TD training workshop, Iloilo City, Philippines – Call for applications [CLOSED]

The objective of the transdisciplinary (TD) training program is to expose participants to a range of issues, challenges and concerns related to fisheries and ocean sustainability, especially those affecting small-scale fisheries, as well as to deepen the understanding about their causes and effects, and to broaden the perspective about how to address them.

Structure: the TD training workshop will begin with a series of lectures on theories and main concepts, such as transdisciplinarity, wicked problems, stakeholders, governance, governability, and sustainability, accompanied by exercises and practical to facilitate learning. Participants will be working in small groups to analyze the case studies using the frameworks learned, including stakeholder analysis, institutional analysis, and governability assessment.

Target group: the TD training workshop in Iloilo is organized in conjunction with the 12AFAF, which will take place on April 8-11th, in order to facilitate participation of scientists, practitioners, students and others who are already planning to attend the 12AFAF. The training workshop is opened, however, to anyone interested in learning about transdisciplinarity. Background and knowledge about fisheries, ocean and environmental issues are required. Participants will be asked to present a ‘case study’ on the issue(s) that they are dealing with or would like to resolve.

Cost: The same nominal fee of USD50 applies to both participants and non-participants of the 12th Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum. The nominal fee covers breaks and lunches, the meeting venue and the field trip. There is no lecture fee and the teaching/learning materials will be provided to the participants free of charge. Participants are expected to cover their own travel, accommodation and meals not covered during the workshop. More details about the costs will be available in the upcoming weeks.


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There are only a few spots left so make sure to register as soon as possible. Note that at this time priority will be given to non-Filipinos.

To apply, download and complete the registration form. The completed form should be sent to

Applications will be evaluated by the selection committee and the notification of acceptance to the course will be sent on an ongoing basis. If you have any questions, please contact

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