The Coconut Waste Project Holds A Graduation Ceremony for the First Cohort of the Green Entrepreneurs Program


The Coconut Waste Project (COWAP), funded by the European Union and being implemented by CERATH Development Organization has graduated the first set of trainees under its Green Entrepreneurs Program (GREP). The graduation ceremony took place yesterday, the 13th of October at the head office of the La-Nkwantanang Madina Municipal Assembly (LaNMMA). <<Read More


CERATH Development Organization (CDO) is leading a consortium that includes the Rural Integrated Centre for Community Empowerment, Liberia; Conservation Alliance Liberia; and the Centre for Enterprise Learning, Ghana, to implement the Liberia national component of the European Union (EU) funded West Africa Competitiveness Programme (WACOMP). <<Read More

CERATH Development Organization Embarks on a Baseline Survey to Kick-Start the Mango Processing Project.

To obtain a better understanding of the mango value chain in the project target districts, the Mango Processing Project team has conducted a baseline survey. The survey was carried out in the Shai Osudoku, Lower Manya, and Yilo Krobo districts in Ghana. <<Read More

The Coconut Waste Project Engages Social Protection Agencies Within The Project Area

The Coconut Waste Project on Monday, August 23, 2021, engaged selected social protection agencies within the project area to discuss possible partnerships in facilitating access to social protection services to project beneficiaries. <<Read More

The Coconut Waste Project Commences Green Entrepreneurs Program Training

The Green Entrepreneurs Program (GREP) under the Coconut Waste Project has commenced basic training for targeted beneficiaries within the project area <<Read More

TOT Organized for the Green Entrepreneurs Program

Two (2) days of Training of Trainers (ToTs) have been organized for trainers of the Coconut Waste Project (COWAP)-Green Entrepreneurs Program (GREP). The purpose of the training was to build the capacity of trainers on a comprehensive, proven approach <<Read More

COWAP Project Team Interviews Applicants for the GREP Program

On the 5th of August, 2021, The EU-funded Coconut Waste Project (COWAP) interviewed applicants for the COWAP Green Entrepreneurship Program (GREP) at the conference hall of the La Nkwantanang-Madina Municipal Assembly (LaNMMA) <<Read More

The PTF Project Team Meets with the Project’s Student Researchers

The Power to the Fishers Project (PTF) team, on Monday, 2 August 2021, held an interaction session with the recruited student researchers from the Centre for Coastal Management (CCM)- University of Cape Coast <<Read More

The Eu-Funded Coconut Waste Project Launches The Green Entrepreneurs Program

The EU-funded Coconut Waste project (COWAP) launched the Green Entrepreneurs Program (GREP) yesterday 15th July 2021. The Webinar commenced with a welcome address and purpose of gathering from the West Africa Director of CERATH Development Organization (CDO) <<Read More

The Power to the Fishers Project Commences with Enterprise Development Training for Fish Processors

Fish processing as a business does not thrive solely on converting fish to processed products but its long-term success, as with every other business, requires the adoption of good business management practices. It is for this reason that the #PowertotheFishers project embarked on a series of training on enterprise development for fish processors <<Read More

CERATH Development Organization Participates in the Green Ghana Planting Excercise.

CERATH Development Organization in collaboration with the Central Regional office of the Forestry Commission carried out the Tree Planting Exercise at the Muni-Pomadze Ramsar site in Winneba in the Central Region of Ghana. This activity is in line with CDO’s objectives to promote environmental protection and climate change mitigation <<Read More


The Coconut Waste Project has been officially launched on the 20th of May, 2021 at Mensvic Hotel, East Legon. The project is being implemented by CERATH Development Organization (lead), the La Nkwantanang-Madina Municipal Assembly (LaNMMA), and the Tree Crops Center (TCC). The project is co-funded by the European Union (EU) under its “Circular Economy and Local Development Program” <<Read More

The PTF Project Nayme Nti VSLA Raises GHC 3,190

After just 5weeks of share purchase meetings, Nyame Nti VSLA, one of the Power to the Fishers Project (PTF) formed VSLAs, has raised GHS 3,190. Located in the Senya Bereku community of the Awutu Senya District, Nyame Nti VSLA has a membership of 26 (both men and women) and meets every Wednesday at 10:00 GMT prompt to purchase shares. <<Read More

PTF Establishes 15 VSL Associations in the Central & Western Regions

To enhance financial coverage for fisherfolk, the Power to the Fishers (PTF) project has recently established 15 Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLA) across the Central and Western regions. This milestone is under phase 1 of the VSLA formation exercise. <<Read More


The Power to the Fishers (PTF) project, a European Union (EU) funded fisheries management intervention, has sensitized and enrolled fisherfolk on the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). The 4-year fisheries project, being implemented by CERATH Development Organization (CDO), is targeted at enhancing the socio-economic livelihoods of fishing communities in selected districts of coastal Ghana – specifically Effutu Municipal, Awutu Senya, Gomoa West, Ekumfi, and Shama districts. One key component of the project is to enhance knowledge of and access to social protection services in the target project landscape. <<Read More>>

CERATH Partners with Centre for Coastal Management to Fund Graduate Students’ Research on Fisheries.

A Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) has been signed between CERATH Development Organization (CDO) and the Centre for Coastal Management (CCM) of the University of Cape Coast. The signing ceremony was held on 21st December 2020 at the premises of CCM at Cape Coast. The MoA, which was signed under the Power to the Fishers (PTF) project being implemented by CDO, formally establishes the partnership to enroll graduate students as student researchers. Present for the signing were the PTF project manager (who signed on behalf of the Director of CDO) and the Director of CCM, as well as representatives from both organizations. <<Read More>>

CERATH  Participates at the  SNV Ghana GrEEn Job Fair.

On Tuesday, 3rd November 2020, staff from CERATH Development Organization (CDO) had the opportunity to facilitate various activities at the maiden edition of the SNV Ghana GrEEn Job Fair in the Ahanta West Municipality. Mr. Prince Dacosta Aboagye, the Integrated Development Officer and Trainer at CDO made a presentation on interview preparation. Miss Maame Kyerewaa Brobbey, the Gender and Research Advisor, and Youth Coach at CDO also participated in reviewing the CVs of participants.<<Read More>>

CERATH Embarks on a COVID-19 Sensitization Exercise & Relief Donation to Fishing Communities. 

The Power to the Fishers project funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by CERATH Development Organization (CDO) carried out COVID-19 sensitization exercises in five coastal districts- Awutu Senya, Effutu, Gomoa West, Ekumfi, and Shama districts. In response to the outbreak of the pandemic and its implications on coastal communities, CDO educated fisherfolks on the novel coronavirus, its mode of transmission, symptoms, preventive measures, and prescribed means of seeking medical attention. This provided the opportunity to discuss and debunk myths about COVID-19. Demonstrations were also made on the appropriate use of personal protective equipment (PPE), handwashing with soap under running water, and the application of alcohol-based sanitizers. These engagements were aimed at safeguarding the health and safety of project beneficiaries and target communities.<< Read more about this story.

Power to the Fishers Project Launched. 

The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development (MoFAD) represented by Ms. Matilda Quist, Director of Marine Fisheries has launched the Power to the Fishers Project, a sustainable fisheries management intervention, last Thursday 12th December 2019 at Erata Hotel, Accra. CERATH Development Organization (CDO) is implementing the project, with funding from the European Union (EU) under the Civil Society Organizations in Research and Innovation for Sustainable Development Program (CSO-RISE)<< Read more about the project launch