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The Coastal Resources Center (CRC) of the University of Rhode Island and its partners are implementing an Integrated Coastal and Fisheries Governance (ICFG) project in all the six coastal districts of Western Region (2009-2013), with funding from USAID Ghana. The goal of the ICFG Program is to support the government of Ghana in achieving its fisheries development objectives of poverty reduction, food security, sustainable management and conservation. CRC recognizes that it will be difficult to sustain the project’s gains in the long run, however, because of the country’s high rate of population growth. Thus it is assessing the feasibility of linking Family Planning and Reproductive Health (FP/RH) interventions with ICFG’s strategies. Experiences from other developing countries show integrated population-health-environment (PHE) approaches can create synergies and results that surpass sectoral management strategies both in terms of impact and sustainability. At the request of CRC, the BALANCED3 project sent a PHE specialist to Ghana in June 2010 to meet with ICFG stakeholders and visit project field sites in Western Region to explore needs, opportunities and possible mechanism of integration. This report summarizes the consultant’s findings and recommendations for integrating FP/RH and other health, nutrition and food security interventions into the ICFG framework. It builds upon a PHE concept that was drafted by CRC’s local implementing partner – Friends of the Nation (FoN) following an exposure visit to the Philippines where local communities have been implementing family planning in conjunction with coastal conservation strategies since 2001.

Year: 2010

Source: Coastal Resources Center

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This app offered by the Ghana Health Service seeks to promote a healthy life for adolescents and to create awareness among the youth. Users can chat with a counsellor from their smartphone or tablet; learn about local events; locate adolescent and youth friendly facilities; and read FAQs about health topics.

Year: 2021

Source: Ghana Health Service

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Gender and health experts from Hen Mpoano participate in a webinar discussion of their population, health, and environment (PHE) activities in rural coastal communities in Ghana.

The webinar’s conversation focused on questions such as:

  • Which communication tools and collaborative approaches were most effective for delivering the Hen Mpoano project’s PHE outcomes?
  • To what extent did the project achieve its objectives and how is Hen Mpoano sustaining achievements beyond the project’s lifetime?
  • What additional lessons learned could other PHE projects and organizations interested in the approach take from this experience?

Year: 2020

Source: Population Reference Bureau

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After leading implementation of the USAID-funded Integrated Coastal and Fisheries Governance (ICFG) Initiative for the Western Region of Ghana, Hen Mpoano became a registered nonprofit organization with a mission towards continuing many of the initiatives related to coastal and marine governance begun under the project. These story maps illustrate some of the work that has been done under various Hen Mpoano-led initiatives to conserve wetlands and sustainably manage small-scale fisheries in the region.

Year: 2018

Source: Hen Mpoano

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