Women in the Maritime Sector in East and Southern Africa – “WOMESA”, is a young association made up of 50 founder members, drawn from countries within East and Southern African region namely:- Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Madagascar ,Mauritius, Seychelles, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Zambia, Botswana, Angola, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Swaziland, Rwanda, Burundi, Sudan, DRC, Comoros, and Kenya.
The 7th Annual Conference/ Training, Annual General Meeting and Governing Council Meeting of the Association of Women Managers in the Maritime Sector in Eastern and Southern Africa (WOMESA) was held from 22 to 26 February 2016 at the Adulala Resort & Spa at Debrezeit Babogaya, Ethiopia.
WOMESA Mauritius National Chapter organised a Conference, entitled Ocean Economy: Emerging Issues and Challenges was held at the Zilwa Attitude Hotel on 28 September 2015. Honourable Premdut KOONJOO, Minister of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries, Shipping and Outer Islands did the opening the conference.
To mark this occasion, WOMESA National Chapter organised a conference for women employed in the maritime sector at the Zilwa Attitude Hotel, Royal Road, Calodyne on Monday 28 September 2015. Mrs. Nancy Karigithu from KENYA, former Director General of the Kenya Maritime Authority and founder member of WOMESA Regional Association, has been invited to intervene at this event. The latter is an eminent speaker at various regional and international events.
Day of the seafarer is an official United Nations international observance day which takes place every year on 25 June.It is organized by the IMO and aims to increase awareness among the general public of the world’s 1.5 million seafarers for their unique, and all-too-often overlooked, contribution they make to the well-being of all of us. Day of the Seafarer pays tribute to the world’s 1.5 million seafarers and encourages people to say Thank You Seafarers on 25 June.