USAID in cooperation with SEAFDEC has been implementing the project on “USAID Oceans and Fisheries Partnership” with the aim of strengthening regional cooperation to promote sustainable fisheries across Southeast Asia’s diverse marine ecosystem. The project targets to support and engage in implementing a financial sustainable catch document treatability system and complementary sustainable fisheries management plans through regional demonstration at regional, national and site levels. The output on “human welfare” dealing with issues on gender and labor was integrated into the Project component.
To support the implementation of activities in relation to gender issue, the Technical Working Group (TWG) on human welfare from SEAFDEC/TD participated in the “Gender Analysis Inception Workshop and Value Chain Mapping of Tuna Fisheries” from 9 to 12 January 2017 in General Santos City, Philippines. The workshop focused on the process of data collection, training the enumerators for data collection with quality, and introduced the Open Data Kit (ODK) application for data collection to reduce the steps in data input.