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The National Geographic Society has recently announced the recipients of the 2024 Wayfinder Award! WiMS very own Nancy Iraba is one of the 2024 Wayfinders alongside 14 others from around the world. The 15 awardess has been named for their local and global contributions that push boundaries. Learn more about the 2024 Wayfinders here! 
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Following the recent election process for the next WiMS Steering Committee we are delighted to announce the results and welcome our new WiMS leadership team! Country Representative Tanzania – Dr Lydia Gaspare Country Representative Zanzibar – Dr Batuli Yahya Country Representative Seychelles – Ms Helena Sims Country Representative South Africa – Dr Zikhona Tywabi-Ngeva Country...
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  ELECTION OF THE WiMS STEERING COMMITTEE APRIL 2024 The process of electing the new members to the steering committee of the Network for Women in Marine Science began in January 2024 with a notice to WiMS members to nominate candidates. The nomination process has been completed and the candidates are now being presented to...
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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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