Disaster preparedness and response

Disaster preparedness and response

Floods, hurricanes, tsunamis, and droughts are some of the many natural disasters that can impact small-scale fisheries and fishworkers. Learn about plans and measures that can be taken in preparation and improve responses.

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Después de un año convulso, con tiempo para la reflexión, nos alegra anunciar la celebración de la VIII Jornada de la Red Internacional de Escritores por la Tierra. Por primera vez se realizará en formato virtual,  facilitando así la participación de todas y todos, el sábado 18 de septiembre de 2021.

 

Los encuentros y jornadas de la RIET pretenden ser una plataforma de aprendizaje y debate, tanto literario como medioambiental y social. Esta nueva jornada de la RIET virtual se centra en estos mismos valores. El objetivo promover el diálogo y contribuir con la reflexión sobre las implicaciones e impacto de la pandemia COVID-19 en el desarrollo cultural, económico-político y el medio ambiente, a fin de valorar los retos a enfrentar para el desarrollo humano y la búsqueda del bien común.

La VIII jornada de la RIET está prevista para el sábado 18, en horario de mañana para América Central, y en horario de tarde para Europa. El encuentro arrancará con un homenaje a poetas de la RIET a los que les hemos dicho adiós, como Ernesto Cardenal, Claribel García o Pere Casaldàliga.

La jornada seguirá con el panel de debate, centrado en el extractivismo: la minería a cielo abierto la exploración del petróleo, etc., bajo el título: “Amenazas y peligros al ambiente, acechando en tiempos de pandemia”. Próximamente se anunciaran los panelistas.

A continuación, los y las participantes se adentrarán en la clásica mesa de poetisas y poetas de las jornadas de la RIET: “Poesía en Pandemia; reflexiones y textos virulentos”. Y para finalizar, y porqué la música debe tener su cabida, escucharemos interpretaciones de músicos iberoamericanos de la RIET, será la “Peña Musical Hispanoamericano”.

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Podéis consultar el programa completo aquí: http://redescritoresporlatierra.org/

This two-part series highlighted the voices of fishers: Part I focused on their experiences and responses to the pandemic and Part II focused on how fishers and their intermediaries (or other value chain actors) have innovated to overcome the COVID crisis. These virtual events replicated some of the features of an in-person fisher exchange and provided a space for fishers and fish workers to share their stories about the challenges brought on by COVID and how they have overcome them. The objective was to engage in a conversation where fishers can inspire each other and commiserate, too — to get through the tough times together and to share potential solutions that could speed the recovery.

In addition to Part I & Part II, the SSF Hub will be accepting and posting videos from the greater SSF Hub community on its Youtube channel. This will allow more small-scale fisheries actors to share their experiences with COVID and continue the dialogue following the event. 

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Watch the recording here

Please share your thoughts and reactions to the webinar on the discussion page here

 

Session II: Tuesday, November 16th, 2021

Session II was focused on how fishers, intermediaries and their partners innovated (or are innovating) to overcome the COVID crisis and support fishing communities throughout the pandemic and the ways in which fishers or fish workers have needed to adapt how they market and sell their catch due to the situation.

Moderators: 

Hoyt Peckham, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) & Cristina Pita, International Institute of Environment and Development (IIED)

Speakers: 

Ben Martens - Executive Director of Maine Coast Fishermen's Association (MCFA)
Tracy Sylvester - Fisher and Fishmonger, Wooden Island Wild 
Don German - Fishers Roundtable 
Martiza - Asociación de Pescadores de La Rosita, Cuero y Salado (APROCUS Fishing Association)
Paula Leiva - Mi Caleta
Reńe Jara - Fisher, Duao, Chile 

 

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Session I: September 15, 2021

Session I was held in September and focused on stories from communities told by fishers, specifically about their experiences and how they have responded to the pandemic. During this webinar, fishers and fisher organizations shared challenges they encountered and advice that they have for others that may still be grappling with the hardships brought on by COVID.

Watch the recording here

Watch speaker videos here

The IUCN Congress will be held in Marseille from 3 to 11 September 2021.

Taking into account the current health situation, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has decided to organise a “hybrid” IUCN World Conservation Congress, thus allowing people not able to physically attend the event to follow and participate in some parts of the Congress remotely.

The French government reaffirms that it is very pleased to host this IUCN Congress on its territory, while doing its utmost to ensure that this is done under the conditions desired by IUCN and in accordance with the health protocols in force at the time of the event. 

 

Information on Congress preparations
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Resources

"Pagbalud" (When the Waves Swell)

In this video, Exec. Dir. of the Guiuan Development Foundation was featured as an exemplary scientist and community development worker who transcends science to coastal communities to attain sustainability of resources. This film topped the S&T Professional Category in the 2nd Philippine Indie-Siyensya Filmmaking Competition in 2017

In Ockhi's Wake: Disaster Preparedness at Sea

Based on grassroots reporting, with on-the-ground narratives of the affected victims, the film records different points of view of the victims who struggled through the trauma of survival. The film also focuses on how families have coped with loss and trauma, and how disaster managers and government authorities are rising to the post-calamity challenges.

Climate change adaptation and mitigation in fisheries and aquaculture

This course provides an overview of adaptation and mitigation strategies that can be implemented in response to climate change impacts on the fisheries and aquaculture sector.

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