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VicInAqua is a medium-scale focused research project that has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 689427.
11 partners from 7 European and African countries aims at developing an integrated approach for water management by providing an integral, sustainable, innovative, cost effective and robust solution for water sanitation combined with the demand for clean water in aquaculture and irrigation in the Lake Victoria basin.

Gender round tables

Empowering Women in Sustainable Aquaculture in the Lake Victoria Basin

VicInAqua partners organised round tables in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda with women fisheries associations/networks, fish farmers active in hatchery and fish cultivation, fisheries and aquaculture associations, aquaculture research organisations and local and regional government representatives responsible for fisheries and aquaculture aspects.

With the aim of fostering gender equality and better integration of women in aquaculture activities, the participants discussed the current situation of women in sustainable aquaculture and ways to improve their involvement.

>> Read the VicInAqua Roadmap for empowering women in the aquaculture sector <<


Past round tables

  • Kisumu, Kenya (17 December 2018): Partner DALF (Department of Agriculture, Livestock and Fischeries of Kisumu County, Kenya) organised our Kenyan and last Round Table on Gender & Aquaculture.
  • Entebbe, Uganda (20 November 2018): Partner NARO (National Agricultural Research Organization, Uganda) organised the Ugandan Round table on Gender & Aquaculture in the frame of several VicInAqua community events in Uganda: a technical training on MBR, a Round table on Water Management & Policy, an Information Session titled "The environmental impact of improved sanitation, aquaculture and fisheries" as well as two Study Visits (MBR site in a fish processing plant in Ntinda, Kampala and  a RAS site for live fish marketing in Naguru, Kampala). Read more here.
  • Mwanza, Tanzania (16 April 2018): Partner STIPRO (Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Research Organisation, Tanzania) organised a round table entitled "Empowering women in sustainable aquaculture: What are the issues". Read more here.