KILIFI BMU NETWORK
Our Oceans Alive strategy is all about supporting the Government in realising set goals to place the Kenya coastline under management with a plan that has been agreed by all relevant stakeholders.
Our Oceans Alive strategy is all about supporting the Government in realising set goals to place the Kenya coastline under management with a plan that has been agreed by all relevant stakeholders. Sharing the lessons we have learned and other information available is an essential ingredient for advancing sustainable development and conservation goals. We recognise that both formal training and peer-to-peer knowledge exchanges are important. With future generations in mind, we support the networking of LMMA communities for the long-term management of marine areas through the strengthening of their capacities, the improvement of their well-being, the defense of their interests, and the effective sharing of their experience. We develop and deliver formal adaptable training to support current needs, and we also facilitate learning processes among communities that can most benefit from existing good practices.
We bring together solution seekers and solution providers through our Kilifi-centric Pamoja Network. By bringing communities, organisations and other relevant stakeholders under one platform of knowledge sharing, we widen the dissemination of best practices beyond practitioners’ own networks and catalyse positive impacts for sustainable development and nature conservation. Our collaborative relationships with partners are centred on mutual exchange, as we seek to share experiences openly across different contexts and learn from each other. We will be focusing on the following areas;
Advocacy for the rights of LMMA communities - the network will advocate for the rights of LMMA communities and guarantee their effective integration in these negotiation mechanisms for good local governance of marine and coastal resources.
Strengthen the capacities of LMMA communities to master their rights and responsibilities, sustainably manage marine and coastal resources, and have the skills strengthened to engage in the development of fair trade sectors.
Promote and strengthen solidarity between LMMA managers to generate a shared vision relating to the governance of marine and coastal resources at the local, national and international levels.
Work for the conservation, restoration and preservation of natural resources making sure the health of marine and coastal ecosystems managed by LMMA communities is improved. This will ensure fish biomass is high, with biodiversity restored and degraded areas restored.
Develop income-generating alternatives - the Pamoja network facilitates and encourages the effective collaboration of LMMA communities with partners for the development and diversification of viable sectors, enabling them to sustainably manage marine and coastal resources, and improve their living conditions.