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Civil Society Dialogues: civil society perspectives on small scale fisheries


OCP invites you to its fourth CSO dialogue this coming Friday 24 May from 1-2 pm in the Philippines Room (C277):

FAO has the pleasure of welcoming:


• Margaret Nakato, Executive Director of the World Forum of Fish Workers and Fish Harvesters (WFF);

• Chandrika Sharma, Executive Secretary of the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF); and

• Naseegh Jaffer, Co-chair of the World Forum of Fisher Peoples (WFFP).


Proposed agenda:
Moderator: Marcela Villarreal, Director of the Office of Communication, Partnerships and Advocacy

• Opening remarks
• Topics for discussion:

o Current key issues for small scale fisheries;
o CSO perspectives on the Technical Consultation on International Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries (SSF Guidelines); and
o Ways forward

The World Forum of Fish Harvesters and Fishworkers (WFF) is an international NGO that works to empower small scale fishers’ organizations to influence both national and international policies that affect their rights of access, use and control, and sustainability of the fisheries resources for improved livelihoods.

The International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) is an international NGO that works towards the establishment of equitable, gender-just, self-reliant and sustainable fisheries, particularly in the small-scale, artisanal sector.

World Forum of Fisher Peoples (WFFP) is an international organization that brings together small scale fisher organizations. Its aim is to protect, defend and strengthen the communities that depend on fisheries for their livelihood. WFFP represents the small scale, artisanal fishers’ interests at the international level.