Provision of strategic support to GEF SGP for the Shimoni-Vanga Seascape community projects
Provision of strategic support to GEF SGP for the Shimoni-Vanga Seascape community projects
The Shimoni-Vanga seascape covers seven BMUs and several other CBOs that directly or indirectly
participate in management/use of the area. The area represents a complex socio-ecological scenario where
local communities share natural ecosystems. However, the resources have been under intense pressure due to
degradation and overexploitation, factors that have also triggered conflicts among and between different
users. The problem can be solved by the same users with support from governments and development
partners. Lack of capacity by local communities to develop credible proposals while able NGOs conduct
segregated projects are some of the impediments to finding long-term solutions to some of the problems. The
overall objective is to provide strategic support in order to promote biodiversity conservation and improve
livelihoods of local communities dependent on marine resources. Proposed activities include providing
technical proposal writing support to community groups, establishing a multi-stakeholder forum, developing
an adaptive management plan, generating and share knowledge among others. Local communities are
expected to benefit from these activities through increased and harmonised biodiversity conservation
accompanied by higher incomes and increased awareness and knowledge base. To ensure projects adhere to
their objectives and produce expected outcomes, a strong participatory M&E framework will be developed
alongside sustainability measures and anticipation of risks. A communication plan has been developed to
ensure that stakeholders are enlightened and updated on project activities. The project has also set aside
women inclusion measures.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Coastal and Marine Resources Development (COMRED)
Country:
Kenya
Area Of Work:
CapDev
Grant Amount:
US$ 100,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 109,127.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 109,127.00
Project Number:
KEN/SGP/OP6/Y1/STAR/CD/2018/03
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Notable Community Participation
COMRED is a member of Tuna Fisheries Alliance of Kenya and has been working closely with grass roots CBOs (youth and women groups) and Beach Management Units (BMUs) in collaborative research, conservation and livelihoods development in South coast and beyond
Capacity - Building Component
COMRED is a not for profit organization registered as a non for profit company with registrar of companies in Kenya. Our mission is to promote sustainable development and wise use of coastal and marine resources and empower society through improved knowledge, information systems, adaptive resource management and partnerships. Core activities are community development, collaborative research, fisheries management and environmental management and contribution to food security in the face of climate change. The project will be implemented through a partnership between NatureCom and COMRED. COMRED will lead the project by will providing the infrastructure and staff required to execute the project while the partner will provide technical assistance as described in the implementer’s responsibilities. Another field partner will be identified during the beginning of implementation to provide office space in the field for easier accessibility by target groups. COMRED has been working with coastal communities since its inception in 2007, a duration of 11 years of experience. The partner organization has conducted community related projects since 2012. However, project managers in these institutions have been involved in coastal and marine issues many years before inception of their organisations. At the top of the organization is a board of directors, followed by lean staff who implement daily activities. They comprise of one coordinator, one project officer and one accountant. However, we do have associates who participate in our projects on a need basis. COMRED is a member of Tuna Fisheries Alliance of Kenya and has been working closely with grass roots CBOs (youth and women groups) and Beach Management Units (BMUs) in collaborative research, conservation and livelihoods development in South coast and beyond. Specifically we have worked towards eradication of destructive fishing practice, conservation awareness in schools, raising fisher incomes through the use of localized fish aggregating devices, conservation of turtles, ecotourism development and lately developing fisheries co-management plans for Shimoni-Vanga area. Currently COMRED and NatureCom are offering technical assistance to Kenya Fisheries Office towards the development of national fisheries comanagement guidelines.
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Grantee Contact

Mr. Innocent Wanyonyi
Phone: +254 725 139003
Email: director@comred.or.ke
 

Address

P.O. Box 10222
Mombasa , 80101

SGP Country office contact

Ms. Nancy Chege
Phone:
(254-20) 7624473
Fax:
(254-20) 621076
Email:
Ms. Salome Nyakundi
Email:

Address

UNDP, P.O. Box 30218
Nairobi, 00100