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  • Improving Food Security The Role of Fisheries Education and Training
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  • Introduction
    • International education – is not just foreign students to Canada, or Canadian students to oversea s
    • Knowledge and Skills Transfer - Canadian personnel help in development of DC institutions and personnel, including to improve socio-economic conditions
    • Internationalization - students and faculty benefit from international experiences (research, curriculum, community development etc).
  • Session Objectives
    • Address conference Track P (projects). Few presentations.
    • Summarize contribution of MUN to DC poverty reduction/food security through fisheries education/training
    • Concentrate on East Africa through DC presenters
  • MUN….. why fisheries?
    • ECONOMY - historically fisheries/marine
    • EXPERTISE - resulting in expertise, programs and technology at MUN (including its Marine Institute)
    • COMMONALITY - development issues understood. NF once a ‘have-not’ province with similar fisheries/marine related issues.
  • Common Partnership Themes
    • EDUCATION-TRAINING
    • Graduate education- at MUN and in-country
    • Short courses- practical skills/knowledge transfer
    • AWARENESS RAISING
    • In the community: government, coastal peoples, schoools
    • Improved communications: locally-developed medi a transfers information between stakeholders
    • GENDER
    • Specific women and children initiatives
  • MUN partnerships in Africa
    • Zanzibar, Tanzania - University of Dar es Salaam, Institute of Marine Science “Fisheries Extension Resource Unit Development”
    • Kenya - Moi University, “Fisheries Curricula and Rural Development”
    • Tanzania - University of Dar es Salaam, “ Sustaining Coastal Communities ”
    • Kenya - Moi University, “ Sustaining Aquatic Resources for Food and Income ”
  • MI partnerships in Africa
    • Malawi - Malawi College of Fisheries-DoF, “Sustainable Fisheries for Food Security”
    • Malawi - Bunda College of Agriculture, University of Malawi, “Regional Aquaculture Development ”
    • Mozambique - National Institute for the Development of Small Scale Fisheries, “Poverty Reduction through Fisheries”
    • Graduate Internships- Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, South Africa, Cameroon
  • Issues and Partnerships in East Africa, Presenters:
    • Dr Rashid Tamatamah , PhD Waterloo, Head, Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, UDSM, TNZ.
    • Dr Mucai Muchiri , PhD Leicester, Principal, Central Kenya Campus, Moi University, Kenya