The workshop aims to assist the National Technical Working Group (NTWG) composed of representatives from national government agencies, academe/research, non-governmental organizations (NGO), people’s organizations, local government units and fisherfolk groups to develop the log frame of NPOA goals and activities and plan of action of the SSF guidelines.

The two-day event is part of the process of developing the draft NPOA-SSF of the Philippines, the first in Asia. This plan will outline strategies to improve socio-economic conditions and establish policies and legal frameworks that pertain to small-scale fishers and the factors influencing their livelihoods.