Chairman of WREC & DG of WREN
Ali Sayigh, British Citizen, was born in Kufa, September 20, 1939; graduated from London University, & Imperial College, B.SC. DIC, Ph.D., CEng in 1966. He is fellow of the Institute of Energy, and Fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, Chartered Engineer and currently, the Director General of WREN (World Renewable Energy Network) and Congress Chairman of WREC (World Renewable Energy Congress, UK). The All India Women's Conference (AIWC), a pioneering voluntary women's organization working for the under privileged women and empowering them in all spheres of their lives such as – education, reproductive health, economic self-sufficiency through skill development, decision making, among others- postulates Professor Sayigh. He earned this postulation for his work promoting wider acceptability of renewable sources of energy worldwide. His academic brilliance was fully supported by his endeavour to extend the renewable energy devices to the masses. Realizing the role of women in using and disseminating such devices in rural and semi-urban areas, Prof Sayigh supported grassroots women's organizations in different countries, like All India Women's Conference in India; which is one of the oldest and pioneering non-political women's organizations which has been continuously working in the propagation of Renewable Energy Technologies at Global and grassroots level and international networks like ENERGIA, at the international levels. All the major conferences organized by Prof. Sayigh, always focused on empowerment of women for renewable energy applications and a great number of women from developing and developed countries have actively participated. All those who have been interacting with him ever since WREN feel that no other Renewable Energy Expert deserves more this award for serving the cause of renewables globally and promoting women's participation.
Photovoltaic Technology, Solar Thermal Applications,Policy, Finance, Education & Sustainability,Renewable System Integration