Empowering African Women in fisheries Sector.

What we do

African Women Fish Processors and Traders Network (AWFISHNET) is a non-profit,non-political, and non-religious continental network of women who process andtrade fish in Africa. The organization aims to strengthen the position andcontribution of women fish workers to the continental agenda of ending hungerin Africa and halving poverty, given their vital role as active players in the fisheriessector and African society. AWFISHNET was established in April 2017 with thesupport of AU-AIBAR and other partners, following a request from its members inlate 2016. The network serves as a coordinating body for all members involved in fish processing and trade in Africa. Members rely on the network as a consultative mechanism to strengthen institutional coordination and collaboration regarding matters that affect their interests as women fish processors and traders.

Platform for African women Fishprocessors and Traders

  • Share best practices experiences, technologies, and learning together; 
  • To collaborate and elaborate.
  • Advocate for issues affecting their activities.
  • Facilitate enabling policy environment to enhance their role in fisheries sector in the continent.


Members of AWFISHNET are the National Networks of Women Fish Processors and Traders in the country members of the African Union. 

During its formation, AWFISHNET begun with 28 countries and to dates, its proud of its 44 members spread in the continent.

Our numbers that speak

We have numbers that push us to give in our best and make sure that we break our own records. We are happy to be growing and helping more day by day.
Women Helped
Funds Raised
Families Benefited

Our Thematic Areas

Workplace Safety

Ensuring occupational safety and health standards, safety protocols and risk assessment for women in fish processing and trading. 

Well-being Support

Prioritizing the well-being and social welfare of women, healthcare services and social support networks.

Capacity Building

Enhancing professional competencies and skills of women, encompassing training, education and skill building programs.

Women Empower-ment

Initiative focused on financial literacy, entrepreneurship training, access to resources and markets.

Our Initiative Programs

Join us in empowering African women Fishworkers!

AWFISHNET: Empowering African fisherwomen for a brighter future.

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