18 Oct Building Capacity to Enable Local Fishermen to Meet International Sustainable Seafood Guidelines

3_mdpi_factech_photo-by-nyoman-suardana 1_mdpi_factech_photo-by-silvianita-timotius-copyLast October 18, CTC conducted a one-day course on facilitation techniques for 30 field fisheries officer and site managers of the Yayasan Masyarakat dan Perikanan Indonesia (MDPI), an NGO working on sustainable fisheries issues based in Bali. The training focused on enhancing the participants’ skills in facilitating community discussions and negotiating conflicts related to the implementation of a fisheries certification program that will enable local fishermen to meet international standards on sustainable seafood and fair trade.

The training course was divided into key themes on self confidence and competency; awareness on socio-cultural issues in community; mapping key stakeholders; facilitating community discussions through role play; and tips and tricks in working with coastal communities. This short course was designed specifically for MDPI to provide foundation in facilitation skills. MDPI staff will also join CTC for comprehensive training in the field as part of a mentoring mechanism. (Photos courtesy of Silvianita Timotius and Nyoman Suardana)

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