GAF7 award for the promotion of gender equality in fisheries and aquaculture
At the Opening Ceremony of GAF7, Dr Amonrat Sermwatanakul, Senior Executive Expert in Fisheries Management, Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Thailand, was presented with a special plaque recognising her promotion of gender equality in fisheries and aquaculture, including through receiving the Grand Award for “The Excellence on Human Right Protection and Gender Equality Promotion (Public Sector)” from the Prime Minister of Thailand. Dr Amonrat also represented the Thailand Department of Fisheries Director General at the Opening Ceremony, was a very active member of the GAF7 Local Organising Committee and led the GAF7 Field Trip. She has also attended and presented at several previous GAF conferences and is famous for her leadership in developing the Thailand ornamental fish industry for bettas (Siamese fighting fish – Betta splendens), which includes many successful women entrepreneurs.
Student presentation awardees and their winning presentations for GAF7
- Angela L. Cruz (presenter), Patrick J Christie and Alan T. White: Addressing gender gaps from a programmatic perspective.
- Veena N (presenter) and Kyoko Kusakabe: Migrant women’s strategies to cope with employment practices in Thai food sector: A case study from Rayong and Trat.
- Sarah Lawless (presenter), Tiffany Morrison, Anne Stephens, Philippa Cohen, Andrew Song and Sangeeta Mangubhai: From resistance to internalization: The spread of ‘gender equality’ in small-scale fisheries governance.
- Benedict Mark M. Carmelita (presenter), Alice Joan G. Ferrer, Jinky C. Hopanda, Herminia A. Francisco, and Canesio D. Predo: Gender differences in possession of unused livelihood skills and desire to be involved in livelihood opportunities in coastal households in the Philippines.