The Second STREAM Regional Conference was held in Tagaytay City, Philippines, from 8-10 June 2003 with the participation of 23 people from Australia, Cambodia, India, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and Yunnan (China).
Following a regional overview of STREAM’s themes, country partners, donors and funding, and activities, participants visited four “stations” on the themes of livelihoods, institutions, policy development, and communications, working in groups representing National Coordinators, Communications Hub Managers, and Partners. They engaged in discussions with a “station leader” and each other to learn about and comment on objectives, activities, outcomes and outputs, and to consider issues that need addressing in STREAM. The broad categories in which issues were raised were:
Participants wrote significant change stories based on their experiences of working with STREAM or in other contexts, four of which were read out during a conference session.
There were several opportunities during discussions to hear statements from countries which began to provide evidence for change as a result of STREAM activities. These helped to begin to understand how to situate “evidence of outcome and impact” among stakeholders.
Each group reviewed the issues raised and proposed how these might be followed up at regional and country levels. Key follow-up actions include:
To evaluate the conference, participants wrote statements about how it had (or had not) followed STREAM’s Guiding Principles.
Publisher: Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific
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