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Formation, expansion and strengthening of small scale fisher networks
Major successes of Tambuyog's efforts were mainly attained because of strong partnerships with fisherfolk organizations, federations, civil society groups and government (national and local) as it works on policy advocacy, research, and capacity building, as well as social enterprise work.
Tambuyog has established its niche in sustainable fisheries development work over the years and is a recognized NGO for advancing municipal fisherfolk's rights and welfare.
Parallel to its work at the local and national level, Tambuyog strives to establish, expand and strengthen small scale fisher networks at the regional level. This is corollary to its belief on the applicability of its analytical and operational framework to the fisheries situation in many parts of the region.
Efforts towards this end have already been undertaken in recent years (mostly under the banner of SEAFISH) and fisherfolk formations at the national level look to NGOs like to Tambuyog to provide the support necessary to enhance the level of organization of small scale fishers across the different countries in the region.
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Internal capacity development of Tambuyog with focus on areas of negotiation, lobbying, research and publication, and resource generation. Strengthening capacity in enterprise work through incubation of selected social enterprise projects.
Tambuyog will strengthen relations with local government units where it is already implementing projects and develop its partner areas as showcase for sustainable fisheries. It will continue to build coalitions and contribute to revitalization of existing networks, clarify analyses of the institution, build a common vision, and pursue common objectives and strategies.
Expand into new areas including collaborations with other fisheries NGOs. Tambuyog will promote achievements and lessons, expand its networks, strengthen its resource generation capacity and venture into commercialisation of selected social enterprises.
Institutionalisation of fisheries governance in fishery management units, continued expansion into new areas in collaboration with networks and institutionalisation of lessons learned from social enterprises development. Regionally, by recognition of artisanal fishers in discourse on fisheries development policy at the ASEAN level.
Influence of the sustainable fisheries model (integrating fisheries governance, social enterprise and gender) exerted on all fishing grounds through various networks. There will be integration of social enterprises as well as integration of fishery management and markets (resolving the problem of fragmentation among small fishery producers). At the regional level, this will be reflected in the adoption of an ASEAN common fishery policy.
Increased revenue from diversified sources
Parallel with increased organizational capacity, Tambuyog will significantly increase its revenue generations commensurate to resource needs of its strategic plan and need to diversify its revenue sources.
Apart from grants, it will generate resources from corporate engagement, consultancies and direct fundraising. Over the long term, it will work towards the establishment of an endowment fund for the continuity of its work, and acquisition/development of assets and investments.