Belize's fishing industry has significantly contributed to the country's economic growth through employment creation, food security, income generation, and foreign exchange earnings. The sector, encompassing fisheries and aquaculture, accounted for an average of 12% of total exports from 2015 to 2021. Currently, the fisheries sector directly employs more than 3,000 fisherfolks … [Read more...] about Charting a Sustainable Path: Revitalizing Belize’s Fisheries Through Science, Policy, and Empowerment
Mrs. Gisel Correa-Cobb is a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at the Government of Belize - Ministry of Blue Economy and Civil Aviation. Her role is to monitor, track and evaluate the implementation and progress on achievement of outputs of the blue economy strategic plans, policies, and commitments, ensuring quality and timely inputs across all programmes/projects. She holds a master’s degree in Project Management from the University for International Cooperation of Costa Rica and bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineer from Jose Antonio Echeverria Higher Polytechnic Institute of Cuba. She possesses more than 12 years of work experience implementing, monitoring and managing multifaceted projects with a focus in blue economy, climate change, circular economy and chemical and waste management within time and budgetary constraints with Government of Belize, Non-Governmental Organizations and International Funding Institutions such as the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), and the American Commission on Environment and Development (CCAD).