FAO Fisheries Report No. 745 FAO FISHERIES REPORT NO. 745
FIPL/R745 (EN)

ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON FISHERIES RESEARCH

Report of the

First Session of the Working Party on Human Capacity Development in Fisheries

Rome, 19-22 April 2004

   
FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Rome, 2004
   
 
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FAO/Advisory Committee on Fisheries Research.
Report of the first session of the Working Party on Human Capacity Development in
Fisheries. Rome, 19-22 April 2004.
FAO Fisheries Report. No. 745. Rome, FAO. 2004. 36p.

ABSTRACT

The Working Party on Human Capacity Development in Fisheries of the Advisory Committee on Fisheries Research (ACFR) held its First Session in Rome, Italy, from 19 to 22 April 2004. The Working Party agreed on a vision statement and a definition for human capacity development. It further reviewed current emerging needs for improvements of human capacity based on novel emerging concepts in international fisheries and on lessons learnt from past human capacity development initiatives, and provided a guide to prioritization of these needs in any given situation. The Working Party elaborated a strategic framework on the subject consisting, inter alia, of eight key strategies and appropriate related actions as well as potential delivery mechanisms. The Working Party stressed that the strategic framework was not intended only for FAO but for use by all stakeholders. It further suggested that pending progress in the adoption of the strategic framework by the governing bodies of FAO, the Fisheries Department should lay great emphasis in human capacity development in its work and define five specific areas where the FAO Fisheries Department could play key facilitating role in human capacity development in the fisheries sector.



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PREPARATION OF THIS DOCUMENT

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE

ORGANIZATION OF THE WORKING PARTY

OUTCOMES OF THE MEETING

Vision Statement
Definition of human capacity development
Identification of current and emerging needs in human capacity development
Past and current approaches for human capacity development
Lessons learned
Defining “successful” human capacity development
Strategic Framework for Human Capacity Development in Fisheries

OUTPUTS OF THE MEETING

Recommendations and main conclusions
Future related activities for FAO

ADOPTION OF THE REPORT

APPENDIX A - AGENDA

APPENDIX B - LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

APPENDIX C - LIST OF DOCUMENTS

APPENDIX D - OPENING STATEMENT BY MR ICHIRO NOMURA ASSISTANT DIRECTOR-GENERAL, FAO FISHERIES DEPARTMENT

APPENDIX E - HUMAN CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

APPENDIX F - THE THREE LINKED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL GROUPINGS

APPENDIX G - DRAFT STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK FOR HUMAN CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT IN FISHERIES

Preparation of this document
Introduction
Nature and scope
Vision, goal and objectives of the strategic framework
Guiding principles
Key strategies and required actions
Promotion and implementation mechanisms
Appendix A. The four levels of capacity development
Appendix B.The key knowledge and skill groupings of capacity development for fisheries

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