EmpowerMed team is proud to announce that our colleague, Mὸnica Guiteras Blaya from Enginyeria Sense Fronteres, ESF (Engineers without borders Catalonia), is one of three finalists shortlisted for the EU Sustainable Energy Awards 2021 in the Woman in Energy category!
The award recognises outstanding activities led by women that, if replicated, help to advance the clean energy transition in Europe and contribute to the European energy and climate targets.
Monica and her organisation, Engineers without borders, are our partners in EmpowerMed. Their work is mainly focused on empowering women through collective advisory assemblies, which bring together people affected by energy poverty to transfer and exchange knowledge and skills for tackling energy poverty.
Collective advisory assemblies help to create peer-to-peer networks, through which people support each other and work with each other to seek solutions for energy poverty. In Barcelona pilot site these collective assemblies are implemented in collaboration with the Alliance against Energy Poverty and around 500 affected people, mostly women, take part in them every year
By being nominated as a finalist in the upcoming EU Sustainable Energy Awards, Mὸnica Guiteras Blaya is recognised for the joint work in alleviating energy poverty in coastal Mediterranean areas. Please, help us showcase Mὸnica’s work widely by voting for her and mobilising your networks to vote for her too!
“There will not be a just energy transition if people, affected by energy poverty, are not at the centre of the discussion,” claims Mὸnica Guiteras Blaya.