European Fisheries Development Advisory Network meeting 2016

Date: 6-7 June 2016

Venue: ADF, 5 rue Rolland Barthes, Paris, FRANCE

Contact: François HENRY

Email: henryf@afd.fr


Tentative Agenda & Presentations

Day 1 - Monday 6 June

13.30 Welcome coffee

14.00 - 14.15 Introduction by the Operations Directorate (Laurence Breton-Moyet, Director)

14.15 - 14.45 The place of natural resources in AFD activities (Jean- Luc François, manager of the department ARB, -Agriculture, Rural development and Biodiversity-)

14.45 - 15.00 Follow up of last year EFDAN meeting (Isabelle Viallon, UE)

15.00 – 18.00 Exchange of views on recent developments:

  • IUU Fishing issues (EU Eduarda.Duarte de Sousa in coordination with NORAD, Brit R Ø Fisknes and Mark Prein)
  • Outcomes of the resumed UNFSA Review Conference (Gunilla Tegelskär Greig, Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management)
  • Negotiations on ABNJ (Serge Segura, Ambassador for Oceans, Foreign office, France)

16.00 Coffee break

18h00 Cocktail (provided by AFD)


Day 2 - Tuesday 7 June

9.00 - 9.15 Welcome coffee

9.15 - 11.00  Donor coordination

  • Brief presentation of the AFD fishing portfolio (Francois Henry, AFD)
  • Update on new programmes
  • Identification of possible synergies
  • By countries:  South East Asia,  i.e. Myanmar, Indonesia, Cambodia, Pakistan, Africa and Indian Ocean : West Africa, Madagascar, Maurice, Seychelles, …
  • By Issues: IUU fishing, traceability, working conditions in the fisheries sector, RFMO as counterparts, aquaculture (in Myanmar, cofinancing EU GIZ)

11.00 - 11.15 Coffee break

11.15 – 12.30 Discussions on Aquaculture

12.30 - 14.00 Lunch break (provided by AFD)

14.00 – 16.00 Discussion on Aquaculture (following)

16.00 - 16.15 Coffee break

16.15 - 16.30 Next steps for EFDAN

16.30 - 17.00 Conclusion (Operations Directorate and ARB department, people tbd)

17.00 Convivial drink (provided by AFD)


Additional event

Wednesday 8 June – PROFISH Steering Committee

08:00 – coffee

08:30 – Review of projects undertaken over the last 18 months

10:00 – coffee

10:30 – Proposals for projects over the coming 12 months

12:00 – Lunch

13:30 – PROFISH internal review and planning:

  1. External Review: results and response;
  2. Do we need a new Strategic Plan?
  3. Roles and Responsibilities – how do we select and supervise projects?

15:00 – coffee

15:30 - PROFISH internal review and planning (continued):

  1. Blue Economy: what does it have to do with PROFISH?
  2. Budget Situation and Funding

17:00 - close


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