Fisheries play a vital role in economies and contributes to food security and nutrition, but fish stocks are under threat globally due to ineffective management and poor conservation. Strengthened governance in the fisheries sector with involvement of the public, civil society and private sector is required to reduce pressure on the fish stocks and the aquatic habitat. In this course, you will gain insights and skills in governance processes involving stakeholders. You will boost your skills to help stakeholders learn together in building resilient fisheries communities.
What will you learn?
Upon completion of the course you will:
- Know the potential of fisheries for food and nutrition security and challenges undermining this;
- Understand the concepts of food security and fisheries governance and the importance of stakeholder engagement;
- Explore the possibilities, and pre-conditions of good (enough) governance;
- Be able to apply participatory methodologies and tools to develop a pathway of change for a virtual fisheries case;
- Explore institutional and policy arrangements needed to mainstream food security into fisheries governance.
Course programme in more detail
Fisheries plays a vital role in global, national and rural economies and contributes to food security and nutrition. Fish is highly nutritious and serves worldwide as a valuable supplement in diets lacking essential proteins, vitamins and minerals. The primary threats undermining the food and nutrition security potential of fisheries results from ineffective management coupled with poor conservation of habitats.
EUR 4,600.00 - This covers the tuition of the course. Since this course is online, there are no costs for accommodation, insurance or travel.
Deadline on June 22nd 2021 (early bird the 15th of June 2021) for Orange Knowledge Programme scholarships.
How to register
For who is this course?
Applicants should have an academic degree (BSc or equivalent) in a discipline relevant to fisheries management and governance. At least three years of relevant professional experience in for example fisheries management or research, fisheries extension & training, development of coastal or inland fisheries communities or dealing with aquatic resource use issues. Proficiency in English are required.
To register, please fill in this form
he Application Procedure
- Register for the course of your interest by clicking the ‘apply’ button on the webpage of this course. A registration form will open;
- Fill in the required fields of the registration form. Please note to write your date of birth without a zero (e.g. 1-5-1980 instead of 01-05-1980);
- Before you submit, check your details on the final page of the registration form;
- After submitting, you will receive a confirmation email. Make sure to directly click on the link in the email to confirm your registration. Without your confirmation, your registration cannot be processed;
- If you apply as an OKP or MSP-scholarship candidate, you will receive a registration letter for the scholarship at the beginning of the scholarship cycle.
- If you apply as a self-funded participant: we will forward your request for acceptance to the course leader. This can take some time as it depends on the coordinators' schedule (1-3 weeks);
- If you’re accepted into the course programme, we’ll send you an admission letter by e-mail;
- You receive all required travel documents from us after you are selected for the scholarship (OKP/MSP-scholarship candidates) or when we’ve received your payment (self-funded participant).
Technology Requirements Online Learning
Minimum technical and software requirements for online learning courses are:
- Stable internet connection: required to access the online learning platform and assignments (at least 3G mobile network).
- Hardware requirement: acces to a laptop, smartphone, tablet or a personal computer with webcam and microphone.