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Promoting sustainable and inclusive oceans management in Pacific islands through women and science

Michalena, Evanthie and Straza, Tiffany R.A. and Singh, Priyatma and Morris, Cherie W. and Hills, Jeremy M. (2020) Promoting sustainable and inclusive oceans management in Pacific islands through women and science. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 150 . p. 110711. ISSN 0025-326X

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The question of how to efficiently and effectively manage ocean resources in a sustainable way has reached the forefront of discussion at an international level, but women's contributions to this process have been underestimated or unrecognized. Inclusive management plays a major role in the effective creation, use and adoption of environmental governance, necessitating efforts to measure, monitor and advance inclusivity. In many Pacific island states, there is a lack of disaggregated data collection and management to assist reliable and liable gender-responsive decision-making by national and regional authorities. This lack of information leads to unquantified female contributions and unexplored potential for women to actively contribute to sustainable ocean management as traditional leaders, researchers or science-based managers and in accordance with traditional customs, cultures and processes. This paper examines the contribution of gender-disaggregated data in both (1) effective management of natural resources and (2) measurement and monitoring of the active involvement of women in ocean management. We seek to shift the question from simply �(How) are oceans used by women?

Item Type: Journal Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Inclusive ocean management, Gender, Pacific islands, Fiji, Women in fisheries
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: School of Agriculture, Geography, Environment, Ocean and Natural Sciences (SAGEONS)
Depositing User: Fulori Nainoca - Waqairagata
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2022 02:59
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2022 02:59

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