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The Workshop which was organised by the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) Secretariat in collaboration with the Caribbean Network of Fisherfolk Organisation (CNFO) with support from the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA), brought together stakeholders from the fisheries sector as well as the media to deepen their understanding of the “blue growth concept” on 20 – 21 November 2014, in St. Georges, Grenada.

 

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

CARIBBEAN REGIONAL FISHERIES MECHANISM (CRFM) SECRETARIAT, is recruiting a consultant to perform in the capacity of a Knowledge Platform Facilitator, for the CRFM/CTA Caribbean Fisheries Knowledge Platform Project.

 

Duration and Time Allotment

 

The assignment shall be conducted during the period 1 April 2014 to 31 July 2014. The assignment will require a total of sixty (60) person days.

Duty station

Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) Secretariat, Belize City, Belize, although, travel to the Caribean region will be required as part of the duties/responsibilities.

Duties and and Responsibilities

The Facilitator will develop institutional capacities of participating discussants from fisherfolk organisations, the CRFM and other stakeholders, at the regional, national and community levels. He/She will:

  1. Build organizational capacity to host debates and discussions online using existing systems;
  2. Ensure that targeted users make effective use of email/web exchange systems to discuss ARD issues;
  3. Put in place an integrated platform for knowledge exchange;
  4. Deliver a technical platform that will host: (a) online repository that will comprise key documents regularly updated and (b) moderated e-mail exchanges and alerts. The selected platform will be part of the CTA’s and partners’ online resources; integrated with existing material and promoted;
  5. Submit consultancy reports as per the Terms of Reference for this assignment.

 

Required Skills and Experience

  • At least a Bachelors degree in Mass Communications or the equivalent
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Publisher, etc) and other business computer applications.
  • Working knowledge of modern forms of remote collaborative communication systems (teleconferencing, video conference, Dgroups, Skype, GoTo Meetings, Webinars, etc.).
  • Accurate, meticulous and results/performance oriented.
  • Proven skills and experience in Information and Communications Technology (ICT).
  • Five or more years experience at the regional and national levels in the Caribbean.
  • Proven facilitation skills / knowledge are also required.
  • Proven teaching experience would be an asset
  • Project management experience would be an asset

Emoluments

An attractive compensation will be offered. Interested applicants should submit written applications, providing full details of qualifications, skills and experience no later than Friday, 14th March 2014.

Applications should be addressed to Executive Director, CRFM Secretariat, Princess Margaret Drive, P.O. Box 642, Belize City. Belize, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or faxed to 501-223-4446

 

For more details regarding the post, please visit our website at www.crfm.int. or call 501-223-4443

 

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

CARIBBEAN REGIONAL FISHERIES MECHANISM (CRFM) SECRETARIAT, is recruiting a Consultant to perform in the capacity of a Knowledge Platform Content Specialist, for the CRFM/CTA Caribbean Fisheries Knowledge Platform Project.

Duty station

Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) Secretariat, Belize City, Belize, although, travel to the Caribean region will be required as part of the duties/responsibilities.

Duration and Time Allotment

 

The assignment shall be conducted during the period 1 April 2014 to 31 July 2014. The assignment will require a total of sixty (60) person days.

Duties and and Responsibilities

The Content Specialist will support the development of institutional capacities of participating discussants from fisherfolk organisations, the CRFM and other stakeholders, at the regional, national and community levels. He/she will:

  1. Develop structured systems of key reference information to facilitate availability online;
  2. Train targeted users to make effective use of email/web exchange systems to discuss ARD issues;
  3. Assist selected organisations in making effective use of social media to support their communities of practice;
  4. Deliver relevant documents, news and events relevant for the community to engage in the discussions and able to encourage their participation; and
  5. Deliver requisite support for making effective use of face to face events online, through the use of available web tools in combination with the electronic discussion platform.
  6. Submit consultancy reports as per the Terms of Reference for this assignment.

Required Skills and Experience

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Information and Communications Technology or the equivalent
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Publisher, etc) and other business computer applications.
  • Working knowledge of modern forms of remote collaborative communication systems (teleconferencing, video conference, Dgroups, Skype, GoTo Meetings, Webinars, etc.).
  • Accurate, meticulous and results/performance oriented.
  • Proven library skills.
  • Proven skills and experience in knowledge and information management.
  • Five or more years experience at the regional and national levels in the Caribbean.
  • Proven teaching and facilitation experience would be assets

 

Emoluments

An attractive compensation will be offered. Interested applicants should submit written applications, providing full details of qualifications, skills and experience no later than Friday, 14th March 2014.

Applications should be addressed to Executive Director, CRFM Secretariat, Princess Margaret Drive, P.O. Box 642, Belize City. Belize, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or faxed to 501-223-4446

 

For more details regarding the post, please visit our website at www.crfm.int. or call 501-223-4443

 

Monday, 13 January 2014 15:20

CTA Project Outputs

 

Date

Author

 

Title

   2013  CRFM  

Report of the CRFM/ CNFO/ CTA Workshop on Regional Fisheries Policies, 7-8 October 2013, Guyana - CRFM Technical and Advisory Document No. 2013/ 7

ISBN#: 978-976-8165-76-3
 

2013

CRFM

 

CNFO Advocacy Strategy and Plan 2013

 

2013

CRFM

 

Role of Fish and Seafood in food and nutrition security - Policy Brief #3

 

2013

CRFM

 

Castries Declaration - Getting Fisherfolk Onboard - Policy Brief #1

 

2013

CRFM

 

Implementing CARICOM`s CFP - Increasing Benefits - Policy Brief #2

 

2013

CRFM

 

Illegal Unreported and Unregualted Fishing - the Caribbean Context - Issues paper #3

 

2013

CRFM

 

Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries, Climate Change Adaptation, and DRM - Issues Paper # 2

 

2013

CRFM

 

Adoptation and Implemention of  CARICOM‘s Common Fisheries Policy - Issue Paper #1

 

2013

CRFM

 

Final CRFM-CTA Consultation Report 25 - 28 February 2013 Guyana

 

2013

CRFM

 

Caribbean Network of Fisherfolk Organizations Website Refinement

 

2013

CRFM

 

E-Consultation on the Implementation and Mainstreaming of Regional Fisheries Policies into Small-Scale Fisheries Governance Arrangements in the Caribbean

 

2013

CRFM

 

Consultancy on Media Work and Advocancy Campaigns on Fisherfolks' Position on Critical Issues Concerning Implementation of Regional Fisheries Policies in the Caribbean

   2013  CRFM  

Advocacy Strategy and Plan on Fisherfolk’s Positions on Critical Issues concerning the Implementation of Regional Fisheries Policies in the Caribbean

 

ISBN: 978-976-8165-75-6
   2013  CRFM  

Report of the CRFM/CNFO/CTA Consultation on the Implementation and Mainstreaming of Regional Fisheries Policies into Small-Scale Fisheries Governance arrangements in the Caribbean - CRFM Technical Advisory Document No. 2013/2

ISBN: 978-976-8165-72-5

   2009  CRFM  

Updated Directory of Fisheries Stakeholders in the Caribbean. CRFM Technical & Advisory Document, No. 2009 / 1

ISBN# 978-976-8165-29-9

   2008  CRFM  

Workbook for the CRFM / CTA Training Workshop on Management, Communication and Advocacy for Fisher Folk Organisations in CARIFORUM. CRFM Technical & Advisory Document, No. 2008 / 2, Suppl. 1

ISBN# 978-976-8165-31-2

   2008  CRFM  

Report of the CRFM / CTA Training Workshop on Management Communication and Advocacy for Fisherfolk Organizations. CRFM Technical & Advisory Document, No. 2008 / 2

ISBN# 978-976-8165-27-5

   2008  CRFM  

Directory of Fisheries Stakeholders in the Caribbean. CRFM Technical & Advisory Document, 2008 / 1

ISBN# 978-976-8165-16-9

   2007  CRFM  

Fisher Folk Organizations in the Caribbean: Briefing Note on Networking for Success. CRFM Technical & Advisory Document, No. 2007 / 2

ISBN# 978-976-8165-09-1

   2007  CRFM  

Report of the CTA / CRFM Training of Trainers Workshop for Fisheries Extensions Officers to Enhance their skills to provide better information, advisory and training services to Primary and National Fisher Folk Organizations, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. CRFM Technical & Advisory Document, No. 2007 / 1

ISBN# 978-976-8165-08-4

   2004  CRFM  

CTA/ CRFM/ CARDI Regional Workshop Report on Findings of Organizational Needs Assessment of Caribbean Fisher Folk Organization

       

 

       

 

         
         
       

 

         
         
         
         
         
       

 

         
         
         
         
         

E-CONSULTATION ON THE IMPLEMENTATION AND MAINSTREAMING OF REGIONAL FISHERIES POLICIES INTO SMALL-SCALE FISHERIES GOVERNANCE ARRANGEMENTS IN THE CARIBBEAN

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Monday, 09 December 2013 14:00

Project Description

CTA and the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) have been working together in support of the dynamic process initiated by fisherfolk group to create a Caribbean Regional Network of Fisherfolk Organisations (CNFO). 

The purpose of the project is to continue the engagement of fisherfolk organizations with policy processes and decision-makers for the implementation of key regional fisheries policies facilitated.

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the development of a sustainable and profitable industry, the improvement of the quality of fisherfolk lives and nutrition in the CRFM/CARIFORUM Region.

Expected results

(i)                  Common understanding, positions and proposals of fisherfolk organizations on key issues regarding the implementation of major regional policies and initiatives developed, advocated for and taken into consideration

(ii)                Stakeholders and the general public made aware and sentitized to fisherfolks concerns and views on major regional fisheries policies and their implementation.

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 E-Consultation: Seize the opportunity and contribute to the mainstreaming of regional fisheries policies into small-scale fisheries governance arrangements in the Caribbean!

Context

As the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) enters the final stages of preparatory work for the coming into force of aCommon Fisheries Policy(CCCFP), the Regional Network of Fisherfolk Organisations (CNFO), together with the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and supported by the Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Coordination (CTA) has developed this moderated e-consultation to capture additional views and share information among fisherfolks and stakeholders in order to inform advocacy work.

In order to be in a better position to make informed contributions on issues and policy positions relevant to the implementation of regional fisheries policies, you are invited to examine and comment on the following key documents:

·        The Draft Agreement Establishing the Caribbean Community Common Fisheries Policy [Download PDFhere] and

·        The Castries Declaration on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing[Download PDFhere]

However, you are being consulted onyour viewson how best to enhance the contribution of small-scale fisheries to food and nutrition security in the region, and improving livelihood opportunities for fisherfolk and fishing communities that are dependent on the fisheries resources.

How to participate

To access the e-Consultation Forum, visit the website here. You should note that this forum is for discussion purposes only, is strictly informal, and intended to be thought-provoking, with the sole intention of generating wide-ranging debate.

The forum is not an official document of the CRFM Secretariat, CNFO or CTA, and you are entirely free to contribute to this process unofficially and in your personal capacity, if you so desire.

The e-Consultation Forum is a mixture of
questionnaire, website comments, and e-mail. You are welcome to contribute by registering at the e-Consultation Forum.

We would like to address the following areas during this e-consultation: 

Topic 1:
Taking into account the policy documents enclosed and the issues they raise, how can the various stakeholders (i.e. CARICOM member states, local communities, fisherfolk organisations, private sector, etc.) best contribute to the policy’s implementation? 

Topic 2:
How would the policy impact on the following key policy areas:
- Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries
- Food and Nutrition Security
- Disaster Risk Management

- Adaptation to Climate Change


We warmly encourage you to forward this message to your networks and invite them to contribute also.

The e-consultation will run for ten days from 4 November 2013 to 14 November 2013. Once you are registered, you may post your comments online in the e-Consultation Forum
here. You can also participate bydirect email to the Forum.

Please note that responses are not automatically shared but go to the moderator for compilation. The Forum is governed by ourhouse rules.

We look forward to receiving your contributions. Thank you for your participation!


Julius Gittens
e-Consultation Moderator

 

Published in Press release

The Objective of the workshop is to develop policy recommendations to be presented  by a CNFO representative at the Meeting of The Alliance for Sustainable Development of Agriculture and the Rural Milieu in the Wider Caribbean.

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Across the Caribbean, the fisheries sector employs over 182,000 persons, directly or indirectly. Whereas commercial fisheries play a key role in helping to secure foreign exchange earnings in the region, small-scale fisheries is far more dominant in supplying badly needed jobs, as well as ensuring food security and good nutrition across states.

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