In Interview with Punch Nigeria: We’re working to enhance Nigeria’s blue economy – Mrs Jean Anishere

Published on 04 Jun, 2019 | Tags: ,

WIMAfrica is a continental body under the auspices of the African Union, AU. It is comprised of over 17 African countries from where we draw women into the Maritime industry. Our mission statement is Towards Sustaining African Oceans and Seas working on the Agenda 2063 of the African Union on the blue economy paradigm. It’s exciting to note that WimAfrica won the Blue Economy Global Award last year in Nairobi, Kenya. WimAfrica was founded in 2015 in Luanda, Angola, and the founding president is Madam Rosa Subriono from Angola.

The organisation has also been recognised by the International Maritime Organisation, IMO. WIMAfrica was in Malmo, Sweden sponsored by the International Maritime Organisation, IMO to attend the recent World Maritime University-IMO conference. We spoke to other regional bodies of women organisations on how we can empower women in the Maritime Industry, the issue of seafarers, women ship owners, aquaculture, women in the fishing industry, their challenges, how we can empower them to overcome these challenges and how we can make ourselves relevant not only in the Maritime industry but also in our various countries and the world at large.



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