New DW documentary "Digital solutions for decent lives" featuring NshoNam released – February 2023
German international channel DW has released a new documentary examining tech innovations in Ghana that seek to provide brighter futures for fishing and agricultural communities. The documentary explores the challenges in the artisanal fishing sector in Ghana and how NshoNam's new approach to market aggregation is helping fishers earn more money faster by connecting them directly to prime markets.
NshoNam attends the launch of the Safe Fish Certification and Licensing Scheme funded by USAID – January 2023
NshoNam Director of Operations, Samuel Danso, has attended the launch of the Safe Fish Certification and Licensing Scheme (SFCLS) at the invitation of the Ghanaian Fisheries Recovery Activity (a five-year program funded by USAID).
The SFCLS aims to enhance food safety, hygiene and quality in the post-harvest value chain and also seeks to support market access and income sustainability for fish processors and traders in the sector.
Speakers and representatives from the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Health and Trade & Industry, the Fisheries Commission, Food and Drugs Authority, Ghanaian Standards Authority and the National Fish Processors and Traders Association (NAFPTA) were all in attendance at the event held at the Alisa Hotel in Accra.
NshoNam has been working with the implementation team at the GFRA and members of the NAFPTA to develop the route to market for produce targeted by the scheme. A relationship we hope to deepen in the months and years to come.
In the image below - Moses Anim, Deputy Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture Development (left); Samuel Danso, NshoNam Director of Operations (right)
NshoNam presents at Blue Invest Africa in the Seychelles – September 2022
NshoNam has presented its solution for market aggregation in West African artisanal fishing at Blue Invest Africa in Victoria, Seychelles.
Blue Invest Africa is a European Union event hosted by the Republic of the Seychelles promoting innovation in the blue economy in Africa. NshoNam was among a number of ventures from across the continent selected after a highly competitive application process to present live from the event.
The President of the Seychelles, ministers from across the region, EU ambassadors and representatives from the World Bank and other international financial institutions were in attendance.
NshoNam plunges into Deep Dive Africa – February 2022
NshoNam has been selected as one of 10 Ghanaian participants from more than 100 applicants to participate in Deep Dive Africa.
Deep Dive Africa is an initiative by Impact Hub and GrowthAfrica funded by Make-IT in Africa, a project implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
The program provides expert coaching and support and aims to connect 40 investment-ready start-ups from Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya and Rwanda with investors from across the globe.
NshoNam enters Acceleration phase of the New Economy Booster program – January 2021
NshoNam has progressed to the Acceleration phase of the New Economy Booster program in Ghana.
The program is designed to support impact-driven entrepreneurs with both advanced and early-stage ventures, startups, non-profit organizations or other initiatives based in Ghana that are contributing to the country’s post-pandemic economic recovery.
The program has been created by Impact Hub in partnership with the Lab of Tomorrow and with the support of The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
To reach the Acceleration phase, NshoNam participated in several earlier stages of the program and has now been selected as one of the final 15 from more than 300 initial applicants in the country. Acceleration participants are awarded grant funding and will benefit from further access to resources and coaching to continue their development.