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Rift Valley Forum: Plundered Sea – Illegal and Unregulated Fishing in Somalia, Jan. 20 2016 @ RVI Office – Seminar Room

People wait for fishermen to arrive with the catch of the day at the Bosaso harbor in Puntland, Somalia (Adeso/Karel Prinsloo)

People wait for fishermen to arrive with the catch of the day at the Bosaso harbor in Puntland, Somalia (Adeso/Karel Prinsloo)

Plundered Sea: Illegal and unregulated fishing in Somalia

Date: Wednesday 20 January 2016
Venue: Rift Valley Institute Office, Seminar Room
Location: Laikipia Road, Kileleshwa
Time 2pm – 4pm
Entrance is by prior registration only. Register here

It is difficult to know how much Somalia loses to illegal fishing by foreign vessels, but estimates range from USD 100 million to over USD 450 million per annum. Illegal fishing costs Somalis jobs in fishing and post-harvest fish processing, and it costs the Somali state revenue that could be secured from landing fees, licenses, taxes and other fees paid by legal fishing companies. Unregulated illegal fishing also causes overfishing, harming the marine environment and destroying local fishing communities.

Join the Rift Valley Forum and Adeso for a panel discussion of the effects of illegal and unregulated fishing in Somalia and the ways in which they can be addressed. This meeting will launch Adeso’s report Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing in the Territorial Waters of Somalia. There will also be a screening of Adeso’s short film Illegal and Unregulated Fishing of the Coast of Somalia.

Moderator: Rashid Abdi, International Crisis Group

Panellists: Abdi Mohamed Dahir – Adeso, Kifle Hagos – The University of Rhode Island, Bashir M Hussein – Researcher, Pauline Gibourdel – Delegation of the European Union to Somalia


January 5, 2016 at 3:10 pm Leave a comment

Nairobi Forum: Our Collective Security – Writers in Conversation, Jun. 28 2014 @ National Museum

Date: Saturday, 28 June 2014
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium, Nairobi National Museum
Time: 5pm – 9pm
Entry: Prior Reservation.
RSVP here

The killings in Mpeketoni on 15 and 16 June are the latest in a series of violent events that are challenging the security of Kenya and the East Africa region more broadly. The words ‘terrorism’, ‘assassinations’, ‘tribal clashes’, ‘violent crime’, ‘domestic violence’ regularly appear in mainstream and social media headlines. Traumatic pictures of the aftermath fill the newspapers and TV screens. Kenya is no stranger to violent conflict, as the 2008 post-election violence attests to, but some analysts see the current resurgence as something new. There is no shortage of views on the causes of the current insecurity. Some blame external threats, religious ideology, identity, resource competition, youth unemployment, marginalisation, political intrigue, corruption and inefficiency of the security services. Others point to a failure of collective responsibility.

In the latest in a series of conversations with well-known writers, Kwani Trust, in partnership with the Rift Valley Institute’s Nairobi Forum, have invited a panel of writers to discuss these pressing matters. The writers include:

NoViolet Bulawayo, Writer
Parselelo Kantai, Writer
Rashid Abdi, Journalist
Billy Kahora, Writer and Kwani? managing editor

This conversation follows a session at 5pm at the same venue titled, Meet the Writers, featuring the three shortlisted writers of the Etisalat Prize for Literature, Africa’s most prestigious literary prize: NoViolet Bulawayo (Zimbabwe), Yewande Omotoso (Nigeria/South Africa) and Karen Jennings (South Africa).

June 24, 2014 at 4:38 pm Leave a comment

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