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KCDP implementation is through partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture,Livestock and Fisheries(State Department of Fisheries, KMFRI), Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife (KEFRI, KWS), Ministry of Environment , Water and Mineral Resources  (CDA, NEMA), and the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development ( State Department of Physical Planning) in collaboration with various NGOs, CBOs and the private sector.

Dr. Jacqueline N. Uku (Project Coordinator)

Dr. Jacqueline N. Uku has PhD in ecology and physiology of marine flora of Kenya. She is Senior Research Scientist at the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI).She is also the President of the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) and a member of its Editorial Board. From 2006 to 2013 she also served as the Association’s Country Coordinator for Kenya and She is credited for linking various national institutions to WIOMSA and introducing many new members.Within KMFRI, Dr. Uku has served in key management positions including  the Performance Contract Secretariat. Nationally, She has contributed to the development of the National Environmental Policy as a member of the National Steering Committee. Dr. Uku heads the Project Coordination Unit (PCU) of KCDP based at the KMFRI Ocean Centre and she is assisted by four Component Managers.


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Mr. Shikami

Mr. Kennedy Shikami ( Manager Component 1 - Sustainable Management of Fisheries Resources),

Mr. Shikami holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Botany and Zoology from the University of Nairobi and has more than thirteen years of experience in the fields of Fisheries, Environmental and Natural Resource Management.As the Fisheries Component  Manager, He is responsible for coordinating KCDP activities of both Kenya Marine and Kenya marine and Fisheries research Institute (KMFRI) and State Department of Fisheries (SDF) where he is the Chief Fisheries Officer at the Mombasa Office.


Mr. Adan Kala ( Manager Component 2 - Sound Management of Natural Resources),

Adan Mr. Kala holds Masters degree in Environmental Science - major in Natural Resources Management from University of Queensland-Australia. He is a park manager at Kenya wildlife Services responsible for the management of both Terrestrial and Marine/Coastal protected areas and its constituent ecosystems.He specialized in park planning and management, community engagement in conservation,provision of security to biodiversity,visitors and surrounding communities and implementation of conservation policies legislations.Previously, He was the park warden for Kenya's world class protected areas and critical ecosystems such as Marsabit,Meru,Tsavo,Amboseli and Lake Nakuru National Park.


Mr. Geoffrey Rono ( Manager Component 3 - Support for Alternative Livelihoods)

Mr Rono holds a Master of Business Administration Degree(Strategic Management  Option).Apart from being the component manager, Mr Rono is also a Economist at Coast development Authority (CDA) in charge of Planning Monitoring and Evaluation as well as an expert as an expert in the promotion and facilitation of Small and Medium Enterprises(SMEs).Previously he was the Project Coordinator for the Coastal Micro Enterprise Development Project(CMDP) funded by USAID. the project focused on micro enterprise capaciy building, Business Development Services (BDS), and Financial services for the expansion of micro enterprises.



Dr. Melckzedeck Osore ( Manager Component 4 - Capacity Building, Monitoring & Evaluation, Communication and Implementation of the Coastal Village Fund)

Dr. Osore holds a PhD in Marine Science from Vrije University of Brussels. He is a Research Scientist at Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) responsible for marine and coastal biodiversity, invertebrate biology and ecology, and the management of information and data on marine and coastal environment.Previously he was the Regional Research Coordinator in charge of marine and coastal research at the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA). He was responsible for monitoring and evaluating projects on marine sciences and fisheries researches conducted in ten countries of the Western Indian Ocean region.
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