Morocco receives prize of UNESCO for gender approach in fisheries Sciences

Morocco received Tuesday a price of the Organization of the United Nations Educational, scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in recognition of the efforts to promote the gender approach in the fisheries Sciences.

The award was presented by UNESCO's Director Irina Bokova and was on behalf of Morocco by Aziz Akhannouch (Minister for agriculture, rural development and maritime fishing, water and forest management) received at a ceremony which was organized by the UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission on the sidelines of the UN Conference on oceans.

On this occasion Akhannouch said that he was "honored" to receive this award for the Kingdom of Morocco, "recognises that Morocco's efforts to strengthen the fisheries and oceanic Sciences". An award in the category gender approach "We welcome especially since gender equality in the research sectors not sufficiently valued and that can not continue", said the Minister. He said that in Morocco, women 33% of the people who are active in oceanographic and fisheries research, "a growing number of from year to year".

The female component in scientific research is "fundamental", told Aziz Akhannouch to the press, "we can only be proud of this perception, but also on the prospects that the position of women in research and the presence in the further strengthen world of the oceans ".

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