Building local communities' capacity in Shimoni, Mkwiro, Majoreni and Vanga for sustainable management of marine and coastal resources
Building local communities' capacity in Shimoni, Mkwiro, Majoreni and Vanga for sustainable management of marine and coastal resources
The project aims at enabling fishers improve their livelihoods by strengthening their role and capacity to manage coastal resources. It will also capacity build for BMUs.
This will be done through by-laws within the BMUs and a community made team that monitor the fishing practices. More energy efficient way than fuelwood will be adopted through jikos that will save time and cost.
The objectives include:
To build the capacity of the BMUs to manage the fisheries and natural resources within their co-management areas;
To support the development and application of sustainable fishing methods and technologies;
To raise awareness and educate fishers and other stakeholders on sustainable resource use and management; and
To conduct participatory socio-economic and bio-physical assessments of the co-management areas to understand the factors that enhance or limit community management.
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Project Snapshot

Africa Nature Organization
Area Of Work:
Grant Amount:
US$ 46,548.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 26,962.49
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods
A change in fishing equipment/strategies to the adoption of the destructive gear removal program and escape gap traps to allow larger fish to be caught will be observed and if successful will be supported for fisheries in Shimoni, Mkwiro and Majoreni. Adoption of jikos to reduce destruction of mangrove forests will increase habitat for fish and save energy. This is a lot cheaper than fuel wood alone. The project builds and strengthens the existing BMU institutions and no new institutions or institutional frameworks are envisioned. There are no large-scale infrastructure or investment costs to maintain.
Notable Community Participation
Community will be distributed into teams and will be trained in organizational management and leadership, monitoring and evaluation. The fishing practices will be monitored by community teams to generate information to be included in the BMU by-laws. Community monitoring and surveillance program will be put in place and supervised community teams will be trained to monitor the habitat and fish biomass. Community teams will be actively involved in designing, planning and implementing project activities and a local point person selected by the community to act as a liaison for the project. There will be frequent consultations and feedback which will be done to encourage closer collaboration and willingness to utilize the skills build through the project. Ensure that there is full participation of the BMUs in the project activities as well as links with ongoing government programs on resource management.

Grantee Contact

Mr Moses Ziro


P.O. Box 45208

SGP Country office contact

Ms. Nancy Chege
(254-20) 7624473
(254-20) 621076
Ms. Salome Nyakundi


UNDP, P.O. Box 30218
Nairobi, 00100