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Blue Economy PS Betsy Njagi visits KEMFSED project sites

Blue Economy and Fisheries PS Besty 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

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Training of local grievance redress committees in Mombasa County
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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,

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Kadzo Sulubu - KEMFSED Scholarship Beneficiary
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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. My life before

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Leadership training for members of a women's group
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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

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KEMFSED support a scholarship program in the counties to build the local skills base
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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

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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

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Induction of Fisheries Observers (from KMFRI and KeFS) on observer guidelines and data collection.

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

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NCPU Meeting With Officials From Kwale And Kilifi Counties

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

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Reviewing Progress On Catch Assessment Survey (CAS)

Component 1 of the KEMFSED project (Governance and Management of Marine Fisheries) aims at supporting improvement of management of marine fisheries in the Kenyan waters by strengthening co-management of nearshore fisheries and infrastructure development in relation to fisheries management at national and county levels. Under Sub-Component 1.1 of the project, Catch Assessment Survey (CAS) is

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