Waves of Change: Reinvigorate the maritime sails with increased diversity

The maritime industry has been an integral part of global trade and commerce for centuries, connecting continents and providing a vital lifeline for economies around the world. However, it has also been an industry with a reputation for being male-…

Training, visibility, and recognition: Supporting a barrier-free working environment for women in maritime

To fully harness the potential that the Pacific Ocean holds for the well-being of pacific islanders, it is crucial that all relevant sectors of the Pacific economy are given an equal opportunity and footing to contribute to maritime activities.

Mereseini Rakuita, SPC’s Principal Strategic Lead – Pacific Women keynote address on Women In Maritime day 2022

"If we are to make any meaningful changes to the participation of women in the maritime sector, we must be fully cognisant of the barriers that do exist.” Mereseini Rakuita, SPC’s Principal Strategic Lead – Pacific Women, shared this comment in her…

Resilience and Leadership amidst a global pandemic. Celebrating Women in Maritime 

A call to raise awareness on the importance of gender equality to highlight the valuable yet under-utilised contribution of women in the Pacific’s maritime sector was made by international and regional maritime organisations at the conclusion of the…

Unchartered Waters

“If you can dream it, work hard at it, you will surely be able to achieve it. If I can do it, anyone who is determined can do it too.”

Navigating through a humanitarian crises: Vaiufia Makatuu Latu’s Story

The Pacific, a region that is already combating the impact of climate change, is now also facing the brunt of the global COVID-19 pandemic and its ripple effects on the maritime sector. The ‘blue continent’ has always relied on maritime transport and the…

Pacific Transport Ministers launch global first strategy to strengthen the empowerment of women and girls in maritime

The Regional Strategy for Pacific Women In Maritime (2020-2024) was launched by the  Minister of Finance, Hon.  Sili Epa Tuioti calling political leaders and policy maker’s to support equal opportunities for women in the maritime sector.

Fourth pacific regional energy and transport ministers’ meeting: Remarks by Bekir Sitki Ustaoglu, International Maritime Organisation (IMO)

Fourth pacific regional energy and transport ministers’ meeting Remarks by Bekir Sitki Ustaoglu, Head, Asia and Pacific Section, Technical Cooperation Division, International Maritime Organisation (IMO) TATTE Conference Centre, Apia, Samoa, 16-20…
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