by civil society prior to the FAO Global conference on small-scale fisheries.
The preparatory workshop, Which was organized by World Forum of Fisher Peoples (WFFP), The Sustainable Development Foundation (SDF), Southern Fisherfolk Federation (SFF), The International NGO/CSO Planning Committee (IPC) and the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF).
The obove organizations organized this Work shop with thse objectives.
- Discuss and arrive at acceptable positions on how to engage with the three main conference themes, namely securing sustainable resource use and access rights, securing post-harvest rights and securing human rights including social, economic and cultural rights;
- Decide on strategy for engaging with the conference, to ensure that fishworker/fishing community issues and perspectives are recognized in all deliberations and in the conference report;
- Provide a forum to discuss women in fisheries-related issues; and
Generate wider support for campaigns against the abuse of rights of small-scale fishworkers and coastal communities
10 representatives participated at this programme from Sri Lanka representingthe WFFP and NAFSO Sri Lanka.
The out come (Statement) of the civil soceity oriontation meeting and the WFFP statement at the FAO Global Conference on Small Scale Fisheries
Venue of the Programme.Grand Ayudhaya Hotel Bangkok
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