The Association for Women in the Maritime Sector in Eastern and Southern Africa (WOMESA) was launched in Seychelles on the 28th April 2017. The non-governmental organisation falls under the aegis of International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and has been launched in collaboration with the Seychelles Maritime Safety Administration. (SMSA).
The mission of the Association is to advocate for gender equality, improvement of women’s access to maritime training and technology and promote their advancement to key decision-making levels in the maritime sector in Seychelles.
As a quintessentially ‘blue’ company, Hunt, Deltel & Co. Ltd is collaborating with WOMESA to support the advancement of women in the industry. Although we already have many women working in the company, the majority occupy administrative posts; less women go out on the field as boarding officers or stevedores for example.
With the shared aim of promoting women’s access to quality employment in the maritime sector through education and training, Hunt, Deltel will be participating in this year’s Blue Economy Internship Programme in collaboration with the SIDS Youth Aim Hub (SYAH).
L-R: Uvicka Bristol (Blue Economy Research Institute); Elisa Socrate (SFA); Brigitte Ciseau (SMSA); Connie Anthony (Coast Guard); Karine Rassool (SFA); Sharon Pool (Seypec); Eugenie Khani (BERI).