International collective in support of fishwokers (ICSF) in partnership with Technical Services for Community Development (TESCOD), Ghana had organized an International Workshop titled “IYAFA -Celebrating Sustainable and Equitable Small-scale Fisheries: Africa” from 15 to 18 February 2023 at Accra, Ghana. The Africa workshop was the third in the series of four regional workshops planned by ICSF in connection with the proclamation of 2022 as the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture (IYAFA) by the United Nations. The workshop revolved around discussions on the SSF Guidelines implementation and monitoring and specifically focused on the themes of tenure rights, social development and gender and women in fisheries. The workshop had a diverse group of 50 participants from CSOs, CBOs and FWOs from 16 participating countries namely- Tunisia, Mauritania, Senegal, The Gambia, Sierra Leone, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Djibouti and Seychelles. The discussions of four day workshop resulted in the formulation of a ‘The African regional action plan: Women and gender in fisheries’ and the ‘ The IYAFA Africa statement’.
For more details, please visit: https://www.icsf.net/resources/africa-workshop-iyafa-2023/