Network of Women in Marine Science

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International Women’s DaY
Meet Amina Anchraouia Mohamed, a research engineer specialising in marine and coastal geology. Amina currently works at the National Institute for Research into Agriculture, Fisheries and the Environment, in the Environment and Natural Resources Department. “I’m currently in charge of the integrated coastal zone management service, and our main tasks are to carry out environmental...
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Chamsia Ibrahim, a scientific researcher specialising in biodiversity, holds a Master’s degree in Planning and Management of Tropical Ecosystems from the University of Lomé. Currently serving as a technical assistant at the National Herbarium of the University of the Comoros, she is dedicated to conserving ecosystems and educating local communities on biodiversity protection. Notably, she...
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Kerstin, a Seychellois/German environmental economist and project manager, has 30 years of experience in coordinating significant donor-funded projects. Her work focuses on protecting the marine environment through initiatives such as sewerage treatment, sanitation, waste management, and ensuring Seychelles’ compliance with international pollution conventions. Noteworthy projects include conservation efforts for Seychelles’ turtles, the Aldabra World Heritage...
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Dr. Amina Juma Hamza is a Mangrove Ecologist with a wealth of experience exceeding 10 years. Currently serving as a Senior Research Scientist at the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute, her primary research focus revolves around the sustainable management of marine resources including the development of participatory tools aimed at ensuring the sustainable utilisation...
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Abidate Abdourahamane, a 31-year-old environmental enthusiast from Comoros, is a champion for sustainable waste management practices. Her journey began with a profound childhood passion for the environment, which led her to pursue a degree in biology and subsequently teach for 7 years. In 2019, Abidate’s dream materialised when she presented her innovative project idea “the...
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Liliett Francisco, a Marine Biologist and lecturer at Lurio University’s Faculty of Natural Sciences in Mozambique, has over a decade of experience in studying mangrove ecology. Her research primarily centres on macroinvertebrates, biomass, cover, carbon estimation, and restoration efforts within mangrove ecosystems. Noteworthy for her leadership roles, Liliett previously served as the president of the...
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Margot Thibault who holds a master’s degree from the University of Reunion Island has just completed her doctoral research this past February. She is extremely passionate about creating research projects on marine litter in the region and carried out the first project on marine litter along the coast of Madagascar in collaboration with the CETAMADA...
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Dr. Andilyat Mohamed is a dedicated Comorian scientist who has been actively engaged in plant ecology, specifically in phytogeography, since 2007, accumulating 16 years of experience in Comorian plant formations. She expanded her focus to marine and coastal ecosystems in 2012, concentrating on mangrove algae and seagrass. As a university professor, she delivers lectures and...
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Mrs Ando Rabearisoa is a renowned conservationist working on marine ecosystem conservation in Madagascar. She specializes in studying the involvement of local communities in the design and implementation of marine conservation efforts through the system of Locally Managed Marine Areas. Mrs Rabearisoa is currently a Ph.D. Student in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University...
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In honour of International Women’s Day 2024, we highlight the vital contributions and resilience of women in marine science, spotlighting Naima Maow from Mogadishu, Somalia. Naima has been instrumental in a groundbreaking scientific expedition in the Central Indian Ocean Ridge, organised by the South Korean Government and the International Seabed Authority (ISA). Her work encompasses...
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