H.E. President William Ruto presents a cheque for Ksh190 million to representatives of 100 community groups in Kilifi County for KEMFSED round 2 grants for community projects
H.E. President William Ruto presents a cheque for Ksh151 million to representatives of 173 community groups in Mombasa County for KEMFSED round 2 grants for community projects
H.E. President William Ruto presents a cheque for Ksh114 million to representatives of 92 community groups in Kwale County for KEMFSED round 2 grants for community projects
Salim Amin, 26 and a father of three. He is a member of Mji Wa Kale Mungano Self-Help Group in Mombasa’s Old Town which has bought a boat and fishing gear with a KEMFSED grant
Kwale County Kwale CEC for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Roman Shera, KEMFSED National Project Coordinator Patrick Kiara, Kwale Coordinator Samuel Bandari, Component 2 Coordinator Kennedy Shikami, Deputy Project Coordinator Susan Otieno and County Fisheries Director Martin Kiogora display cheque for community groups
H.E. President William Ruto presents a cheque for Ksh63.2 million to representatives of 33 community groups in Lamu County for KEMFSED round 2 grants for community projects
H.E. President William Ruto presents a cheque for Ksh32 million to representatives of 73 community groups in Tana River County for KEMFSED round 2 grants for community projects
Elated at receiving a KEMFSED grants, Riziki Karisa, 21, and Kadzo Charo, 60, of Kijiwe Tanga Self-Help Group in Kilifi County which plans to buy dairy cows with their KEMFSED grant
A showcase of project achievements in Kilifi County displayed during the launch of KEMFSED round 2 grants

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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.
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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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Groups with grants

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Beneficiaries Targeted

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Million shillings in Round 1 community grants

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Wards covered in 5 Counties

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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