15th - 16th August 2019
- The Eighth Session of Aquaculture Network for Africa (ANAF) meeting was organized by the African Union Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR). The meeting was organized in collaboration with Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the Government of Botswana.
- The meeting was held from the 15th to 16th August 2019 at Cresta President Hotel in Gaborone, Botswana.
- The major objective of the two-day meeting was to identify gaps and areas of intervention for enhancing role of women and youth in aquaculture enterprise development in Africa.
- The specific objectives were to:
- Review progress since its Seventh ANAF annual meeting and identify actions for follow-up.
- Share experiences on the status of aquaculture development among African Union Member States and of interventions to strengthen women and youth participation in aquaculture development
- Document specific gaps in existing plans and frameworks for enhancing role of women and youth in aquaculture
- Establish existing plans and institutional frameworks for enhancing role of women and youth in aquaculture enterprise development in AU member states
- Identify priority areas and develop 2-year action plans for promoting role of women and youth in aquaculture business / enterprise development
- The meeting was attended by representatives from the twelve (12) African Union Member States namely: Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Ghana, Nigeria, Malawi, Mozambique, Liberia, Senegal, South Africa, Tunisia, Uganda, and Zambia; Botswana was present as a hosting country; Regional institutions: Lake Victoria Fisheries Organisation (LVFO), Southern Africa Development Community (SADC); Development partner: Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO);African Fisheries Policy Research network; Independent Experts from private sector and Academic institutions. Also in attendance were staff members of AU-IBAR.
- The selected rapporteurs for this meeting were Dr Divine Ngala Tombuh (Cameroun), Ms Hellen Moepi (South Africa), Mrs Joyce Ikwaput-Nyeko (Uganda), and Dr Venantious Mulenga Musonda (Zambia).