Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI)
Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) is a State Corporation established in 1979 by the Science and Technology Act, Cap 250 of the Laws of Kenya, which has since been repealed by the Science, Technology and Innovation Act No. 28 of 2013 which has recognized KMFRI as a national research institution under section 56, fourth schedule.
Kenya's coastal and marine resources provide numerous benefits to coastal communities, including food, employment, protection from climate change, and more. However, inclusive planning. development, and management of resources is imperative to ensure that these benefits can be enjoyed by future generations of Kenyans.
I am a marine ecologist with bias towards conservation, rehabilitation and sustainable utilisation of mangrove resources. I have developed expertise in the field of ecological mangroves restoration, carbon financing, integrated coastal area management, climate change mitigation/adaptations, and integrated management of mangrove areas.
I'm an environmental analytical chemist with a special interest in microplastics pollution in East African marine waters and is currently in the final year undertaking a Ph.D. in Environmental Analytical Chemistry at Pwani University, Kilifi, Kenya, studying microplastic pollution in water, sediments and looking into possible risks of microplastics in the marine environment.
Ednah is a skilled, knowledgeable and self-driven ICT Specialist with an excellent quality management background. She is also a Certified Lead Quality Auditor and a Certified Computing Practitioner. Additionally, Ednah is a member of the National Quality Institute. She has been working as a Systems Administrator for 15 years and as a Management Representative for Quality systems and Risk Management. Ednah Nyakerario Onkundi holds a Master’s Degree in Information Technology, a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Information Systems and more than eight years of ICT Specialist experience.