With the president heading to the Middle East this week and spending time in oil-rich Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi, we thought it a fitting time to introduce you to a remarkable woman playing a leading role in the clean energy revolution in the heart of oil country.
Dr. Nawal Al-Hosany is Director of Sustainability at Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company and Director of the prestigious Zayed Future Energy Prize while also teaching as an adjunct professor at Masdar’s Institute of Science and Technology. (I’d like to learn her time-management skills!)
Listen to her in this candid interview Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson did at the Climate Leadership Gala a while ago openly discuss:
- The issues facing her country as they face the realities of the oil
- What the Zayed Future Energy Prize is and how to apply
- How Masdar is leading the way
- What it’s like being a professional woman in clean energy in the Middle East
It’s especially interesting now as the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia launched his Vision 2030 project to drastically reduce Saudi’s dependence on oil and increase women’s economic opportunities.
To learn more about Dr. Al-Hosany and about Green Connections Radio – and to listen to previous episodes – go to www.greenconnectionsradio.com.
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