By Dennis Lukhoba
Tsavo Oilfield Services, a premier energy consultancy serving the Oil and Gas, Geothermal and Mining sectors within the East African region, has joined a host of other firms in endorsing the Equal by 30 campaign.
Equal by 30 is a public commitment by public and private sector organizations to work towards equal pay, equal leadership and equal opportunities for women in the clean energy sector by 2030.
The initiative asks organizations, companies and governments to endorse principles, then take concrete action to accelerate the participation of women in the clean energy sector, and close the gender gap.
Equal by 30 is led and based at Natural Resources Canada, a division of the Government of Canada.
Kenya-based Tsavo backed the initiative alongside 7 key partners across the African continent, including the African Energy Chamber, the voice of the continent’s energy sector.
“It fills me with great joy to join and support the Equal by 30 campaign. I know too well just how vital a role women can play in the energy sector, when they seize opportunities and create them, as I have been able to do,” commented Engineer Elizabeth Rogo, an African woman and the Founder & CEO of TSAVO Oilfield Services as well as the President for the African Energy Chamber’s East African segment.
“I want more women to become involved and to show the next generation that the sky is the limit! Women are incredibly bright and resourceful – I’ve seen that time and again throughout my career. We must help bring down barriers to women’s participation in energy, especially in Africa,” she said in a recent address.
“It’s my great honour to encourage women around me in all that I do and I look forward to championing this campaign in all our efforts. As we continue to push for gender diversity and women empowerment, we value the participation of the men in the energy sector who walk with us and support this initiative, including at TSAVO. The inclusion of women in all aspects of the energy sector is at the core of who we
are and what we represent.” Eng. Rogo added.
To further the aims of Equal by 30, Tsavo has committed to offering a safe, transparent, respectful and inclusive work environment and attractive opportunities for development for all their staff.
“We are committed to providing training opportunities to all employees to avoid toxic or misogynistic working environments, so that our workplaces are free of harassment, violence and bullying behaviours for all. As such, our equality principles are embedded in our organizational manual and our code of conduct, which all employees must abide by and promote internally,” the company said in a statement.
As of 6th May, 2020, with the 7 organisations signing on, we are now at 144 signatories in total, including 118 organisations, 13 partners and 13 governments.