ICM Best Practices Workshop

ELG2

Organised by
IUCN Asia, Ecosystems and Livelihoods Group & the Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem Project
28 -29 July 2010, Hotel Taj Samudra, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Small scale fisheries and habitat management must be a part of wider inter-sectoral planning policy and processes and adopt a partnership development approach between key interest groups involved in the fisheries and coastal sector, in order to stand the best chance of success. Recognising the value and importance of community-based management and co-management approaches in the development of fisheries management policy is a critical factor towards negotiating trust worthy processes for sharing the rights and authority for responsible stewardship of fishery resources.

The workshop on integrated Coastal Management (ICM) Best Practices and Lessons Learned served to bring together delegates from Bangladesh, India, the Maldives and Sri Lanka to present overviews of community-based management and co-management in their respective countries.  It also provided an ideal opportunity for the presentation of the literature review of the region, as well as a presentation of a parallel, ongoing review of findings of integrated coastal management in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Myanmar.

Also in the programme, in Workshop I, was a discussion for a general consensus with regards to a) the status of Community-based Integrated Coastal Management (CBICM) in each of the four countries ; b) Factors that hindered or supported the development of CBICM in each country, with identified case studies; c) Change(s) required nationally and locally for CB-fisheries/habitat management and co-management approaches to be more successful and more widely spread and d) How this change be effected, what action were necessary, and who could do it.

During Workshop II, delegates discussed and presented a statement that defined 'the way forward' for CBICM in BOBLME SA sub-region. They identified a number of concrete recommendations and actions that could be taken forward light of the statement. The discussion focus on both national and trans-boundary view points and interests.

Programme

The objective of the Subcomponent 2.1 (Community-based Integrated Coastal Management) of BOBLME is to identify and evaluate the large and diverse body of information and experience associated with promoting: (i) community-based fisheries and habitat management; (ii) co-management; and (iii) the creation of alternative livelihoods among fisher communities in the region; activities designed for purposes of reducing impact on coastal resources.

To this end, a regional workshop on 'Community-based Integrated Coastal Management: Best Practices and Lessons Learned in the Bay of Bengal, South Asia' was held on July 28 and 29th 2010 at the Hotel Taj Samudra, Colombo, Sri Lanka.  Delegates from Bangladesh, India, the Maldives and Sri Lanka attended. Also present, were reviewers responsible for carrying out a parallel review of in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Myanmar.

Workshop Programme

Day 1

 

 

Inaugural session

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome and Lighting of Traditional Oil Lamp

Dr. Ranjith Mahindapala Country Representative of IUCN Sri Lanka

09:00-09:10

 

 

 

Inaugural Speech

Mr. Patrick T. Evans. FAO Representative in Sri Lanka and Maldives

09:10-09:20

 

 

 

Introduction to BOBLME

Dr. Rudolf Hermes, CTA, BOBLME

09:20-09:30

 

 

 

CB-ICM Review Presentation

Dr. Jayampathy Samarakoon

09:30-10:10

 

 

 

Speech by Chair

Dr. Indra Ranasinghe, DG-MFARD

10:10-10:20

 

 

 

Tea Break

 

10:20-10:40

 

 

 

Technical Session

Facilitated by Ms. Maeve Nightingale, Regional Coordinator, Regional Coastal & Marine Programme (RCMP), IUCN

10:40 - 10:50

 

 

 

Presentation CB-ICM Overview-Bangladesh

Dr. Md. Jahangir Alam, Chief Scientific Officer, Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute, Bangladesh

10:50-11:10

 

 

 

Presentation CB-ICM Overview -Maldives

Mr. Hassan Shakeel, Senior Scientific Officer, MRC, Maldives

11:10- 11:30

 

 

 

Presentation CB-ICM Overview- Sri Lanka

Mr. Anil Premaratne, Director Coast Conservation Department (CCD), Sri Lanka

11:30 - 11:50

 

 

 

Presentation CB-ICM Overview -India

Dr. A. Ramachandran , Cochin University of Science and Technology, India

11:50-12:10

 

 

 

Presentation CB-ICM South East Asia

Dr. Dedi Surpriadi Adhuri & Ms. Usha Kanagaratnam, WorldFish Centre, Malaysia

12:10 - 12:30

 

 

 

Open Discussion

 

12:30 - 13:00

 

 

 

Lunch

 

13:00 - 14:00

 

 

 

Introduction to Workshop I

Ms. Maeve Nightingale, RC, RCMP, IUCN

14:00-14:10

 

 

 

Workshop I - National group discussions

Overview and consensus on status of community based fisheries and habitat management and co-management in each of the four BOBLME SA countries

14:10-16:00

 

 

 

Feedback and Synthesis from Workshop I

 

16:00 - 17:00

 

 

 

Wrap up of the Day 1

 

17:00-17:10

 

 

 

Screening of 'End of the Line'

 

17:10- 18.40

 

 

 

Dinner

Sea Spray, Galle Face Hotel

19:00-21:00

 

Day 2

 

 

Introduction to Workshop II

Dr. Rudolf Hermes, CTA, BOBLME and Ms. Maeve Nightingale, RC, RCMP, IUCN

09:00-09:15

 

 

 

Group discussion on the future of CB-ICM in BOBLME South Asia

Output: Statement on 'the way forward' for CB-ICM in BOBLME SA sub-region: Recommendations & Action Plan
(to BOBLME, Governments, and/or NGOs or other facilitators)

09:15-11:00

 

 

 

Tea break

 

11:00-11:20

 

 

 

Feedback and Synthesis from Workshop II

Facilitated by Dr. Rudolf Hermes, CTA, BOBLME and Maeve Nightingale, RC, RCMP, IUCN

11:20-13:00

 

 

 

Lunch

 

13:00-14:00

 

 

 

Wrap up and future actions recommended

Facilitated by Dr. Rudolf Hermes, CTA, BOBLME and Maeve Nightingale, RC, RCMP, IUCN

14:30-15:30

 

 

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