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

Human Resource Development for Sustainable Fisheries
(Year : 2013-2019) 


1 Brief Project Description

Since 2013, TD has been conducted several regional training courses for member countries, especially under the task on sustainable fisheries development, in this stage of the middle age of the project, the project propose to do the follow up activities, this to ensure that member countries can make use of this HRD project through the gained knowledge and skills which is transferred through several regional training and national training courses that are support to member countries by the project.

The propose follow up activities will be carried out through the set of the intensive national capacity building at the pilot and learning site through the task in improving the income of fishers through the fisheries activities. These task can be carried out through the promotion to increase value of the total captured and culture fish, to develop high value fish species dealt, to develop processing methods in adding high value to the product and also to improve distributing channels of the capture and culture fish for the fishers.

There are several proposed pilot-learning sites from the regional E-EAFM and Fisheries Extension Methodologies training courses’ participants from each country during the way forwards sessions which is one of the activity in each training course which are conducted by TD in the year 2014 and 2015, in this year of 2016, the project have reviewed on the needed of each proposed pilot for learning site, in focusing to improve the income of fishers through the fisheries activities, so that the year of 2016 and 2017, the human capacity building for improvement of income of fishers through the fisheries activities as a part of fisheries extension work is proposed to be implemented at a pilot-learning sites in Myanmar, the result and lesson learned of this will be used to share for adaption for other member countries in the following years .

At the pilot-learning sites, the process will be mainly implemented by the key national officers. SEAFDEC will play role as only supporter through the national key officer’s capacity building program.

 

2 Background and Justification

In referring to the plan of action on Sustainable Fisheries for Food Security Towards 2020 which was adopted in ASEAN-SEAFDEC Conference Fish for the People 2020 “Adaptation to a Changing Environment” in Bangkok, Thailand during 13-17 June 2011 emphazises; Strengthen the capacity of fisheries communities and the capability of fisheries related organizations, NGOs and the private sector to better implement necessary actions towards enabling the communities and local organizations to increase resilience, improve livelihoods, alleviate poverty, adopt alternative livelihoods in support of achieving sustainable development, and encourage the participation of women and youth groups in the process; So that the key element of this HRD proposal is to continue in strengthen capability of fishery officers of the member countries to implement sustainable fisheries management and development through the application of the appropriate Monitoring Control and Surveillance (MCS) and the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAF) as well as to strengthen knowledge, skill and techniques of the fishery officers for the fisheries information improvement as the basement of monitoring resources utilization such throughout the region.

SEAFDEC TD took this challenge and has been conducted many training courses which focus for sustainable fisheries development. In this stage of mid-period of the project, TD would like to follow up and giving more specific support to each of the member country through in improving of income of fishers through the fisheries activities. Considering the importance of such follow-up and supporting activities, and to implement such activities more effectively and achieve better outcomes, SEAFDEC proposes to extend the project period for 2 years, until 2019.

3 Project Overall Objectives, Outcomes, Outputs, Indicators and Activities

3.1 Objectives, Outcome and Output of the Project

With the period of the 7 years of work under this project, it aims to build up and strengthen human capability especially fisheries officers of its member countries for sustainable fisheries development. There are several areas of training titles that the project already supported to the MCs such as the a) applicable of MCS activities for sustainable fisheries with taking consideration ecosystem approaches, b) the applicable cost effective fishery data collection, analysis and sharing systems and to c) ecosystem approaches to fisheries management and extension methodologies that aims to strengthen knowledge of the fishers of member countries on the importance of fisheries resource management for the sustainable fisheries through the use of training toolkits, promotion materials; posters, cartoon booklets, VCD and etc. However, with under the umbrella of sustainable fisheries development, not only the ecological, fishing activities and governance which need to be managed but as human is the key players in the sustainable fisheries development, so that the project try to focus more on the human well being aspect, especially to increase the fishers income through the adding value activities for their catches.

Objectives: strengthen knowledge and skills of the key national officers in dealing with the sustainable fisheries development in all aspects but focusing more on the human well being in improving their income through the adding value of the fishers’ catches with the applicable and suitable methods.

Output: 1. pilot-learning site (s) of sustainable fisheries development in focusing on the improvement of incomes of fishers through the responsible fisheries activities, 2. Team of skilled key national officers to work on the pilot-learning site (s) as fisheries extension officers in promoting the adding value of the capture or culture fish in the suitable ways and methods.

Outcome: Fishers in the pilot-learning site will be improved their income through the responsible fisheries

 

Objectives

Strengthen knowledge and skills of the key national officers in dealing with the sustainable fisheries development in all aspects but focusing more on the human well being in improving their income through the adding value of the fishers’ catches with the applicable and suitable methods

Outcomes

Fishers in the pilot-learning site will be improved their income through the responsible fisheries.

Outputs

1. pilot-learning site (s) of sustainable fisheries development in focusing on the improvement of incomes of fishers through the value adding of the fish caught from responsible fisheries activities,
2. Team of skilled key national officers to work on the pilot-learning site (s) as fisheries extension officers in promoting the adding value of the capture or culture fish in the suitable ways and methods

Activities

Specific and intensive human resource development and follow up activities on Sustainable Fisheries Management through the promotion of value adding methods for capture and culture fish in suitable and appropriate ways which targeting to improve the income of fishers through the responsible fishing activities.

3.2 Overall Scope/Description of Project

Activity

Regional Human Resource Development on sustainable fisheries development

Description

  • From 2013-2015, There are several regional training courses that have been conducted by SEAFDEC, these to full filled the needed from the MCs as well as to strengthen knowledge and skills of the fisheries officers in the MCs on sustainable fisheries management. However, under the umbrella of this task, SEAFDEC/TD conducted the training courses that list are as following:
    - Applicable MCS activities with taking consideration of Ecosystem Approaches for sustainable fisheries
    - Essential EAFM and Extension Methodologies (2 courses)

  • There were two participants from each country participated in each training course. In parallel with the regional training courses, SEAFDEC also supported MCs in conducting national training course which base on the need and request from MCs. The courses are conducted as tailor-made training program. Each of the training course program is designed base on the need and real situation of the country.

Activity

Intensive Human Resource Development on Sustainable Fisheries Management and Follow up activities

Description

In referring to the regional and national training courses that are conducted for MCs, in this stage TD will follow up on the applicable of the knowledge and skills that the ex-participants have gained from the project’s training courses. The selection of the pilot and learning sites for the follow up activities will be carried out through the reviewing process from the fisheries management plans that are proposed by the ex-participants from each country in each year, then step by step of the working process for improvement of income of fishers through the fisheries activities will be implemented by the ex-participants as the key players in each country, SEAFDEC/TD will play role as the supporter. The follow up activities will be carried out as specific and intensive HRD programs and activities in focusing on the improvement of income of fishers through the promotion of responsible fisheries and value adding methods for capture and culture fish in suitable and appropriate ways.

Activity

Production of promotion and training materials

Description

The promotion materials including lesson learned of the project activities have been producing and distributing to the related sectors.

Activity

Project evaluation

Description

At the last year period of the project (in 2019), the project evaluation will be carried out and the results/lesson learned from the project will be reported in the regional workshop, aside from that the topics on future training needed in the SEA will be also discussed as the HRD ways forwards.


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Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center/Training Department
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