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Training modules in ecosystem approach to fisheries, climate change and communication for fisherfolk in the Caribbean

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The ACP Fish II Programme undertook a project to develop the capacity of fisherfolk leaders and organisation members of the Caribbean Network of Fisherfolk Organisations (CNFO) to participate in fisheries policy and other discussions on mainstreaming of the ecosystem approach to fisheries (EAF) and climate change into small - scale fisheries at the national and regional levels .

This target ed members from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago .

The Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) was contracted to conduct a needs assessment and conduct training of the fisherfolk.

These training modules serve as the comprehensive record of the training which may be used in future by the participants at national level as part of advocacy campaigns and raising a wareness. The training modulesĀ  are designed to be used by the workshop participants to share basic information about EAF and climate change with others.

The training objectives, and objectives of these modules, are to:

1.Build awareness of climate change impacts on fisheries and potential adaptation actions

2. Build awareness of EAF and the role of fisherfolk

3. Build skills to communicate and develop relationships for advocacy, policy influence as part of governance

4. Build capacity of participants to act as trainers and in turn build capacities of their member FFOs including through developing an action plan for participants to implement workshop recommendations

5. Facilitate strategic visioning of CNFO members