1. Kenya Coastal Development Programme (KCDP)


Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) being trained on alternative livelihood funded by KCDP


Kenya Coastal Development Project KCDP) is a world bank/GoK funded project implemented in all counties of the coast aimed at improving social and economic well-being of the coastal communities through empowerment of youth and women. KCDP has three components namely: Sustainable Management of Fisheries Resources; Sound Management of Natural Resources; and Building Coastal Capacity for Sustainable Natural Resource Use and Management. The overall coordination of KCDP is being provided by Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI). The other implementing institutions include Coast Development Authority (CDA), Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI), Fisheries Department, Physical Planning Department, and Ministry of State for Planning, National Development and Vision 2030, and National Environment Management Authority (NEMA).


Coast Development Authority (CDA) is directly implementing the Micro Enterprise Development sub component under component three of KCDP.


Overall goal of KCDP

To improve management effectiveness and enhance revenue generation of Kenya’s coastal and marine resources


Objectives of Micro Enterprise Development

To support the development of SMEs through provision of BDS for improved economic and social well-being.



  • Trained 521 Small and Micro Enterprises (SMEs) from six counties of the coast region on business management skills and business extension services. The SMEs are currently managing various enterprises in value addition, poultry and service provision.
  • Conducted three SME open days in Kwale, Taita Taveta and Kilifi to promote access to financial and business development services
  • Conducted access to credit consultancy to enhance linkages to financial institutions for promotion of access to savings and credit services
  • Renovated CDA Headquarter offices