Role and Participation in the Action of Various Actors and Stakeholders
The main actors in this project are WorldFish, the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NPCA) and the African Union Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR). WorldFish will coordinate and manage the overall implementation of the action to ensure effective delivery of outputs. The NPCA and AU-IBAR will provide support to the overall coordination and management of the action. In addition to coordination and management roles, WorldFish, NPCA and AU-IBAR will deliver specific activities under this action in line with their competencies, scope of work and mandates. AU-IBAR and NPCA will also facilitate and coordinate the participation and contribution of RECs in this action. RECs will be intensively involved in the implementation of the proposed action, within the framework of their mandate to promote intra-regional trade and providing an enabling environment to make this happen, especially within the fisheries sector. COMESA, ECOWAS, SADC, EAC and ECCAS will be directly involved in the implementation of activities.
In addition to the direct involvement in implementation, the RECs will also play a role in the monitoring and evaluation of the action, as well as communication and sharing of experiences.
Technical institutions such as FAO, OIE and CODEX committees will provide specialized technical backstopping support to the key partners, while consultants will provide specialized technical skills where necessary. Fish processors, traders’ associations and individual traders will facilitate the implementation of the activities on the ground.