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 28th September, 2022 Prof James Njiru (right) CEO KMFRI, Australian High Commissioner Luke Williams (2nd right), DG ICIPE Dr. Segenet Kelemu and Director Aquaculture KMFRI Dr Jonathan Munguti (left) during protein Africa Launch of a new project with KMFRI as partner at the Windsor Golf Hotel Nairobi.
  • Participants during SWIOFC Nairobi Convention Partnership meeting on Fisheries Environment in Mombasa which was officially opened by KMFRI CEO Prof. James Njiru on 26th September, 2022
  • KMFRI CEO Prof James Njiru at the Swedish Residence, Nairobi (21st September, 2022) on invitation by Sweden Ambassador HE Ms Caroline Vicini where they discussed several collaborative areas.
  • KMFRI CEO Prof. James Njiru (2nd left) signed a contract on 20th September, 2022 at the offices of PS- SDFA&BE, Nairobi for continuation of training young Kenyans in deep sea fishing . This is a strategy by GoK meant to build capacity and create employment for the youth in Blue Economy Sector.
  • KMFRI CEO Prof. James Njiru (3rd right) received title deed for an office in Rumuruti from Register of Lands Laikipia on 8th September, 2022, the County has reserved 43 acres for KMFRI for Research and Training.
  • 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

Legal Counsel Jafred Erima Maliro has been appointed to the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) Board of Management as the Attorney General representative. The Counsel currently heads the Office of the Attorney General and Department of Justice (OAG & DOJ) Malindi regional office, and overseas operations of the Public Trustee function.

The seasoned legal expert is also working on his research project in Master of Public Policy & Administration (MPPA) at Kenyatta University, and holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) from Moi University, and a Post Graduate diploma in law. He has over 13 year-experience legal practice at the OAG and DOJ in Kenya, and has also practiced law as a private advocate for more than three years.

The Counsel represents the Attorney General in all matters pertaining to the national and county government in the region where the AG’s legal presence may be required. He also coordinates and manages pupillage programme for the pupils deployed in the region, and coordinates the development and implementation of the plans and activities of the regional office in line with the Strategic Plan and Performance Contract in liaison with the OAG and DOJ headquarters. In 2016, he was appointed Joint Secretary to the Taskforce whose role was to review the WAKF commissioners of Kenya ACT 1951. Counsel Maliro has undertaken various management and leadership courses.

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