Working with communities to conserve the environment
A visit to a Kenya Marine Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) hatchery under construction
A range of seaweed products made by a community group
Data collection during the bi-annual Fisheries Frame Survey
Community members conduct an exercise during development of Participatory Integrated Development Plans at Ward level
Community members conduct an exercise during development of Participatory Integrated Development Plans at Ward level2
County Executive Committee Members play and important role in guiding project implementation
Mapping local resources during development of Participatory Integrated Development Plans at Ward level2
KEMFSED support a scholarship program in the counties to build the local skills base
Moringa farming is a feasible livelihood option for coastal communities that depend on fisheries
Training to build capacity in fisheries data collection and use
Capacity building to strengthen common interest groups
Empowered, communities can take the lead in conserving the environment
Participants develop plans o support project activities during a multi-agency stakeholders consultative meeting
Moringa farming is a feasible livelihood option for coastal communities that depend on fisheries

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Welcome to Kenya Marine Fisheries and Socio-Economic Development Project (KEMFSED)

Kenya Marine Fisheries Socio-economic Development (KEMFSED) is a project facilitated by the Government of Kenya jointly with the World Bank. The project targets five (5) counties which are along riparian (Indian Ocean) namely; Kwale, Mombasa, Kilifi, Tana River and Lamu.

Project Development Objective

To improve management of priority fisheries and mariculture and increase access to complementary livelihood activities in coastal communities.
Know Who We Are

Kenya Marine Fisheries and Socio-Economic Development Project (KEMFSED)

The Kenya Marine Fisheries and Socio-Economic Development (KEMFSED) project is implemented by Government of Kenya, through the State Department for Blue Economy and Fisheries with support from the World Bank. The project duration is 2020-2025 with funding worth KSH10 billion.
KEMFSED supports the country in its efforts to leverage emerging opportunities in the Blue Economy.

KEMFSED

Project Components

Enhancing Livelihoods

Success Stories

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Training of local grievance redress committees in Mombasa County

Grievance redress mechanisms give communities a voice

Following the award of grants to community common interest groups for various sub-projects, KEMFSED is training local committees to strengthen the project’s Grievance redress mechanism (GRM). The training equips the committees with knowledge and skills to address issues raised by communities and stakeholders regarding the implementation of the sub-projects that include productive livelihood, social welfare, and environmental management activities.
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Kadzo Sulubu - KEMFSED Scholarship Beneficiary

Scholarship has given me and my family hope

My name is Jane Kadzo Sulubu. I am a student at the Equip Africa Institute pursuing a certificate course in social work and community development. I am the firstborn in a family of six. Two sisters are in high school, one is not learning, and the other two are in primary school.
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KEMFSED support a scholarship program in the counties to build the local skills base

The scholarship will help me achieve my dreams, says a trainee mechanic

Joseph Yaa Kahindi is the firstborn in a family of five. He is the son of a widower, a fisherman in Mtwapa, Kilifi County. Joseph says his father is hardworking, but he can no longer make enough money from fishing to provide for the family. He struggles to keep the children in school and meet their basic needs.
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Project Activity Highlights

KEMFSED

Uvuvi House – This will House State Department for Fisheries, Aquaculture and Blue Economy SDFA&BE, KeFS, Kenya Fish Marketing Authority, Kenya Fish Levy Trust fund, etc.

Refurbishment of county offices -Identifying needs and gaps inhibiting growth of investment in marine fisheries and aquaculture in the counties.
Landing Sites – Infrastructure development enhancing investment in marine fisheries and aquaculture in the Project counties.

Strategic Partners

KEMFSED
KEMFSED has formed strategic partnerships with four commercial enterprises implementing aquaculture or contract farming schemes to provide technical assistance to smallholder producers improve their access to markers

Strategic Partners

KEMFSED has formed strategic partnerships with four commercial enterprises implementing aquaculture or contract farming schemes to provide technical assistance to smallholder producers and improve their access to markets

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