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PROJECTS Economics Pacific Papua New Guinea - Kolgpeng Fish Farm

Papua New Guinea - Kolgpeng Fish Farm

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Titus Kuman and Youths For Sustainability (YFS) sucessfully coordinated a group of 35 unemployed youths to form the entity, Kum Youth Focus, and construct and maintain a fish farm in their community of Kolgpeng, Papua New Guinea. In a region of high unemployment, YFS aims to support and facilitate rural youths in obtaining opportunities to gain a long-term sustainable income and to become responsible citizens for their community.

Who's involved?

Project leader: Titus Kuman

Lead organisation: Youths For Sustainability (YFS) and Kum Youth Focus

Other organisations: Foundation of Rural Development, Kolgpeng community, National Fisheries Authority


  • Raise the local cash flow among the unemployed youths
  • Mobilize youths to work together for common benefits
  • Show that unemployed and uneducated youths are not a problem to the
    community but assets to the community.


  • Obtaining technical assistance from the National Fisheries Authority and the Foundation for Rural Development;
  • Designing, building and monitoring the fish ponds in accordance with the government standards;
  • Organizing community meetings to promote awareness of the initiative and to attract more buyers, in addition to those already identified in the business plan;
  • Designing and erecting a billboard with project information to be placed at the entrance to the fish ponds;
  • Purchasing 2000 fish fingerlings to be raised in the ponds and selling them in the community in accordance with the business plan.
  • Publicise the activities through local radio, television and newspapers;



Final Report [PDF 989 Kb] 
Project Proposal [PDF 117 Kb]
Workplan [PDF 120 Kb]