Jacob Ochiewo


Socioeconomic assessments and monitoring, project design and implementation, development studies, fisheries value-chain analysis, governance analysis including institutional capacity analysis, causal chain analysis, drivers-pressures- state- impact- response (DPSIR) analysis, natural resource policy analysis, and preparation and monitoring the implementation of fisheries management plans
Member of the Western Indian Ocean Marine Scientists Association (WIOMSA), Zanzibar, Tanzania. WIOMSA is a regional professional, non-governmental, non-profit, membership organization, dedicated to promoting the educational, scientific and technological development of all aspects of marine sciences throughout the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region (consisting of 10 countries: Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa, Comoros, Madagascar, Seychelles, Mauritius, Reunion (France), with a view toward sustaining the use and conservation of its marine resources. WIOMSA also (1) provides a forum for communication and exchange of information amongst it members that promotes and fosters inter-institutional linkages within and beyond the region; (2) supports marine research by offering research grants; (3) implements programs to build the capacity of marine scientists and coastal management practitioners; and (4) works to promote policy dialogue on key topics by organizing meetings and seminars on the findings and policy implications of science. Further details see: http://www.wiomsa.org.
• Ph.D (Development Studies) – Candidate: Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology, P.O. Box 62000, 00200 Nairobi, Kenya.
• Master of Arts in Economics: University of Nairobi, Department of Economics, P.O. Box 30197, 00100 Nairobi, Kenya.
• Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) – Upper Second Class Honours degree: Kenyatta University, Economics Department, P.O. Box 43844, Nairobi, Kenya.
1. Wanyonyi, I.N., Wamukota, A., Mesaki, S., Guissamulo, A.T., Ochiewo, J. (2016). Artisanal fisher migration patterns in coastal East Africa. Ocean & Coastal Management, 119:93-108.
2. Ochiewo, J. (2015). Social and economic impacts of capture fisheries and mariculture. In UNEP-Nairobi Convention and WIOMSA. The Regional State of the Coast Report: Western Indian Ocean. UNEP and WIOMSA, Nairobi, Kenya, 546 pp.
3. Okuku, E.O., Bouillon, S., Ochiewo, J.O., Munyi, F., Kiteresi, L.I., Tole, M. (2015). The impacts of hydropower development on rural livelihood sustenance. International Journal of Water Resources Development, DOI:10.1080/07900627.2015.1056297.
4. Mirera D.O., Ochiewo J., Munyi F. (2014). Social and economic implications of small-scale mud crab (Scylla serrata) aquaculture: the case of organized community groups. Aquaculture International, 22(2), DOI 10.1007/s10499-014-9762-x.
5. Mirera D.O., Ochiewo J., Munyi F., Muriuki T. (2013). Heredity or traditional knowledge: Fishing tactics and dynamics of artisanal mangrove crab (Scylla serrata) fishery. Ocean & Coastal Management, 84:119-129.
6. Wakibia J.G., Ochiewo J., Bolton J. J. (2011). Economic Analysis of Eucheumoid Algae farming in Kenya. Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Sciences, 10(1):195-212.

7. Ochiewo J., de la-Torre Castro M., Muthama C., Munyi F., Nthuta J.M. (2010). Socio-economic Features of the Sea Cucumber Fishery in Southern Coast of Kenya. Ocean and Coastal Management, 53:192-202.

8. Kairo J.G., Wanjiru C., Ochiewo J. (2009). Net Pay: Economic Analysis of a Replanted Mangrove Plantation in Kenya. Journal of Sustainable Forestry, 28:3,395- 414.

9. Bosire J., Church J., Gang P., Kamula J., Kairo J., Mohammed A., Mommanyi A., Obura D., Ochiewo J., Ondari J. (2009). Kenya - State of the Coast Report: Towards the Integrated Management of Kenya’s Coastal and Marine Resources. Kenya – State Coast Report

10. Okemwa G.M., Fulanda B., Kimani E.N., Ochiewo J. (2009). Exploitation of marine aquarium reef fisheries at the Kenyan Coast. In Hoorweg, J. and Muthiga, N. (eds.). Advances in Coastal Ecology - People, processes and ecosystems in Kenya. African Studies Centre, African Studies Collection, vol. 20.

11. Crona B. I., Ronnback P., Jiddawi N., Ochiewo J., Maghimbi S., Bandeira S. (2009). Murky water: Analyzing risk perception and stakeholder vulnerability related to sewage impacts in mangroves of East Africa. Global Environmental Change, 19: 227–239.

12. Muthiga N., Ochiewo J., Kawaka J. (2007). Sea cucumbers in Kenya. In Conand C. and Muthiga N. (eds). Commercial sea cucumbers: A review for the Western Indian Ocean. WIOMSA Book Series No. 5. 67p.

13. Ochiewo J. (2004). Changing fisheries practices and their socioeconomic implications in South Coast Kenya. Ocean & Coastal Management, 47: 389-408.

14. Zorini O.L., Contini C., Jiddawi N., Ochiewo J., Shunula J., Cannicci S. (2004). Participatory appraisal for potential community-based mangrove management in East Africa. Wetlands Ecology and Management, 12:87-102.

15. Ochiewo J. (2001). Socio-economic aspects of water management along the coast of Kenya. Hydrobiologia, 458: 267-273.

16. Muthiga N. Ochiewo J., Kawaka J. (2010). Strengthening capacity to sustainably manage sea cucumber fisheries in the western Indian Ocean. SPC Beche-de-mer Information Bulletin #30 – March 2010.

17. De la Torre-Castro M., Ochiewo J., Mbaga T. K., Pinault M., (2007). A framework for addressing socioeconomic and management aspects of sea cucumber resources n the Western Indian Ocean. SPC Beche-de-mer Information Bulletin # 25:22-28.

18. Conand C., Muthiga N., Aumeerudy R., De La Torre Castro M., Frouin P., Mgaya Y., Mirault E., Ochiewo J., Rasolofonirina R., (2006). A three-year project on sea cucumbers in the Southwestern Indian Ocean: National and regional analyses to improve management. SPC Beche-de-mer Information Bulletin # 23:11-15.

7.2. Technical Reports

1. Moksnes, P., Mirera, D., Lokina, R., Ochiewo, J., Mahudi, H., Jiddawi, N., Hamad, M., Troell, M. (2012). Small-scale, grow-out aquacultures of mud crabs Scylla serrata: A sustainable livelihood in East Africa. Final Report of Commissioned Research Project MASMA/ OR/2008/06.

2. WIOMSA (2011). Migrant fishers and fishing in the Western Indian Ocean: Socio-economic dynamics and implications for management. Final Report of Commissioned Research Project MASMA/CR/2008/02.

3. Ochiewo J. (2006). Harvesting and Sustainability of Marine Fisheries in Malindi-Ungwana Bay, Northern Kenya Coast. MARG I Contract No. 13/2004. Technical Report. Available at: http://wiomsa.org/publications.

4. Ruwa, R.K., Kulmiye, A.J., Osore, M.K.W., Obura, D., Mutoro, D., Shunula, J.P., Ochiewo, J., Mwaguni, S., and Misana, S. (2004). Global International Waters Assessment (GIWA) – Sub-Regional Report: Somali Coastal Current Sub-region No.46. GIWA. 178p.

5. Kazungu, J.M., Munga, D., Mwaguni, S.M. and Ochiewo, J. (2001). Kenya National Report. Phase I: Integrated problem analysis. GEF MSP Sub-Saharan Africa Project (GF/6010-0016). 70p.

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