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FAO-WBG SPECIAL DAY, WAS AFRICA 2023: Unlocking the Potential of Sustainable Aquaculture in Africa

Created Dec 05 2023, 2:08 PM by Vivek Prasad
  • Agribusiness
  • Aquaculture
  • Mariculture
  • Blue Economy
  • Agriculture
  • Food Security

On the occasion of the Aquaculture Africa 2023 (World Aquaculture Society – African Chapter Conference, Lusaka, Zambia, 13–16 November 2023), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the World Bank Group (WBG) in collaboration with the Aquaculture Network for Africa (ANAF) are hosting a Special Day on Wednesday 15 November 2023.

The FAO-WBG Special Day focussed on crucial topics for advancing the aquaculture sector in Africa including relevant global and regional processes, technologies and innovations, investment, trade, and value chains as well as partnerships. It highlights global, regional, and national development initiatives by FAO, World Bank Group, and partners, aiming to create a resilient and sustainable aquaculture sector across the continent. The event brought together experts to discuss sustainable practices, innovative technologies, effective resource management, policy frameworks, market access, investment opportunities, and capacity building. 

Participants invited to engage in fruitful discussions, networking, and partnership building with government representatives, industry leaders, researchers, entrepreneurs, and civil society organizations. The collaborative approach will facilitate knowledge sharing and explore potential collaboration. 

The FAO-WBG Special Day seeks to inform participants about ongoing initiatives and catalyse collaboration that will be required to foster sustainable aquaculture development in Africa and to build a sector where particularly small producers and communities, especially women and youth, benefit from the region’s rich aquatic resources while ensuring their responsible management and long-term preservation.

Session 1:  Fostering Sustainable Aquaculture Growth 

Session 2: Technology, Innovation and Best Practices 

Session 3: Financing African Aquaculture 

Session 4: Partnerships for African Aquaculture