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Report of the FAO/NEPAD Workshop on Climate Change, Disasters and Crises in the Fisheries and Aquaculture Sector in Southern and Eastern Africa, Maputo, Mozambique, 22-24 April 2013 / Rapport de l'Atelier FAO/NEPAD sur le changement climatique, les catastrophes et les crises dans le secteur des pêches et de l’aquaculture en Afrique australe et orientale, Maputo, Mozambique, 22-24 avril 2013










FAO. 2014. Report of the FAO/NEPAD Workshop on Climate Change, Disasters and Crises in the Fisheries and Aquaculture Sector in Southern and Eastern Africa, Maputo, Mozambique, 22 to 24 April 2013. Rapport de l'Atelier FAO/NEPAD sur le changement climatique, les catastrophes et les crises dans le secteur des pêches et de l’aquaculture en Afrique australe et orientale, Maputo, Mozambique, 22-24 avril 2013. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report/FAO Rapport sur les pêches et l’aquaculture No. 1055. Rome. 86 pp.


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    Report of the FAO/NEPAD workshop on climate change, disasters and crises in the fisheries and aquaculture sector in West and Central Africa Accra, Ghana, 1-2 November 2012 / Rapport de l'atelier FAO/NEPAD sur le changement climatique, les catastrophes et les crises dans le secteur des pêches et de l’aquaculture en Afrique occidentale et centrale, Accra, Ghana, 1-2 novembre 2012. 2014
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    The purpose of the regional workshop on climate change, disasters and crises in the fisheries and aquaculture sector in West and Central Africa was to contribute to a process that is currently underway to determine the gaps in adaptation and disaster risk management strategies, policies and activities that aim to assist fishers, fish farmers, fish workers and the communities they live in to improve their resilience to the impacts of disasters and climate change, and to identify areas to address these gaps based on the experience of the participants. The workshop was the first of two; the second will focus on Southern and Eastern Africa. Together they form part of the consultative process of Component C of the NEPAD-FAO Fish Programme (NFFP). The workshop addressed three main questions in respect to the fisheries and aquaculture sector and the impacts of disasters and climate change: (i) what are the impacts on and the vulnerabilities of the sector, (ii) how has the sector adapted and w hat can we learn from this, and (iii) what else can be done (and how) to reduce vulnerability and strengthen resilience? The workshop recommended adaptation actions at local, national and regional levels based on practical experiences and examples of actions that have worked or not in the past. The workshop outputs will be used to complement the mapping and gap-analysis paper towards a work plan for Component C of the NEPAD-FAO Fish Programme (NFFP).The combined findings of this workshop, the forthcoming workshop for Southern and Eastern Africa and the mapping and gap analysis will be well placed to feed into the pan African process of elaborating a comprehensive fisheries reform strategy and ensuring that climate change and disaster impacts are addressed for the fisheries and aquaculture sector.
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    Report of the Africa Regional Consultative Meeting on Securing sustainable small-scale fisheries: bringing together responsible fisheries and social development, Maputo, Mozambique, 12-14 October 2010. / Rapport de l’atelier consultatif régional africain sur les pêches artisanales pour une pêche artisanale durable: associer la pêche responsable au développement social, Maputo, Mozambique, 12-14 octobre 2010. 2011
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    The African workshop was one of three regional consultative workshops carried out as a follow-up to the 2009 inception workshop of the FAO Extra-Budgetary Programme on Fisheries and Aquaculture for Poverty Alleviation and Food Security. The workshops built on the outcomes of the Global Conference on Small-Scale Fisheries held in Bangkok in October 2008 and referred to the recommendations made by the 26th Session of the FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI) in March 2009 with regard to the potential development of an international instrument and programme for small-scale fisheries. The purpose of the workshops was to provide guidance on the scope and contents of such an international small-scale fisheries instrument and on the possible priorities and implementation modalities for a global assistance programme. It was organised around plenary presentations on key subjects and working group discussions. The workshop agreed that an international instrument on small-scale fisheries and a rela ted programme would be important tools for securing sustainable small-scale fisheries. It recommended that a small-scale fisheries international instrument and assistance programme should be informed by human rights principles and existing instruments relevant to good governance and sustainable development, comprise the ecosystem approach to fisheries (EAF) as a guiding principle for resource management and development and incorporate Disaster Risk Management (DRM) and Climate Change Adaption (C CA) as an integral part considering that DRM is a continuum process, before, during and after a disaster. The workshop recognised the value and worldwide acceptance of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries and strongly felt that a small-scale fisheries instrument should be closely aligned to the Code. The instrument should build on what already exists and use a similar language to the Code. In developing the instrument, reference should be made not only to States but also to other sta keholders, recognizing the shared responsibility with regard to resource sustainability and livelihood security. Local, national and regional ownership should be ensured. Implementation aspects should be considered already at the design stage, including the need for technical guidance and supportive mechanisms. Results monitoring should be based on well-defined impact indicators and be an integral part of the implementation modalities.
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    Gap analysis of national and regional fisheries and aquaculture priorities and initiatives in Western and Central Africa in respect to climate change and disasters
    FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Circular No. 1094
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    African fishers and fish farmers are particularly vulnerable to disasters and climate change impacts. The objective of the study was to identify regional and national gaps and opportunities to reduce the vulnerability of the sector to impacts from climate change and increase the resilience of fisheries and aquaculture livelihoods to disasters. The identification of gaps and opportunities were made through a combination of a survey, website searches and reviews of documents – including policies a nd strategies – that contain fisheries/aquaculture and climate change adaptation (CCA)/disaster risk management (DRM) aspects. Identified national and regional priorities were compared to actions in place and thus gaps were identified. A total of 23 countries, 16 of which are least developed countries (LDCs), were considered for Western and Central Africa. A regional workshop on climate change, disasters and crises in the fisheries and aquaculture sector in Western and Central Africa was held in Accra, Ghana on 1–2 November 2012 to provide input into the gap analysis process and provide recommendations for addressing climate change adaptation and disaster risk management in fisheries and aquaculture. Overall, 27 gaps or recommendations were identified. These are presented in Chapter 4, with reference to their source and in respect to the four areas of adaptation and disaster risk management action, namely: strengthened governance to address disasters and climate change impacts affectin g fisheries and aquaculture; addressing and reducing underlying risks through prevention and adaptation measures; managing effective response and improving preparedness for disasters and climate change; and  improved early warning systems and availability of information. These gaps and recommendations provide specific and general suggestions for those considering supporting the development of actions in the area of fisheries/aquaculture and CCA/DRM in Western and Central Africa. The findings w ill also be used to inform advice for the formulation of the Policy Framework and Reform Strategy for Fisheries and Aquaculture in Africa.

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