StewardFish Report on update, adaptation and creation of leadership capacity development resources
Developing capacity in leadership is critical to enhancing fisherfolk organizations’ roles in fisheries and marine ecosystem stewardship. A CNFO leadership institute is proposed as a major contributor to building and sustaining such capacity. CERMES is assisting and guiding the CNFO in this quest. Resources for learning have been compiled and made accessible online. The CNFO and CERMES started collaboration on crafting the first sessions of the virtual training. It is likely to use Skype and Google Classroom. However, persistent problems in communication between CERMES and CNFO have constrained CERMES attempts to provide guidance on the basis of full information on fisherfolk leader demands and expectations. Meanwhile CNFO is proceeding with a training design that may be sub-optimal, fuelled by strong ownership of the leadership institute concept. CERMES guidance of the institute’s development may best be offered through demonstration. If this approach is not successful there is a risk of resource wastage, eroding benefits of the developmental process without much learning and progress.