Opportunities for Women in Oceans

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Dear Pacific Ocean Alliance partners,

We would like to share a couple of opportunities specifically targeted at women working or studying (or aspiring to study) in ocean related fields.

1. PhD Fellowships for Women Scientists

The Organisation for Women in Science for the Developing World are providing a funded PhD Fellowship Opportunity for Women Scientists in the Natural,Engineering and Information Technology sciences.  You can check if your country is eligible via the following list: https://owsd.net/sites/default/files/OWSD%20Eligible%20Countries%202017_1.pdf

Applications are due by the 19th June.  Please share this opportunity widely with your networks.  Further information on the Fellowship can be found here: 


2. Stories from women working in ocean related fields for the UN Conference on SDG 14

The Pacific Ocean Alliance is one of 18 partners on the “Healers of our ocean: Asia-Pacific women leading ocean action to achieve SDG14” event led by UN Environment, which will take place on 5 June in New York.

In the lead up to this event, UN Environment are requesting stories from women working in ocean related fields, with the objective of highlighting the need for engagement of Asia-Pacific women in marine sciences and ocean management, and to inspire the increased inclusion of women in marine management planning.  Attached to this email is a guide for the kind of stories requested, which will be shared online and via social media.  If you would like to participate, please contact Tiffany Straza at tsrtraza@gmail.com, either with the completed form, or she will arrange a time to capture your story.  By sharing your story you can contribute to inspiring women and girls inclusion in the marine field.  Please share this invitation widely!

Kind regards,

The Office of the Pacific Ocean Commissioner


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