Technical meeting and training on the Aquaculture Network for Africa (ANAF) website: data collection and dissemination tools, held in Jinja, Uganda, from 22–25 November 2011.

FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report. No. 1010

Technical meeting and training on the Aquaculture Network for Africa (ANAF) website: data collection and dissemination tools
Jinja, Uganda, 22–25 November 2011






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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
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ABSTRACT

FAO. 2013.
Technical meeting and training on the Aquaculture Network for Africa (ANAF) website: data collection and dissemination tools. Jinja, Uganda, 22–25 November 2011.
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report. No. 1010. Rome, FAO. 58 pp.

The technical meeting and training on the "Aquaculture Network for Africa (ANAF) Web site: data collection and dissemination tools" was held at the Paradise Hotel in Jinja, Uganda, from 22 to 25 November 2011 and it was attended by 16 participants including representatives from 9 ANAF member countries, one representative from SARNISSA, one from NEPAD, two from LVFO and four from FAO, Rome. Its objectives were to: (i) discuss ways of strengthening collaboration between ANAF and regional networks such as SARNISSA and others; (ii) train ANAF National Focal Points (NFP) and the IT consultant of the LVFO (temporarily in charge of the ANAF Web site) on the ANAF web site maintenance and operation; (iii) provide hands-on training on spatial tools for collecting, managing and disseminating national aquaculture statistics; and (iv) discuss major data or information gaps for assessing and monitoring the aquaculture sector performance in sub-Saharan Africa. Participants contributed directly by giving a short presentation at the meeting and taking part in the structured discussions. The meeting concluded with the identification of follow-up activities: (i) use SARNISSA as the online forum for the ANAF Web site and create a first level of integration between the two information systems on a common mailing list to be used for the dissemination of aquaculture information in the region; (ii) the NFPs to upload a minimum set of data and information for the ANAF Web site before its official launching on the Internet; (iii) the NFPs to collect data on aquaculture sites at the national scale to be used for the preparation of NASO maps for each country; and (iv) NFPs will review the information needed to fill the gaps for the assessment of the national aquaculture sector performance and they will prioritize the minimum set of data/information to be collected. In the end, the participants discussed and prepared a detailed work plan for ANAF related activities for 2012 particularly, it was decided to concentrate the work and discussions of the next ANAF annual meeting on the ANAF-Intergovernmental Organization (IGO) NACA-like transformation process.


Table of Contents

ACRONYMS

INTRODUCTION

BACKGROUND

ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA AND ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE MEETING

ACTIVITIES

 

Upgrading the ANAF Content Management System (Typo3) and training of the Regional Centre staff

 

Technical training on the ANAF Web site

 

Spatial information and training

 

Monitoring the aquaculture sector performance in Africa

 

Interaction between ANAF and other regional information systems

ANAF WORK PLAN 2012

CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

APPENDIXES

A.

AGENDA

B.

LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

C.

SELECTED PHOTOS FROM THE MEETING

D.

TERMS OF REFERENCE OF NFPs AND REGIONAL CENTRE STAFF

E.

DRAFT ANAF USER MANUAL

F.

ANAF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION STRATEGY

G.

DRAFT FLYER

H.

ANAF PRESS RELEASE

I.

NASO MAPS SUBMISSION FORM

J.

NASO MAPS USER MANUAL

K.

REPORT OF THE ANAF ANNUAL MEETING (MOMBASA, KENYA)


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