Consultant (Participatory Exclusions in Small-scale Fisheries Governance Study)

WorldFish and partners, with support of the Australian Government and Australian Centre of International Agricultural Research (ACIAR project FIS-2016-300, and the CGIAR CRP FISH) have been working to improve the model of community-based resource management (CBRM) using applied research and participatory action research to test and refine ways in which to facilitate and foster more equitable participation, as well as to improve management outcomes such as fisheries sustainability, and increased food and nutrition security. The research proposed here complements those ongoing research efforts by developing and deploying a participatory exclusion assessment tool relevant to Solomon Islands, and generating empirical findings with that tool, with a view to scale this research to Vanuatu and Kiribati in 2020.

This research will be implemented with project partners, co-researchers in-country and in close collaboration and consultation with national and provincial agencies responsible for the implementation of CBRM, the management of fisheries resources and the wellbeing of women and men in coastal communities.