May 10-13, 2022
Shizuoka City, Japan
Building Forward Better
Under the theme ‘Building Forward Better,’ the congress aims to discuss bold, innovative ideas and strategies needed for SSF to rebalance, rebuild and revitalize, following the devastating impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, natural disasters and climate change, set amidst the current and emerging challenges affecting their livelihoods and wellbeing. Building forward is also about being proactive and progressive in situating SSF in Asia-Pacific in a way that will accelerate their engagement in the global discourse about sustainable development, and help them be in a position to contribute to achieving SDGs.
Specifically, the congress will be organized around six main topics:
Adjusting the JUSTICE lens
Adjusting the GENDER lens
Adjusting the FOOD lens
Adjusting the GOVERNANCE lens
Adjusting the FINANCIAL lens
Adjusting the RESEARCH lens
Contributions are invited from researchers, students, young professionals, practitioners, fishers and fishers’ organizations, environmental groups and policy makers, interested in small-scale fisheries in the Asia-Pacific region. Abstracts for individual papers or organized sessions (about 250 words) are accepted until December 15, 2021.
We will continue to receive abstracts until December 31, but priorities (in terms of space in the program) will be given to early submissions. The registration for the 4WSFC Asia-Pacific congress will open in early February, 2022.
For those who need a bit more incentive, we are looking for people interested in establishing TBTI Country Hubs and coordinating research and capacity building activities in the country. Check out TBTI Japan for some ideas of what can be achieved once the hub is established. If you’re keen, put a team together and send a short vision statement (no more than one page) to email@example.com, by January 15, 2022. We will invite 1-2 members of the selected teams to Japan (with partial support) to present the vision and to exchange ideas with others and the congress host, TBTI Japan.
The 4WSFC Asia-Pacific is co-hosted by Tokai University and TBTI Japan, in partnership with Shizuoka City, TBTI Global with support from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and other key organizations.
Registration for the 4WSFC Asia-Pacific will open on February 15, 2022.
Shimizu Terrsa, Shizuoka City, Japan
Shimizu Terrsa, located in Shizuoka City, will host the in-person congress events. Find more information about Shimizu Terrsa here.
The congress venue is near Shimizu Station, and it takes 5 min walk from the station to the venue. There are many hostels and B&B near Shimizu Station and Shizuoka Station for participants to choose from. Shizuoka Station is three stations away from Shimizu Station, and it takes about 12 min by the Tōkaidō Line from Shizuoka Station to Shimizu Station. You can explore some options by visiting the links below. Please stay tuned for more updates!
CONGRESS ORGANIZING COMMITTEES
Local Organizing Committee
Yinji Li (Chair)
Japanese Institute of Fisheries Infrastructure and Communities
Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency
International Planning Committee
Ratana Chuenpagdee (Chair)
University of the Philippines Visayas, Philippenes
Sylhet Agricultural University, Bangladesh
University of Manitoba, Canada / Dried Fish Matters (DFM) Project
Yinji Li (Co-chair)
Tokai University, Japan / TBTI Japan
University of Waterloo, Canada / From Vulnerability to Viability (V2V) Partnership
Mahidol University, Thailand / TBTI Thailand
University of Technology Sydney, Australia