningen and Copenhagen.


Taciana is the founding and managing partner of TPLA – Taciana Peão Lopes & Associados, a boutique law firm focused in assisting the development of energy and infrastructure projects that can bring a transformational impact to Mozambique. 

She and the team of lawyers of TPLA  have successfully advised the sponsors of the Mocuba Solar Power Project, the first Mozambican PV plant developed in Mozambique.


Due to her experience in the energy sector, she was one of the members of the team of advisers to the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy of the Government of Mozambique in drafting the Electricity Law and respective Regulations.


Taciana has been representing the major upstream oil &gas companies based in Mozambique. She was also involved in the first LNG export project in Mozambique, one of the largest LNG projects worldwide. 
 

TALUMBA KATAWALA

Talumba Katawala  is a woman who is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion and believes that they 

are important business imperatives.

Talumba is the National Content & Site Administration Manager for TechnipFMC in Mozambique with the responsibility to implement the National Content Program for the FLNG project in the TechnipFMC, JGC & Samsung Heavy Industry Consortium and responsible for the follow-up and execution of the main subcontracts for the Onshore Logistics Base in Pemba, Cabo Delgado during the Subsea installation campaign and FLNG installation for the CORAL SOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROJECT.

 

Prior to joining TechnipFMC, Talumba worked as the Public Relations Representative at Anadarko Mozambique for 9 years. 

DJAMILA CARVALHO

Djamila has a 15-year  long professional experience in the development sector, both at field and office level. At the Aga Khan Foundation’s Costal Rural Support Programme, Djamila interacted with rural poor communities of Cabo Delgado province, implemented systematic Monitoring and Evaluation activities, worked with the team that undertook the mid-term review of the project, and co-facilitated regular progress analysis sessions.

 

Djamila joined Plan International in early 2012, as its Grants Manager and was quickly upgraded to Plan’s Resource Mobilization Manager position, where she was able to mobilize over $2M donor funding through project proposals. 

In 2013, she joined PYXERA Global, an American NGO, as the Project Manager to support the Anadarko Mozambique Area 1 Lda (AMA1) Supplier Development Program (SDP) in Mozambique, an initiative to enhance the capabilities of local companies to successfully become suppliers to multinational corporations, especially those that extract natural resources. 

FREDERIQUE VELDHUIS

Frederique with an all-round commercial business background helps companies achieving healthy growth. The last 8 years she lived and worked in Southern Africa, where she started a social impact enterprise and founded a network for professionals working in the energy industry. It made her understand on a deeper level the challenges of change, the power of resilience and the value of diversity & inclusion.

In coaching, Frederique applies a system psychodynamic approach. She combines dialogue with experience, customized to the needs of her client(s). She follows the principle of the Global Code of Ethics. Her continuous learning is provided primarily by the ICC Community. Her supervision is provided by the INSEAD ICC Alumni Community and her personal coach and supervisor.

She holds an MSc in Consulting and Coaching for Change at SAID Business School and HEC. She recently got her INSEAD Coaching Certificate, and she is an accredited Nine Conversations of Leadership, MBTI, and Enneagram practitioner. 

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