Virtual Conference of Ocean Governance for Sustainability: Action Insights and Foreshadowing Challenges

On Thursday-Friday, 19–20 November, 2020, The European COST Action “Ocean Governance for Sustainability – Challenges, Options and the Role of Science” (CA15217) gathered from for the final and virtual “Conference on Ocean Governance: Action insights and foreshadowing challenges.”

World Economic Forum (WEF) Seminar: Advancing Equitable Livelihoods

The “Advancing Equitable Livelihoods” session will be part of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) “Bold Action for Food as Force for Good” to mobilize multi-stakeholder action in pursuit of Action Track 4 to accelerate the sustainable development agenda.

Date: Monday, 23 November 2020

Time: 21:45-23:00 (UTC+8)

Instructions to register for the event via the World Economic Forum Toplink Mobile App:

Annual Report 2019

The 2019 Annual Report outlines WorldFish's achievements in quality science and innovations to shed light on, improve, and advocate for the role of aquatic food systems in the global food systems transformation. Through research outcome stories and impact numbers the report highlights efforts to improve aquatic foods’ vital contribution to healthier and sustainable diets, shared prosperity, and improved human and environmental health.

 

Fisheries co-management in hilsa shad sanctuaries of Bangladesh: Early experiences and implementation challenges

National fish hilsa was declining in Bangladesh. The government of Bangladesh took several measures like the establishment of sanctuaries, bans on catching of brood hilsa and its offspring jatka, and reduced the illegal gears. USAID/ECOFISH-Bangladesh project joints hand with the coastal fishing communities and stakeholders by establishing an adaptive fisheries co-management in hilsa shad sanctuaries as one of the key strategies to revitalize the once-degraded stock of hilsa shad in the Padma-Meghna riverine-coastal habitats.

Aquaculture: Increasing income, diversifying diets, and empowering women in Bangladesh

The project Aquaculture: Increasing Income, Diversifying Diets, and Empowering Women in Bangladesh and Nigeria” funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. The 50-month long project aims to improve the sustainable livelihoods through economic improvement, nutrition enhancement and empowerment of women for a large number of smallholder farmers and other stakeholders linked to the aquaculture value chains in the North West of Bangladesh.

Assessment of the local service provider model in Bangladesh

The LSP model has gained some popularity in Bangladesh in recent years and has been implemented by several projects. This assessment focuses on the LSP models implemented by Aquaculture for Income and Nutrition (AIN) and Improving Food Security and Livelihoods (IFSL), specifically. This study intended to (1) describe how the models were implemented, (2) what the outcomes were, and (3) what could be done in the future to use the LSP model for scaling, especially for improving the involvement of women as LSPs.

Assessment of the local service provider model in Bangladesh

The LSP model has gained some popularity in Bangladesh in recent years and has been implemented by several projects. This assessment focuses on the LSP models implemented by Aquaculture for Income and Nutrition (AIN) and Improving Food Security and Livelihoods (IFSL), specifically. This study intended to (1) describe how the models were implemented, (2) what the outcomes were, and (3) what could be done in the future to use the LSP model for scaling, especially for improving the involvement of women as LSPs.

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