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New card game teaches the SSF Guidelines – test run at fisheries governance course

10/12/2019 - 13/12/2019 Wageningen, the Netherlands

Last week, 20 course participants working with fisheries in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Somalia, Sudan and Tanzania became the first to try a new card game that teaches the SSF Guidelines. The game, developed in collaboration with the Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation (a part of Wageningen University and Research), uses themes, short texts and illustrations to teach about the content of the SSF Guidelines. It will be made available through FAO during 2020.

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This time, the game was played as an introduction to a two-an-a-half day long session on the SSF Guidelines in a course on Resilient Fisheries Governance. The course taught how fisheries governance is needed to tackle climate change and ensure food, nutrition and livelihood security. It gave insights into governance processes and offered practical ways to reduce vulnerability and help various stakeholders build resilient fisheries communities. In this, the SSF Guidelines were a key part of the possible solutions suggested.

Learning about the SSF Guidelines and the recommendations in them was a much-appreciated part of the course. Apart from playing the card game, the participants discussed and presented parts of the SSF Guidelines to each other. They also listened to a presentation about the SSF Guidelines by visiting facilitators from FAO, and then incorporated the guidelines into practical case-work in the course.

Read more here about the Resilient Fisheries Governance course.