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  Invitation to attend the WiMS Somalia members meeting!  The meeting will take place online via Zoom on the 16th July 2021 at 13:00-14:30 East African Time.  Register to attend here: https://forms.gle/FjSmnfKgwrj84GFc8 The meeting is open to all women marine scientists from (or working in) Somalia. If you have any questions regarding the meeting, please...
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On World Environment Day, 5th June, members from the WiMS Country Chapter in Zanzibar participated in celebrations at Nyamanzi village. The guest of Honor during the event was the 1st president of Zanzibar and the function was hosted by the Department of Environment under the theme “Ecosystem restoration to achieve success in the blue economy”....
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The WiMS Comoros members meeting will take place at the University of Comoros and online via Zoom on the 2nd of April 2021 at 09:00 to 11:00 am. Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSezvKNaT5320RQIGweNdS1rzkp9xPEalyg81lCONjCFDooQGA/viewform  
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The Steering Committee of WiMS is happy to announce that we will be hosting a virtual meeting for WiMS members (and potential members) that are residing outside the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region. The meeting will take place on 29th April 2021, at 2:00 – 3:30 pm East African Time.  The link for the meeting...
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The first meeting of WiMS Seychelles will take place on 15th April 2021, at 1:30 – 3:00 pm SCT. The meeting is open for all WiMS members (and potential members) from Seychelles (or operating in Seychelles). It will take place online via Zoom. The link for the meeting will be shared with registered participants closer...
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During the last month of 2020 and the first months of 2021 WiMS will host country meetings in each of our member countries. In 2020 meetings were held in South Africa and Madagascar and in the beginning of 2021 the women of Zanzibar had their country meeting. Now its time for La Réunion!  The meeting...
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On the 10th November 2020, Dr. Jacqueline Uku, will moderate a webinar on ‘Empowering women in the ocean decade’. The webinar is a part of the ocean decade virtual series.  This session will explore international and national perspectives on gender in relation to science-policy practices and collaboration for a sustainable ocean, approaches to promote advancement...
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Today, on World Ocean’s day 2020, we would like to share the message below from the Chair of WiMS, Veronica Bristol!  Today, we celebrate the World Oceans Day. However, it is also a time of reflection as an individual, community, and society as a whole towards the protection and sustainable exploitation of our seas and...
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This week several of our members are participating in a training workshop on ‘Leadership Renewal for Senior Officials and Policy Makers (Women) in Marine Policy and Ocean Governance in WIO Region’. The workshop is organised in recognition of the role of women in leadership and the high impact of proactive and competent leadership to effectively...
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Women and Ocean Workshop: the gender dimension in the marine science and practice On the 30th of June, as a WIOMSA pre-symposium activity, Women in Marine Science Network (WiMS), in collaboration with Mundus maris, hosted a workshop to discuss the gender dimension in marine science and practice. A total of 30 women – leading...
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