Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Meetings & Events: February and March 2015

1. Third Quarterly Management Meeting: Directorate of Aquaculture and Inland Fisheries: Otjiwarongo, 2-5 February 2015

2. Administrative Management Meeting: Windhoek: 10 February 2015

3. Staff Meeting KIFI: 16 February 2015

4. Meeting with Headmen Muhero from Kamutjonga Village: 16 February 2015

Mr. Burger with Headmen Muhero from Kamutjonga Village
Headmen Muhero visited KIFI on Monday, 16 February 2015 to discuss issues effecting KIFI and the Kamutjonga village under the Hambukusu Tribal Authority. The meeting was attended by Headmen Muhero, his Secretary, Mr. Edward and several of his council members.  Mr. Burger (Deputy Director: KIFI), Mr. Sitengu (Chief Fisheries Biologist: KIFI) and Mr. Titus represented KIFI. Ms. Sakana a Ranger from Mahangu Game Park attended on behalf of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism. Sergeant Shanombe attended on behalf of the Namibian Police at KIFI. 

Matters arising from the previous meeting that was held on 21 February 2014 were discussed.Several new issues were added to the agenda for the meeting. The minutes of the meeting is available on request.

5. Poisons Workshop: Poppa Falls: 17-19 February 2015

6. Senior Management Meeting MAWF: 23 February 2015

7. Aquaculture Permit Stakeholder Meeting: Windhoek 26 February 2015

8. Minister's Staff Address: Windhoek 25 February 2015

11. Cooperative Advisory Board Policy Review Workshop: Windhoek ,11-13 March 2015

Honourable John Mutorwa, Minister of  the MAWF officially opening the CAB Policy Review Workshop
One of the major proposals discussed during this workshop was the creation of an Agency to deal with Cooperative issues

12. Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (MAWF) Sectoral Review and Planning         Workshop:Windhoek 24-27 March 2015

The review of MAWF’s ASEP took place in Windhoek from 24 March 2015 to 27 March 2015.  The ASEP contains desired outcomes and strategic initiatives to be pursued through various programmes and projects to ensure the successful implementation of the Fourth National Development Plan (NDP4).
Stakeholders to this sector was well represented and actively promoted the inclusion of four projects in the ASEP, namely the implementation of the rangeland management policy and strategy (five pillars for agriculture and one pillar for forestry), the common vision for the livestock and meat industry, as well as subsidised loans for debushing through Agribank.

MAWF staff and stakeholders attending the workshop

13. World Wetlands Day Celebrations: KIFI 25-26 March 2015

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