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  • 2017 Business development training for 100 new Micro Small Medium Enterprises

    Swanzy, S., Kankam, M. 1 March 2017

    The lack of business development and management skills among majority of fish processors to expand their businesses and also create an alternative livelihood is an important concern that can be addressed by business management training. The general objective of the program was to provide business development and management training by educating fish processors to mobilize their own resources through savings and credit activities with a view to improving the socio-economic conditions of the community, their business, community members and creating alternative livelihood.

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  • 2017 Training Report on Gender Mainstreaming Strategy training for Zonal Fisheries officers

    Mensah-Kutin R, Akakpo P. Avega B. 1 February 2017

    This report was to increase the knowledge of Zonal fisheries officers on how to mainstream gender in their day to day work and to train Fisheries Zonal officers on the new Gender Mainstreaming strategy. The training was conducted by Dr. Rose Mensah-Kutin and Ms. Patricia Blankson Akakpo, the consultants working with MOFAD, FC and SNV on the Gender Mainstreaming Strategy (GMS) for the fisheries sector in Ghana.

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  • 2017 Profiling of Oyster Fisheries Report

    Abraham Asare 1 February 2017

    The successes of TRY Oyster Group, a peer woman-based organization in the Gambia with similar missions that have developed successful community-based strategies for sustainable fisheries management and value chain improvements led to the realization of similar possible management practices for the oyster fishery in the Densu delta. * The Densu Delta was designated as a RAMSAR site in 1992, recognizing it as a protected wetland of international importance under the International Convention on Wetlands. *A management plan for the Delta was developed in 1999, but did not make reference to oyster harvesting activities. * Shellfish, and particularly oysters, are valuable food for human health which contains about 80% water, 17.2% protein, vitamins such as A, D, E, B1, B2, B6, B12, C etc., as well as minerals that satisfy human nutritional needs.

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  • 2017 Designing and scoping climate change vulnerability assessments for coastal national parks in the northeast region: Guidance and lessons learned

    Ricci, G., D. Robadue, Jr., and A. L. Babson 1 April 2017

    To plan for climate change adaptation, park resource managers need scientific information identifying the susceptibility of resources to climate change, when impacts are expected and how they are expected to interact with existing stressors. Climate change vulnerability assessments are a priority for many parks to support adaptation planning, but there is a need for park specific guidance on scoping, implementing and using vulnerability assessments. Several frameworks and resources are available focusing on coastal communities and on natural resources. This document summarizes some of these and draws lessons from assessments already completed or underway in parks in the Northeast. The National Park Service (NPS) has initiated a range of climate change research and monitoring actions that address park vulnerability assessment needs. This guide provides additional materials to assist coastal parks in the Northeast Region (NER) to move forward with their vulnerability assessments and describes how to apply results to management. While the frameworks and examples that are the focus of this guide were primarily developed for natural resources, cultural resources and facilities examples are provided as available. This guide represents the combined experience and guidance from NER coastal park resource managers in hopes that others in the region will be aware of the numerous activities happening and lessons learned in the region.

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  • 2017 Functional Literacy Training Report for Shama, Axim and Ankobra

    Kankam; M 1 September 2017

    This paper focused on training functional Literacy Training in reading, writing, numeracy and language was organized for one-hundred MSMEs selected from three coastal communities, namely Shama, Axim and Ankobra to improve upon their literacy skills. Thirty fish processors were selected from Ankobra, and thirty-five each selected from Shama and Axim.

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  • 2017 Business Skills Services Training

    Development Action Association 1 March 2017

    Apart from fishing from the sea, which is predominantly a male activity, all other fishing related businesses are mostly undertaken by women. These women in their daily business activities continue to battle with proper record keeping and costing all inputs in their processing sector. Due to improper record keeping coupled with poor costing of processing inputs it had led to low income and low profit margins of most processors in the country. The situation had made standard of living in the fishing Communities very poor and the children are those that suffer since they go through child labor and trafficking due the hardship of the parents/guardians. In view of the above, DAA under the SFMP trained one hundred and fifty (150) SMEs on business skills advocacy training.

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  • 2017 USAID/Ghana Sustainable Fisheries Management Project (SFMP) Year 4 Work Plan: October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018.

    Coastal Resources Center 1 October 2017

    Year 4 of SFMP comes with notable changes in some specific activities and in the overall organization of work. Competency-based training for Ghana’s Marine Police is complete. Ongoing gender-based work will be mainstreamed into other work areas of the project. Year 4 work reflects a tighter focus on the formal adoption of outstanding policies and the acceptance and implementation of fisheries management measures by stakeholders in the fisheries sector. This includes a fisheries sector closed season for both trawlers and canoes (although canoes technically are exempted from seasonal closures in the current five-year national fisheries management plan), rollout of the national co-management policy, adoption of an additional fishing holiday (non-fishing day) in all coastal regions beyond the single traditional fishing holidays already established in each region, and broader implementation of the fisheries sector national gender policy. Multi-media and multi-modality efforts will increase awareness of the state of Ghana’s inshore small pelagic fisheries stocks, the problems at the root of the current near-collapse of small pelagics populations, and actions that need to be taken to address these problems.

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  • 2017 SFMP Progress Report April 1 to June 30, 2017.

    Coastal Resources Center 30 June 2017

    This progress report details the activities, results, and lessons learned during the third quarter of Year 3 (April 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017). It also explains how partners significantly contributed to the achievement of set targets and how these achievements will be sustained to meet the overarching goal of the USAID/Ghana Sustainable Fisheries Management Project.

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  • 2017 Campaign And Durbar On Improved Fish Smoking Technology And Best Hygienic Fish Handling And Advocacy Practices Awards

    Affel R., Smith. N. 1 September 2017

    The report is on the campaign and durbar, which was to reward resource users for most Exemplary Fish Handling, Cleanest Landing Beach and Anti Child Labor and Trafficking Advocacy Practices along Ghana’s coastal zone and for the adoption of Improved Fish Handling and Advocacy Practices. The durbar ended with rewards to participants.

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  • 2017 Field Trip To Model Processing Businesses At Ankobra

    Development Action Association 1 June 2017

    Fish processing is the main source of livelihood for many women along the coast of Ghana. These women battle to processe quality and hygienic fish to meet both local and international standards. To help fish processors from Winneba, Apam and Mumford to upgrade their processing sites and learn from model processors, DAA organized a study tour for 30 SMEs from Apam, Winneba and Mumford to a model fish processing site at Ankobra in the Western Region. The study tour was organized on 30th June, 2017 through the support and sponsorship of USAID, under the SFMP. There was knowledge gain from the study tour where the processors learned modern ways of processing; and also exchanged skills and experiences.

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  • 2017 A Planners’ Guide to Integrated Coastal Management in the Central Region of Ghana.

    Peter Donkor 1 September 2017

    The toolkit is intended to guide planners and other professionals in the land use sector to engage more meaningfully in the task of searching for sustainable solutions to issues faced by coastal people and ecosystems. Purposes of the Toolkit: * It is a source of coastal hazards, vulnerability and risks information for coastal land use planners and managers. * It provides coastal land use and spatial planning guidance to physical planners. * It demonstrates in a stepwise manner, the utilization of basic geospatial mapping and coastal hazards modeling tools. * It can be adapted as a training manual for physical planners and other professionals in the land use and spatial planning sector.

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  • 2017 Training On Gender Fisheries Policy Report

    Opari-Addo .J, Takyi M. 1 May 2017

    This report is about how women and men work together in the fishery value chain to ensure coherent supply of fish all year round. In carrying out their gender roles these actors either positively or negatively impact each other’s work. This training therefore sought to clarify the various gender roles played by men and women in the fisheries value chain. Also the training was carried out to create understanding about the roles and how the negative impacts can be dealt with. Gender training's are held to help fisher folk discuss pertinent issues hampering their progress as men and women working together to develop the fishery sector; and preserve other activities in the value chain as well as find ways to ensure that everyone benefits from the current state of dwindling fish stocks in order to maintain their livelihoods. Women can do more things given the right resources and it is hoped that their participation would enable them engage in decision making and also advocate for change in illegal, unregulated and reported fishing practices. The training was held from 17th to 18th May 2017 in the four target communities respectively.

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  • 2017 USAID/ Ghana Sustainable Fisheries Management Project Annual Progress Report, October 1, 2016 – September 30, 2017

    Coastal Resources Center 1 December 2017

    This is the annual progress report for Year 3 of the USAID/Ghana Sustainable Fisheries Management Project. It covers the time period October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017.

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  • 2017 Manual for GIS Training of Central Regional TCPD Officers

    Owusu Donkor, P., Mensah, J. C, Adams, O. and Mohammed, M. 1 January 2017

    The manual aims to activate the GIS Data Hub as the data clearinghouse and training center for the region and to introduce the use of Quantum GIS, GPS and Google earth for basic data collection and mapping purposes. he GIS training is one of the activities aimed at activating the Central region GIS Data Hub to function as the model training center, not only for TCPD staff, but other sister land agencies and departments.

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  • 2017 Quarterly Review Meetings With Fisher Folks In Winneba, Apam and Accra

    Development Action Association 1 December 2017

    DAA has used its Quarterly Review Meetings to disseminate information to members and also share ideas among members. Quarterly review meetings were held in December 2017 in Accra and Apam which included other members of DAA who are farmers to serve the purpose of sharing ideas in general. The objective of these meetings were to discuss and review Year Four activities, identify challenges and oppurtunities, share ideas, success stories and lessons learned and to learn about the way forward.

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  • 2017 Community Restores Degraded Mangroves Fast!

    1 January 2017

    Success story about the Sanwoma community restored degraded mangroves

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  • 2017 Initiating governance mechanisms with Shama District on Pra Resilience Planning process

    Friends of the Nation 1 September 2017

    The paper focused on meetings which provided the platform to brief the district level stakeholders about the progress of the Pra fisheries co-management pilot process. The following stakeholder institutions were engaged; the Shama District Assembly, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission, Fisheries Commission, Traditional Leaders NADMO, the Pra Community leaders, etc.

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  • 2017 Report On Hiring Of Consultant To Review Module Training Materials on Competency Based Training (CBT)

    Development Action Association. 1 September 2017

    This is as a result of the Anamoah Mensah Report on “Meeting the Challenges of Education in the Twenty-first Century” which reviewed the education system and came up with recommendations for reforms, which included Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in 2006. The Educational Report White Paper adopted as a Government policy has a number of recommendations from the Anamoah Mensah Report and also from the TVET Policy framework. Some of the major policies are as follows: * TVET courses should include the core subjects of Mathematics, Science, English, Information and Communication Technology and Entrepreneurship. 2 *Act 718, established a Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET) and mandated to coordinate and oversee all aspects of TVET in the Country. * Adoption of Competency Based Training (CBT) as a mode of TVET delivery. * Establishment of skills Development Fund (SDF) to finance TVET Delivery. * Set clear standards which can be measured. * Develop competent individuals with transferable skills. * Link education and training to skills needed by employees. * Provide a system which will have the confidence of all users i.e learners, employers and educational establishment.

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  • 2017 SFMP Progress Report. January 1 To March 31, 2017

    Coastal Resources Center 31 March 2017

    This progress report details the activities, results, and lessons learned during the second quarter of Year 3 (January 1, 2017 to March 31, 2017). It also explains how partners significantly contributed to the achievement of set targets and how these achievements will be sustained to meet the overarching goal of the USAID/Ghana Sustainable Fisheries Management Project.

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  • 2017 Report on the Second Training of Central Region Town and Country Planning Department Officers, January 10 to 12, 2017

    Spatial Solutions 11 January 2017

    The GIS trainings are aimed at activating the newly established GIS Data Hub to function as the model training center, not only for TCPD staff, but other sister land sector agencies and departments. The first series of trainings were organized in September, 2016 to build the capacity of 20 officers (8 Planners and 12 Technical officers) in basic GIS/GPS applications relevant to spatial planning. Prior to the trainings a need assessment had been conducted to ascertain the background of prospective participants in GIS and general computing. This second training involved the second set of officers who were shortlisted based on the results of the assessment.

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  • 2017 Hownam Dialogue Report Leadership and Conflict Management

    Adeborna, D. 1 April 2017

    The key objective of the hownam dialogue in year three is to increase participants’ understanding of group conflict and group conflict management. In doing this, the dialogue aims to highlight the importance of group dynamics and conflict management by using practical examples and group exercises. This report therefore aims to highlight the key areas of the dialogue in Apam and the relevant results achieved.

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  • 2017 Training in Numeracy and Book Keeping

    Development Action Association 1 February 2017

    Needs assessment conducted in six fishing communities for SMEs namely Kokrobite, Nyanyanor, Oshiyie, Chorkor, Tsokomey and Bortianor revealed that people engaged in the fishing enterprise seldom kept records of their business. As a result, a business skills training was organized for sixty small and medium fishing enterprises for two days at the Interim Fisheries Training Centre at Tsokomey on 16th - 17th and 21st - 22nd February, 2017 for fishermen and fish processors respectively.

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  • 2017 Leadership Skills Training

    Fiatui, G. 1 February 2017

    This training program is to equip the leaders in the various groups within communities in leadership skills. In collaboration with the Central Region Development Commission (CEDECOM), CEWEFIA organized a two-day workshop at the Oguaa Teachers Credit Union Hall in Cape Coast, to build and strengthen the existing capacities of the leaders in the various groups.

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  • 2017 Ghana Fisheries Leadership Program: Training of Trainers Guide

    Coastal Resources Center 1 September 2017

    This training was to combine the fisheries leadership content with competencies in how to design and deliver quality adult learning programs. The vision is that key fishery leaders are using their unique attitudes and skills to guide the majority of stakeholders towards a co-management arrangement. These leaders are changing how stakeholders see the fishery system that is leading the majority to take responsibility to improve the fishery. This has resulted in improved environmental conditions, added value to the fishery and healthier livelihoods.

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  • 2017 Report On Training on Use and Maintenance of the Ahotor Stove

    Opari-Addor, J. 1 June 2017

    This report was to ensure that MSMEs acquire enough knowledge about the use and maintenance of the stove, give information on the Ahotor stove, and to get feedback from the MSMEs on using the stove. CEWEFIA has been promoting it in the four target communities and beyond. The financing mode of the stove selected has also proved effective since some of them are already saving with banks. MSMEs (109) have registered with Akatakyiman bank for the stove and the need was felt to further train them to enable them own their stoves.

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