Ms. Anika Kingmele -
Member & Child Protection National Officer, UNICEF.
Ms. Catherine Talua Indu - Secretary/Treasurer & Deputy Registrar of Ships, Solomon Islands Maritime Safety Administration (SIMSA).
Ms. Kathy Launa Nori - President & Managing Director, Nofokava Transportation Logistics.
Front row:Left-Right is Kathy Launa Nori (President), Anika Kingmele (Member) and Joy Kassy Paine (Vice-President)
Back row:Left-Right is Catherine Talua Indu (Secretary/Treasurer), Angellah Kingmele-Anisi (Member) and Rachel Bare-Anita (Communications Officer)
The idea for the establishment of the Solomon Islands Women in Maritime Association (SIWIMA) came up after the 1st Regional Conference for Pacific Women in Maritime which was held in Tonga in 2016.
For nearly two years, women from the Solomon Islands Maritime Safety Administration (SIMSA), Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA), Shipping Companies and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) worked together to build the foundation of SIWIMA.
The Solomon Islands Women in Maritime Association (SIWIMA) is registered under the Solomon Islands Charitable Trust Act with its Constitution in place. SIWIMA was officially launched on the 16th of March 2018 in Honiara, Solomon Islands. Currently, it has an Executive Committee comprising of a President, Vice-President, Secretary/Treasurer, Communications Officer and two Members.
It is the first ever Women in Maritime Association to be launched in the Solomon Islands. Thus, the launching of SIWIMA is seen as a milestone in the development of the shipping industry in the country.
The vision of SIWIMA is to be the leading network aimed for empowering and advancing women in Solomon Islands maritime sector. SIWIMA aims to increase the involvement of Solomon Islands women in the maritime sector by creating a platform and forum relating to its six aims stated in its Constitution.
SIWIMA looks forward to working with PacWIMA, other Pacific WIMA, SPC and IMO in empowering more women in the maritime sector in the Pacific Region as well as other Regions.
Ms. Angellah Kingmele-Anisi - Member & In-Country Manager, Scope Global PTY LTD.
Constitution, Work Plan & Forms
Ms. Joy Kassy Paine - Vice President & Operations Manager, Mwata Shipping & Boat Building.
Ms. Rachel Kosalu Bare-Anita - Communications Officer & Principal Marine Officer / Manager Environment Protection (Ag), (SIMSA) .