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. Valentine Mwaisaka Mwakamba 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 for a period of three years.

Mr. Mwakamba has close to 40 years of experience working at the helm of state corporations, business enterprises as well as political establishments.

He started out as Stocks Controller with Coffee Marketing Board (U) Limited from 1980 to 1995 before joining Linu Agencies in 1995 where he worked for a period of 12 years as a General Manager based in Mombasa. While he worked with the latter organization, he served at the Star of the Sea School Board as well as Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KNCCI) as Chairman and a Branch Secretary respectively for a period of two years.

Before the end of his tenure at Linu Agencies, Mr. Mwakamba worked with the Kenya International Freight and Warehouse Association (KIFWA) as the chairman.

His experience in corporate governance saw him take over political mantle in 2012 where he served as The National Alliance Party of Kenya chairman until 2014.

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Mwakamba worked with Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) in three capacities; where he served as a Board member and as a chairman of Auditor and Risk Committee as well as Kenya Ports Authority DB Pension SchemeTrustee.

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