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Call for abstracts: Workshop on community based aquaculture in the western Indian Ocean: challenges faced and lessons learned

27th August 2013, LondonWIOMSA, Blue Ventures and the University of Dar-es-Salaam will hold a three-day workshop in Zanzibar, Tanzania from 9 - 11th December 2013, to improve understanding of progress in community based aquaculture (CBA) initiatives in the western Indian Ocean (WIO)

IMGP7855 1The main goal of the workshop is to provide a platform for scientists, technical experts, social entrepreneurs and community leaders engaged in community-based aquaculture projects in the region to share experiences, discuss the main opportunities and challenges faced, outline lessons learned and formulate recommendations on best practice.

Over the last 20 years CBA activities in the WIO have flourished, resulting in a dynamic and diverse field, bringing together communities, businesses, research institutions and NGOs in a range of commercial and non-profit orientated aquaculture endeavours.

Despite this expansion, very little is known about the impacts these programmes have had either socioeconomically or environmentally.

This workshop aims to address this critical need for improved information sharing, providing a unique opportunity for practitioners to come together ot discuss successful models suitable for broader replication, promotion of CBA activities, networking prospects, and recognising regional challenges.

Call for participation
We are inviting 20 stakeholders from across the WIO region to participate in this workshop. Applicants must be involved in developing a CBA programme within a WIO coastal state.

We invite applicants to submit abstracts on one (or more) of the following workshop themes:
- Experiences, challenges and lessons learned: environmental, technical and governance aspects of CBA projects
- Impacts: ecological and socio-economic impacts of CBA programmes
- Business aspects: analysis of business models and investment approaches to CBA in the WIO

The abstract must not exceed 300 words and should contain the following information: abstract title; full name, affiliation and contact address of corresponding author; full name and affiliation of co-authors.

Abstracts should be submitted electronically in .doc or .pdf format, using a size 12 font and double spacing.

The submission deadline is September 15th, 2013. Successful applicants will be notified by September 27th.

For information about the selection process and to download the full announcement by WIOMSA please click here

Contact:
Dr Mebrahtu Ateweberhan
Senior Technical Advisor

Blue Ventures Conservation
39-41 North Road
London, N7 9DP
United Kingdom

Tel: +44-207-697-8598
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