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POWER TO THE FISHERS PROJECT

Empowering Fishing Communities in Selected Districts of Ghana’s Coastal Landscape through an Integrated Approach for Socio-Economic Enhancement and Climate Resilience.
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PROJECT OBJECTIVES

Engage relevant stakeholders and value chain actors in target areas for project implementation.
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TECHNICAL APPROACH

The project focuses on five main intervention areas. They are stakeholder engagements for advocacy, promotion of efficient fish smoking technologies and fuels, capacity building and community education on climate change, enhancing knowledge and access to social protection services. There will be series of monitoring and evaluation activities for learning, communication and visibility.
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EXPECTED RESULTS

The expected outcomes are increased knowledge and adoption of best practices within the fishery sector, increased incomes of fishmongers as well as an enhanced awareness and adoption of social protection services.
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POWER TO THE FISHERS PROJECT

Empowering Fishing Communities in Selected Districts of Ghana’s Coastal Landscape

PROJECT BACKGROUND

Fishing is a major sector of Ghana’s economy which currently accounts for 4.5% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and estimated at $1 billion per annum.

RESULTS

The expected outputs includes empowerment of forty communities on sustainable fishing and fish processing practices. Additionally, twenty modern fish smoking centers will be constructed for selected beneficiary communities to enhance fish smoking activities.

TARGET AREAS

Effutu Municipality, Awutu Senya, Ekumfi, Gomoa West and Shama Districts.

PROJECT GOAL

The main goal of the project is to enhance the socio-economic livelihoods of fishing communities within selected districts of the coastal savannah zones of Ghana.

PROJECT OBJECTIVES

OBJECTIVE 1

Engage relevant stakeholders and value chain actors in target areas for project implementation.

OBJECTIVE 2

Enhance the knowledge and adoption of improved, environmentally friendly and cost efficient fuels and fish processing technologies.

OBJECTIVE 3

Build the capacities of target groups on appropriate fishing and business practices, environment protection, climate change, health and safety.

OBJECTIVE 4

Forge strategic partnerships between social protection entities (mainly health insurance, credit and pensions) and the target groups

OBJECTIVE 5

Document project outcomes and disseminate for learning and scaling.

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