Our Vision & Mission
We envision a world where inclusive and integrated management of coastal and marine ecosystems generate long-term benefits to nature and people.
Our Mission is to provide technical, policy and extension support to actors in government, private sector and civil society through capacity building, research, networking and project development in fisheries and coastal ecosystem governance.
News and Events
Hen Mpoano trained forest monitoring teams on the use of SMART tools to conduct monitoring. It was the first among a series of trainings targeted at stakeholders to facilitate efficient monitoring of protected areas and tracking of changes to support decision making and enforcement of regulations protecting the flora and fauna.
New Publication: “SUCCESS STORY:27 Rescued Children Reintegrated: Dreams of Trafficked Children made Possible”
Under the EU-funded SECRIFISE project, 31 children (23 boys and 8 girls) were rescued on the Volta Lake in August 2020. After rehabilitation at the shelter, 27 (males:21, females:6) children have successfully been reintegrated with parents, relatives and foster parents.
The Securing Child Rights in the Fisheries Sector (SECRIFISE) project is piloting a Child Labour Free Zone in Moree in the Central Region to curb the high prevalence of child labour and trafficking within the community.
What We Do
Our approach to fisheries governance is through research, multi-stakeholder engagements and policy advocacy for sustainable fisheries management.
We adopt integrated and participatory approaches to coastal landscape issues and work at multiple scales, deploying a wide range of tools.
We design and implement sustainable livelihood interventions geared towards reducing poverty and food insecurity in communities we work.
Our gender programme area addresses gender needs by conducting gender assessment and analyses; development of gender mainstreaming strategy.
Number of years in operation
Communities reached through our projects
Implemented and on-going projects
Number of Village Savings and Loans Associations beneficiaries
mangrove seedlings raised and planted
Beneficiaries with improved access to reproductive healthcare
Beneficiaries reached through livelihood improvement programs
Individuals engaged through our project
With Our Partners, We are Making Our Coast a Better Place
In collaboration with our local and international partners we are helping address food insecurity, climate change, over-fishing, gender inequality, urbanization and poverty.
All Current Projects
Hɛn Mpoano (Our Coast) is a legally registered Ghanaian Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)