In an exclusive presentation during South Sudan Oil & Power (SSOP) 2022 (https://bit.ly/3A1hgvV) on Wednesday, Triple A Petroleum – a wholesale and retail supplier of petroleum products and logistics services based in South Sudan – advocated the need for enhanced participation, representation and participation women in the local oil and gas industry.
“We need to address the lack of inclusiveness and education in the sector. There are so many young women who are inspired to work in the oil sector, but how do they get there?” asked Atong Amos Aguc Juak, CEO of Triple A Petroleum. “South Sudan’s oil and gas industry is missing a great opportunity by not including women and entrepreneurs who can provide a wide range of services, from logistics to engineering to catering.”
Juak stressed that greater gender equality and skills development for women are linked to the growth and development of South Sudan’s oil and gas industry, as well as the UN Sustainable Development Goals and South Sudan’s National Action Plan.
“Triple A Petroleum is a company in the energy sector that puts women’s participation at the heart of what it does,” Zhuak noted. “As an oil and logistics company operating in investment management and consumer services in South Sudan, we are committed to expanding and accelerating the country’s oil industry by aligning our expertise in the logistics sector. Our mandate is to be a reliable partner to South Sudan’s energy sector, and the energy sector cannot be achieved without the central role that women play in our organisation.”
One of the main barriers to women’s active participation in the industry is access to education – particularly in science, technology, engineering and mathematics – as well as mentoring and on-the-job training. Zhuak said this is a responsibility that should rest with South Sudan’s leading operators.
“We need to provide scholarships to young women and companies like Nilepet, DPOC and SPOC need to open their doors. It comes back to the companies – please empower local women entrepreneurs. Give them space to participate as well. Women are the future, and the future is now. If South Sudanese women can run successful homes, they can also run successful businesses.”
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