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

Ms. Dorcas Mlughu was appointed to KMFRI Board of Management by Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation Cabinet Secretary via Gazette Notice No 13245 of 21st December 2018 to sit as a member. Ms. Mlughu chairs KMFRI’s Board Audit and Risk Management Committee (BA &RMC) and she is also a member of Scientific and Technical Committee (S &TC) of the institute.

The communications guru, also a multi-lingual, has a wealth of experience in broadcast media having worked with leading media houses in Kenya. She has strong writing skills and is an impeccable public speaker. Ms. Mlughu obtained her degree in International Relations and Diplomacy at Kenya Methodist University in 2015.

In 2010, she obtained a diploma in Mass Communication and Public Relations from Multimedia University College of Kenya, upgrading from a certificate in Mass Communication previously acquired from the same institution.

Ms. Mlughu is currently a political radio host at Royal Media Service’s Bahari FM, a presenter, as well as the producer of famous Taita Radio programme - Kwasinda. She also hosted a major drive show and weekend breakfast programmes with the same broadcast radio.

Ms. Mlughu started her career as a sales representative for Orange, Telkom Kenya and Zain Telco’s. Her exceptional performance at the companies saw her climb up the ladder to become a respected Sales Supervisor at Real Concept Agency in 2009, where she was in charge of promoting selected Fast Moving Consumer Products in leading retail supermarkets in Kenya.

In the same year, she switched careers to become a Swahili news anchor and Breakfast Show host at Radio MMU, and took up other roles including news gathering and live reporting. Having endeared herself to a broad range of listeners coupled with her track record performance, the highly-seasoned communicator moved to Milele FM and Anguo FM Radio, where her role expanded to include hosting drive, mid-morning and breakfast shows in Taita language. Additional responsibilities included reporting business news in Taita and managing the business desk, breaking news, news anchoring, reporting stories on technology, transportation, telecommunication industry and profiling business wars between Telco’s and cable companies. She also gave daily highlights on market reports and forex reports.

Some of the past training she has attended include National Democratic Institute training on women in politics and leadership (NDI) in May 2017, a year after participating at the Kenya Women Parliamentary Association workshop on women leadership and politics (KEWOPA) in April 2016. Ms. Mlughu also attended ICRC Seminar on reporting conflict and Humanitarian Issues in July 2011; and Media Council of Kenya training on ethics in news reporting in May 2011.

 

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