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Regional Workshop for Support the Livelihood and Well-being of Small-scale Fishers in ASEAN

The virtual “Regional Workshop on Effective Practice for Supporting the Livelihood and Well-being of Small-scale Fishers (SSF) in Southeast Asia” was organized by the SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) from 27 to 28 October 2021 via zoom platform. The Workshop objectives are enabling the participants to understand options for effective practices in supporting and improving livelihood of the SSF, reviewing of approaches to facilitate microfinance services for small-scale fishers, and providing recommendations for supporting the livelihood and well-being of small-scale fishers. There were 40 participants from ASEAN Member States (AMSs) who are fisheries officers responsible for small-scale fisheries development and have experience on livelihood support program(s) for fishing communities, experts from various institutions/academes who have experience and are involved in microfinance schemes, and SEAFDEC staff participated in this Workshop. In the end, the participants are expected to obtain awareness and better understanding on effective practices that could contribute to improved livelihood and resilience of small-scale fishers in the fishing communities, as well as on options for livelihood diversification and development of microfinance services for the fishers.

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