Gender analysis approach to identify the capacity gaps of men and women, especially youth, in relation to fisherfolk leadership
Organizational leadership is one of the most important roles of both women and men in the fishing industry. Empowerment of fisherfolk organization and strengthening or development of their capacity, especially in relation to leadership, is important to the successful implementation of the 2014 Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines) and the realization of sustainable fisheries. UWI-CERMES will conduct gender analyses within the fishing industries of four StewardFish project countries - Jamaica, Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Guyana - for identifying gaps in capacity of women, men and youth with regards to fisherfolk leadership. The findings of the analyses will be used to inform the development, update and/or adaptation of leadership training specifically for women and youth (both male and female). This report provides an outline of the proposed gender analysis methodology for the target project countries.