This component will support implementation activities at both national and county-level including development of communication technology (ICT)-based platforms, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system.
National level: The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock Fisheries and Cooperatives (MoALFC) is the implementing agency, with its State Department for Fisheries, Aquaculture, and the Blue Economy (SDFA&BE) having the overall project implementation responsibility. Project oversight and policy guidance will be provided by a national project steering committee (NPSC), while a project technical advisory committee (PTAC) will be responsible for providing technical advice to the National Project Coordination Unit (NPCU) on implementation aspects. The NPCU established in Nairobi will manage and coordinate project implementation activities. Part of the NPCU functions are decentralized to Mombasa, especially those supporting the counties for execution of community-based activities and a county project implementation unit (CPIU), responsible for execution of specific project activities within the five participating counties.
County level: The five participating coastal counties of Kwale, Mombasa, Kilifi, Tana River, and Lamu are responsible for execution of specific activities at the county level based on the County Participation Agreement. Each county will establish a county project steering commit- tee (CPSC), responsible for decision making and provid- ing oversight.