The workshop concluded with a strong statement that governments, NGOs, fishermen's associations/communities, CONSRN partners and donors should work together to improve the livelihoods of the affected people.
The workshop adopted the following recommendations:
At the regional level the CONSRN Secretariat should:
Publish and disseminate the Regional Strategic Framework document (including the vision, guiding principles, generic strategies) and a Draft of the Programme based on priority activities provided by the workshop. [Drafts to be distributed to all workshop participants for comment].
Assist in the coordination of rehabilitation efforts by collating and sharing of information through a range of communication media.
and all CONSRN partners should:
Continue to develop agency programmes for rehabilitation that will include joint programme activities at the regional, subregional and country levels, where appropriate.
Explore funding modalities, particularly for a joint fund, such as the establishment of a CONSRN fund that enables the partners to access resources in order to undertake some of the activities related above.
Participate in, and disseminate information from, the APRACA regional workshop on rural finance (14-18 March 2005).
At the country level CONSRN partners should:
Assist in detailed livelihoods and environmental assessments of impacts as input into needs assessments.
Provide support for the development of policy, national strategies and action plans that incorporate the outcomes of the workshop.
Conduct subregional and/or national level consultations involving local stakeholders to refine national level action plans [by June 2005].
Provide technical advice on the rehabilitation process, especially in integrated coastal planning and management.
Develop projects to provide country specific support as requested by the country.
Assist countries to promote sound management of the fishery and aquaculture sectors based on non-destructive gears and practices, good governance and institutional support to reduce fishing capacity in the coastal region to a level commensurate with the productivity of the resources.
Promote activities related to the development/establishment of early warning systems, community disaster preparedness, safety at sea and minimum standards for construction of vessels.