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
Experts from the West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL), in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany (BMBF), and other German and West African partners, have urged West African policymakers...
New Publication: Implications of Spatio-Temporal Land Use/Cover Changes for Ecosystem Services Supply in the Coastal Landscapes of Southwestern Ghana, West Africa
The research was authored by Stephen Kankam (Deputy Director-Hen Mpoano), Adams Osman, Justice Nana Inkoom and Christine Fürst. The study has implications for addressing tradeoffs between land uses for agriculture, industrial development and conservation of critical coastal ES in the study region.
The Greater Amanzule Wetland (GAW) is located in southwestern Ghana and falls within three (3) district assemblies namely Jomoro and Nzema East Municipal Assemblies and the Ellembelle District Assembly. It covers approximately 50,000 hectares of land and water...
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.
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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)