IMO : Women in maritime get new association in West and Central Africa
Diversity and maritime security were in focus at the inaugural event for the Women in Maritime of West and Central Africa (WIMOWCA).
Women in maritime took centre stage at the inauguration of the Women in Maritime of West and Central Africa (WIMOWCA), the newest IMO-supported regional association for women in the maritime sector (WIMA).
“The objective of WIMOWCA is to harness the potential and contribution of women in West and Central Africa to ensure the sustainable development of the maritime industry in Africa,” said WIMOWCA Interim President, Sylvia Asana Dauda Owu.
“Women, as you are all aware, form over 51% of the world population and the same is true for Africa, as such, they cannot be left out in any global effort to confront the challenges we face today in the global maritime industry. Sustainable maritime development would require inclusive participation of all, men and women if we are to succeed in our endeavour in that regard,” she said.
The hybrid event was held (23 July) at MT Addico Conference Hall in Accra, Ghana and live-streamed to a global audience.