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Oceans Alive

Sheriani Village, Kenya
Joined November 2017

Green Living, Blue Economy. We are based in Kenya and promote the sustainable use of marine resources through education and alternative income generating activities.



Presence in: Kenya
Focus: Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice, Labor & Employment, Land & Natural Resources, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights

Oceans Alive Trust is a Kenyan not-for-profit organisation, created to promote, facilitate and accelerate environmental, economic and socio-cultural change for good on the Kenyan coast. OA supports Kenya’s LMMA managers through building of local leadership, sharing best practice, securing financial stability and making fishers voices heard. We work with coastal communities to develop transformative approaches for catalysing and sustaining locally led marine conservation.

OA will provide adaptive management support through management plans, finance, strategy, sustainability and training from experts in the various fields. The objective is that each project performs in the best and most efficient way possible with a clear, workable strategy and management plan. OA promotes a holistic way of working to include an integrated portfolio of programmes that reflects the relationships between humans, their health and the environment. It has been shown to produce greater impacts than single-sector interventions, and to generate additional benefits such as the increased engagement of women in alternative livelihood activities.

People Associated With This Organization

Gordon Hewitt

Kenya  
Oceans Alive
Joined November 2017
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice, Labor & Employment, Land & Natural Resources, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights
I am a consultant working for the Kenya based marine conservation trust, Oceans Alive. Our objective is to promote Locally Managed Marine Areas in East Africa and work with coastal communities to protect and enhance their livelihoods.

The area where we operate is undergoing a large amount of change at present. Beach front developments and land purchases are on the rise, which has resulted in instances where artisanal fishermen have had issues accessing their traditional fishing grounds.

I am keen to join the network to learn more about how we can use the legal system in Kenya to protect the rights of artisanal fishermen.
Gordon Hewitt is the network champion (main point of contact) for Oceans Alive.

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