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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This Month
  • 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.

Ms. Dorcas Mlughu was appointed to KMFRI Board of Management by Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation Cabinet Secretary via Gazette Notice No 13245 of 21st December 2018 to sit as a member. Ms. Mlughu chairs KMFRI’s Board Audit and Risk Management Committee (BA &RMC) and she is also a member of Scientific and Technical Committee (S &TC) of the institute.

The communications guru, also a multi-lingual, has a wealth of experience in broadcast media having worked with leading media houses in Kenya. She has strong writing skills and is an impeccable public speaker. Ms. Mlughu obtained her degree in International Relations and Diplomacy at Kenya Methodist University in 2015.

In 2010, she obtained a diploma in Mass Communication and Public Relations from Multimedia University College of Kenya, upgrading from a certificate in Mass Communication previously acquired from the same institution.

Ms. Mlughu is currently a political radio host at Royal Media Service’s Bahari FM, a presenter, as well as the producer of famous Taita Radio programme - Kwasinda. She also hosted a major drive show and weekend breakfast programmes with the same broadcast radio.

Ms. Mlughu started her career as a sales representative for Orange, Telkom Kenya and Zain Telco’s. Her exceptional performance at the companies saw her climb up the ladder to become a respected Sales Supervisor at Real Concept Agency in 2009, where she was in charge of promoting selected Fast Moving Consumer Products in leading retail supermarkets in Kenya.

In the same year, she switched careers to become a Swahili news anchor and Breakfast Show host at Radio MMU, and took up other roles including news gathering and live reporting. Having endeared herself to a broad range of listeners coupled with her track record performance, the highly-seasoned communicator moved to Milele FM and Anguo FM Radio, where her role expanded to include hosting drive, mid-morning and breakfast shows in Taita language. Additional responsibilities included reporting business news in Taita and managing the business desk, breaking news, news anchoring, reporting stories on technology, transportation, telecommunication industry and profiling business wars between Telco’s and cable companies. She also gave daily highlights on market reports and forex reports.

Some of the past training she has attended include National Democratic Institute training on women in politics and leadership (NDI) in May 2017, a year after participating at the Kenya Women Parliamentary Association workshop on women leadership and politics (KEWOPA) in April 2016. Ms. Mlughu also attended ICRC Seminar on reporting conflict and Humanitarian Issues in July 2011; and Media Council of Kenya training on ethics in news reporting in May 2011.


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