Background and Justification

In each year TD has conducted several regional training courses, that are a channel to transfer activities outcomes and technology which are found out or developed by SEAFDEC to its member countries, therefore the participants will come home with knowledge about “how they learn and how they do in SEAFDEC/TD, Thailand”. However continuously, in every year SEAFDEC/TD has requested to conduct some tailor made courses and study tour programs that are a direct follow-up of its advisory activities with and for, organizations in this region.  Such courses/programs are referred to as tailor-made courses/programs because they are set up at the request and need of the organizations, with this they can be enormous benefit in developing the capabilities of the workforce, training doesn’t come cheaply. Training needs to be for the right people, it needs to be the right type/design of training and it needs to be at the right time. Due to this the participants background, work responsibilities, objectives and expectation to be able to do at the end of the training course/program will be used for the course designing, it is tailored to the specific training needs of the requesting organization's staff. The tailor-made training courses and study tour programs which are conducted by TD emphasize learning by doing, observing. This is an approach that relies heavily on the participants' active involvement. An important part of learning by doing and seeing are that lecturers act more often as facilitators than as teachers in the traditional sense. The course will not focus on the theory but more dealing with practical application.

 

Objectives

This project goal is to continue in giving support to the interested of SEAFDEC member countries and others for strengthening the capability of the training partners’ target participants which will be directly meet to their own specific need and required of the technical areas in related to the fisheries.  Moreover, the specific objectives of the project are as following:

  1. Wide range of tailor-made training courses in the field of fisheries and other relevance aspects will be continued to support by TD.
  2. Training facilities of TD will be fully utilized and made use for member countries and the region.

               

Achievements of  2015 the Project Implementation 

1. Study Tour Visit for Marine Fisheries Association Members (Anchovy), Pangkor Island, Perak Malaysia to Thailand, there were 11 fishers and 2 officers from Malaysia participated in the program. (6 days(12-17 January 2015))

2. Study Visit to Sectors Concern on Fisheries in Thailand (in collaboration with Kagoshima University). There were 5 University student and 1 University resource person participate in the program. (8 days (14-21 February 2015))

3. The Short-term Training Course for University Students on Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management" (Batch-58). The training course was conducted at SEAFDEC/TD, there were 40 students from seven difference Universities attended in the training course. (11 days (2-12 June 2015))

4. Training Course on Essential Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management Batch-1, the course was conducted in collaboration with Thai-DOF. There were 25 DOF-Thailand officers who work in the Southern part of Thailand participated in this training course; the course was conducted in Songkla province (6 days (22-27 June 2015))

5. Training Course on Essential Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management Batch-2, the course was conducted in collaboration with Thai-DOF. There were 25 DOF-Thailand officers who work in the Central and Eastern parts of Thailand participated in this training course; the course was conducted in Rayong province (6 days (6-11 July 2015))

6. A long-term training course on fishing operation for Tinsulanonda Fisheries College. This training course is conducted under the collaboration between TD and the Office of Vocational Education Commission. The training is a part to support the country in producing seamen and navigators for fisheries industrials of Thailand. There were 15 students attending on this training course for this batch. (4 months, from 30 September 2015 to 12 Feb. 2016)