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WEBINAR: Blue finance – a red herring for coastal women – myths, gaps, and challenges in starting a small business?

THURSDAY 26th August 2021  from 13:00 SAST/CAT

PLAAS invites you to a webinar titled ‘Blue finance – a red herring for coastal women – myths, gaps, and challenges in starting a small business?’

The speakers include:

  • Rosie Sisola coastal woman from Lambertsbaai
  • Porsche Sebonka Coastal woman entrepreneur from Struisbaai
  • Tracey Lee Dennis (PLAAS, PhD student)
  • Ingrid Jones – Publisher, TV and Radio presenter

The webinar will be moderated by Professor Moenieba Isaacs from the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) at the University of the Western Cape.

Coastal communities are becoming increasingly poor and more vulnerable and women are often overlooked, ignored and excluded from the blue economy development agenda. The promises of jobs, capacity development and skills, and development funding all seem to elude coastal women as the focus is on large-scale aquaculture, adventure and elite tourism, energy, oil, gas and mining, and sustainability through Marine Protected Areas.

This webinar will unpack the myths, gaps and challenges facing coastal women in the blue economy and will explore the following questions:

  • What are the myths, gaps and challenges for coastal women to access blue finance?
  • What can we learn from the struggles of fisher women for fishing rights?
  • Why are women ignored, overlooked and excluded when starting small enterprises?
  • What are the challenges in organising coastal women?
  • What is design thinking and how do we apply it to coastal women?

Tune in on Thursday 26 August 2021 at:

  • 13:00 South African Standard Time (SAST)/Central African Time (CAT)
  • 12:00 West African Time (WAT)
  • 11:00 Greenwich Meridian Time (GMT) (Ghana)
  • 14:00 East African Time (EAT) (Tanzania)

Register for the webinar here: