The event was streamed in Bahasa-Indonesia, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.
The Coastal Fisheries Initiative - Challenge Fund aims to engage businesses and the financing community in support of more productive and sustainable coastal fisheries in Cabo Verde, Ecuador, Indonesia, and Peru. The CFI-CF sponsored the Global Knowledge Competition (GKC) to encourage coalitions of fishing communities, business and finance communities, and policy makers to develop innovative solutions that address overfishing and inefficiencies in coastal fisheries. The competition sought applicants from Cabo Verde, Ecuador, Indonesia, and Peru who submitted thirty proposals.
One winner and one runner up were selected from each of the four CFI-CF competition countries. They propose diverse approaches, tailored to local conditions, such as sustainable product marketing, improved fishing equipment and practices, and supply chain initiatives to build the seafood industry and consumer support.
Join the conversation with the winners and runners up as well as fisheries experts as they discuss the solutions; challenges and opportunities to form coalitions; and means to implement the solutions.
Introduction and Welcome
9:00 – 9:15 am ET
Introduction and Overview of the Global Knowledge Competition
Mimako Kobayashi, CFI-CF Team Leader, Senior Environmental Economist, The World Bank
Speaker: Valerie Hickey, Global Director for Environment and the Ocean, The World Bank
Session 1: Competition Winners and Runners Up Solution Pitches
GKC winners and runners up of all four countries pitch their solutions
9:15 – 9:55 am ET
9:55 – 10:20 am ET
Moderator: Herbert Francisco Curry Arceo, CFI-CF Team, The World Bank
Cabo Verde Winner – PescaLocal
Speaker: Cristina Pita, Leader of Inclusive Blue Economy Team, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
Ecuador Winner - Small Pelagics Sustainability Coalition
Speaker: Jimmy Gabriel Anastacio Solis, Economic Advisor, National Chamber of Fisheries Ecuador
Indonesia Winner - Fishery Area Access Network
Speaker: Raymond Jakub, Technical & Fisheries Director, Rare Indonesia
Peru Winner - Direct Sales from Artisanal Fishers to Consumers in Lima
Speaker: Simone Pisu, Spokesperson for Pesco Pescaderia
Cabo Verde Runner-up - Sustainable Fishing Promotion in São Vicente and Santiago Islands
Speaker: Maria Ivonne Lopes, Fisheries Sector Expert, Renascença Africana-Associação das Mulheres da África Ocidental –Célula de Cabo Verde (RAMAO)
Ecuador Runner-up - Monitoreo Participativo
Speaker: Juan Carlos Medina, President, Nazca Institute
Indonesia Runner-up - Raja Ampat Sustainable Anchovy Coalition
Speaker: Dr. Stephanus V. Mandagi, Project Coordinator, Papua Christian University
Peru Runner-up - Protegiendo la Anchoveta
Speaker: Blasco Núñez, Executive Director, LUMEN NGO
10:20 – 10:25 am ET
Session 2: Coalition Building to Address Overfishing
A facilitated discussion with GKC winners and mentors to understand the value of coalitions to addressing overfishing and the challenges and opportunities with coordination and collaboration in fisheries.
10:25 – 10:55 am ET
Moderator: Peter Battisti, Executive Director, Future of Fish
Session 3: Advancing Collaborative Solutions to Address Overfishing
How do we build from this Competition to share knowledge, lessons and advance solutions and coalitions to address overfishing in coastal fisheries?
10:55 – 11:25 am ET
Moderator: Tim Moore, Technical Advisor, Resonance
11:25 – 11:30 am ET
Speaker: Christian Peter, Practice Manager for Environment and the Ocean, The World Bank