Technical Report of the Consultative Workshop on Operationalization of the Revised African Fisheries Reform Mechanism (AFRM)
Gitonga K., Nancy
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A virtual stakeholder consultative workshop on operationalizing the revised AFRM convened by the African Union-InterAfrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) in collaboration with the Africa Union Development Agency (AUDA)-NEPAD was held on the 11-12 August 2021. The Workshop was organized through Phase Two of the Fisheries Governance Project (FishGov 2) supported by the European Union (EU).
DescriptionThe consultative workshop, held virtually, was attended by 45 registered participants, including all the key stakeholders: representatives of AU Member States (Malawi, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal, Kenya, Tunisia, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Chad, Eswatini); Regional Economic Communities (UMA, COMESA); Regional Fisheries Bodies (LVFO, COREP, COMHAFAT, FCWC); Representative of the AU Centres of Excellence in fisheries and aquaculture (Academie Regionale des Sciences et Techniques de la Mer (ARSTM), Rhodes University, Limbe Nautical Arts and Fisheries Institute), National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO), Central Laboratory for Aquaculture Research); Independent Experts (Dr Ruby Asmah, Prof Paul Onyango, Prof Mafa Hara, Georges MbaAsseko, Mr Edward Kimakwa, Kwame Mfodwo, Prof Gamal El Naggar; Prof Gamal Hussein Zaza); Development and Technical Partners (EU, IOC); Regional Platform of Non-State Actors (SANSAFA, EARFISH); Women Organization (AWFISHNET); Regional Fisheries Projects (ECOFISH, PESCAO/ECOWAS)