Addressing hunger and marine sustainability

By Margaret MacDonald

Margaret MacDonald
2018 Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholar from Canada
MSc Food Security and Small Scale Fisheries, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Margaret was inspired to apply for a Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship so she could develop her knowledge and research in an intercultural setting.

With her work focusing on how small-scale fisheries contribute to wider community food security, Margaret’s research at the University of Cape Town is directly contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals – specifically helping to ensure marine resources are used sustainably and that zero hunger becomes an ever more realistic goal.

I believe education in general is important, all people should have access to some form of education. For those people who are fortunate to go to a higher education institute… it’s very important for individuals to take advantage of this and help achieve something; whether it be for themselves, or whether it be for their community.

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Theme: Global challenges