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Call For Youth Presenters at the Think Tank Event on Science and Policy Options on Climate Change and Fisheries in Africa

In preparation of the Upcoming second Conference of African Ministers for Aquaculture and Fisheries (CAMFAII), NEPAD Agency through Partnership for African Fisheries (PAF) and African Fisheries Experts Network (Afri-fishnet) are spearheading a range of efforts to generate knowledge on the impact of climate change in Africa and design specific strategies which can be adopted at all levels to ensure that the benefits of the fisheries resources are secured for current and future generations.Conference of African Ministers of Fisheries and Aquaculture (CAMFA)  aims to create a platform for the African Ministers to have a common vision and policies for fisheries and aquaculture development; climate change adaptation and mitigation in aquaculture and fisheries in African Members states. The second conference of African Ministers for Aquaculture and Fisheries is yet to come in February 2014.  With aim for active participation and contribution in Aquaculture and fisheries programs, policy  formulation and implementation,  Afri-fishnet (www.afri-fishnet.org) through its Youth For Fish Program (YFFP) calls youth speakers to present at the Think Tank event.  Presenters are requested to write an essay on “What can the youth do to safeguard fisheries and aquaculture against climate change?” of 4-6 pages with attached e Motivation letter to participate in the think tank event should submit their application to yffp@afri-fishnet.org by Friday 15th November, 2013, 16:00 (GMT) Eligibility
  • Youth (Age 15-35) from any African country 
  •  A Member of Youth for Fish Program (http://fishnode.wordpress.com/e-library/
  • Youths in aquaculture and fisheries dealing with climate change and related issues. 
Venue for Think Tank event: Sun N’ San Holiday Resort, Mangochi - Malawi from 26-28 November 2013 Theme“Scientific and Policy Options to Safeguard Africa’s Fisheries and Aquaculture Against Climate Change” 
NEPAD Fish Node