The Women in Maritime, Africa and the
World Ocean Council (WOC) have reached an agreement on ways to
collaborate in order to encourage and enable more women participate in the maritime
President of WIMAfrica, Mrs. Jean
Chiazor Anishere, who made the disclosure, said that the Memorandum of Understanding
(MoU) signed by the parties, covers the following:
engagement (particularly at the community level and private sector involvement,
including the participation of Women from all sea-related areas / communities)
and evolution of stronger partnerships and associated harmonised work-plans in
the Maritime industry.
common institution of cooperation and a Maritime Agenda and Platform for Marine
and Maritime Gender Civil Society Federations, Leagues, ONGs and / or
Associations of the Maritime Industry to pave the way for a future joint
program or project by WIMAFRICA/WOC;
participation of women to the progress of the Maritime industry, and the need
for Gender Equality within the Sector.
priority areas for regionally and internationally harmonised gender marine and
maritime practices; identification and agreement on projects and priorities for
gender empowerment and financial inclusion of women within the Maritime industry;
international partnerships and relationships to further enhance the growth of
Professional Women in the Shipping, Trading and Logistics sector,
Decade (2010-2020) and the objective of putting in place measures for fighting
poverty and promoting economic empowerment and entrepreneurship of women;
recognition at the highest level of Africa’s and women’s importance and women’s
indispensable participation to our continent’s progress;
cooperation between WIMAFRICA and WOC in working jointly towards the promotion
and development of Women in the Blue Economy, and to promote women’s engagement
in ‘Corporate Ocean Responsibility’ among its members and the broader ocean
Committee for the Implementation of the WIMAFRICA / WOC MoU that is set up, is composed of representatives nominated by the
two organizations, for the purpose of ensuring the effective
implementation of the present MoU.
On a note of appreciation for the significant step towards supporting women in the industry, Anishere expressed gratitude to Founder/Trustee of WIMA Tunisia, Madame Leila Ben-Hassan, the VP, Mama Caro, Chantel Ngoie and Yvie Cameroon.
Anishere is looking forward to very huge progress in the regard of the MoU reached.