Building Capacity of Sarteneja Village to Contribute to the Success of Managed Access in Belize.
Building Capacity of Sarteneja Village to Contribute to the Success of Managed Access in Belize.
This project is designed to better prepare the fishermen for smooth integration into the Managed Access program, building their understanding of the need for a more sustainable fishery, their capacity to support seascape scale management, and knowledge of the best practices that will achieve this to ensure that both today’s and tomorrow’s fishermen can continue to benefit from Belize’s marine resources.
Through this project, SFA is also focused on the need toincrease the capacity of the Sarteneja community for diversification of the income base away from the high-risk, high-reliance on marine resources, particularly with the increasing impacts of climate change. It seeks to engage women and youths, building their understanding for support for SFA and Managed Access, to better engage and integrate fishermen’s wives and youths into SFA activities, and providing them with options for income diversification,including theimplementation ofidentified training needs required to assist Sarteneja to move towards tourism as a means of income divsersification.
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Project Snapshot

Sarteneja Fishermen Association
Area Of Work:
International Waters
Grant Amount:
US$ 25,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 3,516.25
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Gender Focus
SFA is serious about gender mainstreaming as demonstrated in several of its projects. This project, specifically, reaches out to engage women as equal participants in the project, and in SFA as an organization, in the recognition of the important role they play in the community and in their households. It is considered equally important to engage them in supporting Managed Access as their husbands, fathers and brothers. A micro-loan system is being introduced to assist women to invest in opportunities that will assist in income diversification for their households, reducing their reliance on fishing.Monthly activities have been included within the project specifically to engage women and increase their involvement in SFA, and their understanding of the organization.
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
SFA will build awareness via A three day workshop hosted by WCS at Glovers Reef, increasing awareness and understanding of Sarteneja fishers of the Managed Access programme, its goals and objectives, and how support of the fishermen can make Managed Access a success.
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Grantee Contact

Mr Cesar Munoz
Phone: 501-660-9358


General Delivery, Sarteneja Village, Corozal District
Latin America & the Caribbean ,

SGP Country office contact

Mr. Leonel Requena
(501) 822-2462


UNDP Belize,3rd Floor, Lawrence Nicholas Building Complex ,P.O. Box 53,South Ring Road,
Belmopan, Central America