By Victor Gotevbe and Ann Acka’a, Contributing Editor

L to R: Mrs Flora Omame (member,WIRE-A) ; Mrs Edith Lawal (member, WIRE-A) Chief Nana Okuribo (National President of WIRE-A); Mr. Kieren Moore, Gobal Trainer & Senior Sales Manager Canadian Solar, Mrs Mrs Afolasade Gordons (National Financial Secretary, WIRE-A) and Mrs. Isioma Fidel-Ewerem, National P.R.O., WIRE-A

Canadian Solar in Collaboration with Jubaili Bros organised a two-day Workshop in Lagos for Technicians and Renewable Energy Advocates including Female Engineering Graduates and Women in Renewable Energy in Nigeria Association (WIRE-A) who served as trainees. The training was very enlightening as participants were taught the dynamics of installing solar systems equipment and were exposed to best practices in the industry as well as safety measures among others.

Board Members of WIRE-A: National President, Chief (Mrs) Nana Okuribido; National Public Relations Officer, Mrs Isioma Fidel-Ewerem; National Financial Secretary; Mrs Afolasade Gordons; Mrs Flora Omame (member); and Mrs Edith Lawal (member) were all present. Others include Mr. Kieren Moore, Global Trainer & Senior Sales Manager of Canadian Solar and Mr Rami Suleiman, Branch Manager of Jubaili Bros.

Cross section of trainees at the workshop
Mr. Kieren Moore, Global Trainer & Senior Sales Manager of Canadian Solar doing a demonstration at the workshop.

WIRE-A, a not for profit organization with a mission  to change the narratives for women at the grass root and to advance the role and recognition of women working in the Energy sector was actively involved in the Workshop. A number of events are lined up to sensitize women on the need to get actively involved in the Renewable Energy space. One of such event is scheduled for October 26-27, 2018 sponsored by Jubaili brothers.


Canadian Solar is one of the three biggest solar companies in the world by revenue. With a staff strength of over 12,000 people across 6 continents it operates. It was founded in 2001 in Canada, Canadian Solar (NASDAQ: CSIQ) operates as a global energy provider with successful business subsidiaries in 20 countries. Besides serving as a leading manufacturer of solar PV modules and provider of solar energy solutions, Canadian Solar has a geographically diversified pipeline of utility-scale power projects. With the company’s recent acquisition of Recurrent Energy, Canadian Solar’s total project pipeline is now 8.9 GW, including the last-stage project pipeline to over 2.2GW. With state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Canada, China and Vietnam, Canadian Solar has an enviable workforce worldwide. This translates into more than 29 GW of panel shipments in the past 17 years. Together with Recurrent Energy, Canadian Solar is ushering the way into a new era of clean, competitive, mainstream power.

Board members of Women In Renewable Energy after a very successful inaugural meeting last June with Jubaili Bros. L-R: Mrs Afolasade Gordons, National Financial Secretary; Mrs. Titilola Akosa, National Secretary; Mr. Rami Suleiman, Branch Manager of Jubaili bros; Mrs. Nana Okuribido, National President; and Mrs. Isioma Fidel-Ewerem, National P.R.O.

Jubaili Bros is a member of Jubaili Group Holding which is incorporated in Lebanon and manages several companies in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Jubaili Bros specializes in the Electro-Mechanical field. Jubaili Bros’ roots go back to the 1940’s with the Rajab Jubaili Establishment that started its operations in the city of Sidon, Southern of Lebanon, and rapidly expanded beyond Lebanon and became active in several Arab countries as well as in Africa.

To-date, Jubaili Bros has around 1500 international employees deployed in 9 countries with 28 branches and service centers, making Jubaili Bros one of the leading providers of Electro-Mechanical Solutions in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.