Indonesia Provides Fishery Training for African Countries

    Wahyu Dwi Anggoro - 23 Juli 2019 11:05 WIB
    Indonesia Provides Fishery Training for African Countries
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    Jakarta: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with the Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries has launched capacity building activities for Indonesia's partner countries in Africa.

    Workshop on Integrated Rice Fish Farming to Support National Food Security and Build Climate Aquaculture Resilience for African Countries is being held in Sukabumi, West Java from July 22 until July 28. It is attended by ten participants from Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, and Tanzania.

    International Fish Force Academy of Indonesia Regional Training for Investigators and Prosecutors for African Countries is being held in Jakarta from July 22 until July 28. It is attended by ten participants from Ghana, Mauritania, Senegal, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

    The Indonesian emphasizes the significance of cross-countries cooperation in maritime affairs and fisheries, considering that the oceans that cover 70% of the Earth provide high protein food resources, which are essential human being. 

    "Therefore, tight-knit cooperation, especially among developing countries, is vital to encourage the development in fishery, in order to promote responsible and sustainable fishing, and to eradicate transnational crime related to IUU Fishing," the Ministry of Foreign Affaris said in a press statement released on Monday.

    This Indonesia-promoted program serves as the evidence for the government's commitment towards South-South Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030, primarily on the efforts related to end hunger (zero hunger) and to conserve environment (life below water).

    The program also represents Indonesian's encouragement to strengthen friendship and economic diplomacy with African countries through knowledge and experience sharing in various fields, including marine and maritime security. During the period of 2010-2018, Indonesia has organized 95 capacity building programs for African countries, facilitating more than 1,000 participants.?



    (WAH)

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