If anyone wonders where I’ve gone, I’ve been doing a lot of looking at this (and many other pages) this week! Another fun week tutoring on the 2018 M4P Summer School 😊🎶🎻 What a fabulous bunch of people who really LOVE their music making, whatever flavour it comes in! #m4p#musicsummerschool#m4p2018#whatmusicteachersdo#violin (We missed you @ohlookitskyle and @louisapiano!)
Behind our success stories are countless trips to and fro the Creeks.
Journeying through this pathway (listening to the creepy sounds like a horror movie) with our team to and fro the fishing settlement day and night because we want to enhance the livelihood of the fisher folks and local fish smokers.
All we seek to achieve is to make markets work for the poor, but economically active folks in the Creek and it gives us so much sense of fulfillment.
Demonstration of the effectiveness of the @madenigerdelta
supported improved smoking kiln technology:
We've successfully captured the fears of local fish smokers as we demonstrated the possibility of having the fishes pinned in the traditional way and smoked using the improved smoking kiln technology in lesser time than the traditional method would. Thereby increasing awareness of the economic benefits of the improved smoking kiln technology.
Improved smoking kiln technology is limitless and has multiple ways of usage; you can either use the tray or remove the tray and arrange the stakes in the kiln.
What makes the Market Systems Development Approach different from other intervention approaches is the emphasis on identifying key constraints and treating the root cause(s) rather than treating symptoms.
During our implementation of the @dfid_uk @madenigerdelta supported fisheries Intervention Programme in the Creek, one of the key constraints to the usage of the improved smoking kiln technology we identified was lack of access to charcoal.
We understand how much it will impact on the overall outcome of the intervention because in a community where the smoking kiln technology is new to the local fish smokers, one thing is to adopt the technology another thing is long term usage because it is very easy to abandon the kiln for lack of access to charcoal.
In other to ensure sustainability of the adoption and usage of the kiln, @clicefoundation team thought it wise to train the fisher folks and local fish smokers on fuel conversion while increasing awareness on the usage of the kiln.
This is also served as an opportunity for some of the youths to take up charcoal as a business in the community as we fast approach the peak of fishing activities in the Creeks.
‘Sustainability is key to our interventions. We have spent the last few years working with the private sector and lead actors in our interventions. Many of them have adopted our practice and technology. We see so many of them replicating what they learnt from MADE in different states outside the Niger Delta. To us this is important.’ ~ MADE Team Leader @tundeoderinde07 👉👉👉
As we expand our interventions in MADE II, our team members spent time in #Warri with our partner @pindfoundation to expand their knowledge of our #MarketSystemsApproach#M4P
Photo Credit: @pindfoundation