Integrating gender in Pacific coastal fisheries research: The Pathways project

This paper outlines the gender integration approach used in the project ‘Strengthening and scaling communitybased approaches to Pacific coastal fisheries in management support of the New Song’ – or the ‘Pathways project’. The Pathways project aims at improving the wellbeing of Pacific coastal communities through more productive and resilient fisheries, and better food and nutrition security, and is working with partners in Solomon Islands, Kiribati and Vanuatu, as well as with teams working at the Pacific regional scale. While the three focal countries share similarities in terms of gender in coastal fisheries, they also hold distinct opportunities and challenges when it comes to integrating gender into research and development.