BARONESS SANDIP VERMA, HOST & CHAIRPERSON
Baroness Verma will be the Host and Chairperson of our Conference with United Nations Envoy and South African Superstar, Yvonne Chaka Chaka on “AFRICA RISING: THE ROLE OF THE DIASPORA AFRICAN WOMAN”. The Conference will be held at the House of Lords, Westminster Houses of Parliament, London. Thursday 2nd October 2014.
Baroness Verma is a member of the House of Lords and businesswoman. She is the UK’s Parliamentary Under Secretary of S...tate for the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC). As Under Secretary of State, Baroness Verma is responsible for the business of the Department of Energy & Climate Change in the House of Lords. Other responsibilities include departmental performance and delivery; efficiency; lean regulation; managing liabilities, including coal health and the Concessionary Fuel Scheme; transparency; managing the nuclear legacy; Geological Disposal Facility; civil nuclear security; smart meters; nuclear safety and regulation and nuclear non-proliferation. Prior to becoming Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for DECC, Baroness Verma was Spokesperson for Cabinet Office, International Development, Women and Equalities and Business Innovation and Skills. In 2006 she was raised to the peerage as Baroness Verma of Leicester in the County of Leicestershire.
Baroness Verma was Opposition Whip from 2006 to 2010 and then Government Whip following the 2010 general election. Baroness Verma started her first business at the age of 19 in high fashion, supplying high street multiples. In 2000 she changed her business to the service sector. Policies in Baroness Verma’s Department include managing the use and disposal of radioactive and nuclear substances and waste; helping households to cut their energy bills; Countering weapons proliferation; Using evidence and analysis t inform energy and climate change policies; Maintaining UK energy; and Providing regulation and licensing of energy industries and infrastructure.
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Source: Justina Mutale