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Case study part 3: Zambezi Region

Implementing the SSF Guidelines in small-scale fishing communities in three regions of Namibia: Oshana, Zambezi and ||Karas regions









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    Case study part 1: Oshana region
    Implementing the SSF Guidelines in small-scale fishing communities in three regions of Namibia (Oshana, Zambezi and ||Karas regions)
    2024
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    As the world marks a decade since the creation of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries (SSF Guidelines), Namibia stands out for its proactive implementation of these guidelines. This publication highlights Namibia's dedication to sustainable development in small-scale fisheries, recognizing their crucial role in socio-economic livelihoods, food security, and economic resilience. Through a case study focusing on the Oshana region, the publication sheds light on the socio-economic conditions of small-scale fishers. Insights gleaned from this study contribute to Namibia's National Plan of Action for Small-Scale Fisheries (NPOA-SSF), launched in June 2022. Aligned with the SSF Guidelines, the NPOA-SSF aims to uplift livelihoods, empower fishers, and strengthen the small-scale fisheries value chain, reflecting Namibia's commitment to sustainable development in the sector.
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    Case study part 2: //Karas region
    Implementing the SSF Guidelines in small-scale fishing communities in three regions of Namibia: Oshana, Zambezi and ||Karas regions
    2024
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    In celebration of a decade since the inception of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries (SSF Guidelines), Namibia's progressive implementation of these guidelines is highlighted in this publication. Focusing on the //Karas region, it highlights insights from a case study on small-scale fishers' socio-economic conditions. Aligned with Namibia's National Plan of Action for Small-Scale Fisheries (NPOA-SSF), launched in 2022, the study reflects the country's dedication to uplifting livelihoods, enhancing food security, and bolstering economic resilience in the sector. Through strategic initiatives, Namibia aims to empower fishers, create employment opportunities, and strengthen the small-scale fisheries value chain, demonstrating its unwavering commitment to sustainable development in the sector.
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    Evaluation of the project "Creating an enabling environment for securing sustainable small-scale fisheries
    Project code: GCP/GLO/965/SWE
    2023
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    It was found that the SIDA-SSF project was robustly designed, relevant and responsive to needs and emerging opportunities to further the implementation of the SSF Guidelines. Most notable achievements include greater awareness of the SSF Guidelines at all levels, the preparation of National Plans of Action for SSF (NPOA-SSF) in selected countries, the operationalization of the Advisory and Regional Advisory Groups under the SSF Global Strategic Framework (SSF-GSF), the Illuminating Hidden Harvests (IHH) study and the celebration of the International Year for Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture (IYAFA) 2022. The elaboration of a monitoring system for the implementation of the SSF Guidelines has progressed. The project has influence in building the capacity of SSF organizations and actors to represent the interests of small-scale fishers and fishworkers at national level and in international fora. Partnerships are a cornerstone of project implementation and enabling to move the SSF agenda forward. Recommendations include actions to be taken by the SIDA-SSF project Core Team and FAO. They emphasize approaches and priorities, thematic areas, collaborations and partnerships, social inclusion and targeting, project administration and oversight, learning and knowledge sharing, and finally the place of SSF in “blue” narratives and initiatives as areas to build on the project results and achieve sustainability and long-term impact.

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