Kenya joined the global community to mark World Oceans Day on June 8, 2023. The national celebrations were held at the Jomo Kenya Public Beach in Bamburi, Mombasa County. Kenya Marine Fisheries and Socio-Economic (KEMFSED) Project was among the main sponsors of the annual event that creates awareness about the need for conserving and sustainably
Mama Rukia Pamba has made it her mission to improve lives in her community. A mother of eight and fish trader, Rukia dropped out of school after basic education and got married. But in 2018, at years of 46 age, she defied the odds and she joined high school in her home County of Kilifi.
His Excellency President William Ruto presided on February 24th, 2023 over the national launch of the community project grants awarded by the Kenya Marine Fisheries and Socio-Economic Development (KEMFSED) in Mombasa at a ceremony attended by governors of all the five participating counties of Kilifi, Mombasa, Kwale, Tana River and Lamu as well as Mining,
As a young man growing up on the Kenyan coast, Mwangome Salim, now 52, made good money selling sea shells to tourists on Diani beach in Ukunda, Kwale County. Life was good and he made enough money to settle down and start a family. However, life changed drastically in the late 1990s. The authorities banned
Blue Economy and Fisheries PS Betsy Njagi visited various sites of activities supported by the KEMFSED Project in Mombasa, Kwale, and Kilifi counties between January 23rd and 26th 2023. Accompanied by KEMFSED National Project Coordinator Patrick Kiara and other officials, the PS paid courtesy calls to the respective County Commissioners before holding talks with Governors
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,
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. My life before
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
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
The NPCU presented the 2022/2023 project annual workplan and procurement plan to the Project Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC).
Training of Matuga and Kinango sub-counties management committees on procurement and financial management
Kwale CPIU conducted procurement and financial management training to Project Management Committees for Sub-Projects that were proposed by beneficiaries in Matuga and Kinango sub-counties.
Preparation of 2022/23 FY Performance Contract for KEMFSED Project as part of broader public sector reforms to improve efficiency and effectiveness in the management of the public service.
Assisting the community in pond preparation and collection of wild seeds for stocking by the Mariculture team
Under Component 1, the project is supposed to capacity-build mariculture farmers in finfish and shellfish production. In order to support some of the existing farmers to stock their ponds in the move to enhance mariculture production, the project has mobilized finfish and shellfish farmers in Kilifi county to collect prawns and milkfish seeds to stock
The project under Component 1, Fisheries Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS) inducted Fisheries Observers (from KMFRI and KeFS) on observer guidelines and data collection. The activities included both theory and practical session onboard a prawn trawler in the Malindi-Ungwana Bay fishing ground. This capacity building will not only improve on compliance and data collection but
Kilifi CPIU begun the issuance of bursary cheques to the first batch of 30 beneficiaries, for both secondary school, vocational training, certificate and diploma courses.
KEMFSED Project commissioning of motor vehicles and motorcycles by Dr. Francis Owino, The Principal Secretary State Department for Fisheries, Aquaculture and Blue Economy
The KEMFSED project commissioned the motor vehicles and motorcycles. The event was officiated by the Chief Administrative Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Livestock & Cooperatives, Mr. Lawrence Omukhaka, at Liwatoni, Mombasa.
The Mombasa and Tana River CPIUs met with the NPCU to check on their preparedness in funding sub-projects that had been approved by their respective County Project Steering Committees (CPSC).
Kwale County CPIU conducted training to several Common Interest Groups (CIGs) in Lungalunga Subcounty on group dynamics and internal governance. These CIGs are among other beneficiaries who had submitted their sub-project proposals and approved by Kwale County Project Steering Committee (CPSC).
The NPCU held meetings with CPIUs from Kilifi and Kwale counties to check their (counties) preparedness in funding sub-projects that had been approved by their respective County Project Steering Committees (CPSC). In attendance also were the two CECMs in charge of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries from Kilifi and Kwale counties. The two counties have managed
The catch data records in hard cover books were fed into the database using cellphones. All the data records in the hard cover books were digitized.