The SOFER Initiative has recently been honored with the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Resilience Award 2022 in Johannesburg, South Africa for its Fishing Net Gains (FNG) Project, a solution to the problem of marine debris in Nigeria and Cameroon. This project aims to remove waste fishing gear from the ocean and support the economic viability of local communities.
We are proud to receive this prestigious award, which recognizes our dedication to tackling the issue of ghost fishing and our ongoing efforts to find sustainable solutions. We would like to express our gratitude to the World Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (WASME) for this recognition, as well as to our hardworking team of staff and volunteers and the supportive communities and supporters of our project around the world.
But most importantly, we would like to thank God for this milestone and for the opportunity to make a positive impact on the health of our oceans. We are committed to continuing our work to protect the marine environment and support the well-being of local communities.
You can learn more about WASME and the award @ www.wasmeinfo.org