SEAFDEC convened the “Regional Workshop on Piloting E-EAFM LEAD Materials” on 27-29 June 2016 in Rayong Province, Thailand, with funding support from the FAO/GEF/SEAFDEC/REBYC-II CTI Project. The Workshop was attended by fifteen (15) policy level participants from REBYC participating countries, representatives from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), REBYC-II CTI, IMA International, SEAFDEC Secretariat and Training Department. The Workshop was aimed at testing the developed LEAD materials in a realistic LEAD workshop situation and obtaining feedback required for fine-tuning and finalization of the materials.
The Workshop discussed the materials including the brochures, videos, posters, powerpoint presentations, conversations, keywords, and reference materials. With feedbacks from the participants, the LEAD materials would be improved to build the knowledge and skills among policy makers of REBYC Countries on the EAFM, to motivate policy level changes by accommodating the EAFM concept in respective national policies, and also to provide informed leadership in its implementation. Furthermore, the Workshop suggested that the improved LEAD materials would be introduced to the SEAFDEC Program Committee during its 39th Meeting in Indonesia in November 2016.