The Aquatic Resources and
Blue Economy Conference (ARBEC), will be held in Kisumu, 
Kenya, in November 2022 

Important conference dates

15th August, 2022 - Abstract submission

28th Nov - 1st Dec 2022 - Conference date

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Kenya Aquatica

KCSAP Project

The preparation of the Strategic Plan was guided by the Constitution of Kenya 2010, the Kenya Vision 2030, The Third Medium Term Plan (MTP III) 2018 - 2022, Kenya Vision 2030, the Blue Economy Sector (2018 - 2022), the Government Big Four Agenda, Executive Orders, the National Oceans and Fisheries Policy 2008, other government policy documents, and African Agenda 2063 and United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs). The Plan was also guided by lessons learnt, constraints and challenges encountered in the implementation of the KMFRI’s Strategic Plan 2016 - 2020.

The Strategic Plan is structured into five chapters. Chapter one gives the background information on the Institute; fisheries sector development challenges at the global, regional and national levels; role of the Institute towards Kenya’s development agenda; rationale for the Strategic Plan; the development process of the plan; and the structure of the Plan. Chapter two provides evaluation of KMFRI’s Strategic Plan (2016 - 2020) covering achievements, challenges and lessons learnt. The chapter also presents the Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Environmental and Legal (PESTEL) analysis; Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) analysis; and the stakeholders’ analysis. Chapter three gives the strategic focus areas, six strategic objectives and the strategic interventions for the Plan period. Chapter four documents the implementation and coordination framework of the Plan including organizational structure, staffing levels, financial resource requirements, risk analysis and mitigation measures. Chapter five provides the monitoring, evaluation and reporting framework of the Strategic Plan; and the key national and departmental performance indicators during the plan period. It also provides the implementation matrix containing the programmes/projects to be undertaken, set targets, expected outputs, performance indicators and budget estimates to implement the plan.

To effectively implement the Strategic Plan, the institute will achieve the following five strategic objectives:

  1. To conduct innovative research for the Blue Economy;
  2. To transfer knowledge and innovative technologies to communities and stakeholders;
  3. To mobilize and manage financial and human resources;
  4. To strengthen institutional structure and capacity; and
  5. To promote local and international collaborations and partnerships.

For each strategic objective, there are sets of strategies and activities that will be undertaken. Further, a new institutional structure has been proposed for effective and efficient service delivery.

The Strategic Plan covers the following four Key Results Areas (KRA):

  1. Research and innovation
  2. Transfer of innovative technology and outreach.
  3. Resource mobilization and institutional capacity building
  4. Collaboration and partnerships

To implement the Strategic Plan, the resources required over the five year period amounts to KSh. 12.763 Billion. The proposed strategies for resource mobilization will entail lobbying the Government for additional funding, collaboration with development partners and other stakeholders, utilization of the Public Private Partnership (PPPs) arrangements, exercising prudence in financial management and establishing income generating activities.

To realize effective implementation of the Strategic Plan, a monitoring and evaluation will be undertaken periodically. The activities and outputs will be monitored throughout the Plan period and will be mainstreamed to the Directorates on account of responsibility. The outputs will further be mainstreamed in the institute’s annual performance contract targets and Performance Appraisal System (PAS) of KMFRI staff. The Strategic Plan will undergo a mid-term evaluation in 2020/2021 and end term evaluation at the end of the plan period.

KMFRI HQ and Mombasa Centre

KMFRI Kisumu Centre
  • Sagana Aquaculture Research Centre
Kegati Aquaculture Research Centre