Michael W. Lodge
Permanent Observer, Secretary-General, International Seabed Authority
Michael W. Lodge

ISA has a clear vision of women from developing States playing a central role in marine scientific research. Together, we must build the capacity of women and girls towards sustainable, inclusive and equitable economic growth to deliver, a sustainable future for all.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I support the IGC gender-based violence pledge.

Personal Commitments

Ensure that the ISA Secretariat maintains gender parity including at the most senior levels (P5 and above) and engage all efforts to promote gender equality and leadership of women in the development and implementation of international law of the sea.
Advance women’s empowerment and leadership in marine scientific research and particularly in deep-sea research with a focus on designing and implementing tailored activities and programmes aimed at addressing the specific challenges faced by women scientists from developing States including least-developed countries, landlocked developing countries and small island States.