For generations, coastal communities have depended on fishing as their main source of livelihood, exposing them to environmental, social and economic shocks. Diversification of livelihoods is one way of cushioning against such shocks while adapting to drivers of change such as climate variability.
Our focus remains on nurturing sustainable and inclusive community-based enterprises and innovations that contribute to the eradication of poverty while securing food in the green and blue economies. By doing so, we are contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (SDG 2 – Zero Hunger and SDG 8 -Decent Work and Economic Growth), while working in line with Kenya Vision 2030.
Earning an income off mangrove trails and traditional Swahili dishes is now a reality for seascape communities. This project aims to provide alternative income options for community members and reduce overdependence on local natural resources.
Wasini faces various threats, including overexploitation and resource use conflicts. This project seeks to conserve marine resources, while strengthening and diversifying community livelihoods.
Coastal women are mainly involved in fish processing and trade. This project invests in the necessary training and capacity building of women traders, to support value addition and reduce post-harvest losses.
Local small-scale fishing communities are often impacted by low volume catches. This project introduced new technology to small-scale fishers and trained them on more efficient fishing techniques in order to increase their catches.
The coast region is largely food insecure, a situation made worse by high poverty rates. This project provided opportunities for communities to produce their own food, in turn boosting their incomes.
Urban centres in Kenya are faced with sustainable waste management challenges. This project brought together the Kilifi community to tackle urban waste management while promoting youth employment.