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


On a chilly Sunday morning, in September 2022, an excited team of vibrant COMRED staff and directors left the Mombasa train terminus, destined for Naromoru, Laikipia County, over 600 kilometers from the port city.  We were on a mission to unwind in the cool breezes on the slopes of Mt. Kenya, away from the sweltering […]

Good governance: An anchor for sustainable fisheries management.

By Cliford Ochiel Good governance forms a fundamental base in local management of fisheries resources. In Kenya, co-management has become a popular paradigm in fisheries management giving grassroot communities the opportunity to participate in the management of these resources which they directly depend on for their livelihood. In coastal Kenya, co-management has been achieved through […]

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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