Information Note


Webinar date and time

  • September 25, 2023, 11:00 AM Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna

    September 25, 2023, 12:00 AM Dar es Salaam, Nairobi

    September 25, 2023, 2:30 PM Colombo, Delhi, Mumbai

    September 25, 2023, 4:00 PM Bangkok, Hanoi, Jakarta, Phnom Penh, Vientiane

    September 25, 2023, 5:00 PM Beijing, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Taipei

When occupational hazards and risks in the fisheries and aquaculture sector are discussed for developing appropriate insurance products, the obvious ones are those related to men’s work. These could be accidents at sea, loss of fishing vessels, equipment’s, and gear due to inclement weather, personal injury to crew members, loss of crop, climate risks to name a few. Women workers are more likely than male workers to work longer hours as full-time, part-time, or occasional workers for lesser wages with minimal benefits, limited access to finance, minimal risk cover and social security benefits.

The attention of policy makers and the fishery and aquaculture industry that provides employment to the large women’s labour force needs to be drawn to the imperative that businesses should be providing not only decent working conditions, equal wages/opportunities, but also insurance/risk coverage for women in the part-time and full-time labour force in post-harvest fish value chain activities. There is an equally greater need for the insurance industry to design and develop women-centric resilience products for provision of safety nets for women in fisheries and aquaculture activities. This webinar will discuss the hazards and risks specific to fisherwomen’s work to highlight the needs for insurance cover.

CAFI SSF – Webinar Talk Series brings to its member organizations and interested participants, panel speaker representation from insurance industry, women member-based fisherfolk organizations, government representatives, and academic researchers. The aim is to discuss key entry points that may enable and support pathways which are needed for an inclusive financial Blue Transformation Innovation, to develop women-centric insurance products and service delivery models and distributions network that are accessible to SSF communities.

Our Distinguished Speakers:

  • Dr. Flower Msuya: Chairperson, Zanzibar Seaweed Cluster Initiative
  • Ms. Oluwafunmilola Shelika: PresidentAfrican Women Fish Processors and Traders Network
  • Ms. Maryam Mbui: Fisheries Officer, Kenya Fisheries Services
  • Ms. Gavina Tumbaga: Council Member, National Anti-Poverty Commission, Philippines
  • Mr. Matteo Luzzi: Gender Consultant, Food and Agriculture Organizations of the United Nations
  • Dr. Graham Clark: Chairman & CEO, Asia Affinity Holdings Limited
  • Mr. Pedro Pinheiro: Project Manager, Micro Insurance Network–IDF Inclusive Insurance Group
  • Dr. Nikita Gopal: Chair, Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries Section of the Asian Fisheries Society
  • Ms. Suchitra Upare: Coordinator, CAFI SSF Network

CAFI SSF Webinar is organized for all stakeholders involved with SSF finance and insurance.

The detailed background note and agenda is enclosed for your information.