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The preparation of the Strategic Plan was guided by the Constitution of Kenya 2010; the Kenya Vision 2030; the Second Medium Term Plan (MTP II) 2013 - 2017; Ministry’s Strategic Plan, National Oceans and Fisheries Policy 2008, International and Regional Conventions/Agreements; and other government policy documents towards economic growth and development. The Plan was also guided by lessons learnt, constraints and challenges encountered in the implementation of the KMFRI’s Strategic Plan 2010 - 2015.


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The Strategic Plan is structured into ten chapters;

  • Chapter one gives the background information about KMFRI including; mandate, vision, mission, and core values.
  • Chapter two provides evaluation of KMFRI’s strategic plan (2010-2015) covering achievements, challenges and lessons learnt.
  • Chapter three presents Kenya’s development agenda in the context of the Constitution of Kenya 2010, Vision 2030, Second Medium Term Plan (MTP II) 2013-2017, the fisheries sector’s contribution to the Kenyan economy, and the role of KMFRI.
  • Chapter four provides Kenya’s development challenges at the global, regional and national levels.
  • Chapter five documents the institutional framework for the implementation of the Strategic Plan.
  • Chapter six presents the situation analysis which includes the Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Environmental and Legal (PESTEL) analysis as well as the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) analysis, and stakeholders analysis.
  • Chapter seven provides the strategic areas of focus,
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    strategic objectives, strategic interventions, and activities to be undertaken.
  • Chapter eight provides the risk management system that KMFRI will use to identify and mitigate risks.
  • Chapter nine documents the project implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) framework for the Strategic Plan.
  • Chapter ten presents concluding remarks.

To effectively implement the Strategic Plan, the institute will achieve the following strategic objectives:

  • To conduct innovative, demand-driven and relevant research in aquatic ecosystems;
  • To disseminate research information and innovative technologies to stakeholders;
  • To undertake research on promotion of investments in the Blue Economy;
  • To increase community participation and promote outreach programs;
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  • To mobilize financial and human resources to implement KMFRI’s core functions and develop research infrastructure;
  • To strengthen institutional structure and capacity; and
  • To promote local and international collaboration and partnerships.

For each strategic objective, there are sets of strategies and activities that will be undertaken. Further, a new institutional structure has been proposed for effective and efficient service delivery.

The Strategic Plan covers the following Key Results Areas (KRA):

  • Research and innovation
  • Technology transfer and community outreach
  • Resource mobilization and institutional capacity building
  • Collaboration and partnerships

To implement the Strategic Plan, the resources required over the five year period amounts to Ksh. 20.744 billion. The proposed strategies for resource mobilization will entail lobbying the Government for additional funding, collaboration with development partners and other stakeholders, utilization of the Public Private Partnership

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(PPPs) arrangements, exercising prudence in financial management and establishing income generating activities.

To realize effective implementation of the Strategic Plan, a monitoring and evaluation will be undertaken periodically. The activities and outputs will be monitored throughout the Plan period and will be mainstreamed to the Directorates on account of responsibility. The outputs will further be mainstreamed in the institute’s annual performance contract targets and Performance Appraisal System (PAS) of KMFRI staff. The Strategic Plan will undergo a mid-term evaluation in 2018/2019 and end term evaluation at the end of the plan period.