ongoing project

Sustainable Oceans

International partner and donor: Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR)

Funding source: Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)

Project duration: 16 September 2018 – 31 December 2020

Total fund: USD 247,522

Overall Objective: Human rights implications and impacts pertaining to fisheries and aquaculture are documented and addressed in selected national and global dialogues, policies and strategies for sustainable development and responsible business.

Specific objectives:

Specific objective one

Specific objective one – part one: Comprehensive Sector-Wide Impact Assessment (SWIA) on the human rights impacts of the marine capture fishery sector, conducted in a participatory manner.

Specific objective one – part two: SWIA findings and recommendations are discussed in multi-stakeholder dialogues for sustainable development and responsible business in the marine capture fishery sector and key stakeholders undertake initiatives and apply tools for mitigating and monitoring human rights impacts in fisheries and aquaculture in Bangladesh.

Specific objective two

Specific objective two: Showcase Bangladesh’s SWIA and good practices examples in SDG target 14b, and contribute to the development of tools, information, guidance materials and discussions on human rights implication and impacts of the fisheries and aquaculture sectors within the fields of sustainable development, responsible business and human rights at global scale.

Project location: Patharghata sub-district under Barguna and Moheshkhali sub-district under Cox’s Bazar districts

Implementing partners: Bangladesh Institute of Labour Studies (BILS) and COAST Trust

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