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Fishery Forum for Development Cooperation Seminar 2021

The Norwegian forum for development cooperation in fisheries, aquaculture and aquatic environment invites to the seminar. The topic for the seminar will be: Challenges in marine sciences education in the southern hemisphere with focus om educational strategies, research, management and training in fisheries and aquaculture.


October 28th


11:00 – 12:00 Registration and lunch
12:00 – 12:15 Welcome:
Bjørn Erik Axelsen and Peter Haugan.

12:15 – 12:45 Why is focus on educational strategy important, and what alternative educational approaches may be applied in development projects:
Beate Bull Norad’s Knowledge Bank.

12:45 – 13:00 Questions and discussion

13:00 – 13:30 Historical views on Norwegian educational efforts in bilateral developing projects – through basic technical and on-the-job training – what have we learned?
Åsmund Bjordal

13:30 – 14:00 Higher-level education at Norwegian universities (BSc, MSc and PhD):
Svein Jentoft

14:00 – 14:30 International perspectives on the history of educational strategies from FAO and the EAF Nansen Programme:
Gabriella Bianchi

14:30 – 15:30 Views from the South: current status of higher education in marine sciences and the way forward.

Universities from:

Collins Prah Duodu Ghana, Filomena Vaz Velho Angola, Graca Bauleth-D'Almeida Namibia, Javier Plata Colombia
(4 countries 15 min each)

15:30 – 15:45 Questions and discussion

15:45 – 16:45 Continued

Raúl Flores Cuba, Kim Anh Vietnam, Myanmar, Oscar Amarasinghe Sri Lanka 
(4 countries 15 min each)

16:45 – 17:00 Questions and discussion

17:00 – 17:15 Coffee break

17:15 – 18:00 Views on possible educational approaches and new strategies for the future:
Jorge Santos

End of Seminar day one.

20:00 – 23:30 Dinner and social gathering in the IMR main building. Tapas buffet. 

October 29th


09:00 – 09:45 Short introduction to panel discussion.
What are the current problems and possible solutions for the future?
Jens Revold

Peter Haugan and Jens Revold

Panel participants:

Åsmund Bjordal, Kofitsyo Cudjoe NVI, Ørjan Totland UiB, some of the participants from the south, and Beate Bull, Norad.

09:45 – 10:15 Questions and discussion.

10:15 – 10:30 Networking and coffee break

10:30 – 11:15 Summarizing of the conference:
Erik Olsen

11:15 – 12:30 Lunch in the IMR main building and departure