Women from the Shimoni-Vanga seascape in a group discussion during a Voices for Just Climate action-Ocean literacy training workshop.

CALL FOR PROPOSAL

Coastal and Marine Resource Development (COMRED) is seeking two consultancies in their Voices for Just Climate Action (VCA) project. The first call is documentary production for the project and the second is to develop an engagement strategy for women within the seascape and a Gender guide. This is a very short notice with a deadline […]

The Next Frontier for the Octopus Fishing in Kenya

Bottom-up conservation models Human beings and resources have intricate interconnections which can not be ignored in resource management interventions. Temporary octopus closures have gained recent worldwide acceptance by scientists and conservationists due to their practicability in balancing the conservation of marine resources and the livelihood sustainability of the fishing communities. Octopus closures operate on a […]

Participants of the Climate action youth round table

ENGAGING YOUTH ON CLIMATE ACTION!

Climate change is a major global issue that requires interventions, adaptation, and mitigation actions to limit its adverse effects to secure the future of our planet.  With the emanating negative impacts of climate change, the County government of Mombasa unveiled the Governors’ Young Leaders’ Program (GYLP) hosted by the office of the governor, His Excellency […]

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 […]

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 […]