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  • 2021 Final Report, 2014 -2021. USAID/Ghana Sustainable Fisheries Management Project

    Coastal Resources Center 30 June 2021

    This is the final report of the USAID/Ghana Sustainable Fisheries Project, covering the activities undertaken and accomplishments for the entire period October 1, 2014 to April 30, 2021. On May 28, 2020, the SFMP Cooperative Agreement with URI was modified to provide a 7-month cost extension through April 2021. A supplemental Program description was provided with the following result areas elaborated to achieve the goal of the SFMP COVID-19 response initiative: “To prevent the spread and mitigate the economic effects of COVID-19 among vulnerable households in fishing communities in Ghana.” Results of this extension are included in the final report.

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  • 2021 Resources for Revising Ghana’s Fisheries Act

    Coastal Resources Center 29 June 2021

    During the time period of the Sustainable Fisheries Management Project, (2014-2021) The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development and its Fisheries Commission was in the process of drafting a bill that will replace the current Fisheries Act of 2002 and its Amendments. This activity description replicates a public web site that provided a repository of documents on Ghana’s existing fisheries laws and regulations, as well as related documents that can aide individuals involved in drafting the new legislation. It also served as an information portal for individuals or groups that wish to provide inputs to the Ministry and Commission as the process unfolds. Documents can be viewed and downloaded by clicking on the links in the various pages (Existing Legislation, International Treaties and Agreements & Related Documents). The original web site provided a page (Comments) where individuals can provide comments and inputs for consideration as a new bill is drafted and as public meetings are held.

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  • 2021 The Complete USAID/Ghana Sustainable Fisheries Management Project Bibliography 2014 to 2021

    Robadue, D., editor 24 May 2021

    This volume is a compilation of the full citations only for 517 policy, technical, outreach, and program management reports that are available online at the SFMP project page https://www.crc.uri.edu/projects_page/sfmp/ which also provides abstracts of each document and allows filtering by project activity.

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  • 2021 The Complete USAID/Ghana Sustainable Fisheries Management Project Bibliography 2014 to 2021 with Abstracts

    Robadue, D., editor 24 May 2021

    This volume is a compilation of the full citations and abstracts for 517 policy, technical, outreach, and program management reports that are available online at the SFMP project page https://www.crc.uri.edu/projects_page/sfmp/ which also provides abstracts of each document and allows filtering by project activity.

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  • 2021 A Compilation of USAID/Ghana Sustainable Fisheries Management Project Success Stories: 2014- 2021

    Robadue, D., editor 29 April 2021

    Throughout the implementation of the USAID/Ghana Sustainable Fisheries Management Project (2014 to 2021) a variety of information, education and communication materials were produced. This document compiles “success stories” and “Telling Our Story” materials submitted to USAID as part of quarterly and annual reports as well as on topics of special interest. These stories are organized by the key themes of the project, as described in detail in the three-volume Lessons Learned report produced in 2021. Readers should consult Volume 1 https://www.crc.uri.edu/download/GH2014_PGM354_CRC_FIN508.pdf for a description of the approach and accomplishments in Legal and Policy Reform, Co-Management and Constituency-Building, Science for Management and Institutional Strengthening. Volume 2 https://www.crc.uri.edu/download/GH2014_PGM355_CRC_FIN508.pdf covers Post-Harvest Improvements, Gender Mainstreaming and Combatting Child Labor and Trafficking. Volume 3: https://www.crc.uri.edu/download/GH2014_PGM356_CRC_FIN508.pdf covers COVID-19 related activities. All of the volumes also include links to selected reports on each topic.

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  • 2021 Pilot of Economic Safety Net Scheme for the Marine Artisanal Fisheries Sector: Methodologies, Lessons Learned and Recommendations for Future Action

    Babanawo, R., Kent, K., Owusu, D., Crawford, B. 31 March 2021

    The purpose of this methodological guide is to document step by step approaches, procedures and processes for the design and implementation of Economic Safety Net interventions targeting vulnerable fisheries dependent households in Ghana based on the experience of the SFMP COVID-19 response pilot Economic Safety Net Scheme. The document also highlights the lessons learned along with the actual or recommended adjustments made to the SFMP piloted methodologies. It provides detailed guidance on the design and implementation of methodologies that: ---Ensure effective targeting, implementation, and monitoring of Economic Safety Net assistance to fisheries households. ---Define the roles and responsibilities of various partners and stakeholders. ---Establish a financial management framework as well as administrative procedures for the cash transfer programming. The Guide also reflects on the potential application of Economic Safety Net Schemes as a component of sustainable fisheries management measures such as closed seasons where vulnerable fisheries dependent households may experience economic hardship as a result of management efforts to rebuild depleted fish stocks.

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  • 2021 SFMP Progress Report. January 1 to March 31, 2021

    Coastal Resources Center 31 March 2021

    This progress report details activities, results, and lessons learned during the second quarter of Project Year 7 (FY21) including the additional COVID-19 related activities. It also explains how partners contributed to the achievement of targets and how these achievements will be sustained to meet the overarching goal of SFMP. No further activities took place after this report except project close-out.

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  • 2021 USAID Sustainable Fisheries Management Project Lessons Learned Event

    Labik, P. 30 March 2021

    On March 30, 2021, the USAID/Ghana Sustainable Fisheries Management Project (SFMP) held a lessons-learned event as part of final project close out activities. The three-hour event highlighted seven years of the project’s interventions, challenges, lessons learned which provide valuable inputs for future programing within the fisheries sector in Ghana. In attendance were various stakeholders, officials from USAID, the US Embassy, Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Fisheries Commission, the Academia including University of Rhode Island, the parent institution of the SFMP.

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  • 2021 Sustainable Fisheries Management Project Lessons Learned: 2014-2021, Volume 1

    Coastal Resources Center 30 March 2021

    This report, referred to as “Legacy Set Document”, is an updated collection of relevant policy and management documents and short essays on thematic areas/issues covered during the implementation of the USAID/Ghana Sustainable Fisheries Management Project (SFMP). The short essays describe the context at the start of the project, the project implementation approach, results, accomplishments, lessons learned and recommendations for the way forward. The report is organized into three (3) Volumes. Volume 1 covers: legal and policy reform; co-management and constituencies; science for management and institutional strengthening.

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  • 2021 Sustainable Fisheries Management Project Lessons Learned: 2014-2021, Volume 2

    Coastal Resources Center 30 March 2021

    This report, referred to as “Legacy Set Document”, is an updated collection of relevant policy and management documents and short essays on thematic areas/issues covered during the implementation of the USAID/Ghana Sustainable Fisheries Management Project (SFMP). The short essays describe the context at the start of the project, the project implementation approach, results, accomplishments, lessons learned and recommendations for the way forward. The report is organized into three (3) Volumes. Volume 2 covers: post-harvest improvements; gender mainstreaming; and combating child labor and trafficking.

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  • 2021 Sustainable Fisheries Management Project Lessons Learned: 2020-2021, Volume 3

    Coastal Resources Center 30 March 2021

    This report, referred to as “Legacy Set Document”, is an updated collection of relevant policy and management documents and short essays on thematic areas/issues covered during the implementation of the USAID/Ghana Sustainable Fisheries Management Project (SFMP). The short essays describe the context at the start of the project, the project implementation approach, results, accomplishments, lessons learned and recommendations for the way forward. The report is organized into three (3) Volumes. Volume 3 covers new work aimed at preventing the spread and mitigating the effects of COVID-19 among vulnerable households in the fishing communities in Ghana. Activities included social and behavior change communication, cash transfer to vulnerable fisheries households, and piloting diversified livelihoods.

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  • 2021 Report on Monthly Monitoring of SFMP COVID-19 Intervention Sites and Close-out for UCC’s Activities

    Okyere, I., Chuku, E. O., Angnuureng, D. B., Asare, N. K. and Aheto, D.W. 1 March 2021

    This report presents on UCC’s engagement on the COVID-19 intervention monthly spot checks as well as other works on the transfer of the COVID M&E online database from URI to UCC with the second quarter January-March 2021, and finally closes out UCC’s activities on the project. Monthly spot checks were conducted at selected landing beaches in the Central and Western Region. The monitoring provided some important insight on the improvement in observing COVID protocols in hygienic practices through the handwashing stations, maintenance of social distancing and minimal wearing of face mask at the landing beaches in the Central Region compared to the baseline, although still very low and requires much improvement as the pandemic still exists. Relatively better adherence was observed in Central Region than Western. The transfer of the online tracker/database to UCC was completed, and the is a significant step in ensuring local ownership and sustainability of the site.

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  • 2021 Execution Report on the Activation of Mass Messaging Platforms

    Labik, P., Etrue, M. 1 March 2021

    The SFMP replicated its innovative Fisher to Fisher (F2F) dialogue in a virtual form with the formation of social media groups (WhatsApp groups) across the entire coastal fishing communities, linked to a collaborative decision-making center, a Virtual Platform for Fishers (VPF). The approach is in consonance with the vision of the USAID Digital Strategy of advancing progress in partner countries and communities on their journey to self-reliance through effective, efficient, and responsible digital initiatives that enhance security and economic prosperity. A total of 21 WhatsApp groups representing both fishermen and fish processors at various levels were formed. All groups were interconnected or linked to one of the two groups representing the national executives of fishermen, the GNCFC, or fish processors, the NAFPTA, constituting a Virtual Platform for Fishers (VPF).

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  • 2021 Fisheries Supply Chain Disruption Assessment

    Seddoh, S., Moore, T. 1 March 2021

    In response to COVID-19, USAID extended SFMP to implement activities to prevent the spread and mitigate the economic effects of COVID-19 among vulnerable households in fishing communities in Ghana. In October 2020, SFMP launched a Supply Chain Disruption Assessment to identify the challenges and opportunities related to any disruptions on fisheries supply chains because of the COVID-19 pandemic. SFMP also assessed impacts of Government of Ghana (GoG) policies and measures to increase social distancing at fish landing sites and domestic seafood markets to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to determine if they reduced fish sales and increased demand for processing or cold storage of fresh fish. Based on the results of the assessment, SFMP would consider new partnerships to tackle supply chain disruptions if significant and feasible within the remaining life of the project.

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  • 2021 Report on the Production of Additional Value-added Food Products on the Ahotor Oven

    Owusu, D. 1 March 2021

    There are currently, over 500 Ahotor ovens constructed and underutilized by fish processors due partly to the low fish catch or user preference. To afford the fisher processors who own an Ahotor oven the opportunity to earn extra income, SFMP through its implementing partners DAA and CEWEFIA explored the possibility of using the Ahotor oven to produce other edible and marketable products using local ingredients. The brief market survey revealed an interest in the consumption of snacks such as fish nuggets (made with local potatoes and fish), fish/beef pasties, coconut cookies, bread rolls and maize dumpling (locally known as ‘abolo’).

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  • 2021 Co-Management Regional Stakeholder Engagement Report

    Boateng, K. 1 March 2021

    As part of the implementation arrangements of the Co-Management Policy the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development and the Fisheries Commission jointly held series of regional stakeholder engagements across the four coastal regions of Ghana in February and March 2021 with the support of USAID/Ghana Sustainable Fisheries Management Project. About 150 participants made up of fisheries officers from the MOFAD/FC, officials from Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies (MMDAs), traditional rulers, chief fishermen, canoe owners, and fish processors, representatives of the various fisheries associations including National Fisheries Association of Ghana (NAFAG) and the Ghana Industrial Trawlers Association (GITA) were engaged in discussions on how to sustain Ghana’s fisheries resources through adoption of the National Fisheries Co-Management Policy. The purpose of the stakeholder engagement was to share the content of the National Fisheries Co-Management Policy and discuss the implementation arrangements with all key stakeholders.

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  • 2021 Women Shellfishers and Food Security Project

    Coastal Resources Center 1 March 2021

    FACT SHEET: The Women Shellfishers and Food Security project will strengthen the evidence base, increase awareness, and equip stakeholders to adapt and apply successful approaches for replication and scale-up in the eleven coastal West African countries from Senegal to Nigeria. It will draw on successful cases of a rights-based, ecosystem-based, participatory co-management approach to shellfish management by women in mangrove ecosystems in The Gambia and Ghana developed with USAID assistance. Knowledge and experience generated through the project will open up opportunities for improvement and broader application of these promising approaches in West Africa through these key project activities:

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  • 2021 Final Minutes of Ad hoc Technical Committee Virtual Meeting and In Person Meeting

    Owusu, D. Babanawo, R. 1 March 2021

    The objective of setting up the ad hoc Technical Committee was to provide strategic oversight for the development of appropriate methodologies which could be adopted by Government and Development Partners in providing assistance to poor and vulnerable fisheries dependent households to mitigate economic shocks and stresses particular to the sector, including during the implementation of future fisheries closed seasons, a strategic management measure required to rebuild Ghana’s small pelagic stocks.

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  • 2021 Final Report on the Pilot of Livelihood Approaches in Fishing Communities

    Eshun, A. E. 1 March 2021

    In partnership with local implementing partners Central and Western Fishmongers Improvement Association (CEWEFIA) and Development Action Association (DAA), SFMP engaged potential stakeholders and developed a livelihoods strategy targeting out-of-school youth ages (18 -35 years) to guide the implementation of the livelihoods interventions. This strategy focused on identifying desirable and marketable non-fisheries livelihoods utilizing locally available resources. Based on focus group discussions and key informant interviews with youth representatives from DAA, CEWEFIA and the fisheries apex organizations Ghana National Canoe Fishermen Council (GNCFC) and National Fish Processors and Traders Association (NAFPTA), SFMP selected three livelihoods to support: production of handwashing soap, baking of confections, and installation and repairs of digital television and air conditioning.

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  • 2021 Monitoring of Beneficiaries of Vulnerable Households Under the Economic Safety Net Scheme in Hen Mpoano Project Communities (First Report)

    Bogobley, S., Mensah, J. 1 February 2021

    The Hen Mpoano team embarked on a monitoring visit to selected communities to interact with some beneficiaries to understand some of the challenges they encountered in accessing their monthly cash assistance and how they have benefited from the pilot program. The objectives of the monitoring visit were to assess the impact of the initiative on beneficiaries, identify, address and report challenges encountered, and solicit recommendations to enhance the program in the future.

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  • 2021 Monitoring of Beneficiaries of Vulnerable Households under the Economic Safety Net Scheme in Friends of the Nation Project Communities

    Ewur, N., Johnson, K., Ampofo, Solomon. 1 February 2021

    Friends of the Nation, an implementing partner under the SFMP project monitored some selected beneficiaries in six districts which are Shama, Sekondi Takoradi and Ahanta West Municipality in Western Region and Keta, Ketu South, and Anloga in Volta Region. A total of 70 people representing 10% of beneficiaries in the above-mentioned districts were monitored. In Volta, 36 beneficiaries were interacted with, while 34 beneficiaries were visited in the Western Region. The monitoring visit aimed at ascertaining the number of times respondents have received the monthly cash transfer, the amount received per cash transfer and the benefits derived from the money received. It was also to discuss challenges encountered by respondents in retrieving the cash assistance and solicit for their recommendation on providing such assistance in the near future.

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  • 2021 Monitoring of Beneficiaries of Vulnerable Households Under the Economic Safety Net Scheme in CEWEFIA Project Communities (Second Monitoring)

    Takyi, M., Smith, N., Addo, O., Antwi, D., Barth, M., Affel, R. 1 February 2021

    The CEWEFIA Project Team conducted a survey on the Vulnerable Household Beneficiaries who are under the economic safety net scheme in CEWEFIA project communities. The survey held from Tuesday 9th to Friday 12th February, 2021, aimed at monitoring the vulnerable household beneficiaries to assess whether or not the beneficiaries received the cash assistance from the SFMP. Specifically, to determine the number of beneficiaries who have received the cash assistance and those who have not received the cash assistance, the uses and benefits of the cash assistance, as well as to ascertain any challenges associated with retrieving the cash.

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  • 2021 Report on Vulnerable Household cash beneficiary monitoring (Second Report)

    Asare, A. 1 February 2021

    The SFMP through the implementation of its COVID 19 project intervention of piloting cash transfers to qualified fishery households’ aimed to enable them to access a basic food supply and other daily necessities. Among other things, this survey seeks to assess how often did selected beneficiaries receive the allotted monthly cash transfers, the amount received and the average per month, whether the cash received was used for its intended purpose, and recommendations for improvements in similar future project interventions.

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  • 2021 Report on Monitoring of Beneficiaries of Vulnerable Households under the Economic Safety Net Scheme in HM Project Communities (Second Monitoring)

    Owusu, A., Nortey, D., Mensah, J. 1 February 2021

    the Hen Mpoano team conducted two (2) monitoring visits in project intervention areas, to interact with some beneficiaries to understand some of the challenges they encountered in accessing their monthly cash assistance and how they have benefitted from the pilot program. This report is the result of the second monitoring visit.

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  • 2021 Report on Monitoring of Beneficiaries of Vulnerable Households under the Economic Safety Net Scheme in Friends of the Nation Project Communities (Second Monitoring)

    Ewur, N., Johnson, K., Ampofo, Solomon 1 February 2021

    Friends of the Nation, an implementing partner under the SFMP project monitored some selected beneficiaries in six districts which are Shama, Sekondi Takoradi and Ahanta West Municipality in Western Region and Keta, Ketu South, and Anloga in Volta Region. The monitoring visit aimed at ascertaining the number of times respondents have received the monthly cash transfer, the amount received per cash transfer, and the benefits derived from the money received. It was also to discuss challenges encountered by respondents in retrieving the cash assistance and solicit their recommendation on providing such assistance in the near future. Key findings included that out of the 70 beneficiaries that were supposed to be monitored, only 65 were monitored. The remaining 5 could not be reach on phone. Out of the 65 respondents interviewed, only 57 (87.69%) had received remittance from SFMP and 8 (12.31%) had not received any remittance. Out of the 57 respondents who had received remittances from SFMP, 44 (77.19%) respondents indicated they had received the remittance once and 13 (22.81%) respondents indicated they had received it twice.

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