WIE Rise Together Campaign - Annicent Busingye




We had the opportunity to chat with Annicent Busingye, the Operations and Maintenance Director for the Frontier Energy Portfolio. Annicent has been working in the energy sector for more than 12 years. She is well-versed in negotiating and structuring power purchase agreements, hydropower development and management as well as risk management in hydropower development.

We sat down with Annicent to find out what she had to say about being a powerful Woman in Energy.

Why do you believe in Africa’s energy sector?

The sector can create jobs, reduce poverty and disease, and keep children in school.

What advice would you give to women who say they struggle to make themselves heard in the workplace? 

They can work on getting knowledge and Facts. Presentation of the Ideas is very key and this can be worked on and improved.

How do you deal with women competing with each other in the workplace?

I help them through mentorship and coaching, I have made an effort to amplify the work of other women and recognize their achievements. Standing up for other women even for benefits I don’t need as a person. Educate them that there is room for many women, I have made a conscious effort to recruit women to increase the number of girls and women in the sector totaling to 27 since 2008.

If you were your country’s Energy Minister, what would you do to make it easier for women to enter/stay/thrive in the energy sector?

I would introduce regulatory compliance requirements to a ensure safe working environment for women and girls, plus mentoring and coaching programmes to boost their confidence.

What is your favourite book/quote to recommend as inspiration to others?

"I want to look back on my career and be proud of the work and be proud that I tried everything." —Jon Stewart

Who would you like as a mentor at work if you could ask anyone in the world? Why?

Winnie Byanyima. I think there is a lot that I could learn from her, irrespective of her job title.

What is your superpower?

Emotional Intelligence

Host Ministry

  • Mineral resources & energy

Host Utility

  • eskom-logo

Host City

  • City-of-Cape-Town

Platinum Sponsor

  • Conlog
  • Actom Pty Ltd
  • Gridspertise
  • SAP
  • Sulzer

Diamond Sponsor

  • General Electric

Silver Sponsor

  • Siemens
  • Megger

Registration Sponsor

  • SAP

Host Publication

  • ESI Africa

CEO Forum Partners

  • Conlog
  • Eaton
  • Oracle Utilities
  • Prime Alliance
  • Eskom GC

Municipal Leaders Forum Partners

  • IFC

Global Knowledge Partner

  • Enel Foundation

Initiate Supporting Partners

  • Sarebi