Responsible Fishing Practices for Sustainable Fisheries

Launch of the Joanna Toole GloLitter Partnerships Grant


The GloLitter Partnerships Project, funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) and led by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is pleased to announce the launch of the Joanna Toole GloLitter Partnerships Grant. The Grant is managed by Ocean Conservancy on behalf of the GloLitter Partnerships Project, in close partnership with IMO and FAO.   

The Joanna Toole GloLitter Grant was created in recognition of the late Joanna Toole, who was tragically killed when Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed en route to Nairobi on 10 March 2019. Joanna was a rising star in the environmental community, fighting against the impacts of ghost gear around the globe in her roles as an FAO fisheries project manager and co-founder of the Global Ghost Gear Initiative® (GGGI).

The Joanna Toole GloLitter Grant will provide financial support to selected women-led projects/initiatives in developing countries working to address marine plastic litter and ALDFG in the fishing sector.

For more information about the Grant important dates and contacts, eligibility and limitations and the proposal evaluation process, click here.