Participatory resource mapping as a way of community involvement in management. Photo Credit: Nyaga Kanyange

Is co-management a panacea for environmental pressures?

Understanding co-management Co-management or collaborative management have a myriad of understanding in various sectors. Berkes et al. (1991) describes co-management as the sharing of power and responsibility between government and local resource users while Borrini-Feyerabend et al. (2000) views it as a situation in which two or more social actors negotiate, define and guarantee amongst themselves a […]

Tunasonga kingalawa: slow but steady as we navigate the pandemic

A year after Kenya’s first COVID-19 case was confirmed, infections continue to rise. We are currently experiencing our third wave of the virus, and the highest number of infections so far. An economic crisis, brought on in part by the stringent measures set by the government, has been one of the most significant ripple effects […]

Community members on Patrol. Photo Credit: Majoreni BMU.

The Role of Coastal Kenya Communities in Maritime Security

The maritime zone includes the internal waters and from the baseline, the territorial sea (12 nm), the contiguous zone (24 nm), the EEZ (200 nm), high seas and deep ocean floor. The government of Kenya has exclusive rights to exploit resources up to the EEZ. However, the EEZ is governed by the international law (UNCLOS) […]

COVID-19- Revolutionary times for fisheries
COVID-19- Revolutionary times for fisheries. Image Copyright - COMRED

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

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 […]