The Aquatic Resources and
Blue Economy Conference (ARBEC), will be held in Kisumu, 
Kenya, in November 2022 

Important conference dates

15th August, 2022 - Abstract submission

28th Nov - 1st Dec 2022 - Conference date

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  • On 5th August 2022. Prof James Njiru CEO-KMFRI had a collaborative meeting with Mr. K. Takarijanto Counsel Republic of Indonesia.
  • KMFRI Kegati hosts the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Kenya in the Hellenic Republic (Greece) Mrs Vicky Pantazopoulou met the Assistant Director of Freshwater Aquaculture (Dr Paul Orina) to discuss possible research collaboration between KMFRI and Greek institutions.
  • KMFRI CEO, Prof. James Njiru with participants during a workshop in Kisumu on Harmful Algal Bloom (HABs) project. KMFRI is collaborating with Kisii University and Bowling Green State University, USA.
  • CS, Sports and Heritage - Amb. Amina Mohamed (R), KMFRI CEO Prof. James Njiru, PS State Department of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Blue Economy, Dr. Fred Owino among others, after the side event on Blue Economy investment sports and the Environment.
  • On 30th May 2022 KMFRI CEO Prof James Njiru (standing 4th left) launched Beach cleanups and community awareness at Congo Beach, Ukunda, Kwale County.
  • KMFRI in partnership with Kitanda Vzw handed over a fish farming project to the residents of Bamba, Kavunzoni, Goshi location in Kilifi county on 23rd May, 2022.
  • KMFRI CEO, 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
  • KMFRI CEO 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 CEO 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

Hon. John Safari Mumba was appointed Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) Board of Management Chairman by His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta via gazette notice dated 21st September, 2018. Hon. Mumba served as Provincial Director of Fisheries in the Coast Region, a position he held from 1975 to 1982.

KMFRI BOM Chairman Hon. John Safari Mumba

During this tenure, Hon. Mumba initiated the development of the first Marine Prawn Farming Project in Africa at Ngomeni near Malindi through World Bank funding, and also oversaw the establishment of the Kenya Fishing Industries Ltd which focused on deep-sea fishing. The company was co-owned by the Kenya Government through Industrial Commercial Development Corporation (ICDC)/World Bank funding. 

Hon. Mumba holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (Zoo/Bot) from Makerere University and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Business Administration at Kenya Methodist University. The highly seasoned Manager has various professional qualifications starting with Post-graduate diploma in Education from the University of Nairobi; Fisheries Management from Grimsby College of Technology, UK; and Management of Public Enterprises from the Harvard University (HIID), USA. 

The experienced professional rose to become the Managing Director and CEO of Kenya Cashewnuts Ltd from 1982 to 1987, which saw the Parastatal post profits throughout his six-year tenure. His exemplary performance at the company ensured growth of the Cashewnuts Industry by offering farmers expert advice and improved prices for their produce. 

Other positions held in the public service and private sector include: Director, Kenya Bixa Limited; Director, ICDC; Director, Tototo Home Industries; Board Member, Centre for Multiparty Democracy (CMD) Kenya; and Chairman, Cashewnut Industry Revitalization Task Force.

Hon. Mumba has also served as Bahari MP from 1992 to 1997.

 

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