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 Nancy Kagau was appointed to the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute BoM on 9th June 2017 as an alternate member of the PS. She is a Senior Assistant Director of Fisheries in the State Department for Fisheries Aquaculture and the Blue Economy. She rose to the position in 2014, having served ably as Assistant Director (AD) of Fisheries from 2010 to 2014. 

The fisheries expert is pursuing a Masters of Arts Degree in Project Planning and Management at the University of Nairobi. She holds a BSc (Hons) Degree in Zoology and Geography from the same institution. 

As Fisheries AD, she supervised Fisheries County Director in Embu and Provincial Fisheries Officer (Eastern) whose roles included fisheries extension, law enforcement, conservation and protection of aquatic resources, capture fisheries management, value addition and market development. At the provincial level, she managed fisheries resources and was involved in the development of aquaculture, personnel administration and financial management. 

Ms. Kagau’s career took off in 1985, after she landed a job as Fisheries Officer III at Busia District and Fisheries Headquarters where she served until 1987, and then climbed up career ladder to become Fisheries Officer 1&11 at the District Fisheries Office in Malindi, a position she held from 1987 to 1993. In this capacity, she managed fishing activities on Kenyan territorial and EEZ waters, and was the officer in charge of Ngomeni Mariculture Project. 

Her exemplary performance saw her promoted to Senior Fisheries Officer, a position she held from 1999 to 2010. Ms. Kagau’s role expanded to include supervision of fisheries activities in Mwingi, Machakos and Makueni districts. She also supervised Nakuru District Fisheries Officer, whose duties included coordination and implementation of fisheries development programmes, management of Lake Naivasha fishing activities at Ramsar Site, setting up co-management units, enforcing ‘closed’ fishing seasons, demarcating and mapping fish breeding site. 

The highly seasoned fisheries expert has participated in programmes on Water Infrastructure Traded-Offs: Enhancing Capacity for Dialogue and Water Use Decisions WISE-UP; Agripreneurship Among Farm Women at Manage, India; and leadership for the Management of Coastal and Marine Environment workshop by NEMA all in 2017. Ms. Kagau also took part in the development of Fisheries Technology Policy for African Countries KOICA in 2011, Strategic Leadership Development Programme at KIA in 2010, and was also involved in the implementation of ISO 9001:2008 for KEBS in 2009.  Besides doing a comprehensive Fisheries Officers Induction Course at Naivasha Wildlife and Fisheries Training Institute, she attended a Senior Management Seminar at KIA in 2006, Lake Naivasha Catchment Conservation Workshop KWSTI (2001), Project Planning and Proposal Writing Seminar at KIA in 2000, and Integrated Environment Management at KWSTI in 1997. Ms. Kagau also participated in Fish Feed and Feeding programme in Tehag-Hungary in 1988.  

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