Wednesday, January 13, 2016

13/01/2016: Travel grants available for participation at APA16 Grand City, Surabaya, Indonesia, 26-29 April 2016
The World Aquaculture Society's Asia-Pacific Chapter (WAS-APC) is providing the opportunity for female aquaculture people to attend Asia Pacific Aquaculture 2016 (APA16) from 26 to 29 April 2016. Funding for this opportunity is provided by WAS-APC, and Aquaculture without Frontiers is facilitating the process.

The theme for Asia Pacific Aquaculture in Surabaya is ‘Profitability, Sustainability, and Responsibility for the Future’.
Surabaya is the capital of Jawa Timur (East Java) and the second-largest city in Indonesia located on the northeastern coast of Java along the edge of the Madura Strait. The city is known as Kota Pahlawan - 'City of Heroes' - due to the importance of the Battle of Surabaya in galvanising Indonesian and international support for Indonesian independence during the Indonesian National Revolution. Surabaya was once the largest city in the Dutch East Indies and virtually the centre of trading in the nation, exceeding that of Batavia and competing with the likes of Singapore and Hong Kong.

There are three grants of US$1000 available which are intended to assist with accommodation and travel and WAS-APC will organise and pay registration for the event. Two of the grants are expressly for female students and the third is for a mature-age female who works in aquaculture.

Applicants need to complete the application form and will be assessed against the following selection criteria:
  • Knowledge and understanding of the role of women in the Aquaculture industry (20 points)
  • Capacity to contribute to the future development of the Aquaculture industry (30 points)
  • Potential benefits to the individual and the sector that they work in (30 points)
  • Demonstrated skills that will enable you to be an effective member of the WAS-APC information booth. (20 points)
Applicants must be willing to serve and assist at the WAS-APC booth - rostered as per arrangements - and be prepared to be part of a panel involved in the Women in Aquaculture & Fisheries session at APA16. This panel will discuss experiences of women in the aquaculture/fisheries area.

As a result of your experience, after the Event you must prepare within 30 days a report, including photographs, outlining issues that need to be considered by any aquaculture female prior to, during and after the Event to maximise the benefits of participation.

As a key member of the WAS-APC information booth, the successful candidates will help to coordinate and record enquiries for the Chapter.  To be effective in this role you will need to:
  • have reasonable computer literacy and typing skills
  • take instructions from the leader of the booth and be able to work independently
Applications must be made on the Official Application Form – click HERE.

Closing date for applications is 5 February 2016.

Any enquiries should be referred to Katherine Hawes:
Visit the WAS-APC site HERE

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