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NEW resource guide "Assessing Fisheries in a New Era"

The Oceans and Fisheries Partnership (USAID Oceans) working in partnership with the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) has just launched a new resource, Assessing fisheries in a New Era: Extended Guidance for Rapid Appraisals of Fisheries Management Systems (RAFMS)

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The Capacity Building on Gender Sensitivity and Responsiveness: National Marine Resources and Fisheries Gender Roadmap Workshop were organized from 26 to 27 March 2019 in Jakarta, Indonesia by USAID Oceans Fisheries Partnership project in cooperation with the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries. The workshop aims to capacity building on gender sensitivities and responsiveness through review of gender perspective in marine and fisheries roadmap in Bitung which is the project site for implementation of USAID Ocean Fisheries Partnership project. In the Workshop, Technical Working Group (TWG) on Human welfare of SEAFDEC also presented lessons learned from gender analysis tools in marine resources and fisheries: SEAFDEC Gender studies in coastal fisheries in Southeast Asia

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The Capacity Development Training Workshop on Gender Analysis for Fisheries Management and Development in Mekong Region was organized from 12 to 14 March 2019 in Vientiane Province, Lao PDR with supported by USAID Oceans Fisheries partnership project. The Workshop was requested by the Department of Livestock and Fisheries (DLF), aims to increase their understanding of gender mainstreaming at the organizational level, which includes integrating gender into the policy, structure and culture of the organization. The workshop was participated by the Technical Working Group (TWG) on Human Welfare for Gender and Labor from four (4) Mekong regions which are Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Viet Nam, including 15 DLF staff.

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The SEAFDEC Training Department (TD) organized “The Training Course on Basic Principle of Fishing Gear” from 13 to 22 March 2019 at TD office, Samut Prakan, Thailand, aims to capacity building on basic principle of fishing gear through the fishing situation in Thailand. There were 23 participants who are fisheries officers from the Department of Fisheries (DOF) of Thailand attended in this training course. The training consists of three (3) parts, namely: as lecture, practice and study trip which focused on relevant to basic principle of fishing gear subjects.  At the end, all participants are expected to understand and develop their skill and experience to make and repair the fishing gear and able to apply and utilize in their job. 

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Newly launched toolkit supports the integration of gender into sustainable coastal resource management in Asia

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC), in collaboration with Mangroves for the Future (MFF) and Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), recently launched a Gender Analysis Toolkit (GAT) on March 8, 2019, to improve gender integration and mainstreaming in coastal resource management programmes in South and Southeast Asia.

The toolkit aims to help coastal and fisheries management practitioners, such as programme officers and technical advisors from development and environmental agencies, develop baseline knowledge around gender dimensions related to coastal and natural resources use, livelihoods development and ecosystems management.

This knowledge can help identify gender gaps and advance gender-integrated and gender responsive planning for improved resilience of coastal ecosystems and the communities that depend on them.

The toolkit also provides direction around key instruments, concepts and themes for qualitative gender analysis in coastal ecosystem-dependent communities.

The toolkit is an iterative development process meant to be revisited and revised to reflect new circumstances and emergent learning at different stages and from sites where the analysis is conducted.

The GAT is one of the main outputs of a SEAFDEC-MFE-SEI regional gender study, funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). The study explored gender patterns in coastal and marine resources management, with the aim of improving overall understanding about the state of women and men in environmental decision-making. The study also identified the main challenges preventing equitable opportunities for men and women in the coastal fisheries and coastal resource management sectors.

The study, along with a resulting synthesis report contributes to strengthening our collective understanding and commitment towards achieving gender equality as a core part of coastal and marine resource management and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular SDG 5 and SDG 14.

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