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Fiji WIMA To Promote Education For Women

  The Women in Maritime Association (Fiji) (WIMA) president Patricia Ho had promised that they would promote education, training, and career opportunities for women. Speaking at the International Maritime Day
26 Oct 2016 11:00
Fiji WIMA To Promote Education For Women
Members of Women in Maritime (WIMA) in their booth during the International Maritime Day Celebrations and the Maritime Careers Exposition 2016 at the Fiji Maritime Academy, Laucala, Suva. Photo: Paulini Ratulailai.

 

The Women in Maritime Association (Fiji) (WIMA) president Patricia Ho had promised that they would promote education, training, and career opportunities for women.

Speaking at the International Maritime Day Celebrations and Maritme Careers Exp 2016 at the Fiji Maritime Academy (FMA) she said it was pleasing to note that the Maritime Administration – the Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji, was supportive of the objectives of Fiji WIMA.

She said they had been advised that it was amenable to receiving proposals from Fiji WIMA on appropriately qualified female candidates from them, as applicants to World Maritime University and the International Maritime Organization – International Maritime Law Institute, in circumstances there was no nomination within the administration and also including women from the maritime sector for any national trainings to empower and integrate women in maritime.

 

She said the launch of Fiji WIMA was indeed a historic occasion in:

1.Creating a national network for women to discuss realistic, constructive issues with resolutions to benefit all.

2.Improving the level of competency by focusing on education.

3.Being recognized by the Pacific Women in Maritime Association (PacWIMA) with a view of creating mutual support.

4.Establishing partnership nationally and with international and regional organizations.

She reassured that Fiji WIMA Executive Committee and its Members were aware of the responsibilities ahead and the importance it was to work with them to address challenges and achieve great results.

“The last 3 months working with this amazing team of high spirited and dedicated women has been positive and encouraging,” she said.

She reminded young men and women at the celebrations that it was important for them to enter the industry to persevere.

“There will be traditions to overcome and support networks such as Fiji WIMA is therefore crucial.”

Fiji WIMA has humbly requested their support and partnership with them to ensure they achieve their objectives.

Membership she said was open to all who were interested.

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