Livelihoods in Punta Bonita, Colombia are closely tied to collecting the mollusk known as piangua. Women, who make up a majority of the piangua fishers, tend to be overlooked and underpaid, and meanwhile, piangua are becoming harder to find. Laura Burroughs of OEF's Secure Fisheries program spoke with women who collect piangua in Punta Bonita.
Secure Fisheries News
OEF's latest Annual Report looks back on the accomplishments of its various programs in 2016 and looks ahead to what it hopes to achieve in the coming year.
Understanding the links between fisheries and violent armed conflict is becoming increasingly important. This blog from OEF's Secure Fisheries program shines light on the complicated links of how fisheries can both prevent and cause armed conflict, and how conflict can harm fisheries or cause fisheries to rebound.
Secure Fisheries, a program of OEF, has partnered with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the Seychelles Coast Guard to host a meeting of experts to address fisheries concerns in the Western Indian Ocean. Read more.
One Earth Future (OEF), the International Peace Institute (IPI), the Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations, and the World Ocean Council presented Innovation in Partnerships: SGD14 Life Below Water.
FEBRUARY 16, 2017—BROOMFIELD, COLO.— The International Peace Institute (IPI), One Earth Future (OEF), the Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations, and the World Ocean Council recently hosted the first-of-its-kind Innovation in Partnerships workshop, entitled “SDG 14: Life Below Water.” Read more.
FEBRUARY 9, 2017—BROOMFIELD, Colo.— The International Peace Institute (IPI), One Earth Future (OEF), the Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations, and the World Ocean Council will host an Innovation in Partnerships workshop, entitled “SDG 14: Life Below Water.” Read more.
In support of sister program Shuraako's Somaliland Investment Forum, Secure Fisheries faciliated a panel discussion on challenges and long-term solutions for the Somaliland fishing sector. This blog outlines the solutions and viewpoints brought up at the Forum.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on October 7, less than one week after Colombians rejected the peace deal negotiated between the government and FARC rebels, underscoring the complexities involved in winning peace.