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November

FOLLOW UP ON INTRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION OF SOLVATTEN TECHNOLOGY AT JIMBO VILLAGE

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JIMBO VILLAGE, KWALE COUNTY

CANCO and Solvatten AB team visited Jimbo Village, Kwale County for follow up and monitoring of the introduction and distribution activity that took place in October 2022. The community members have embraced the technology and were very excited to meet the inventor of the Solvatten herself, Petra Wadstrom along with her colleague Erika Eckesgog.

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November

Celebration of World Fisheries Day 2022

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Shimoni Port Kwale County

CANCO together with her partners- Swedish Society for Nature Conservation(SSNC), Coalition for Fair Fisheries Arrangement(CFFA), Bread for the World and Confederation Africaine des Organizations de Peche(CAOPA)  joined the government to Celebrate the World Fisheries Day in Shimoni Port, Kwale County. The theme for the event is  Investing in social protection to secure equitable blue transformation in the fisheries sector. The event was used to create awareness on the call to action from the small scale fisheries. Read more about the call here...https://www.cffacape.org/ssf-call-to-action.


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November

Celebration of World Fisheries Day 2022

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Shimoni Fish Port

CANCO together with her partners – The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (Sweden) and the African Confederation of Professional Organizations of Artisanal Fisheries (CAOPA), West Africa, Coalition for Fair Fisheries Arrangements (Belgium) and Bread for the World (Germany) will join the Kenyan Government in Celebrating the World Fisheries Day 2022.The theme for the event is Investing in Social Protection to secure equitable blue transformation in the fisheries sector. The venue for the event is Shimoni Fish Port, Kwale County
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October

AWARENESS AND DISTRIBUTION OF 34 SOLVATTEN UNITS

09:00 - 17:00
Kwale County, Vanga location , Jimbo village

CANCO in partnership with Solvatten AB distributed 34 solvatten units in Jimbo village, Vanga location, Kwale County to a group of women from Jimbo Environmental group (JEG). The women were selected as beneficiaries because they fit the target group of women with children between ages 0-5.

The activity involved creating an awareness on public health (water, health and sanitation), various interventions of climate change and Value addition in fisheries business. Then introduction of Solvatten in terms of its strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats and a demonstration of how it works and how to use it.

Technology was gladly accepted by the community.


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September

CANCO receives 792 units of Solvatten Technology

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CANCO Headquarters, Nairobi

CANCO has partnered with Solvatten AB from Sweden, to embark on a new project for the distribution of Solvatten units to selected villages in Taita Taveta and Kwale counties of Coastal Kenya, where access to clean and safe water is a challenge.

The target group of the project include:

1.    Households with children of 5years and below; the most vulnerable group to water borne diseases such as diarrhoea, dysentery, cholera, etc.

2.    Women in fisheries; to aid in preparation of fish catch for sale (removal of scales, gutting and cleaning). This will improve the safety and handling measures which will in turn make the fish safer for consumption.

Benefits of using Solvatten:

·         -Uses solar power, therefore is a clean form of energy

·         -Safe and hot water in 2-6 hours.

·        - Treats approximately 6,000 litres per year.

·        - An indicator shows when the water is safe.

·         -Can be used several times a day.

·         -Easy to use and to carry.

·         -No need for batteries, spare parts or chemicals.

Solvatten has a lifespan of 7years during which one unit is able to reduce up to 7 tons of carbon dioxide emissions, the equivalent of about 50 middle sized trees.

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September

Celcius 1.5 Climate Change and Impact Assessment Symposium

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Cape Town South Africa

The Kenya Oil and Gas Working Group and CANCO were effectively represented in the symposium.
Discussion touched on how to integrate climate action in impact and life assessment of a wide array of projects as well as how the efforts from environmental impact assessment practitioners can contribute towards achieving Celcius 1.5.


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July

SIDE EVENT ON ENHANCING INCLUSIVE PROTECTED AREA GOVERNANCE IN AFRICA

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Kigali, Rwanda

We are in Rwanda participating in the Africa Protected Area Congress.

We will also host a side event at the EAC Pavilion for our side event on ‘enhancing inclusive protected area governance in Africa: Community Marine Conservation Areas and Sacred Coastal Forests.

Time: 10.30 -11.30 Rwanda Time -GMT +2 /11.30 -12.30 -Kenya Time – GMT +3

Date 22nd July 2022



For our online viewers please register using this zoom link for the side event;



 


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June

Solvatten Technology field work activity in Kwale county

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Kwale county

CANCO undertook a fieldwork activity in Kwale County from 27th June to 1st July, whose main purpose was to introduce Solvatten Safe Water Project. The selected sites were Gandini ward, Kasemeni ward, Jimbo village in Vanga and Mkwiro Village on Wasini Island. The purpose of this activity was:

·         To collect data on the sources of water the villagers relied on, purification methods they used to treat the water before use and the sources of fuel they used for domestic purposes, and how much it cost them.

·         To identify potential members of the community who fit the criteria for our selected target group which includes women with children of age 0-5 and women in fisheries.

·         To introduce solvatten to various stakeholders we would need to liaise with for the successful implementation of the project such as Ministry of health - Kwale, Kenya forest service - Kwale and Kwale Water and Sewerage Company.

During the fieldwork we managed to hold meetings with different representatives of the Gandini, Bofu, Jimbo and Mkwiro communities. We explained the benefits of using Solvatten, mainly being the purification of water from disease causing pathogens and how it saves on time and the cost incurred in purchasing of wood fuel. We also briefly demonstrated how the containers are used.

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June

United Nations Ocean Conference Event - A call to action from the small scale fisheries

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Tejo Restaurant, Lisbon, Portugal

CANCO together with her partners invites you to  to its event  dubbed -A call to action from the small scale fisheries’ during the UN Ocean conference which will take place on Tuesday 28 June 2022 from 8.30 to 9.30 am at the Tejo Restaurant (Oceanário de Lisboa, Esplanada D. Carlos I - 1900-005 Lisboa, Portugal).
Development Goal 14b calls on governments to ensure access to resources and markets for small-scale fisheries. Small-scale fisheries organizations around the world have come together to identify five main challenges. Urgent action is needed between now and 2030 in order to make SDG 14b a reality.

See more information on the attached flier

 


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June

SWIOTUNA WORKSHOP ON MARINE SPATIAL PLANNING

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PRIDE INN AZURE, WESTLANDS, NAIROBI

SWIOTUNA organized a three day  workshop on Marine Spatial Planning. We began with a project inception meeting that included presentations from the following:

·         Mr. Robin from GIZ, who explored partnership opportunities between SWIOTUNA and Our Blue Future, whose main goals are to empower communities for sustainable blue economy (SBE), catalyze investment in SBE, as well as advocate for ocean governance that enables SBE.

·         Ms. Asthma from WWF, who discussed the project on unlocking a sustainable blue economy in the South West Indian Ocean, funded by WWF Madagascar.

·         Ms. Doreen Simiyu, who took us through the key interventions of the workshop as well as a detailed discussion of the five year project, which will be informed and guided by baseline studies done by WWF. Concerns from the members were also addressed.

·         Mr. John Kareko from Naturecom took us through the project implementation approach and strategy, recommendations and execution standards.

 

The training of trainers on Marine Spatial Planning soon followed. It was done by Mr. Zachary Maritim, who gave us a more in depth understanding of various steps involved in MSP, the challenges and opportunities, the governance involved, as well as the data and information sets needed and how stakeholders can input in the process. In attendance were CSO and national tuna fisheries forum representatives from countries of the SWIO region including: Kenya, Mozambique, Mauritius, Seychelles, Comoros, Tanzania/ Zanzibar and Madagascar.

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May

International Association for Impact Assessment 2022 conference (IAIA22).

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Canada, Vancouver

The Coordinator for Kenya Oil and Gas Working Group in Vancouver Canada attending the International Association for Impact Assessment 2022 conference (IAIA22). This was made possible through the support from Capacity Building Stipend by Norad through the Oil for Development and Energy Program. The conference theme is ‘Towards more sustainable oil and gas’. The conference is facilitated by Fernando Rodriguez by HSE International.

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April

Stakeholder engagement on oil and gas upstream development

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Turkana

The KOGWG secretariat accompanied by co-authors of the Foundation Stage Development Risk Assessment report published in 2020 are currently in Turkana for the week undertaking engagement forums with different stakeholders to gather data and information on changes to upstream development from Foundation Stage to Full Field Development.  The team will further undertake comparative analysis of upstream development scope and biodiversity using the GIS SIGHT tool by WWF and publish the report


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April

The big conversation: Kenya Oil Prospects

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KBC STUDIO NAIROBI

The Coordinator for Kenya Oil and Gas Working Group, discussion with KBC sharing his insights on Kenya oil prospects - https://www.kbc.co.ke/podcasts/muturi-kamau-kenya-has-an-oil-refinery-but-its-not-operational/


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November

Follow Up Activity of the Distributed Solvatten Units In Jimbo Village Kwale County

09:30 - 17:00
Kwale County, Vanga Location, Jimbo Village

CANCO and Solvatten AB team visited Jimbo Village, Kwale County for a follow up on the introduction and distribution activity that took place in October. The community members have fully embraced the technology and were very excited to meet the inventor of the technology herself, Petra Wadstrom.

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March

Engagement meeting International Aid Services (IAS) on the use of Solvatten Technology

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Tharaka Nithi

Engagement meeting International Aid Services (IAS) at their offices in Tharaka Nithi on the use of Solvatten technology to purify contaminated water.

Solvatten uses heat and UV radiation to treat water. It has fine mesh filters that reduces water turbidity and convention currents within the containers that makes the process more efficient. Each Solvatten unit consists of two hinged containers, each holding 5 litres of water. The containers have black rear surfaces and transparent upper surfaces. The black surfaces heat up and raise the temperature of the water, while the transparent surfaces allow almost unhindered penetration of UV rays into the containers. The built-in filters remove larger organisms and physical particles, reducing water turbidity (muddy or cloudy). The indicator signals the end of the purification process as the sad red face turns green and happy.

We look forward to partnering with Solvatten Sweden to roll out a programme on the use of the technology to address water and sanitation challenges in the country.

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February

Review of Marine Fisheries(Access and Development) Regulations 2021

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Virtual

CANCO with Community representatives from Beach Management Units from all the 5 coastal counties review of the marine fisheries regulations. The views, concerns and aspirations of the community were captured in a policy memo and submitted to the Ministry for consideration


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December

Launch of Energy saving stoves at Jimbo Community

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Jimbo

Cancos efforts in improving fisheries hygiene and safety for women is small scale fisheries as well as mitigating the impacts of climate change at Jimbo community through adoption of energy saving stoves

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June

Women in Fisheries: Dialogue and networking workshop

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Mombasa Continental Hotel, Shanzu, Mombasa

CANCO held the workshop: Women in Fisheries: Dialogue and networking workshop that brought together 25 women from all the coastal counties. The workshop gave the women an opportunity to dialogue and network on maters fisheries governance, management, value chain and benefits enhancement.

The workshop was facilitated by representatives from WIOMSA, Jumuiya Ya Kaunti Za Pwani(JKP) Go blue secretariat, Department of fisheries County Government of Kilifi, State Department of Fisheries, aquaculture and Blue Economy and Afircan Women in Fish trade and Processing(AWFISHNET)


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February

Review of the Marine Fisheries(Access and Development) Regulations 2021

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Virtual

Pursuant to the Gazette notice by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock , Fisheries and Cooperatives on the review and public comments for the draft Marine Fisheries (Access and Development) Regulations 2021, CANCO organized a virtual meeting  with community members from Beach Management Units from Mombasa, Kilifi, Lamu and Kwale counties on the 3rd February 2022 to review the regulations.  Thereafter, we developed a policy brief and submitted to the Ministry highlighting the key areas of weaknesses and recommendations on how to improve on the weaknesses.

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November

World Fisheries Day

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Bofa Landing site Kilifi

Celebrating World Fisheries Day 2021 at Bofa public beach in Kilifi County. This year's theme is "STOP human rights violation at sea."

 


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November

World Fisheries Day Celebarations

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Bofa Public Beach, Kilifi

Celebrating World Fisheries Day 2021 at Bofa public beach in Kilifi County. This year's theme is "STOP human rights violation at sea

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November

Training on Policy and legislative frameworks for Kenya’s Petroleum Sector

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CANCO through Kenya Oil and Gas Working Group undertook a training for Kajiado County Assembly Water, Environment and Natural Resources Committee on policy and legislative framework for petroleum sector in Kenya. Special thank you to the Speaker, County Assembly Kajiado, members of the committee and the team from Johnson and Partners LLP for providing and sharing the legal perspectives in the sector.


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September

IUCN World Conservation Congress

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Marseille, France

CANCO represented in the IUCN World Congress in Marseille, France from 3rd to 11th September 2021. The purpose for the event is to set priorities and drive conservation and sustainable development action. The event has three main components; The members assembly where IUCN members vote on priority actions, the Forum, a global marketplace on conservation science and innovation and the Exhibition where exhibitors showcase their work to the congress participants and the public


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September

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CANCO represented in the IUCN World Congress in Marseille, France from 3rd to 11th September 2021. The purpose for the event is to set priorities and drive conservation and sustainable development action. The event has three main components; The members assembly where IUCN members vote on priority actions, the Forum, a global marketplace on conservation science and innovation and the Exhibition where exhibitors showcase their work to the congress participants and the public


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June

Women in Fisheries: Dialogue and Networking Workshop

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Mombasa

 

CANCO held the above meeting on the 23rd and 24th June 2021 at Mombasa Intercontinental Hotel. The meeting brought together 20 women from the coastal fishing community from the Counties of Mombasa, Kwale and Kilifi.  The key discussions were on the emerging trends and opportunities (policy and programs), and mechanisms for active and sustainable engagement in fisheries at various levels and scale and the space of women in fisheries in relation to sustainable fisheries, livelihood, health, technology, financing, business, trade and environmental conservation issues

This workshop was facilitated by representatives from Kenya Fisheries Service, Kenya Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Private Sector(African Women in Fish Trade and Processing (AWFISHNET), Chief Fisheries Officer – Kilifi County, State Department of Fisheries, aquaculture and Blue Economy and Jumuiya ya Kaunti Za Pwani

The event was covered and aired on KBC TV. See the link https://youtu.be/1BnuaCb_Iao

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June

Validation of Kingwal management plan

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Lake Naivasha Country Club

The Kenya Cranes and Wetlands team held a 3-day workshop on validation of Kingwal management plan. The event was organized by FAO. 


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March

People and Planet: Gender, Environment and Climate in the 2030 Agenda

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Virtual Meeting

CANCO participating in this event organized by SIDA Partnership Forum in collaboration with UN Women, UNEP, the Swedish Dialogue Institute for the Middle East and North Africa and Stockholm Environment Institute


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March

Commemoration of Wangari Maathai Day

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Kingwal

The Cranes and Wetlands Team commemorated the Wangari Maathai Day by planting trees with students from Kipkeibon Primary School in King'awal, Nandi County


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February

Talk on Climate-Smart Agriculture

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Manor House Agricultural Centre, Kitale

The wetlands team led by the Kenya Country Director, Dr. Mwangi, is currently leading a team of experts in agricultural sector in discussions on Climate-Smart Agriculture in Manor House Agricultural Centre, Kitale to address the pressing environmental challenges on wetlands and Cranes


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February

World Wetlands Day

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The Cranes and Wetland Team celebrating World Wetlands Day. The team is developing a documentary on Spring protection in line with 2021 theme ; 'Wetlands and Water'


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February

Outreach on the importance of Cranes and Wetlands Conservation

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Nandi County

The  Cranes and Wetlands team held a multi-stakeholder community awareness in Kingwal involving the County Government of Nandi, KWS, FAO, Green Belt Movement and Local administration on importance of conservation of cranes, Wetlands and sitatunga. Ccommunity groups in upper Kingwal harvested 45 litres of honey from 5 out of 10 beehives given as part  of the conservation agreements. 12 litres were sold during the event.


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January

Grey crown crane Tagging in Western Kenya

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Karara Dam, Kitale

15 juveniles tagged in Karara Dam Kitale as an effort towards Crane monitoring in Western Kenya.


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November

Mangrove Restoration in Tsunza: Commemorating Kenya Coast Guard Service 2nd Anniversary

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Tsunza

Kenya Coast Guard Service commemorated its 2nd anniversary by planting mangroves at Tsunza village. Tsunza is one of CANCO sites for its work on mangrove restoration and rehabilitation. Together we planted 1000 mangrove seedlings.


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October

National Stakeholder Workshop on Validation of Fisheries Co-Management Area Guidelines

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Pride Inn Flamingo, Shanzu

CANCO represented during the National Stakeholders Workshop on validation of guidelines for fisheries Co-management areas at Pride Inn Flamingo, Shanzu.  The meeting is convened by WWF and Kenya Fisheries Service Coast Regional Office.


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May

Webinar on Small scale fisheries and COVID 19

14:00 - 15:30
Zoom Meeting

https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Small-scale+fisheries+-+Palestine+and+North+Africa&iso=20200530T14&p1=253&ah=1&am=30


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February

Modern bee keeping and honey production

08:00 - 17:00
Upper King'wal

1st training session for upper King'wal community groups on modern bee keeping and honey production by African Beekeepers Limited experts. 14women and 18 men are in attendance.


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March

Engagement meeting with UNEP

08:00 - 17:00
UNEP NAIROBI

CANCO team, SSNC and Ex- Stockholm University Student, Charles, engagement meeting with the Project Officer, Ecosystem Division, Gabriel Grimsditch, and his Assistant, Hussein at UN Officers. Charles shared the study he did in collaboration with CANCO and Technical University of Mombasa on Marine Protected Areas.


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April

Healthy oceans for healthy planet workshop in Kwale and Mombasa Kenya

08:00 - 16:00
Bahari Dhow Beach Villas , Diani, Kwale

 The main purpose for this meeting is to know the findings of the Marine Protected Area case study report and recommendations of the same. In attendance is Forest officer from Buda, KWS warden - Kisite Mpunguti, Vanga fisheries officer, ex Stockholm University Student, SSNC, WWF Kwale , Mikoko Pamoja and BMU representatives. A similar workshop was held in Mombasa Continental Hotel on the 12th and attended by representatives from Beach Manager Units in Mombasa and Kilifi, Kenya Coast Guard, SSNC, Ex Stockholm University Student, Coastal Development Authority, County Government of Kilifi, Kenya Wildlife Service and Technical University of Mombasa.


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