Skills, knowledge and employability

Post-conflict recovery of Palestinian fisheries begins in Gaza

An inception workshop launches an ILO project aimed at reform of the fishing sector in the occupied Palestinian territory.

An inception workshop to launch an ILO project that supports the recovery of the fishing industry in the occupied Palestinian territory’s (oPt) will take place in Gaza with key stakeholders. The workshop will target about 30 participants who represent organizations and individuals active in the Gaza Strip’s fishing industry including United Nations agencies, cooperatives, government bodies, vocational training centres, representatives from the private sector as well as international and local organizations. Participants will be introduced to the ILO and its value system in preparation for further action to improve the value chain of the fishing industry in the oPt as well as facilitate the development of Gaza fishery sector recovery plan.

The workshop is the first event of the ILO project entitled “Supporting Livelihoods and Job Opportunities in the Fishery Sector in Gaza” which aims to act as a pilot project to realize the ILO’s agenda of providing decent work across Gaza and the oPt. The proposed project is also in line with the ILO’s “Decent Work for Food Security” strategy, which aims to promote food security and sustainable livelihoods for workers and their families through enhanced decent work conditions and opportunities in critical agro-food value chains.