Hager Abunahwa is a 2023 Women Leaders in Energy and Climate Fellow. Abunahwa is highly engaged in various energy and climate action outreach platforms, including the Masdar WiSER (Women in Sustainability, Energy, and Renewable Energy) Pioneers Program, Lean In | Equity & Sustainability, and the IRENA I ACT Peer Education Initiative.

Earlier last year, Abunahwa participated in a field-based course in Gatsibo, Rwanda, focused on extending renewable energy access to rural off-grid communities. As part of the UAE COP27 Delegation, she presented extensively on the challenges and opportunities of building inclusive energy systems and highlighted the need to support climate-vulnerable communities through a participatory and gender transformative approach to policy making. Most recently, she joined the conversation at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2023 as a panelist, discussing climate diplomacy. As a member of YOUNGO’s Energy Working Group, a constituency of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, she is currently involved in developing an on-ground stakeholder coalition focusing on capacity building and broad energy governance.

Abunahwa is a process engineer at the National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC), a leading EPC company in the energy sector. She holds a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from the American University of Sharjah.