The edition is the second part of a series inspired by the Women in Marine Science Network (WiMS) based on the theme “Breaking the class ceiling; Stories from women who are making a difference in coastal and marine resource management”. The editor, Rebecca Loustau-Lalanne, sums up this special issue that comes to you in the midst of the global COVID- 19 pandemic as follows “….The world needs us to adapt and build stronger resilience and in reading the contributions for this edition, I was struck by the stories of the women of the region who have endured and lived many such moments. They have shown incredible resilience and provide a clear message regarding their journey, offering honest advice to aspiring young men and women working within the blue economy. Despite their very different stories, their united voice is a continuation of the “golden thread” that Claire Ward highlighted in her editorial for WIOMSA Magazine No.9 and focuses on the importance of determination and collaboration.” Issue 10 features stories from 12 women from Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Mauritius, Madagascar and Kenya.
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