Press Release —Local March 03, 2016

Sixty men and forty women from El Roseiris locality improve their fishing skills in Blue Nile State

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has supported training of sixty men and forty women from Ganes, El Roseiris locality in Blue Nile State on how to conduct successful fishing trips in compliance with fishing regulations, as well as on how to pack fishery products. The first training, held from 17 to 22 February 2016, was delivered by the Fisheries Department of the State Ministry of Agriculture and will contribute to creating income generating opportunities in the fishing sector. Forty women from Shanisha also received training from 21 to 29 February 2016 on food processing skills, including making salted fish, smoked fish as well as preservation and packing techniques.

Ganes and Shanisha have been affected by conflict and internal displacement since 2012 and this training will support vulnerable communities to re-build their livelihoods. The opportunity to create mechanisms for income generation will target some of the many people displaced to neighboring villages as well as host communities, in turn contribution to strengthening social cohesion between communities. The project, implemented through the local partner NGO JASMAR Human Security Organization, aims to leverage Blue Nile State’s comparative advance in the fisheries sector, thanks to the presence of the Roseiris Dam that provides many households with opportunities for income generation. These activities are part of the project “Establish Livelihoods and Rapid Response to Emergency Needs for Crisis-Affected Populations in South Kordofan, West Kordofan and Blue Nile States” funded by the Government of Canada.


For more information, please contact: Letizia Dell’Asin, Programme Coordinator, Transition and Reintegration Unit. Email:, Tel: 0922406689