OUR COAST, our future
Hεn Mpoano is a not-for-profit organization legally registered in Ghana since 2013 and based in Takoradi in the Western Region. Between 2009 to 2013, the organization existed and operated as Coastal Resources Center- Ghana, with affiliation to the Coastal Resources Center of the University of Rhode Island, USA. During this period, Hεn Mpoano led the implementation of the USAID-funded Integrated Coastal and Fisheries Governance (ICFG) Initiative for the Western Region of Ghana. Upon closure of the ICFG project, Hεn Mpoano became a registered organization with a mission towards continuing many of the initiatives related to coastal and marine governance begun under the project.
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.
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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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
Hɛn Mpoano (Our Coast) is a legally registered Ghanaian Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)