Aquaculture to Enhance Food Security in Arab states and ECIS

aquaculture

Tunis, 1 April 2017 – While agriculture development and food security are facing many challenges, in many developing countries fish accounts for more than 50 percent of the total animal protein intake and is among the major sources for enhancing food security. Countries’ successful examples and opportunities for developing Aquaculture sector, which  contribute to the improvement of the quality of life, will be presented and discussed in a three-day workshop organized in Tunis on 3-5 April 2017. The South-South Knowledge Exchange and Coordination Workshop will gather representatives of the Ministries of agriculture, technical cooperation agencies and centers of excellence from Algeria, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, Turkey, and Uzbekistan, as well as UN agencies and international organizations. The workshop aims to identify successful solutions that could be replicated and adopted in the countries of the Arab region and the Europe and the CIS region, as well as to present investment opportunities in aquaculture sector.

 

The South-South Knowledge Exchange and Coordination Workshop is hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Hydraulic Resources and Fisheries of the Republic of Tunisia, and is supported by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), and the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) in the framework of the partnership initiative on South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Agricultural Development and Enhanced Food Security (SSTC-ADFS).

 

What: South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Agricultural Development and Enhanced Food Security; Aquaculture Development Workshop.

 

When: Monday, 3 April 2017 (Registration at 08:30 a.m., Opening session at 09:00 a.m., Media will be given the opportunity to raise their queries and conduct interviews with the participants at 10:30 a.m.)

 

Where: CARTAGE THALASSO RESORT HOTEL: In Conference room Carthage II (2nd floor)

 

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South-South and Triangular Cooperation: South-South Cooperation a process whereby two or more developing countries pursue their national capacity development objectives through exchanges of knowledge, skills, resources and technical know-how, and through regional and interregional collective actions, including partnerships involving Governments, regional organizations, civil society, academia and the private sector, for their benefit within and across regions. South-South cooperation is not a substitute for, but rather a complement to, North-South cooperation. Triangular cooperation involves Southern-driven partnerships between two or more developing countries supported by a developed country(ies) or multilateral organization(s) to implement development cooperation programmes and projects. The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation, hosted by the United Nations Development Programme, is a separate entity and coordinator for promoting and facilitating South-South and triangular cooperation for development on a global and United Nations system-wide basis.

For more information on South-South Cooperation: http://ssc.undp.org

 

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For more information, please contact:

 

·         Mr. Sofian Ben Mouaddeb, department of international cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture, Hydraulic Resources and Fisheries of the Republic of Tunisia,   sofian.meddeb@gmail.com

·         Safaa Habib, Advisor, SSC in Agricultural Development in the Arab States, Division for Arab States, Europe and the CIS, UNOSSC, safaa.habib@undp.org