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A female iTaukei fisher with her catch at the Suva foreshore.

We are delighted to share Dr Sangeeta Mangubhai's hot off the press article on "Progressing gender equality in fisheries by building strategic partnerships with development organisations" published by the journal World Development. This work was co-authored by Sarah Lawless, Anna Cowley, Jayshree Mangubhai and Meryl Williams

Pearl farming workshop, Vatulele Village, Fiji. Photo- WCS Fiji

Among the 120 million people who work in wild capture fisheries and post-harvest sectors, nearly 50 percent are women according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Despite women’s key role in the sector, there is often limited awareness of their diverse contributions. Our Shared Seas spoke with Talanoa Consulting Principal Consultant, Dr. Sangeeta Mangubhai to discuss where women’s contributions in the fisheries sector are frequently overlooked as well as best practices for ensuring that both women and men can fully contribute to the solutions space for fisheries management.

Women Fishing in Fiji

A newly published, seven-country study found that in rural Pacific Island communities that have maintained traditional practices around food production were better able to weather the initial impacts of COVID-19.

Discussion at lunch. Expanding and testing new markets as a social entrepreneur in the Pacific

Consultancy for a Strategy and Monitoring, Evaluation, Reflection and Learning Specialist to support the sustainability of the Australia Pacific Climate Alumni Network

Call for Expression of Interest

Consultancy for a Partnership Brokering Specialist to support the sustainability of the Australia Pacific Climate Alumni Network

Photo of sunset over the hills of the Nadi valley, Fiji

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