A sharing session exploring the partnership between IFAD and WorldFish on small-scale aquaculture innovations to build community resilience, create employment opportunities and increase nutritional impacts.
Date: Thursday, 15 December 2022
Time: 14:00-15:30 (CET/Rome, Italy time) 15:00-16:30 (EET/Cairo, Egypt time)
Small-scale aquaculture (SSA) plays a paramount role in global fish supply and provides vital supplements to the livelihoods of millions, by enhancing the food and nutrition security and incomes of rural households. SSF employs more than 90 percent of the world’s capture fishers and fish workers and has been estimated to total approximately 140 million in 2014, about half of whom are women.
In line with this, IFAD and WorldFish have forged a fruitful partnership to build resilience and accelerate solutions to food security, and poverty reduction and to address the high-level impacts of climate change through two ongoing initiatives, 'Advancing Climate-Smart Aquaculture Technologies (ACliSAT)' and 'Promoting Sustainable Cage Aquaculture in West Africa (ProSCAWA).'
In conjunction with an IFAD delegation visit to WorldFish's office in Abbassa, Egypt, a hybrid sharing session will be held to discuss the experiences, results and good practices from ACliSAT, funded under IFAD’s regular grants program, and ProSCAWA, funded under the China-IFAD South-South and Triangular (SSTC) Facility. The dialogues and discussions will also involve participation from partners from Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Ghana and Nigeria.
Ahmed Nasr-Allah PhD, Country Director, WorldFish, Egypt
Minwyelet Mingist, PhD, Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia
Adonay Heruy, Ministry of Marine Resource, Eritrea
Ama Brandford-Arthur Senior Partnership Officer, IFAD
Yaw Vandyke, Managing Director, ProSCAWA Fish Hub, Ghana
Daniel Chukwuma, Chief Farmer, Orisha Farms Nigeria
Richard Abila, PhD, Senior Global Technical Specialist, Fisheries & Aquaculture, IFAD
Click here to find out more about the event agenda, the panel of speakers and the topics of discussion.
Click here to read the fact sheet on 'Advancing Climate-Smart Aquaculture Technologies (ACliSAT).'
Click here to read the fact sheet on 'Promoting Sustainable Cage Aquaculture in West Africa (ProSCAWA).'