The Coastal & Marine Resource Development (COMRED) is a registered non-profit organisation based in Mombasa, Kenya, advancing the socio-economic well-being of the coastal population.

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Enhancing the Socio-Ecological Resilience of Shimoni-Vanga Seascape Communities


The Shimoni-Vanga seascape is an ecologically sensitive area of national and global importance, vital in advancing Kenya’s blue economy. 15 community-level projects valued at about USD $400,000 have been funded by the GEF-Small Grants Programme, seeking to enhance the socio-ecological resilience of seascape communities through the conservation and protection of marine and coastal ecosystems (corals, seagrasses, mangroves and beaches) and the diversification of livelihoods.

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Moving Towards Smart and Sustainable Cities


The Miji Bora project (Swahili for Better Cities or Smart Cities) aims to co-creatively understand the challenges facing Mombasa city and the practical ways in which they can be addressed, in addition to facilitating learning among policy-makers, urban researchers and other stakeholders through peer to peer exchange between the port city of Mombasa and the eThekwini municipality in Durban. 

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Improving Community Capacity in Resource Governance and Management


This project, in partnership with Blue Ventures, is implemented by Beach Management Units along the South Coast of Kenya, including within the Shimoni-Vanga Seascape. The project aims to improve community participation in resource management and governance through practical training and mentorship of community members.

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Restoring Degraded Coral Reefs


Coral reefs are among the most productive marine ecosystems, providing a home for a variety of marine organisms, in turn making them a wonderful attraction to tourists. The project, implemented by Wasini Beach Management Unit and supported by the GEF-Small Grants Programme, upscales previous restoration efforts for recreational purposes.

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News and Events

COVID-19- Revolutionary times for fisheries

COVID-19- Revolutionary times for fisheries

These are unprecedented and uncertain times. COVID-19 has taken us where few ever talked about. A global disease pandemic and its economic effects seemed utopian, with all the advances in science and medicine. Today as of April 2020, some sectors such as travel and tourism have been completely obliterated, without a known date of a […]


Communications during COVID-19 Pandemic

With the Covid-19 officially pronounced as a global pandemic, most employees around the nation are working from home. This unforeseen shift has compelled a generation of different changes and transitions in communication approaches among teams. It has also left many struggling to overcome challenges such as lack of team collaboration and family distractions.   Health […]

COVID-19 Impacts on Local Coastal Communities’ Livelihoods

  Since COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic, its effects have been felt in all sectors of our economy. Various lifestyles within our country have been altered following the governments directive through the ministry of health that they should stay at home for safety purposes. Local communities living along the coastal strip who depend on […]

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Community Members Trained on Fundraising in one year


CBOs & BMUs Awarded Conservation & Enterprise Grants


Partnerships of CBOs & BMUs created

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Donors & Partners