Transformative Social Innovations in the Governance of Small-scale Fisheries in the Indian Ocean Region
Dar es Salaam University College of Education
Small-scale fisheries are vital in achieving quality lives and sustained livelihoods in island and coastal communities. Nevertheless, some fisheries governance systems create conditions that significantly impede small- scale fishers from unlocking and realizing socio- economic potentials of their small- scale fisheries sector. Many small-scale fishers and community organizations in the Indian Ocean region have expressed their dissatisfaction with their fisheries governance systems and have initiated and implemented social innovations to transform them. This project will examine some social innovations initiated and implemented by members of coastal communities to profoundly change unfair and ineffective fisheries governance systems in their areas in order to draw lessons from them on initiating, promoting and sustaining bottom-up transformative social innovations.
Founder & Volunteer Leader, Impacting Lives through Opportunities (ILO)
Researcher and Assistant Lecturer, Dar es Salaam University College of Education