Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA)

An international non-profit organization that bridges the gaps between communities, local movements, national organizations, governments, and international authorities. AIDA uses the law and science to protect the environment and communities suffering from environmental harm, primarily in Latin America, but the scope of their work stretches throughout the Americas.

SmartFish Rescate de Valor, AC

Provides assistance and advice to fishers to fish more sustainably. They do so by supporting fishermen in developing their business skills to sell their products.

Yayasan Pesisir Lestari (YPL)

A marine conservation organisation that promotes the empowerment of coastal communities in managing their marine and fishery resources. In cooperation with Blue Ventures, Pesisir Lestari is building partnerships with organisations with similar dreams, working with coastal communities in various provinces in Indonesia. Together with partners, they work with the vision of improving the welfare of coastal communities, in line with sustainable management of fisheries and marine resources.

NGO Africa Watch

An online independent non-profit media organization created to ensure citizens and non-state actors have access to quality information and adequate capacity building of information distribution. Their thematic areas include human rights and environment (among others), using traditional media primarily (i.e. radio, print, and television). 

Centre for Maritime Law and Security (CEMLAWS) Africa

An independent, non-governmental, non-profit organization that seeks to promote ocean governance and maritime security in Africa. CEMLAWS Africa combines research expertise, policy understanding and practical insights to deliver responses to maritime issues through law and policy analysis and advice, training and capacity-building, collaboration, and guided deliberations.

Cameroon Wildlife Conservation Society

A leading ngo in Cameroon founded to provide technical assistance in the area of nature conservation and sustainable development. Their mission is centered around collaboration with the Government of Cameroon, local communities, and other stakeholders to protect critical ecosystems and promote sustainable natural resource use and livelihood of local communities.

Hen Mpoano

A non-governmental organization focused on developing initiatives related to coastal and marine governance. Their mission is to provide technical, policy and extension support to actors in government, private sector and civil society through capacity building, research, networking and project development in fisheries and coastal ecosystem governance. 

Friends of the Nation (FoN)

A non-profit-making, non-governmental organization (NGO) involved in socio-environmental advocacy. The organization focuses on empowering coastal communities (women and marginalized people in particular) to articulate and voice their interests in tenure rights processes, to promote transparency in the management of the fishery sector and to provide alternative livelihood options to fishers and processors affected by capacity reduction efforts.


A community association focused on research and development issues for the conservation and preservation of marine and coastal biodiversity of south Cameroon.

Mauritanie2000 NGO

Focuses on women in fisheries and fishermen, and are also working on strengthening their capacities. They achieve their objectives through providing support on advocacy, awareness-raising, and transparency.