EnhancE sustainable utilization, development and management of two transboundary river basin fisheries in IGAD region.

PROGRESS:
 

10 %

ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • Project Coordinator and Accountant recruited in July 2020.

  • Socio-economic baseline study for the 2 transboundary basins by Kenya, Ethiopia and South Sudan planned in collaboration with the national fisheries administrations.

  • Recruitment of a Fisheries Management Specialist 

DURATION:

August 2020 - August 2023

BUDGET:

967,215 euros

IMPLEMENTER:

Inter-Governmental  Authority on Development (IGAD)     

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EXPECTED OUTPUTS:

  • Finalize, adopt and establish basin-wide fisheries co-management system for each of the two basins with the needed “collaboration and communication arrangements” among key stakeholders for sustainable fisheries exploitation, equitable access to fisheries resources, and efficient fisheries utilization.

  • Capacity building and integrated data base establishment that will address climate smart, gender responsive, socioeconomically equitable, and ecologically sustainable fisheries development and management for each of the two basins.

ACTIVITIES:

  • Support the establishment and implementation of fisheries co-management system

  • Promote and support bilateral cooperation for sustainable management of  shared fisheries resources in each of the two basins

  • Socio economic assessment and support to gender inclusivity and integration of local knowledge in fisheries management

  • Capacity building of fisheries stakeholders

  • Monitoring and evaluation of planned activities.

  • Support to cross border fisheries management for the respective basins through establishment of platforms

  • Facilitate the interoperability of systems and exchange of fisheries data across the two basins

  • Improve fisheries assessment, data collection and data management in support of more evidence based Basin-wide fisheries policies and management measures

  • Support to climate change smart fisheries

  • Support capacity building for bilaterally harmonised Enforcement, Compliance and Prosecution procedures in the fisheries sector.

ABOUT US

The inland and marine coastal fisheries resources of the EA-SA-IO region represent a natural wealth of about € 50 billion. E€OFISH strives to ensure the sustainable management of these assets by putting in place policies to handle them effectively,  by protecting them and by promoting good fishing practices.

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