Why Recognize International Women’s Day?
- Mar 8, 2021 6:47 am GMT
Engineer, Yewande Akinola believes the best focus for studies is in energy engineering because it’s the basis for all other sustainability activities, whether in construction or agriculture. Recognizing the diverse energy needs and opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa, she says, “Where there isn’t that much oil, you can see solar panel farms popping up, wind turbine farms, and there’s that accelerated renewable response because of a lack of a natural resource...” But Akinola has come face-to-face with another deficiency in the area that needs be addressed. “I’ve seen young people say, ‘Actually, I don’t think I can do this because I don’t see many people like myself.’”
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