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CRC works in some of the least developed countries in East and West Africa — Tanzania, Senegal, Ghana and The Gambia. In these countries, we have a variety of projects that support coastal communities and their inhabitants who rely on healthy coastal and marine resources for income, food and trade. We are working to strengthen the capacity of governance at the local, regional and national levels to develop workable solutions to specific threats and challenges such as food security, overfishing, mangrove deforestation, deterioration in water quality from coastal development and climate change impacts. Our programs on participatory, ecosystem-based fisheries co-management, climate change adaptation, livelihoods development, gender equity and the linkages between population, health and environment are all helping to build the capacity of coastal communities and national governments to sustainably manage critical coastal ecosystems.


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  • Training on Hygienic Handling of Fish; Class 1 Certification Guidelines Etsra, H. 1 February 2018

    The training aimed to educate fish processors on the importance of producing healthy fish, not only to sell to higher markets but to also ensure that they are not causing harm to other humans by selling unwholesome food (fish) to them. It was also to help identify and support fish processors who are willing to produce fish under hygienic conditions, and help them access higher markets for their efforts for producing healthier fish. The trained processors would also train their helpers to ensure that the processing team adhere to the hygienic practices laid out in the certification checklist.

  • Monitoring Of CLaT Activity Report Takyi M. 1 June 2017

    Every quarter, CCPCs and advocates are called for refresher training to upgrade their skills on child protection. All these where done to make the communities aware of the dangers of CLaT and collectively come out with a lasting solution to the problem.

  • Refresher Training For Community Child Protection Committee (CCPC) and Anti-ClaT Advocates Affel, R., Takyi, M. 1 April 2018

    The training deployed the use of discussions, brainstorming and demonstrations to deliver lessons on CLaT prevention, experience and information sharing. There were discussions on Stages in Child Development and its associated characteristics, Support Circle and Child Work. The discussions were led by Madam Cecilia Arthur, a retired Social Welfare Officer for KEEA and Mr. Godfred Nyarkoh, the Municipal Director of Department of Social Welfare, KEEA and a CCPC member.

  • Report On The Construction And Handing Over Of The DAA Fisheries Training Center Avega B. 1 June 2018

    Development Action Association (DAA) as part of the SFMP project requested to have a fisheries training center to serve, small scale fishers, to build their capacity and add value to their work. Fortunately, URI was in favor and therefore they gave the approval and released funds for SNV to support DAA to have the center constructed. The construction process started in November 2016 and ended in June, 2018. SNV and DAA worked together in monitoring the construction process. The building was finally handed over to DAA and launched on the 19th of June, 2018.

  • Value Chain Improvements In Small-Scale Fisheries: Case Studies From West Africa Beran, K. 1 May 2018

    Seafood is one of the most traded food commodities in the world by value. Small-scale fisheries contribute significantly to the global production and supply of seafood. Yet, many small-scale fisheries in developing countries fail to maximize value of seafood products due to post-harvest loss, production, distribution, and marketing challenges.The purpose of this study is to examine how post-harvest innovations might address some of these challenges, whom they benefit along the fisheries value chain, and factors that influence adoption of innovations through two case studies in West Africa.