Small-scale fisheries for sustainable Blue Growth improving food security and livelihoods in Coastal Kenya and East Africa (KECOFISH).

ActionAid          ADPP       C3 Madagascar        IGAD        MCCNT        NNF         SOS-Sahel        UNDP-Mauritius        WWF-Kenya

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ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • Establishment of KECOFISH Project Advisory Committee in February.

  • Plan project inception workshop at the end of March.

  • Meetings with partners Kenya Fisheries Service, Wildlife Conservation Society and Kwale County Fisheries Department.

  • Recruitment of marine programme coordinator.

  • Plan meeting with Lamu County fisheries department, local fishing communities and Kenya Fisheries Service to select project sites in March.

  • Identification of NGOs and government officials to form part of the Project Advisory Committee

  • Preparation of project M & E framework. 

DURATION:

October 2020 - October 2023

BUDGET:

900,000 euros

IMPLEMENTER:

WWF Kenya 

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EXPECTED OUTPUTS:

  • New innovative solutions to remaining challenges will be co-created with communities in Shimoni-Vanga and Lamu, Kenya providing the evidence and prototypes to support regional scaling.

  • Community-led, low cost fisheries data collection system implemented and informning fisheries management in at least 10 Beach Management Units.

  • A total of 20 Village Savings & Loan Associations (VSLAs) (10 in Lamu and 10 in Shimoni-Vanga) are established and have increased financial literacy and inclusion, facilitating increased economic resilience in coastal communities.

  • Capacity building for at least two joint Collaborative Fisheries Management Areas (JCMAsà, consisting of 10 Beach Management Units covering 90,000 hectares.

  • New and innovative prototypes to address post-harvest losses and improved market access are co-developed with the communities in Lamu and Shimoni-Vanga seascapes.

  • Facilitate at least 4 cross learning visits through exchanges between co-management stakeholders and communities to facilitate further scaling with Kenya region.

ACTIVITIES:

  • Local successful SSF prototypes will be scaled to deliver organised and effective co-management in two important regions in coastal Kenya (Shimoni-Vanga and Lamu seascapes)