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African Women Fish Processors and Traders Network (AWFishNET) is a platform for women fish processors and traders in the continent where a non-profit making, non-political and non-religious network brings together women fish processors and traders from all over the African continent.

AWFISHNET’s general objective is to contribute to improving the welfare, working conditions and income for women in fisheries and especially in the post-harvest sector within the member states of the African Union.

Specifically, the network seeks to provide a platform for women fish processors and traders to:

i)facilitate collaboration and cooperation between women fish processors and trader associations in the continent;

ii)share best practices, experiences, technologies and learning together;

iii)advocate for issues affecting their activities and facilitate enabling policy environment to enhance their role in fisheries sector in the continent;

iv)build and strengthen the capacities of its members to effectively implement the continental policies in Africa at all local, national, regional and continental level;

v)attract increased public and private investment in fish post-harvest sector (fish processing and trading); and vi) strengthen their role as SME and hence expand their market and marketing opportunities, resulting in improved access to market for women’s products and their equitable participation in intra-regional African fish trade.

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