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9 May: Fish vendors rights conference
  • :2013-05-11 To 2013-05-11
  • :West Bengal

More than 1000 fish vendors will meeet in Contai, West Bengal to discuss their issues, and come up with a strategy plan.

8-9 Feb: National Tripartite Workshop on Work in Fishing Convention No. 188
  • :2013-02-08 To 2013-02-09
  • :Hotel Fidalgo, Opposite Junta House, Panjim, Goa.
  • :Participated by ICSF

A India-level national workshop to discuss the ILO Convention

08-19 Oct: Eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity
  • :2012-10-08 To 2012-10-19
  • :Hyderabad, India

COP 11 will include a high-level ministerial segment organized by the host country in consultation with the Secretariat and the Bureau. The high‑level segment will take place from 17 to 19 October 2012

20-24 Feb: COFI- Sub-Committee on Fish Trade
  • :2012-02-20 To 2012-02-24
  • :Hyderabad, India

The 13th session of the sub-committe on fish trade will meet in Hyderabad, India to review international trade in fisheries, and also discuss the best practice guidelines for traceability

6-10 Dec: Sub-Regional Workshop for South, East, and South-East Asia on Capacity-building for Implementation of the CBD Programme of Work on Protected Areas
  • :2011-12-06 To 2011-12-10
  • :Dehradun, India
  • :Participated by ICSF

The provisional agenda for the meeting includes:
2. Strengthening capacities for:
(a) Adapting and mitigating climate change, including integration of protected areas into wider land- and seascapes;
(b) Developing national action plans for implementation of the programme of work on protected areas;
(c) Marine protected areas;
(d) Governance;
(e) Valuation of the costs and benefits of protected areas, including ecosystem services;
(f) Funding opportunities under the fifth replenishment cycle of the Global Environment Facility (GEF 5).

10-14 Jan: Sustaining commons: Sustaining our future
  • :2011-01-10 To 2011-01-14
  • :Hyderabad, India

The 13th Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC) will be held in Hyderabad, India from January 10th to 14th, 2011. The Conference is being held in South Asia for the first time; and in a departure from the past, will be hosted by a practitioner organization - Foundation for Ecological Security (FES).

The Conference provides a unique opportunity to resurface the discussion and debate on Commons and bring experience and evidence from across the world to show that Commons are not a relic of the past, but play a strategic role in maintaining ecological health, reducing poverty, and improving collective action. By placing the Conference agenda in the ongoing discussions around conservation, local governance, social exclusion and human rights, agrarian distress and rural livelihoods, and by pitching it at the interface of policy, research and practice, the aim is to bring practitioners, scholars and decision makers to a common meeting ground so as to enrich the collective understanding on common property resources and identify areas and measures to inform policy and programmatic action as well as guide future research.

23 -25 Feb: Small Indigenous Fish Species in Aquaculture in India: Can They Play a Role in Poverty Alleviation and Food Security
  • :2010-02-23 To 2010-02-25
  • :Kolkata, West Bengal

The objectives of the above workshop are to:
- Provide a forum for people working in freshwater fisheries and aquaculture to exchange views about the role of small indigenous freshwater fish species in enhancing rural food and livelihood security and in conserving biodiversity;
- Discuss the socio-economic and cultural context for culture and capture of small indigenous species with a view to enhancing access, especially of women, to better income, livelihood and nutritional security.
- Propose developing policy space for sustainable use of small indigenous fish species in fisheries and aquaculture.

01-03 Feb: Enhancing women’s roles in fisheries in India
  • :2010-02-01 To 2010-02-03
  • :Mumbai, India
  • :icsf@icsf.net
  • :www.icsf.net
  • :Conducted by ICSF

The workshop is being organized with the
following objectives:

· Reflect on issues facing women of fishing communities, as workers
and as members of fishing communities and organizations;
· Share local agendas and strategies of women organizing in fisheries,
taking stock of achievements and obstacles;
· Discuss and create awareness about key policies and interventions of
relevance to women in fishing communities.

2-3 Dec: National Seminar on Conservation and Sustainability of Coastal Living Resources of India
  • :2009-12-02 To 2009-12-03
  • :Cochin, India
  • :Participated by ICSF

This seminar is organized by the Society of Fisheries Technologist (India)

16-Oct: State-level consulation of CRZ
  • :2009-10-16 To 2009-10-16
  • :Renewal Centre, Kallur, Cochin

Kerala State-level consultation on CRZ