Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum)

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Ms. Nicole Franz

Organization: FAO
Country: Italy
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Small-scale fisheries

Nicole Franz is a development economist with 18 years of experience in intergovernmental organizations. She holds a Master in International Cooperation and Project Design from University La Sapienza, Rome and a Master in Economic and Cultural Cooperation and Human Rights in the Mediterranean Region. From 2003 to 2008 she was a consultant for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). In 2009-10 she was Fishery Planning Analyst at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, focusing on fisheries certification. Since 2011 she works for the FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Division where she coordinates the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines) with a focus on inclusive policy processes and stakeholder empowerment. Since 2021 she leads the Equitable Livelihoods team. 

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    • Dear contributors,

      We take this opportunity to sincerely thank all those who have already contributed to the consultation on the 10th anniversary of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines). We really appreciate you have taken the time to share your experiences and recommendations. 

      We received 42 insightful and sharp contributions, representing different stakeholder groups, including from civil society, research and government. These inputs will allow FAO and others to improve efforts to implement the SSF Guidelines, as your contributions and insights are fundamental to ensuring further legitimacy, quality, and the incorporation of diverse forms of knowledge and expertise in the implementation process. 

      The information will also inform a special session at the next FAO Committee on Fisheries in July 2024, which will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the SSF Guidelines and is expected to strengthen the will mark the global, regional and national policy convergence process on this theme.

      Nicole Franz and Mele Tauati, Fishery Officers from the FAO’s Equitable Livelihoods Team, co-facilitators of this call

    • Good morning! 

      Thanks to all of you who shared your thoughts! 

      But we want to hear more - so please continue sharing and invite your peers, colleagues, partners to contribute!


      Have a wonderful week



    • Welcome to this call for submission! 

      We really look forwards to receiving all your contributions that will be extremely valuable inputs for FAO's future work in support of securing sustainable small-scale fisheries, in the context of Blue Transformation.

      Bienvenue à cet appel à propositions !

      Nous attendons avec impatience de recevoir toutes vos contributions, qui seront extrêmement précieuses pour les futurs travaux de la FAO visant à garantir la pérennité de la pêche artisanale, dans le contexte de la Transformation bleue.

      ¡Bienvenidos a esta solicitud de contributiones! Realmente esperamos recibir todas sus contribuciones, que serán aportaciones extremadamente valiosas para el trabajo futuro de la FAO en apoyo de garantizar la pesca sostenible en pequeña escala, en el contexto de la Transformación Azul.