Engaging with seaweed buyers and other community members

Published: 03 May 2021
Last edited: 03 May 2021

Engagement with seaweed buyers and wider stakeholders aimed to raise awareness on the benefits of tubular nets for women's empowerment and entrepreneurship.

Classifications

Category
Communication, outreach and awareness building
Scale of implementation
Local
Phase of solution
Implementation

Enabling factors

Inviting seaweed buyers to see the pilot sites, meet the women raised their awarenes about the tubular nets innovation and the activity of the women members of the Sea PoWer initiative. It has also enabled to establish a dialogue between the producers and the buyers, and potentially a new market outlay.

A workshop with buyers, representatives of the government and academia enabled the women producers to tell their story more widely and and showcase their empowerment. Small community meetings were also important in this regard. 

Lessons learned

It is important to create opportunities, give encouragement and provide a safe space for the women producers to share their story, demonstrate their new skills and power, as they may not be used to doing so normally.