The Directorate of Research and Innovation and Consultancy (DRIC) and the Centre for Coastal Management (CCM) have held a Country Coordinators meeting of the Vulnerability to Viability (V2V) Global Partnership Project from 12 – 13 November, 2020. The 2-day meeting was to plan and budget for country-specific activities over the 7-year duration (April 1, 2020 - March 31, 2027) of the project and has key stakeholders from Academia, government, NGOs and CSOs participating.
The V2V global partnership project seeks to build strong small-scale Fisher communities through transdisciplinary research approaches using the I-ADApT research framework. The project is being implemented in 6 African countries including Ghana, Tanzania, Nigeria, Senegal, Malawi, South Africa and 6 Asian countries - Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, Thailand, India. The project's integrative team is made up of 95 scientists, practitioners,policy and community actors from 31 universities, 15 government and research institutions, and 21 NGOs and CSOs.
At the national level, the project's contribution to V2V research are captured in 4 areas namely:
1. Co-production of knowledge on vulnerability and viability experiences of fisher communities
2. Development database and resource portal of V2V case studies
3. Engagement in transdisciplinary capacity development of small fisher communities
4. Comparison and synthesising experiences between and across study sites for a broader policy impact
The project is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada under its Partnership Grant Programme. The total cost of funding is 7.3 Million Canadian Dollars and is managed by the University of Waterloo.
Prof Fredrick Ato Armah and Prof. Denis Worlanyo Aheto are the Principal Investigator (PI) and Co-PI, respectively for the project in Ghana.