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“This year, I was selected in the first ever list of Top 100 young African conservation. This is an acknowledgement of young Africans who are the leading lights in sustainable development of the continent. I am greatly honored to receive this award as it shows to me that the work I have been conducting in our...
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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 proud to announce that we have elected Obakeng Molelu as our new Vice Chair! Obakeng is since before the Country Representative for South Africa in the Steering Committee. Obakeng on her new appointment: I am honored to be elected by the WIMS Steering Committee as their vice chair. In...
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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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Chamsia is the Country Representative for Comoros in the Steering Committee. She is graduated on Management of Tropical Ecosystems. She works as a teacher and a technical assistant in the laboratory of biology and vegetal ecology of the University of the Comoros. Why did you decide to join WiMS? It is a Platform essentially dedicated...
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Obakeng is the Country Representative for South Africa in the Steering Committee of WiMS. She is a researcher in the School of Development Studies and Built Environment at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.   Why did you decide to join WiMS? I have been concerned about the limited support provided to young women in marine...
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Anne-Elise is the Country Representative for La Réunion in the WiMS Steering Committee.  Why did you decide to join WiMS? I was happy to learn of an initiative focused on women in marine science because I feel like there is a need to support and encourage women to participate and engage in this field. I...
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Batuli Yahya is the Country Representative for Zanzibar in the WiMS Steering Committee. Batuli is currently pursing a PhD in marine sciences at the Institute of Marine Sciences, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Why did you decide to join WiMS? Living in the coastal areas of Zanzibar, I experienced seeing women always left behind...
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