As part of the implementation of the project "Building the capacities of selected LDCs to upgrade and diversify their fish exports," UNCTAD is organizing a training and capacity building workshop in Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar from 9 to 11 August 2016.
The workshop, which is funded through the United Nations Development Account, covers five Least Developed Countries, including Cambodia, Mozambique, Comoros, Uganda and Myanmar. It intends to upgrade the technical knowledge and expertise in beneficiary countries to overcome challenges posed by weak supply capacities and complex international food safety and quality standards on fish exports.
The workshop consists of two segments, a technical segment to be held in Yangon (9 and 10 August) and a policy-level segment in Nay Pyi Taw (11 August). The following four broad topics will be covered:
Ways and means to sustainably tap into the potential of the fisheries sector through diversification and structural transformation of the sector;
Sharing best practices and successful experiences from other developing countries on how to take advantage of growing global demand in fish, including through aquaculture;
Policies and strategies to enhance the role of the fisheries sector in the socio-economic development of Myanmar; and
Ways and means to effectively address the challenges of meeting international fish quality and safety standards.
The meeting is expected to enrich and validate a manual prepared by UNCTAD on Improving national standards in compliance with international sanitary and phytosanitary standards, prepared by UNCTAD, which will serve as background document and a basis on which technical level discussions will take place.
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