Call for papers

10th Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum

(S-2) Special Session 2: 4th Global Symposium
 Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries
Yeosu, Korea
April 30 to May 4 2013

Dates (actual dates to be advised. GAF4 will be held over 2-3 days of 10AFAF)



  1. GENDERED CHANGE: Capabilities and vulnerabilities with respect to changes (environmental, social, cultural, economic, livelihood). Gendered change (for women, men, girls, boys) is an important characteristic of the major changes occurring in aquaculture and fisheries. However, the gendered nature of change is little recognized, little studied and rarely measured. How can it be researched, measured and how should different agencies (e.g., fisheries departments, development agencies, NGOs) address it? Chair , Co-Chair – to be advised. Lead speaker and contributed papers
  2. GENDER ASSETS, SPACES AND ROLES: Qualifying and quantifying gender assets and roles, and the gendered use of space in aquaculture and fisheries (or) Unique spaces for women in aquaculture and fisheries. Chair, Co-Chair – to be advised. Lead speaker and contributed papers
  3. MEETING FUTURE NEEDS: Policy and advocacy related to gender in aquaculture and fisheries  – research, development, decision making bodies (governments, public spaces), and the human capacity requirements. Chair, Co-Chair – to be advised. Lead speaker and contributed papers.


  1. GENDER RESEARCH METHODS ROUNDTABLE: Qualitative and Quantitative methods in gender research and writing gender papers eg: research design for comparative analysis of seaweed farming and gender. Mini Workshop:  Chair – Marilyn Potter, + Co-Chair– (to be advised )
  2. WOMEN, GENDER NETWORKS AND ASSOCIATIONS FOR AQUACULTURE AND FISHERIES: To explore why establishing and maintaining women and gender in fisheries and aquaculture networks and interest groups has proven difficult in all countries and regions. From experience, lessons learned, better understanding the needs and challenges, and brainstorming new pathways, explore options for future action in research, advocacy and development support. Chair: to be advised.
  3. ASEM AQUACUTLURE PLATFORM FOCUS GROUP DISCUSSION ON FUTURE RESEARCH NEEDS: What are the most important areas to cover in ASEM (Asian-Europe Meeting) future research (methodology, subjects of interest, types of beneficiary) concerning gender and aquaculture. Chair: Dr Zumilah Zainalaludin

Abstracts are invited from researchers for papers to be presented on the themes mentioned in Section I above. The abstracts will have to confirm to the general format prescribed for the 10afaf. The format can be accessed at (no longer applicable). The last date for receipt of abstracts is November 30, 2012. The abstracts should be submitted to the main 10AFAF organizers and can be submitted online at: (no longer applicable). PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL GAF4 ABSTRACTS WILL NEED TO BE SUBMITTED ONLINE THROUGH THE MAIN 10AFAF SUBMISSION SYSTEM.

Section II will be open to all participants of GAF4 and will be in mini workshop and focus group discussion formats. The presentations for this section will be by invitation only. Participants are free to bring in material or discussion points to the workshops for discussion in the same.

Dr Nikita Gopal
Chair, Program Sub-Committee

2 responses to “Call for papers

  1. Dear sir
    I am upul wasantha from sri lanka and sociology garaduate and have master of Arts from University of Colombo and University of Kelaniya in Sri Lankan two universities After my graduation i joined non governmental organization in my country also had been worked more than five years. the main role was that peace building and conflict resolution. I worked with multi community of North and East in country, then after as a social development officer i joined national aquaculture development authority which is institute under the ministry of fisheries in sri lanka. the name of NAQDA which I have been more than ten year work.
    So now i am academic leave. now i have been come to japan and studies Japanese language in Japanese school in Fukouka.
    I am very interesting field is social development and issues of community and policies and strategies. i have more than ten years experience fishery community and their problems. those are related with Humanities and social science . I show your web page and the activists are very suitable for me. I am very interesting joining workshop for gender . I am student and living in sri lanka also developing country and Asian countries.
    please give me chance to buildup my carrier and join the international organization . so please sent me your reply my mail.
    I wish you happy new year 2016.

    upul wasantha

    Sent from my iPhone

    • Dear Upul Wasantha
      Thank you for your interest in GAF6. Please follow the instructions on the website for registering and look out for forthcoming message and opportunities.
      Meryl Williams

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