- Kenya Coastal Development Programme (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.
Its cumulative achievements include:
- 521 SMEs trained on business management and are currently managing various enterprises in the coast region.
- Conducted four (4) SME open days to promote access to financial and business services
- Conducted follow ups of SMEs to assess their individual progress and guide on continued linkages and sustainability
- Capacity build CDA staff on various fields to enhance implementation of project activities
- Renovated CDA Headquarter offices to improve work environment