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.
  • Ensure that the ISA Secretariat reaches gender parity including at the most senior levels (P5 and above) by the end of 2021.

  • Enhance the role of women in marine scientific research through focused capacity-building initiatives such as the contractor training programme, the Endowment Fund, internships and the implementation of ISA’s Voluntary Commitments to support the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.