KIT is providing gender integration capacity development to WorldFish to help them implement the FISH Gender Strategy. This strategy describes how FISH will implement research that identifies and addresses the gender dimensions of barriers, opportunities and mechanisms for change in fisheries and aquaculture development.
Supporting WorldFish and the FISH CGIAR research programme
WorldFish is an international not-for-profit research center. It works to improve fisheries and aquaculture to achieve food security and poverty reduction in developing countries. WorldFish also leads the CGIAR Research programme on Fish Agri-Food Systems, known as FISH. FISH’s mandate is to increase the production and equitable distribution of nutritious fish to improve the livelihoods, nutrition and food security of poor households.
Building gender integration guidelines
This project has two primary objectives. First, it aims to integrate gender into FISH research by developing gender integration guidelines. The guidelines aim to:
Training & coaching for FISH projects
The second objective of the project is to support gender capacity building of WorldFish and partner staff. This is being implemented through gender training and coaching of three FISH projects:
This work builds on existing gender capacity building work supported by KIT through the CIMMYT Gender Capacity Strengthening programme and the Livestock and Fish gender coaching project. It also builds on existing collaborations with WorldFish to support research around the impact of gender transformative approaches in aquaculture and fisheries.
KIT produced draft gender integration guidelines and three country workshops were rolled out in November – December 2018 to increase the capacity of WorldFish and implementing partners to integrate gender into their ongoing research for aquaculture and fisheries development. KIT is also providing coaching on the integration of gender into three existing research programs: