In Johannesburg, South Africa, the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) hosted the Third Internal Coordination of Fisheries Governance 2 Project on March 2-3, 2023. This event was organised by the AUDA-NEPAD in conjunction with the African Union InterAfrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) and the African Union Commission Department of Agriculture, Rural Development Blue Economy and Sustainable Environment (DARBE).
The Coordination Meeting was attended by 17 participants drawn from DARBE (Dr. Godfrey Bahiigwa, Director, Agriculture and Rural Development); AUDA-NEPAD: Cheikh Tidjane N’dongo (Acting Head of Food Security Unit/ Fish Gov2 Project Coordinator), Linda Gouman (Project Assistant), Azeb Desta Gebreselassie (Head of Finance), Ellen Huruva (Finance Assistant) and Batho Maruping (Procurement Officer) Ngoni Kachisi (Procurement Assistant,); Linda Bhengu, (IT Assistant); the European Union (Mr. Eulade Mboneye, Desk Manager for FishGov-2 at EU), and AU-IBAR ( Dr. Nick Nwankpa, (Director AU-IBAR-virtual), Dr. Mohamed Seisay (Project Manager Fish Governance 2), Malebo Hellen Moepi-Guebama (Fisheries Expert) Admore Chakadenga (M&E Expert-virtual), Patricia Mweene Lumba (Senior Knowledge Management Officer), Jemima Makanda (Programme Assistant), Doreen Mukanga (Finance Officer), Irene Ohaga (Procurement).
At the third Internal Coordination Meeting, partners in the FishGov 2 project will be able to share and discuss their ideas for "SMART" and creative approaches to putting the project into action. In order to properly prepare for the third year of activities, the meeting's particular goals were to: (1) draw the implementation mechanism from the implementing partners of the project; and (2) assess the progress and problems of executing the second year's activities.
The third project technical coordination committee's and the second Project Steering Committee's suggestions were also reviewed. The delegates also discussed the Project budget and planned for the upcoming Project midterm; the Project's role in this year's STC-ARDWE, including strengthening communications and knowledge management for greater Project visibility and stakeholder engagement.
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