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On 6th December 2019 Nancy Iraba from Tanzania was awarded ‘Upcoming Woman Scientist in the field of Marine Sciences’ during the Next Einstein Forum. The Forum gathered 38 African countries to promote science and technology in Africa. Nancy specializes in benthic ecology and has been out to sea twice  as part of the benthic team, ...
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The edition is the second part of a series inspired by the Women in Marine Science Network (WiMS) based on the theme “Breaking the class ceiling; Stories from women who are making a difference in coastal and marine resource management”.  The editor, Rebecca Loustau-Lalanne, sums up this special issue that comes to you in the midst...
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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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Women play a significant role in the blue economy, yet their input rarely receives the support, recognition and publicity it deserves. In light of their crucial work in areas such as conservation, scientific discovery and technological development, why are women so often overlooked? The World Ocean Initiative has launched the Women and the ocean: Changemakers...
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The Women in Marine Science Network (WiMS) has inspired the release of two special editions of the WIOMSA Magazine featuring the stories of women working in the marine and coastal field in the Western Indian Ocean region and beyond. Breaking the class ceiling: stories from women who are making a difference in coastal and marine...
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The Steering Committee of WiMS is happy to welcome two new members: Batuli Yahya and Anne-Elise Nieblas. Batuli Yahya will serve as the Country Representative for Zanzibar and Anne-Elise Nieblas as the Country Representative for La Réunion. Batuli Yahya Batuli Yahya is from Zanzibar, Tanzania. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Fisheries Sciences and...
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The Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) is currently accepting applications for 2020 Conservation Awards! CLP awards are offered to teams of early-career conservationists to conduct projects on species that are categorized as Data Deficient, Vulnerable, Endangered or Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List. Team members should have less than 5 years’ professional experience in the conservation sector and projects...
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WIOMSA Magazine: Breaking the glass ceiling: stories from women who are making a difference in coastal and marine resource management The WIOMSA Magazine has been a popular publication for many years. The Magazine is written with the general public as the main target group. The magazine is not a scientific publication but instead offers a...
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Dr Nyawira Muthiga, Dr Nelly Isigi Kadagi, Professor Chantal Conand and Dr Jacqueline Uku (From the article ´Lessons Learned from Job Shadowing Dr. Jacqueline Uku By Nelly Isigi Kadagi’) In this edition of the WIOMSA newsbrief you can read more about WiMS activities during the 11th WIOMSA Scientific Symposium. We feature these articles: Women and Ocean workshop...
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