CERATH Holds Second Communication Event Under the Talking Agribusiness in Liberia Project
The Talking Agribusiness in Liberia project funded by the European Union (EU) held its second communication event in Monrovia (Liberia) on April 4, 2023. <<Read More
PTF Holds Fishers’ Dialogue Session with the GNCFC
The Power to the Fishers (PTF) project held a fishers’ dialogue session with the Elmina-chapter of the Ghana National Canoe Fishermen Council (GNCFC). <<Read More
Power to the Fishers Holds Closure Workshop to Mark the End of Project
The European Union (EU) funded Power to the Fishers project (PTF) held its closure workshop yesterday, 15 February 2023, to officially announce the conclusion of the project and share with stakeholders the impact stories actualized. << Read More
The Power to the Fishers Project Holds a Learning Event on the Findings of Research Carried Out by the Project’s Sponsored Students
On the 7th of February 2023, the Power to the Fishers project (PTF) in collaboration with the Centre for Coastal Management (African Centre of Excellence in Coastal Resilience ) – CCM (ACECoR) of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) held a learning event on the findings of research undertaken by the students supported by the PTF project. The learning event was held under the theme “Developments in fisheries and coastal environments: A focus on the PTF project’s thematic areas”. Presentations from student researchers cut across; <<Read More
CDO Commences Implementation of WACOMP Sub-contracting Matching Scheme V1
In line with achieving the objectives of the West Africa Competitiveness Programme (WACOMP), the United Nations Industrial Organisation (UNIDO) has subcontracted CERATH Development Organisation (CDO) to provide a wide range of technical assistance (TA) to selected mango and pineapple value chain actors. <<Read More
CERATH Development Organization Hosts a Workshop on Green & Circular Economy in Ghana.
CERATH Development Organization (CDO) through its Coconut Waste Project (COWAP) funded by the European Union (EU) has organized a learning workshop dubbed “Green and Circular Economy: An Avenue for Job Creation in Ghana”. <<Read More
Cerath Development Organization Plants 10,000 Trees In East Mamprusi
CERATH Development Organization has planted 10,000 trees in East Mamprusi Municipality as part of its agroforestry and restoration activities under the Integrated Resilient Savannah Agroforestry (IRESAG) Project. <<Read More
CDO Kick-Starts a Forest Landscape Restoration Project in the East and West Mamprusi Municipalities in Ghana
CERATH Development Organization (CDO) is implementing a Forest Landscape Restoration project titled Integrated Resilient Savannah Agroforestry Project (IRESAG). <<Read More
CDO Engages Stakeholders of the Talking Agribusiness in Liberia Project
CERATH Development Organization has received funding from the European Union under the West Africa Competitiveness Programme to implement the Talking Agribusiness in Liberia project.<<Read More
CERATH Hosts Fisheries Sector Discussions with Key Stakeholders.
On Thursday, June 9, 2022, CERATH Development Organization (CDO), through its Power to the Fishers (PTF) project, hosted key stakeholders to deliberate on topical fisheries issues.<<Read More
CERATH Development Organization Partakes in Green Ghana Day 2022.
CERATH Development Organization (CDO) participated in the Green Ghana Day nationwide campaign yesterday, 10th June 2022. CDO collaborated with some of its projects’ beneficiaries within Accra and Winneba in the nationwide tree planting exercise. <<Read More
CASTRAP Supports the Renovation of Two Processing Enterprises Operating in the South East of Liberia.
In enhancing the efficiency of the main actors in the cassava value chain, the European Union-funded Cassava Transformation Project (CASTRAP) facilitated the renovation of two agro-processing enterprises in the project’s target district—Sinoe and Grand Gedeh Counties <<Read More
Power to the Fishers (PTF) Project: Beneficiary VSLAs amass over GHS 104,000 in their First Cycle
The village savings and loans associations (VSLAs) formed under the Power to the Fishers (PTF) Project have raised an amount of GHS 104,820.00 in their first cycle of savings. <<Read More
Boosting the Businesses of Women-Led Clean Energy Enterprises in the Northern Region of Ghana
To enhance the resilience of women-led clean energy enterprises against the impact of COVID-19, CERATH Development Organization with support from the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors through the Shine Campaign has increased the economic resilience of women-led clean energy enterprises in the Tolon and East Gonja districts <<Read More
CASTRAP Embarks on “Operation Push” Activities
The EU-funded Cassava Transformation project (CASTRAP) has set into motion a plan of activities to accelerate its support to actors along the cassava value chain in the project target areas. <<Read More
COWAP Facilitates the Registration of Life Insurance for Coconut Vendors.
The Coconut Waste Project (COWAP), funded by the European Union (EU) has commenced the facilitation of life insurance for coconut vendors. This is part of the steps towards achieving the project’s objective of enhancing the socio-economic resilience of the project beneficiaries. <<Read More
The Coconut Waste Project Commences NHIS Registration & Sensitization for Project Beneficiaries
To enhance the socio-economic resilience of the coconut vendors within the La Nkwantanang Madina Municipality, the European Union-funded Coconut Waste Project commenced the sensitization and enrolment of project beneficiaries onto the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).<<Read More
The EU-funded Power to the Fishers Project Participates in the 2021 Farmers’ Day Celebration
On Friday, 3rd December 2021, the Power to the Fishers project, together with the Technical Assistance Team (TAT) and grantees under the CSO-RISE programme, was present at the historic beautiful capital of the Central Region, Cape Coast, to participate in the 37th edition of the National Farmers’ Day & Exhibition. <<Read More
CDO Commences Implementation of the COVID-19 Resilience Project.
CERATH Development Organization is implementing the COVID-19 Resilience project in the Northern Region of Ghana. With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting major businesses in Ghana, Micro, Small and Medium enterprises led by women in rural communities are also struggling to keep their businesses running. <<Read More
THE CASSAVA TRANSFORMATION PROJECT LAUNCHED IN LIBERIA
The Cassava Transformation Project (CASTRAP) which is the Liberia national component of the West Africa Competitiveness Programme (WACOMP) was officially launched on the 28th of October 2021, in Monrovia at the Corina Hotel. <<Read More
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
CDO COMMENCES IMPLEMENTATION OF THE EU-FUNDED CASSAVA TRANSFORMATION PROJECT IN LIBERIA
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 EU-FUNDED COCONUT WASTE PROJECT LAUNCHED IN ACCRA.
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
POWER TO THE FISHERS PROJECT SENSITIZES 1,046 FISHERFOLK ON NHIS
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