WiFN-Fiji has run training, workshops and a capacity needs assessment project. Work to date includes:
WiFN-Fiji is primarily a network organisation that views partnership with other organisations as a core function of its work. This is reflected in our 2016-2020 Strategic Plan.
It works alongside and in partnership with other NGOs, government ministries, national and regional agencies in deciding, designing and delivering its activities and supporting the work of partner agencies. We work together to build an environmentally-sustainable, socially-appropriate and economically-viable fisheries sector in Fiji, in which the contribution and role of women in tis recognised and valued.
Highlights from 2016 WiFN-Fiji:
- Capacity Needs Assessment in Mud Crab Fishery were run with the Fiji Locally Managed Marine Area (FLMMA) network
- Running mud crab education and awareness workshops with the Fiji Locally Managed Marine Area (FLMMA) network
- Organising financial literacy and business training were run with the Women Entrepreneurs and Business Council (WEBC) and the Westpac Bank to help women improve their personal and household finances.
- Providing gender advice on the impact of cyclone Winston on fisheries dependent communities.
WiFN-Fiji thanks our generous 2015-16 funding partners.
The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) provided core funding for WiFN-Fiji operations. In particular we thank the staff of Pacific Women who are the regional arm of DFAT and always available and helpful to us.
Significant project work has been achieved through the funding from the Flora Family Foundation, through the Wildlife Conservation Society. We thank the foundation who recognise and champion the need to support women in fisheries and to strengthen and expand marine conservation in Fiji.