ARBEC 2022

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

Important conference dates

15th July, 2022 - Abstract submission

28th Nov - 1st Dec 2022 - Conference date

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  • KMFRI DG, Prof James Njiru (right) exchange collaboration documents with President of National Institute of Oceanography (NIOF) of Egypt Prof. Amr Hamouda during the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO) Africa chapter meeting in Cairo, Egypt on 10th May, 2022
  • Director-General Prof. James Njiru (2nd left) met with Prof. Stuart Hamilton (middle) of Salisbury University in the United States today at the KMFRI Nairobi offices to discuss collaboration on new projects.
  • KMFRI Director General Prof. James Njiru (right) with NHIF CEO Dr. Peter Kamunyo during a meeting on 26th January, 2022 to discuss the enhanced comprehensive medical insurance cover for KMFRI staff
  • National Assembly Agriculture Committee Chair Hon Silas Tiren (seated 4th left) with his committee members pose for a photo with KMFRI BoM Chair Hon John Mumba (seated 2nd right) with his Board members and KMFRI DG Prof James Njiru at KMFRI, Mombasa, on 27th July 2021.
  • PS-SDFA & BE Dr. F. Owino, DG KMFRI Prof J. Njiru, DG KeFS D.Mungai, Fisheries Secretary Ms. L. Obungu for Fisheries and other stakeholders at the 2020 Frame Survey Validation Workshop at Kisumu Hotel on Saturday, 5th June, 2021
  • PS SDFA & BE Dr Francis Owino KMFRI BoM Chairman Hon John Safari Mumba, KMFRI DG Prof James Njiru held an interactive meeting with KMFRI scientists on 25/05/2021
  • KMFRI DG Prof James Njiru with NRF top officials who included Board member Prof Walter Oyawa, who paid him a courtesy call on 18/05/21.
  • On 7th May, 2021 Director General KMFRI Prof. James Njiru (3rd left) joined CS Wildlife & Tourism in the launch of National Wildlife Census 2021 at Shimba Hills National Reserve, Kwale County. With them was DG KWS Brig (Rtd) J. Waweru (R), DG KMA R.Njue (4th L), Dr P.Omondi Director WRTI (2nd L). Census will also include Marine Mega Fauna along Kenya coast
  • KMFRI Director General, Prof. James Njiru (3rd right) with Governor Uasin Gishu County, HE Jackson Mandago (centre) and other County Officials in Eldoret during a consultative meeting on 3rd May, 2021 to establish KMFRI Station in the County
  • PS SDFA & BE Dr Francis Owino (centre), KMFRI BoM Chair Hon John Mumba (2nd right), KMFRI Director Prof James Njiru (left) during a courtesy call to Mombasa County commissioner Mr Gilbert Kitiyo.
  • The newly appointed Principal Secretary SDFA & BE Dr Francis O. Owino (seated centre) during his maiden visit at KMFRI Mombasa headquarters on 2nd March 2021.
  • Kenya Launches a coral reef fish project (Funded by Japan/FAO) to improve food security, livelihoods and maritime safety through increased resilience of coastal fishing communities
  • KMFRI Mombasa Center Director, Dr. Eric Okuku (centre) representing KMFRI Director and Assistant Director (Projects & Collaborations/CD Shimoni) Dr. James Kairo (right), meet Dr. Mathieu Guerin from France Embassy to explore possible research collaboration with French institutions.

Hon. John Safari Mumba was appointed Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) Board of Management Chairman by His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta via gazette notice dated 21st September, 2018. Hon. Mumba served as Provincial Director of Fisheries in the Coast Region, a position he held from 1975 to 1982.

KMFRI BOM Chairman Hon. John Safari Mumba

During this tenure, Hon. Mumba initiated the development of the first Marine Prawn Farming Project in Africa at Ngomeni near Malindi through World Bank funding, and also oversaw the establishment of the Kenya Fishing Industries Ltd which focused on deep-sea fishing. The company was co-owned by the Kenya Government through Industrial Commercial Development Corporation (ICDC)/World Bank funding. 

Hon. Mumba holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (Zoo/Bot) from Makerere University and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Business Administration at Kenya Methodist University. The highly seasoned Manager has various professional qualifications starting with Post-graduate diploma in Education from the University of Nairobi; Fisheries Management from Grimsby College of Technology, UK; and Management of Public Enterprises from the Harvard University (HIID), USA. 

The experienced professional rose to become the Managing Director and CEO of Kenya Cashewnuts Ltd from 1982 to 1987, which saw the Parastatal post profits throughout his six-year tenure. His exemplary performance at the company ensured growth of the Cashewnuts Industry by offering farmers expert advice and improved prices for their produce. 

Other positions held in the public service and private sector include: Director, Kenya Bixa Limited; Director, ICDC; Director, Tototo Home Industries; Board Member, Centre for Multiparty Democracy (CMD) Kenya; and Chairman, Cashewnut Industry Revitalization Task Force.

Hon. Mumba has also served as Bahari MP from 1992 to 1997.

 

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