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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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  Dr. Karine Pothin, the Director of the Réserve Nationale Marine de La Réunion has been awarded the Knight’s Medal of the Order of Maritime Merit by the Reunion Prefect Jacques Billant. “This knighthood in the Order of Maritime Merit  recognises her  commitment to the preservation of the marine and reef environments and rewards her courage  at the height of...
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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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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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