Capacity Building, Mentoring and Training

Training on issues related to anti-dumping laws of the EU and USA. Designed and delivered short training course for Vietnamese Government on the nature and implications of anti-dumping laws and other constraints on international trade in seafood products. The training included appropriate compliance and response strategies. Download course handbook

Towards a business plan for the Moray Firth Partnership. Together with senior staff of the MFP secretariat we identified key strategic issues relating to the future role and services of MFP, and how its activities could be funded and managed. An annotated outline for a business plan was developed to serve as a framework for board discussion and further development as a management and fund-raising tool.

Strategy, guidelines and decision making for aquaculture development planning in Vietnam, for the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
This was a large and complex project delivered over two years (2003-2005) with 5 main components: support for the development of an aquaculture management plan within the Hon Mun Marine Protected Area; training of trainers in multi-criteria decision analysis; support for the drafting of technical guidelines for provincial sustainable aquaculture development planning; support in the analysis of comparative advantage of alternative aquaculture species/systems in Vietnam; appraisal of world and domestic markets for actual and potential Vietnamese aquaculture products and national capacity building to undertake such analyses (sub-contracted to Nautilus Consultants).

Planning and management for sustainable coastal aquaculture development
We delivered a three week regional training course each year for three years in association with the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. Participants were drawn from throughout S and SE Asia. The course included formal presentations, workshops, project development and field trips, and was integrated as a course module into the masters programme in Integrated Tropical Coastal Zone Management.

Environmental assessment of coastal aquaculture development
A training course, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Client: Secretariat for East African Coastal Area Management (1999).
This training course, attended by 29 participants from throughout Africa, was designed to introduce participants to the opportunities and problems associated with coastal aquaculture development, and examine the role and application of sector and project level environmental assessment to ensure the steady development of a sustainable industry, and pre-empt the kinds of problem which have arisen in some other parts of the world. The course was based around the "Guidelines for the Environmental Assessment of Coastal Aquaculture Development" previously commissioned by SEACAM.

Training Workshop on Resource Assessment for Aquaculture Development Planning, Nghe An Province, Vietnam, 1997
Client: Asian Institute of Technology Outreach and Swedish Internaional Development Aid.
Participants from throughout Vietnam were brought together for a training workshop to consider the kinds of information required to make rational assessments of aquaculture and agriculture development potential, and the most efficient and cost effective ways to collect or access this information. Three days of the workshop involved practical information collection exercises in the field. The final day involved presentations by different groups, covering problems, constraints, opportunities and threats, and a broad review of development potential and opportunities for growth in Nghe An province. Lessons learned in terms of resource assessment methodologies were reviewed.

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