Make greater investment in targeted gender projects, research and educational outreach. The present amount of funding is small and needs a hundredfold increase to achieve impact.

Currently, gender work is poorly funded. Much of the current research has small budgets and is funded by piggybacking on aquaculture and fisheries studies where gender is not the primary focus. Development work also requires greater investment and educational outreach to make sure policy goals are put into practice and resources are used wisely. Funders can list gender explicitly in their program priorities and pool their resources between funding agencies to work towards common goals.

Specific actions: Interested future funders are invited to participate in and brainstorm solutions to the lack of program and research funding committed to gender in aquaculture and fisheries (GAF) work at side meeting in conjunction with the 12th Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum, 8-12 April 2019, Iloilo, Philippines.

For details write to Meryl J Williams @