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

Mr.Farid Ahmad Swaleh was appointed to KMFRI Board of Management by Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation Cabinet Secretary via Gazette Notice No 4350 of 3rd May 2019 to sit as a member.

Mr. Swaleh is an astute businessman with a wealth of experience in Transport and Logistics and building and construction.
He has provided clearing and forwarding services for different clients majorly in Mombasa from 1992 to 1994 before venturing in transport and logistics sector in 1995, where until today he has a major interest.

Mr. Swaleh has served in key positions in several political outfits in the country since the KANU era in 1990’s where he was the KANU Youth Wing mobilizer, Mombasa. He has also served as a regional coordinator for some of the major political parties in the country. Some of the courses he attended include; training on corporate ethics, investments, negotiation, career development, time management, branding and soft skills as well as cost estimation and tendering from National Construction Authority (NCA). Other courses include contract administration, from the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) and leadership and corporate governance.

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Swaleh was the director of Kenya Shipping Line Agencies.

His appointment will run for a period of three years.Gazette

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