The online co-creation Workshop was convened on 11–12 November 2021 as part of the Sustainable Fish Asia Local Capacity Development Activity (SuFIA-LCD) project which is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by RTI International in partnership with SEAFDEC and CTI-CFF. The Workshop was attended by the Secretary-General of SEAFDEC, SEAFDEC Department Chiefs, officers from SEAFDEC Secretariat and Departments as well as representatives from USAID/RDMA and RTI International. The Workshop aimed at using co-creation methods and tools to assist SEAFDEC in formulating the project proposal which will be funded by USAID/Regional Mission for Asia (RDMA) through the Public International Organization (PIO) Grant mechanism. The new project will help to build the capacity and commitment of SEAFDEC Member Countries and stakeholders to manage critical fishery resources (including inland fisheries in the Lower Mekong) through strengthened regional cooperation.
The Workshop came up with the initial draft of the PIO Grant Activity Description Document which will be finalized before submission to the USAID/RDMA in January 2022.