Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center/Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD)

SEAFDEC TWG OF USAID OCEANS JOINS CTI-CFF PPP PREPARATION MEETING

Two SEAFDEC Training Department (TD) staff who are Oceans-SEAFDEC Technical Coordinator and Technical Working Group (TWG) for Public Private Partnership (PPP) for USAID Oceans participated in the CTI-CFF Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Preparation: Expert-Consultation Meeting on PPP Design and Arrangement from 4 to 5 April 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia which organized by Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries, and Food Security (CTI-CFF). There were 46 participants from six Coral Triangle (CT) Countries, namely: Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Island, and Timor-Leste) through relevant international organization such as USAID/ RDMA, USAID Indonesia, DOI, GIZ, WorldFish Center, JICA, LPMUKP, USAID Oceans and Fisheries Partnership and SEAFDEC participated in this Meeting. The Meeting was aimed at designing and exchanging views among relevant CT governments and development sectors on any possible PPP proposals and arrangement for sustainable fisheries sectors. It included the development of accountable fisheries information systems such as Catch Documentation and Traceability of seafood products in to the value chain being required by international markets. In addition, this activity was a preparatory meeting for the CTI-CFF PPP on sustainable fisheries management among related stakeholders/parties. The meeting was intended to discuss appropriate and suitable PPP arrangement including necessary steps and actions to ensure suitable and best PPP arrangement for appropriate infrastructure and technology investment from point of catch through post-harvest sectors to support sustainable fisheries in CT member countries. The representative from SEAFDEC/TD presented under the subject of “PPP opportunities for small-scale fisheries-building infrastructure for fisheries information.” The introduction of “Regional Fishing Vessels Record (RFVR)” and “Electronic Asian Catch Documentation Scheme (eACDS)” was also presented at the Meeting. At the end, the Meeting came up with better understanding and active participation of the CT member countries to consider suitable and best PPP design and arrangement that meet the needs of each countries in clearly defined public services and infrastructure of fisheries sectors, and to prepare a generic PPP Task Force to guide the development of PPP arrangement.


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