Havui integrated coastal wetlands conservation, management and utilization
Havui integrated coastal wetlands conservation, management and utilization
Havui is a rural community on the estuary where the Volta river joins the sea. Commercial extraction of the coastal mangroves for fie wood is the main activity and this has degraded the mangrove vegetation to an extent that it can no more regenerate naturally. This project therefore seeks to restore, conserve and sustainably manage the degraded mangroves for the restoration of biodiversity whilst improving on the livelihood of the people.

The project seeks to build on traditional structures and systems to formulate management plans to guide the utilization and restoration of the mangroves and other resources. Natural resource management groups would be formed to manage the resources. Alternative livelihood activities including fresh water and land crab farming and rearing of lobsters in local waters and under the thickets will be introduced. Organic farming under kornu no-pump irrigation system will be introduced to promote commercial cultivation of vegetables in the area to take advantage of its proximity to Accra and Tema.

Commercial wood fuel producers will be encouraged to set up woodlots of fast growing species to minimize the dependence on the mangroves as fuel wood. Households would be introduced to energy-saving cooking stoves whilst solar lighting systems will be introduced at the community centre to facilitate evening adult learning. The solar energy will also be used to power radio to enable the people listen to national development programme on radio
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Project Snapshot

PREP Rural
Area Of Work:
Grant Amount:
US$ 48,800.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 31,000.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 67,000.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods
Activities will include piloting 4 income generating schemes including fresh water and land crab farming, rearing of 2 species of lobsters in local waters and under mangrove thickets; preparation of 2 ha land for aqua culture and introduce women to credit/grant schemes to develop alternative income activities in order to minimize dependence on harvesting of mangroves for livelihood
Policy Impact
Contribute to the policy of protecting coastal ecosystems
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SGP Country office contact

Dr. George Buabin Ortsin
Ms. Lois Sarpong
+233 505740909


UNDP, Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme P.O. Box 1423
Accra, Greater Accra, 233-302
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