Gender Transformative Approaches in the Fisheries Sector: An Interview with Dr. Sangeeta Mangubhai

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.

Call for Expression of Interest

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

Demystifying climate finance impacts in small island developing states : Pacific women’s perspectives from Funafuti and Weno

At Talanoa Consulting, we’re passionate about locally-led, inclusive research, programme design, implementation and evaluation that is informed and conducted using Pacific approaches. Wherever possible, we do what we can to amplify the voices of researchers and practitioners from the Pacific on our platforms. In the aftermath of COP26, where Pacific delegates have sought to amplify the needs and priorities of Pacific communities, Dr. Jale Samuwai, reminds us of the important work that is still to do in ensuring that climate finance is effective in addressing the needs of women in the region.

Claiming the space as Pacific experts

Presenter leads a panel discussion

The current situation presents an opportunity for the development machinery to relook at the mode of implementing work in the region and the way the system defines who the experts are that can support the implementation of development assistance.

Together: Resisting, Supporting, Healing

Together Resisting, Supporting, Healing poster

Many of us working on climate change, disaster risk reduction and disaster risk management are often talking about risk. And for those that try to ensure that all people and their rights are at the centre of these conversations, we are often talking about how the risk of climate change and disasters can exacerbate other underlying risks to our wellbeing and human security. But far too often, we are talking in abstract terms about the needs of particular groups, or the way in which the system needs to change to better address diverse priorities.