WHAT WE BELIEVE IN

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Go to equitable effective interaction

equitable effective interaction

To promote equitable effective interaction and cooperation among scientists/academics, technicians, fisheries officers and non-governmental organization experts involved in issues related to gender in fisheries and aquaculture with the objective of advancing research and practice in Asia-Pacific and other regions of the world. The aim is to welcome and facilitate research activity, sharing of information and publication of research results

Go to incorporating gender

incorporating gender

To give greater visibility to and increase awareness of the importance of incorporating gender and more particularly women in fisheries and aquaculture interventions and to contribute to the development of these issues within these sectors. The action could include advocating for including gender issues within international programs and organizations

Go to advancement of women

advancement of women

To advocate for the advancement of women within the fisheries and aquaculture sectors, including lobbying for gender issues within national and international bodies, collaborating with national and international organizations and any other measures as appropriate

Go to establishment of local networks

establishment of local networks

To promote the establishment of local networks of individuals (scientists, technicians, practitioners, managers and others) and organizations involved in (or linked to) gender issues in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors and to collaborate and cooperate with other networks and civil society organizations with similar objectives.

WE ARE PROUD OF WHAT WE DO

About US

GENDER ROLES IN FISHERIES

Genderaquafish.org, is devoted to the exchange of information on gender in aquaculture and fisheries from all parts of the world. Supported by the Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries Section (GAFS) of the Asian Fisheries Society, , it welcomes contributions, links and comments, from researchers and other experts with professional interests in furthering gender research in aquaculture and fisheries development. We have a world-wide interest in what is happening on gender in aquaculture and fisheries. Any views expressed on the website are the personal views of the authors of individual articles and do not represent the views of the Asian Fisheries Society or any other organization. Genderaquafish.org was established in 27 September 2010 specifically to serve as the 2011 3rd Global Symposium on Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries. Soon, however, we began using it to also post news of new research, studies and events, and gradually added some additional materials of background interest to readers. The website was redeveloped in 2017/2018

executive commitee

The GAF Section is governed by an elected Executive Committee of 9 members

Meryl J WILLIAMS

CHAIR
Meryl Williams has worked for 40 years in Australian and international fisheries, aquaculture, aquatic resource conservation and agricultural research and development.

NIKITA GOPAL

VICE CHAIR
Dr. Nikita Gopal is Principal Scientist with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Kochi, Kerala, India. She holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics.

Kafayat Adetoun FAKOYA

SECRETARY
Dr. Kafayat Fakoya, with over a decade of professional experience teaching and research in fisheries biology and fisheries management is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Fisheries, Lagos State University.

Arlene Nietes Satapornvanit

INAUGURAL TREASURER
Dr Satapornvanit has been directly involved in gender integration in the workplace and in project management since 2006 when she worked as a project researcher at the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

Mohammad Nuruzzaman

ELECTION COMMITTEE COORDINATOR
Before this current position in KGF, Mohammad Nuruzzaman had over 30 years of experience working for Bangladesh government and several donors/development agencies including UN organizations UNIDO and ILO.

Alice Joan FERRER

CONSTITUTION COMMITTEE COORDINATOR
Alice Joan G. Ferrer is a Prof. of Economics at the University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV). She completed her BA Economics-Psychology at UPVs & her Masters & PhD in Economics from the School of Economics, University of the Philippines.

Danika Kleiber

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE COORDINATOR
Danika is a Social Research Project Manager with the Joint Institute of Marine & Atmospheric Research with the University of Hawaii School of Ocean & Earth Science and Technology.

Kyoko Kusakabe

ELECTED MEMBER
Kyoko Kusakabe joined the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) as an Assistant Professor in the Gender and Development Studies (GDS) Field of Study (FoS) and was promoted to Professor in 2016.

Indah Susilowati

ELECTED MEMBER
Indah Susilowati is a professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business, Diponegoro University (UNDIP), Semarang–Indonesia. She was the head of Research Institute of UNDIP.

Surendran Rajaratnam

NEWSLETTER EDITOR
Surendran Rajaratnam is a Senior Research Analyst at WorldFish, since 2013. He works with the center’s research division to conduct a range of gender studies in its program and scaling countries in Asia and Africa.

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You are welcome to join the Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries Section of the Asian Fisheries Society: Send a short message to the AFS Executive Officer, indicating that you wish to join GAFS

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