As part of the French Development Agency (AFD) funded technical assistance for the implementation of the IORA Action Plan on Fisheries, Aquaculture and the Marine Environment, the AFD provides support to the achievement of the Blue Economy Work plan. The overall objective of the technical assistance (TA) is to “support IORA and its Member States in the coordination and implementation of the Action Plan on Blue Economy and Work Plan of IORA CGFM, with a strong focus on fisheries, aquaculture and protection of the marine environment.”
One of the specific objectives of this TA is “to promote “sustainable fisheries management”. In the context of this objective, “Activity 2.4: Establish cooperation among the Member States to regulate harvesting and combat overfishing and destructive fishing practices” within the spirit of SDG 14.4 will be implemented.
The success of the Sustainable Development Goals rests to a large extent on effective monitoring, review and follow-up processes. SDG indicators are the foundation of the new global framework for mutual accountability. As such, the IORA Secretariat will deliver, in collaboration with the FAO, an online workshop to raise the awareness of the IORA Member States, share experiences and identify the major challenges in monitoring and reporting on SDG 14, in particular SDG 14.4 (Indicator: 14.4.1).
Participation: Restricted to the IORA Member States
Title: Online workshop on SDG 14.4 Monitoring and Reporting and Experience Sharing in IORA Member States
Date: Tuesday, 25 January 2023 – 0700 Hrs (GMT)
Registration: By Invitation only
The online Workshop will be moderated by Mr Rondolph Payet, the Main Residence Expert for the Technical Assistance project. The speakers will include experts from Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations and IORA member states.