Capacity building to strengthen common interest groups

Local capacity building is a key objective of KEMFSED. The project provides training to improve the abilities of common interest groups to effectively manage sub-projects to improve that increase access to complementary livelihood options for coastal communities that largely depend on fisheries.

The capacity building targets groups shortlisted to receive KEMFSED grants for sub-projects that focus on livelihoods, environmental conservation, and social welfare in 98 Wards spread across 19 sub-counties in Kilifi, Kwale, Mombasa, Tana River, and Lamu counties where enhanced coastal community livelihoods investments will be concentrated. The groups will also benefit from training in financial management and technical support for projects from relevant county departments that include agriculture, cooperatives, environment, water, education, and health.

The beneficiary common interest groups include fishing or farming households, community-based organizations (CBOs), women’s groups, youth groups, self-help groups, and vulnerable and marginalized groups.

The training is undertaken by joint teams from the respective county governments and KEMFSED field officers. These photos show some of the groups undergoing training on-site in Lamu and Kilifi counties.

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