Celebrating Changemakers of Asia-Pacific’s Oceans: World Oceans Day 2019

7 Jun, 2019 | Feature Article, Project Update

Since its launch in 2015, USAID Oceans has witnessed and worked first hand with women in the sector who are paving the way for a more prosperous seafood industry, working to provide for their communities, creating more sustainable fisheries, and closing the gap toward achieving global priorities, like the UNs’ Sustainable Development Goals. This year, to celebrate and recognize World Oceans Day, USAID Oceans would like to share the work and impacts of several program partners who are preserving the future of Southeast Asia’s seas and oceans, and supporting those that depend upon them.

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Lao Government Convenes Mekong Fisheries Leaders at National Training to Promote a Gender Responsive Fisheries Sector

18 Apr, 2019 | Feature Article, Project Update

Gender equity and human welfare have become increasingly central to the development of fisheries sector mandates and policies in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR). In Laos, much like in other Southeast Asian countries, women play a significant role in fisheries and aquaculture, especially in processing and marketing.

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Laos Fishery Experts Hold National Gender Training, Highlighting Importance of Gender Mainstreaming in Fisheries Management

10 Oct, 2018 | Feature Article, Project Update

As is common across many countries in Southeast Asia, in Laos women play a key role in the processing and marketing of fish. Recognizing the importance of gender roles and equity in the fisheries sector, in early 2018 the Laos Department of Livestock and Fisheries (DLF) requested support from USAID Oceans to conduct a National Training Workshop on Gender Mainstreaming in Livestock and Fisheries Management and Development. 

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