PhD Candidate and Research Assistant
WMU-Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute
Renis Auma Ojwala is a PhD student at World Maritime University (WMU). She is under the “Empowering Women for the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development” Programme funded by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO). Her research topic focuses on “Evaluating Gender Equality in Ocean Science for Sustainable Development in Kenya.” Renis received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Aquatic Science from Egerton University in 2014. She later obtained a Master of Science Degree in Limnology and Wetland Management, a Joint International Master of Science Programme from BOKU University in Vienna Austria, Egerton University in Kenya and UNESCO-IHE (Currently, IHE-Delft) in Netherlands in 2017. Renis is passionate about gender equality and women’s empowerment in Ocean science and fisheries research related fields. She has worked with various institutions such Egerton University, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Kenya), Victory Fish Farms and National Museum of Kenya.