University of Rhode Island (URI)

Prof. Anton Post, Director of the Coastal Resources Centre, URI in the company of Dr. Brian Crawford, Chief of Party for the USAID/SFMP Project visited DFAS/CCM as part of arrangements towards implementing the purpose of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between URI and UCC, which seeks to frame collaboration between the Coastal Resources Center (CRC) and DFAS on the development of joint research activities, teaching and professional training programs within the context and objectives of their respective “Fisheries Projects“ for Ghana.  CRC is the lead institution on the USAID Sustainable Fisheries Management Project (SFMP) Initiative and it seeks to develop several activities together with faculty and students of the DFAS/UCC that will be mutually beneficial and also contribute to the wise use of natural resources, biodiversity conservation, food security, and livelihoods development particularly for the coastal communities of the Western and Central Regions. The MoU also further seeks to support training (Masters and PhD) for DFAS/CCM in critical areas of need.