Women play important roles and contribute significantly to the impact and sustainability of the fisheries development sector. The ability of women to participate in fishery sectors, access to and control the resources and benefits, as well as the ability to take part in decision making, could be improved. For that reason, IFRDMD organized a workshop on women’s awareness to enhance women’s participation in inland fishery activities to support family welfare on 15 June 2022. This workshop was participated by 21 local women fishers in Patra Tani Village and Gedung Buruk Village, Muara Enim Regency, South Sumatra Province.
The workshop was opened by IFRDMD Chief, Mr. Zulkarnaen Fahmi. He opened the agenda and has thought of continuing with another plan in line with fisherwomen’s participation. He also wished the workshop come with fruitful knowledge that can be practiced in their lives.
The workshop was also attended by the Head of Fishery Department, Muara Enim Regency. In his remarks, he informed the possibility of the area to become an Aquaculture Area supported by the Indonesian Government. Therefore, he thanked and met the workshop as a receptacle for developing knowledge for women.
Three lecturers from Sriwijaya University, namely Dr. Dade Jubaidah, Dr. Indah Widyastuti, and Dr. Fauziyah, were invited to deliver their knowledge about freshwater fish culture, processing the fish product, and understanding of the kind of environment fishing gear. The participants also had a chance to try the simple and eco-friendly fish culture.
Deputy Chief of IFRDMD, Mr. Tomohito Shimizu, closed the workshop by thanking the local Government, resource persons, participants and committees for supporting and making the schedule run smoothly.