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Naveen Balachandran joins GWEC

Naveen Balachandran has joined the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) as Special Advisor, Southeast Asia. Naveen has extensive experience in the wind industry in Asia, having worked for Vestas for 16 years in a number of roles spanning business development, public affairs and marketing, and more recently set up his own consulting firm which advises companies on project development and market entry into countries such as Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia.

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GWEC at IRENA Coalition for Action meeting in Abu Dhabi

This week saw Ben Backwell, CEO of GWEC attend the latest IRENA Coalition for Action strategy meeting. Ben is joining the Steering Committee and will be working with organisations across the energy system to advance the uptake of renewables, discuss industry trends and share knowledge alongside best practice.

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Karin Ohlenforst joins the GWEC team as Director of Market Intelligence

Karin Ohlenforst has agreed to join GWEC as its new Director of Market Intelligence and will start in the role on 1 December 2018. Karin will develop GWEC’s newly formed Market Intelligence unit, which will support GWEC’s policy and stakeholder engagement world-wide and create proprietary insight for GWEC’s members.

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Participate in a Global Gender and Renewable Energy survey

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), with support from GWNET and REN21, is undertaking a global Gender and Renewable Energy survey. The objective of the survey is to gather quantitative and qualitative insights on the current status of women’s participation in the renewable energy sector, existing challenges and potential solutions to improve gender diversity.

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