FAO Workshop: Towards creating an enabling environment for securing sustainable small-scale fisheries. 


The Food and Agriculture Organisations of the United Nations (FAO) invited the Hub’s Director, Prof Elisa Morgera, to attend a workshop organised under the FAO project Creating an Enabling Environment for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries (GCP/GLO/965/SWE) that will be held on 14–16 November 2023 in Rome, Italy. 

This project was designed to contribute to food and nutrition security and poverty eradication through the application of the principles and provisions of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines) in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The project covers both marine and inland small-scale fisheries and is present in ten countries: Cabo Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Madagascar, Namibia, Senegal, Tanzania, Myanmar, Philippines, Costa Rica and Oman.  

The workshop will bring together partners at the national and sub-national, regional, and global levels who work under the project with a view to enhancing collaboration and learning amongst project stakeholders such as Coastal Fisheries Initiative (CFI) West Africa, the Nairobi Convention and the South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission (SWIOFC) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency to mention a few. The workshop will also be an opportunity to discuss lessons learnt, challenges and good practices in order to enhance knowledge exchange across regions (Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Asia). The Hub has been collaborating closely with the FAO to enhance the recognition and protection of small-scale fishers’ human rights.  

Photo: Eric Nathan

Related SDGs:

  • Zero hunger
  • Reduced inequality
  • Life below water