This project examines the nature of transformative social innovations in small-scale fisheries that have emerged in contexts of increased vulnerability due to resource scarcity and climate change, as well as threats on coastal livelihoods posed by neo-liberal growth-oriented policies. The research team will explore twelve case studies across Bangladesh, India, Madagascar, South Africa, Tanzania, and Thailand using a people-centred and dialogical approach. The project aims to: highlight the complexities and contradictions of transforming the governance of small-scale fisheries in the Indian Ocean region from the point of view of the governed; document and theorize pertinent examples of community-led social innovations in this region aiming to transform the governance of small-scale fisheries; and contribute to processes of co-designing policy and governance instruments that secure sustainable small-scale fisheries in the context of food security and poverty reduction.
Lecturer, Dar es Salaam University College of Education
Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
Associate Professor, Sylhet Agricultural University, Bangladesh