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.

Dr. Indeje Wanyama was appointed to KMFRI Board of Management on April, 2018. He is a skilled finance professional with more than 10 years of corporate finance and management. The finance guru has a PhD in Management Science, having studied in Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. Further, he holds an MSc in Economic Policy Analysis from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, has a BA (Economics) and is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya.

Dr. Wanyama is an expert in financial systems development, fiscal management and financial reporting, with proven record of developing and implementing financial and operational controls. He’s knowledgeable in application of economic principles and procedures for analyzing financial information in relation to supply and demand, investment, industrial productivity, taxes, among other policy related issues.

The seasoned professional started out as an Economist/Planning Officer in the Ministry of Education, and rose to become Deputy Director –Financial and Sectoral Affairs Department in the Ministry of Finance/The National Treasury. He previously served as Deputy Chief Finance Officer at the State Department of Livestock for two years; Assistant Director of Budget-Budgetary Supply Department in the Ministry of Finance/The National Treasury for a period of six years; and as Senior Finance Officer in the Ministry of Finance-Budgetary Supply Department for five years.

He has worked as a lecturer at the United States International University, and was a Lead Consultant in the development of the Strategic Plan for the Office of the Controller of Budget 2012-17, and in the recruitment of staff for the same office. Other key accomplishments include preparation of Strategic Plan for the Ministry of Water and Irrigation for the Government of Southern Sudan.

Dr. Wanyama has also authored and co-authored research publications in finance and policy related areas. Other special assignments include his appointment as a member of Inter-Ministerial Task Force responsible for organizing the United Nations Public Service day. He was also a member of secretariat of Public Administration Sector Working Group (PA SWG). The PA SWG, outlines sectoral policy priorities for the Public Administration Sector, and gives the budgetary estimates to be included in the overall Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and the annual budget.

Dr. Wanyama was also a representative on Inter-Ministerial Committee, Design and Development of Border Control Points for the Ministry of Finance, 2006.

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