On Tuesday, 26th September 2023, IEEE AIUB Student Branch WIE Affinity Group participated in a workshop organized by the non-profit company Grameen Shakti. The event emphasized the significance of greenhouse gases, as well as the impacts of global warming and climate change.
The workshop was hosted and inaugurated by Mr. Abdul Arif, Manager, Project Development, Grameen Shakti, Engr. Md. Arafath Mostafa, Deputy Manager, Grameen Shakti, and Ms. Rubaya Nasrin, Assistant Manager, Project Development, Grameen Shakti. They addressed the topics of global warming and climate change, delving into the concept of greenhouse gases. Additionally, they explored various forms of renewable energy, particularly focusing on solar energy and the diverse types of solar panels. The discussion revolved around the significance of solar energy, highlighting its associated benefits.
Moreover, they specifically talked about the solar panel installations at AIUB, following which they visited the solar panels installed at AIUB campus. The workshop concluded as Prof. Dr. Mohammad Abdul Mannan, Associate Dean, Faculty of Engineering, American International University – Bangladesh; Advisor, IEEE AIUB Student Branch and Dr. Md. Saniat Rahman Zishan, Director, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB; Advisor, IEEE AIUB Student Branch provided the closing remarks and handed over the tokens of appreciation to the hosts.
The workshop effectively accomplished its objective by raising awareness about the consequences of global warming and climate change among participants. It also highlighted the merits of renewable energy sources and the advantages associated with various solar panel technologies. As this workshop emphasized the significance of providing affordable and sustainable energy access for everyone in the fight against climate change and its effects, it ultimately aligned with SDG-7 (Affordable and Clean Energy) and SDG-13 (Climate Action).