Tuesday, March 3, 2015

SOUTH-SOUTH COOPERATION PROGRAMME:Backstopping Mission 15 - 27 January 2015

FAO Backstopping Mission team and KIFI staff. at KIFI.  FLTR Dr. Moses Maurihungirire (Director, Aquaculture and Inland Fisgheries, MFMR), Mr.Valeiro Crespi (FAO),  Dr. Hasan  (FAO), Mr. Fransisco (FAO), Mr. Sitengu (KIFI), Mr. Burger (KIFI), Mr. Iita (KIFI) and  Dr. Trung (SSC) 


Backstopping Mission
15-27 January 2015

The backstopping mission had the overall aim to review progress on the South South Cooperation (SSC) Proframme and the projects currently implemented under this programme. The mission coincided with the 4th mission of Prof. Rana whose visit was to  assist in the commencement of both sex reversal and selective breeding projects under the South South Cooperation Programme. Prof. Rana  has already undertaken 3 missions during 2012 and 2013.

The FAO review team arrived on the 18th and 19th of January. The team was represented by Dr. Hasan, Mr. Valerio Crespi and Mr. Fransisco. They visited Kamutjonga Inland Fisheries Institute (KIFI) on 20th of January to discuss issues pertaining to SSC activities implemented at KIFI. They then proceeded to Onavivi Inland Aquaculture Center where on the 22 of January they discussed issues pertaining to the 3 research projects currently carried out at Onavivi. They also discussed the status and implementation of the small scale aquaculture project at Mangulukeni. On the 23 rd of January they visited the small scale aquaculture project of the OVC at Ondangwa and then proceeded to Ongwediva Inland Aquaculture Center where they discussed with staff members the status of the seed production activity after the Vietnamese experts departure as well as other SSC activities.

The mission concluded with a meeting in Windhoek at the UN building on the 28th of January 2015. The meeting was chaired by the Deputy Director for Aquaculture and Inland Fisheries, Mr. Burger on behalf of the Honourable Deputy Minister for the MFMR, Dr. Chief Samuel Ankama.
The meeting was also attended by Dr. Babagana the FAO Representative to Namibia, Mr Kuvari (FAO, Namibia), the Spanish Representative, Ms. Carmen Senddino, Prof. Rana (FAO Consultant), Mr. Kandjou and Ms. Unda Tjihuiko both from the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources.

The FAO team returned o Rome on Thursday, 29 January 2015.

Review and planning meeting at the UN building in Windhoek. In the picture fltr: Dr. Trung (SSC), Mr. Kandjou (MFMR), Dr. Babagana (FAO Representative Namibia), Mr. Valerio (FAO, Rome), Dr. Hasan (FAO, Rome), Prof. Rana (FAO consultant), Ms. Unda Tjihuiko (MFMR), Ms. Carmen Senddino (Spanish Representative), Mr. Fransisco (FAO Rome) 

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