Community-Based Mangroves Ecosystem restoration and management in Mambolo Chiefdom, Kambia.
Community-Based Mangroves Ecosystem restoration and management in Mambolo Chiefdom, Kambia.
The project seek to improve the lives of 500 smallholders’ farmers and 500 fish farmers and marketer through increase awareness and empowering of the local community to collectively manage the resource in order to improve the mangroves forests, people’s security and generate livelihoods from sustainable use of the mangroves. Building confidence and acceptance from local authorities and their communities will improve mangroves management. Vulnerable groups will be trained in collective mangroves management, decision-making and create a mangrove nursery to enable them restore the mangroves and take care of them to ensure their restoration to forest.

The Mangrove forests are evergreen forests located within the wetland area. Most of them are influenced by tides and widely differing conditions of salinity and rainfall. These forests are complex and dynamic ecosystems consisting of plants and animals. They experience regular changes, and most major species within these habitats grow within a given set of environmental conditions. The mangrove ecosystem supports biodiversity, provides breeding and feeding grounds and refuges from predators for many fin and shellfish. Most of the mangroves forest areas have been destroyed and degraded by unsustainable harvesting by fisher men, local farmers, charcoal sellers, as well as by a myriad of coastal development projects including tourism and agriculture within these communities. However, in light of recent extreme natural events and the risk of rising sea levels due to the rapid increase of extreme weather event, when most of the mangroves has been deforested by community members. This can actually give rise to death and properties worth millions of Leones during such sudden events. There is an increased interest and motivation in restoring and management of mangroves for both livelihoods, as well as for disaster risk reduction benefits they provide.

In order to address the coastal issues and to contribute towards the betterment of community’s resilience, we believe that this Small Grant Project through our key adaptation strategies will eventually help in mangrove restoration on areas that have been highly depleted and a sustainable approached on livelihoods methods that served as a threat to their survival, and also to improved their understanding among community stakeholders and common people that area highly engaged in such activities.

The project intends to address some of the challenges mentioned and supports livelihoods associated with mangroves, including activities such as sustainable oyster farming, shellfish collection and producing mangrove honey to sell on the local market
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Sierra Leone Social Aid Volunteers
Country:
Sierra Leone
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
CapDev
Operational Phase:
OP6 -Y4 (Jul 18 - Jun 19)
Grant Amount:
US$ 30,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 6,500.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 9,625.00
Project Number:
SLE/SGP/OP6/Y4/STAR/BD/29/08/2018/44
Start Date:
10/2018
End Date:
9/2019
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods
Communities within Mabolo chiefdom have already be challenged to get sufficient food and income to survive from day-today and they need support to enable them to make sustainable changes. Direct benefits for livelihood can be experienced where additional sources of income is created or existing sources of income became more sustainable and efficient. For example, through improved oyster harvesting practices. If Women groups are well trained in more sustainable practices and business skills, they will be encouraged to organize themselves. It is very essential to train 500 community members in bee keeping and beehives and to provide them with appropriate gears.
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
During the implementation of the project, the various radio discussions will be undertaken, jingles will be developed on successes and bill boards erected to communicate the information. These packages shall be a valuable resource material for similar projects during its replication to other places.
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Indicators
Biophysical
Hectares of globally significant biodiversity area protected or sustainably managed by project 120
Empowerment
Number of CBOs / NGOs participated / involved in SGP project 4
Livehood
Number of individuals (gender diaggregated) who have benefited* from SGP project 500

Grantee Contact

Mr. Alfred Agnes Dumbuya
Phone: +23278352440
Email: slsav2010@gmail.com
 

Address

157 Bai Bureh Road, Portee Junction
Freetown , Western Area , +232

SGP Country office contact

Mr. Abdul Rahman Adaama SANNOH
Phone:
+232 76 789 985
Email:
Mr. Desmond Luseni
Email:

Address

UNDP SIERRA LEONE, UN COMPLEX, FOURAH BAY CLOSE, WILBERFORCE
FREETOWN, WESTERN AREA, 23222