The SEAFDEC in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) implemented the Project “Gender Dimension in the Value Chain of Small-scale Fisheries and Aquaculture in Southeast Asia” from January 2020 to June 2022. One of the project activities is conducting Regional Workshop on Gender Dimension in the Value Chain of Small-scale Fisheries and Aquaculture in Southeast Asia to disseminate the result of the project to SEAFDEC Member Countries for promoting gender integration in small scale fisheries. Hence the virtual workshop was organized on 30 May 2022. There were 72 participants (48 females and 24 males) from SEAFDEC Member Countries namely Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam through SEAFDEC Department and other organizations such as FAO, USAID/SUFIA, Fisheries refugia project attended in this workshop. The project results follow: 1) the report Gender Dimension in the Value Chain of Small-scale Fisheries and Aquaculture in Southeast Asia (case study 4 countries: Lao PDR, Myanmar, Philippines, and Thailand), 2) an infographic on the daily life of women and men in Small-scale Aquaculture and fisheries, 3) video to promote gender in fisheries, and 4) training modules on gender mainstreaming in fisheries to improve and strengthen the gender dimension in selected small-scale fisheries and aquaculture value chain in Southeast Asia were presented in the workshop.
Online Training on Preparation and Installation of the eACDS Application to Server for Brunei Darussalam
The SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) organized “Online Training on Preparation and Installation of the eACDS Application to Server” from 26 to 27 May 2022 for Brunei Darussalam via Zoom platform. The Training aims to strengthen and enhance understanding on preparation and installation of eACDS application to server through transferring of eACDS application as a prototype for traceability of fish and fishery product to the country. There were four technical staff on server (2 females and 2 males) who attended this Training. This Training is an activity under the project “Strengthening Regional Cooperation and Enhancing National Capacities to Eliminate IUU Fishing in Southeast Asia”
The electronic ASEAN Catch Documentation Scheme (eACDS) is software for enhancing the traceability of fish and fishery products from fishing to plate which was developed by SEAFDEC and implemented in participating countries as required.
Tailor-made Online Training Course on Fish Handling Technique Onboard Fishing Vessel
The SEAFDEC Training Department (TD) in collaboration with INFOFISH organized a tailor-made “Online Training Course on Fish Handling Technique Onboard Fishing Vessel” from 10 to 12 May 2022. There were 42 participants (22 male and 20 female) from INFOFISH Member Countries who participated in this online training. The training course aims to transfer appropriate knowledge of hygienic environmental/user-friendly fish handling tools through simple techniques that could be applied to maintain the quality of the catch products. In addition, views and ideas on practical skills and concepts related to the reduction of post-harvest losses in fisheries, including fish handling techniques, ice storage, preservation techniques, and transportation of fishery products were exchanged and discussed during the online training course. In this regard, the resource persons who are experts in the mentioned subjects, namely Dr. Jirapa Hinsui from the Faculty of Fisheries, Kasetsart University including Dr. Walai Kleechaya and Mr. Pawared Inthuserdha from the Department of Fisheries were invited for this course.
INFOFISH is an Intergovernmental Organization providing marketing information and technical advisory services to the fishery industry of the Asia-Pacific region and beyond from its headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Twelve countries are currently members of INFOFISH which are Bangladesh, Cambodia, Fiji, Iran, Malaysia, Maldives, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.
SEAFDEC/TD Organize Lead EAFM Training for Inland Fisheries
The SEAFDEC Training Department (TD) in collaboration with the Department of Fisheries Thailand organized a short “Training course on Lead Ecosystem approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM) for Inland Fisheries” on 25 May 2022. There were 34 participants (19 male and 15 female) from DOF Thailand and SEAFDEC/TD. The Training course is organized via face to face and online by Zoom platform. The Training course aims to 1) improved understanding of the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM) at different levels of government and across sectors and 2) understand the need for developing capacity and taking steps towards the implementation of an EAFM.
SEAFDEC/TD Develop the Training Modules on Gender Mainstreaming for Small-scale Fisheries
The SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) organized “The Writeshop on Developing Training Modules of Gender Mainstreaming in Small-scale Fisheries” from 4 to 6 May 2022 at Training Department, Samut Prakan Thailand. There were eight (8) participants (6 females and 2 males) from SEAFDEC Secretariat, SEAFDEC/TD and a student from Prince of Songkla University attending this Writeshop. The experts from Prince of Songkla University (Hat Yai Campus and Phuket Campus), and Chaing Mai University were invited as resource persons. This writeshop aimed to prepare and develop the training module on gender mainstreaming in the value chain of small-scale fisheries. After the Writeshop, two training modules as 1) training module on gender awareness and gender mainstreaming in fisheries and 2) training module on gender analysis for gender integration in small-scale fisheries were developed which will support SEAFDEC and Member Countries on gender integration in their fisheries development project or research.