Fiji Sun : 2020-07-15

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Local 17 FIJI SUN, WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2020 WWW.FIJISUN.COM.FJ WIMA Holds Workshop LUSIANA TUIMAISALA WATI TALEBULA F iji Women in Maritime Associatio­n (WIMA) is holding first strategic planning workshop on Saturday at Fiji Ports, Muaiwalu House in Walu Bay. The workshop is on recognitio­n, visibility and capacity building. “This will be Fiji WIMA’s firstever Strategic Planning Workshop, following the successful launch of the Pacific Regional Strategy for Women in Maritime (2020-2024) in September 2019,” WIMA President Jane Koi said. “The workshop will help the women become leaders and contribute to the women in the maritime sector.” According to Ms Koi the 30 women registered with WIMA includes stakeholde­rs apart from those in the maritime sector. “We hope that the workshop will assist women to be more visible in the maritime sector since it is a man dominated field,” she said. “We have a consultant that will be conducting this workshop. “There is a need for this workshop as the monitoring and reporting progress of the strategy is necessary. “Whatever is implemente­d promotes and in line with the Sustainabl­e Developmen­t Goal (SDG) 5.” The WIMA is anticipate­d to align itself to the Pacific WIMA’s regional strategy. The Pacific WIMA’s regional strategy promotes and empowers women in the maritime community at all levels of capabiliti­es. Feedback: wati.talebula@fijisun.com.fj

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