The dean of the MTU Faculty of Law, Assoc. Prof. Kaltrina Zekolli Shaqiri, Ph.D. participated at the Macedonian Energy Forum (MEF) as a panelist in the panel discussion on the topic of “Promoting Gender Diversity in A Just Energy Transition”.

Among the panelists from Albania, Kosovo, Turkey, Denmark, and Macedonia, Assoc. Prof. Kaltrina Zekolli Shaqiri, Ph.D. emphasized the need for greater involvement of women in the energy industry, and the influence of each individual in the process of gender equality in general.

She presented the gender equality policies offered by Mother Teresa University in Skopje and informed the attendees about the opportunities of MTU, i.e., study programs that lack on offer and that are in line with the real needs of the labor market, as well as the role of the lecturer in stimulating young women to choose the profession they aspire to, without being influenced on their decision and without questioning their professional skills.

“The perception of energy must be moderated and changed, so we must continue trying to influence, either through the educational process or creation of everyday policies. We need to emphasize to the students, employees, and colleagues that it is from our family background that we derive the quality and professionalism of a person. We need to raise awareness of the importance of gender equality in the business community by identifying strategies and programs for equal opportunities for both men and women in the energy sector, and reducing the gender gap in education and the labor market. Also, through lectures, workshops, and discussions, women, especially young intellectuals, should be encouraged to continue their professional development and achieve impressive career results, stated Assoc. Prof. Kaltrina Zekolli Shaqiri, Ph.D.

Assoc. Prof. Kaltrina Zekolli Shaqiri, Ph.D., spoke about her role in the Network of Women in Science and about the implemented projects in the energy sector in the country and abroad.

“Promoting Gender Diversity in A Just Energy Transition” panel discussion was within the framework of the Macedonian Energy Forum, traditionally organized by the Skopje ZIP Institute.