DEMAND DRIVEN PROGRAMME
The ACP FISH II Programme is a bottom-up,demand-driven initiative, that tries to respond to the requests and needs of the beneficiary states and their Regional Fisheries Bodies, through a participatory planning exercise.
6 Regional workshops gave the beneficiaries the opportunity to identify and agree on the needs to be covered and to define the priorities for the activities/projects to be developed. Approved action plans ensured their commitment, facilitated through the appointment of focal persons to liaise with each ACP Fish Regional Facilitation Unit (RFU).
Within the current monitoring phase, those genuine regional networks continue to show their commitment, and to follow up on the 182 projects selected and continue to grow and improve building on the “lessons learnt” during the process.
Rounds of Workshops:
The 1st Regional Needs Assessment Workshop (RNASW) that took place in December 2009 was designed to identify broad areas for targeting the Programme support.
The 2nd Regional Action Plan Workshop was held in October - November 2010 at which the participants identified projects and agreed on the Regional Action Plan (RAP).
The 3rd round of workshops, the 1st Programme Monitoring Workshops, were held in March- April 2011. Its main objective was to review progress in project implementation to date and plan for future tasks. Please follow the links on the left hand menu for the workshops carried out to date, and planned for the near future.
The 4th round of workshops, the 2nd Programme Monitoring and Training Workshops were held from November 2011 to January 2012. In addition to the participation in regular Programme Monitoring workshops, Focal Points and a second representative attended training on project devising, project cycle management and drafting of terms of reference. Organizing this activity, the Programme continued to build Focal Points capacity in developing projects for PE2.
The 5th round of workshops, the 3rd Programme Monitoring and Training Workshops are held from October to December 2012. The objectives of the Workshop are threefold: 1) Collectively monitor ongoing ACP Fish II projects in each region and identify and implement corrective actions; 2) describe the revised ACP Fish II monitoring and evaluation system, complete Project Evaluation Grids and score indicators accordingly; and 3) expose Participants to selected fishery realities in the hosting country.