Siai Taylor - Maritime Administration & Foreign Affairs Officer, Cook Islands Government - Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Immigration.
The Cook Islands Women in Maritime Association (CIWiMA) was established on March 29th, 2017 after a successful inaugural meeting chaired by the Speaker of the Cook Islands House of Parliament, Honourable Mrs. Niki Rattle. CIWiMA became an incorporated civil society on May 12th, 2017.
Oversight and management of CIWiMA is provided through the executive committee; an energetic, motivated and passionate team of professional volunteers, employed and actively involved in respective areas of the maritime sector including the maritime administration, maritime transport & ports authority, marine environment, traditional vaka voyaging and international treaties specifically the International Maritime Organization (IMO) conventions.
The purpose of CIWiMA is to empower, inspire, promote, connect and educate women in the Cook Islands maritime industry.
CIWiMA is progressively building its national profile and membership throughout the maritime industry and its affiliation with national, regional and international organisations including PacWIMA.
In supporting the global commitment by the United Nations and the IMO to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), in particular achieving SDG 5 ‘Gender Equality and Empowering all women and girls’, the Cook Islands Government has made a commitment and concerted efforts through the National Sustainable Development Plan (NSDP), in particular achieving Goal 9 ‘Accelerate gender equality, empower all women and girls’ and the National Policy on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE) to advance gender equality and enhance women’s empowerment ensuring the active contribution and meaningful participation of both Cook Islands women and men in all sphere’s, and at all levels of development and decision making.
CIWiMA has aligned its objectives with national sustainable development goals and national gender equality policies detailed in its constitution.
The CIWiMA will endeavour to uphold its vision and values as pioneers of the first dedicated Cook Islands women in maritime association and continue Charting the Way for Women in Maritime for a sustainable maritime future, for the women and girls today and tomorrow.
Hana Kashkari - Treasurer & GIS Assisant, Marae Moana Coordination Office, Cook Islands Government - Office of the Prime Minister.
Tania George -
Taimata Allsworth - President.
Constitution, Work Plan & Forms
‘Charting the way for women in maritime’
Teina McKenzie - Member.
Katrina Matheson - Public Relations & Communications Officer.
Tina Tumii - Secretary & Financial & Administration Officer,
Cook Islands Ports Authority.