HRD on Local/Indigenous Institutions and Co-management

HRD activities on local/indigenous institutions and co-management are developed in response to the general recognition that in achieving the long-term objective of poverty alleviation, efforts should not only be given to development of well-being of the individuals, but also to improving the development of the local communities as a whole. Especially for the coastal fisher communities where the livelihood of the people depends on fisheries resources, assisting individual household might not bring about better fishery resources conditions and resources management system. But strengthening of local/indigenous institutions and to promote co-management in fisheries resources between government agencies and these institutions is equally crucial.

With the understanding that site specific HRD activities can not be effectively addressed to the individual fishers, HRD activities through appropriate local institution and strengthening of the local institutions and promotion of co-management will be the general framework of the activities to be conducted through on-site HRD activities. Reviewing the local indigenous institutions of the identified project sites, the possible manners to strengthening of these institutions under the co-management approach will be discussed and prepare the practical proposal to strengthen these institutions under this program.

HRD Activities on thematic areas
to transfer technical knowledge fisheries officials in order to recognize the importance of local/indigenous institution for poverty alleviation and food security to promote local/indigenous institution playing key role to practice and functioning in rights-based fisheries and co-management to achieve poverty alleviation and food security to prepare a best-fitted and practical proposal for on-site HRD activities

Proposed target:
Participants are government official who are responsible for the extension work and engaged with the local community in 8 selected sites.

Outcome of the activity:
1. Identified issues and frame work which will be used as a proposal or plan for on-site activities in the selected sites.
2. Finalized tentative schedule of each on-site HRD activity including continuous activities in each site.

Training course 3 days
1. Introduction of local/indigenous institution for sustainable livelihood and coastal resource management
2. execute fundamental and applicable function and responsibility of local/indigenous institution for sustainable livelihood and coastal resource management.
3. strengthen local/indigenous institution towards legal framework, local business and financial management and scientific data
4. promote rights-based fisheries management towards local/indigenous institution and practice based on Asian experiences
5. apply the concept of co-management and applicable practice enabling local/indigenous institution in coastal resource management.
6. strengthen awareness building on organizing and developing local/indigenous institution for sustainable livelihood and coastal resource management.

Workshop 3 days
1. review local/indigenous institution through experiences of active and well-being case study and project site
2. discuss and define principle, criteria and proper manners for strengthening local/indigenous institution
3. discuss and define prerequisite factors to strengthen local/indigenous institution in particular type of fisheries such as for coastal fisheries, inland fisheries.
4. discuss and prepare the best-fitted and practical proposal for on-site HRD activities

On-site visit 4 days
1. concrete experience and further understanding on practical and well-being type and pattern of local/indigenous institution.
2. experience in exchanging information concerning principle, need, and initiative institution with local stakeholder or core group of people.