SECRIFISE Project Empowers 93 Fish Processors with Skills in Business and Financial Management

SECRIFISE Project Empowers 93 Fish Processors with Skills in Business and Financial Management

Child labour and trafficking within source communities is aggravated by economic hardship and lack of secured livelihoods opportunities. Secured livelihoods are essential in providing permanent homes for rescued children and protecting them from the risk of re-trafficking. However, CLaT susceptible households are vulnerable to economic shocks and excluded from mainstream livelihood development opportunities.

The European Union-funded SECRIFISE project supported some selected fish processors from vulnerable households, susceptible to child labour and trafficking with training on Business and Financial Management. The training’s purpose was to equip the women within the fishing industry with financial literacy skills in order to strengthen their business and financial management capabilities.  This is intended to generate sustainable income to increase their household income levels.

Using a participatory and interactive approach, group activities and group presentations were used to ensure all participants got involved in the training. 93 participants (88 women, 5: men) from Dago and Winneba within the Central Region have so far benefited from the training.

It is of the hope that the knowledge gained from the training will give the participants the right skills, ability and best practices needed for business growth and ultimately increase profit and improve their lives.

Annual Report 2020

Annual Report 2020

Hen Mpoano Annual Report 2020

Hɛn Mpoano (Our Coast) is a Ghanaian non-governmental organization (NGO) established in 2013 to provide technical, policy and extension support to coastal communities, emerging civil society groups, traditional authorities, government institutions and the private sector to promote and sustain integrated management of coastal and marine ecosystems in Ghana.

Hen Mpoano’s work entails collaboration with the Government of Ghana through its Ministries, Departments and Agencies working on fisheries and coastal resources management; civil society groups, traditional authorities and the private sector.

Since its establishment, Hen Mpoano has undertaken a number of projects which fall within its core mandate. This report for the period 2019 to 2020 presents a summary of activities carried out in the areas of fisheries and coastal zones management

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Green Ghana Day Celebration

Green Ghana Day Celebration

As part of the Green Ghana Day celebration, Hen Mpoano and WAPCA distributed 2,100 tree seedlings to the Cape Three Points CREMA communities. Wildlife Division and Forest Services Division provided the tree seedlings.
Teachers, school pupils, health workers and CREMA members joined Hen Mpoano and WAPCA to plant the seedlings.
#GreenGhana
#Let’sGoPlanting
#1MilliionTreesIn1Day
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#WAPCA
#SaveTheCapeThreePointsForest

 

World Day Against Child Labour 2021

World Day Against Child Labour 2021

Today marks the World Day Against Child Labour 2021: The theme this year is “Act Now, End Child Labour

CHILD LABOUR IS WORK THAT DEPRIVES CHILDREN OF THEIR CHILDHOOD, THEIR POTENTIAL, AND THEIR DIGNITY.

It harms children mentally, physically, socially, and morally. It interferes with their schooling, preventing them from attending or concentrating. It may involve them being enslaved, separated from their families, and exposed to serious hazards and illnesses.

The Securing Child Rights in the Fisheries Sector #SECRIFISE project with funding support from the #EU joins the rest of the World to raise awareness and support the fight against CHILD LABOUR.

#HenMpoano #EUinGhana
#CEWEFIA #ChallengingHeights #InternationalLabourOrganization #MinistryofGenderChildrenandSocialProtection #MinistryofEmploymentandlabourRelation

 

World Environment Day 2021:Ecosystem Restoration

World Environment Day 2021:Ecosystem Restoration

REIMAGINE. RECREATE. RESTORE

 

This is our moment.

We cannot turn back time. But we can grow trees, green our cities, rewild our gardens, change our diets and clean up rivers and coasts. We are the generation that can make peace with nature.

Let’s get active, not anxious. Let’s be bold, not timid. 

 

Follow the celebration of the World Environment Day 2021 worldwide by following the link below:

 

World Environment Day

World Environment Day 2021 (unep.org)

 

Training on Satellite Dish Installation and Refrigeration for Youth in the Western Region

Training on Satellite Dish Installation and Refrigeration for Youth in the Western Region

Training on Satellite Dish Installation and Refrigeration for Youth in the Western Region

Following the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic in Ghana in March 2020, it was considered that this unanticipated development could have dire consequences on the artisanal fisheries sector which is central to the economy and the livelihoods of 300,000 men and women in over 300 coastal communities. It is against this background that the SFMP COVID-19 response project became necessary. The project aimed at preventing the spread and mitigating the economic effects of COVID-19 among vulnerable households in fishing communities in Ghana

As part of the project’s livelihood interventions, Hen Mpoano facilitated a training workshop on the installation of Satellite dish and Refrigeration repairs for 10 selected beneficiaries from Ellembelle, Jomoro and Nzema East District in the Western Region of Ghana. The five-day training workshop was organized at Gyatuah Guest House in Winneba from 22nd to 26th February, 2020. The beneficiaries were also introduced to the concept of environmentally sustainable practice in social entrepreneurship. Each of the 10 beneficiaries received start-up materials and a certificate.

Robert Tetteh, one of the young men who benefited from the training is already providing services to households in Axim where he lives. He had this to say to USAID-SFMP and Hen Mpoano

“With the help of Hen Mpoano through the SFMP project, I’m able to install Multi TV and DSTV satellite dish as an additional livelihood to fishing. I am convinced that this skill will support me and my family during the upcoming close season which starts on July 1.”

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