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.
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.
News and Events
As the challenges to the ocean continue to grow, so does the need for novel solutions and the people driving them. To that end, the theme of UN World Oceans Day 2020 is “Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean.” Innovation—relating to the introduction of new methods,...
Today marks the International Day Against IUU. To mark this day the Ghana National Canoe Fishermen's Council and eight other NGOs in Ghana have written an open letter to the President, HE Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, to end Saiko. Saiko is the...
This is a three-year project funded by the European Union and implemented by Hen Mpoano, CEWEFIA and Challenging Heights. The overall objective is to secure child rights in the fisheries sector by increasing public support for eliminating child labour and trafficking...
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
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mangrove seedlings raised and planted
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Hɛn Mpoano (Our Coast) is a legally registered Ghanaian Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)