During Speakers’ Corner, you are invited to a picnic of mini lectures. Thirty conference participants will speak about their current projects within Sweden and around the world. Five of the Speakers’ Corners will be held in English.
You won’t have time to listen to them all, so choose the four that you find most interesting!
Richard Emmerson, Andrea Morf, Swedish Institute for the Marine Environment/Havsmiljöinstitutet, Andrea Belgrano, Ulf Bergström, Swedish Agricultural University/SLU
Marine protected areas, taking a variety of forms, have high political priority. Yet, how should we judge what works best to guide future MPA management and design in different contexts. Here, we present results of recent studies on effectiveness of MPAs from both natural and social science perspectives and look forward to discussing related issues with forum participants. Presentations will be held in both Swedish and English.
Ms. Bui Thi Thu Hien, IUCN, Vietnam
The Vu Gia-Thu Bon River Basin in Vietnam has been lacking effective water resource management. Intense hydropower development, conflicts in water utilization, deforestation, floods – these and more have contributed to a decline in the basin’s ecosystem which has also limited the socioeconomic potential of the area. Come learn about Ridge to Reef, an integrated management approach that surrounding provinces have agreed upon to address these issues.
Ms. Sawitree Chamsai, SEAFDEC Secretariat
Aquaculture is an important source of export earnings for developing countries. Technological advances have enabled small farms to greatly increase production, but with certification systems put in place and international retailers imposing requirements over suppliers, small farms in Southeast Asia face exclusion. It is therefore important, from an area-based perspective, to identify potential solutions for including these smallholders in the value chain.
Ms. Yolanda Lopez-Maldonado, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
Groundwater is an extremely complex and life-sustaining resource, but its existence below the surface makes it vulnerable to rapid change and depletion. With SDG 6, the need for data integration and monitoring is essential to the success of all water-related targets, but how do we achieve this in developing countries where groundwater literacy is scarce? We present the transdisciplinary, socio-groundwater toolbox for better groundwater resource management.
Dawda Saine, African Confederation of Artisanal Fisheries Professional Organizations (CAOPA)
CAOPA is a West African network of fishery organizations. Their work aims to highlight the importance of small-scale fisheries to food security and poverty reduction. They attach great importance to gender equality and to improve the situation of women in the fishing sector. They also conduct active advocacy work and take part in decision-making processes and forums.