ABALOBI is a hybrid social enterprise. ABALOBI ICT4FISHERIES is a registered public non-profit and public benefit organisation backed by ABALOBI LABS.
We seek to contribute towards thriving, equitable and sustainable small-scale fishing communities globally, through the development of Technology For Good.
We are a diverse team of scientists, small-scale fishers, fisheries experts, community engagement practitioners, developers, environmental anthropologists, seafood transformation experts, food systems advisors and social change innovators.
We are a South African-based organisation with international reach. We partner with like-minded organisations across the globe to deploy our solutions in various small-scale fisheries contexts. Key partners include: Blue Ventures, Irish Islands Marine Resource Organisation (IIMRO), Future Of Fish , Pesca Sustenavel, Seychelles Hook & Line Fishers Organisation, Ocean Outcomes, WWF, Conservation International, World Conservation Society, Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions, SOPACT.
Our modular technology ecosystem, including our FISHER-to-MARKETPLACE and MONITOR solutions, are packaged as Software As A Service (SAAS). This service is underpinned by Community Development, a Community-Supported Fishery Model, Community-level Fisheries Improvement and Impact Measurement.
Mr Johan Bosini (Chair)Sustainability & Entrepreneurial DevelopmentProf. Kevern CochraneGlobal Fisheries Policy Expert
Dr Nicole Franz (Observer)Global Small-Scale Fisheries ExpertMr Alexander Lanz (Observer)Funder RepresentativeMr Abongile Ngqongwa (Co-founder)Fisheries Management AdvisorDr Yemi OloruntuyiFisheries Improvement Project & Eco-label Expert/Developing World FisheriesDr Serge Raemaekers (Director/Co-founder)Ocean Innovation Technology ExpertMr Nicolaas Waldeck (Co-founder)Community Engagement Director
ABALOBI‘s programme of work is currently supported by: The Happel FoundationThe Oak FoundationThe Michael & Susan Dell FoundationSwedish Society for Nature ConservationFood & Agricultural Organization of the United NationsGoverment of FlandersAllan GrayWWF-MediterraneanAfrican Union
SAAS & COLLABORATE
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RESEARCH & INTERN
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ABALOBI is a South African-based, global social enterprise seeking to elevate small-scale fishing communities through the joint development of Technology For Good.