Fridah Munyi

Ms. Munyi has been involved in the coordination of the Swahili Seas project on “Socio-Economic valuation of mangrove resources” which aided in generation of
necessary knowledge on the value and use of mangrove goods and services in selected coastal communities. The resultant product has been accreditation in the
voluntary market in October 2011 ( ) for Mikoko pamoja (MPP) project under the Plan Vivo scheme. MPP is a small scale
carbon feasibility project in the South Coast of Kenya and the first REDD+ project in Kenya. 

KMFRI Mombasa
• Social Policy analysis. • Monitoring and Evaluation. • Project design and coordination. • Socio-Economics data collection. • Data compilation, analysis using (SPSS, MINITAB, STATA and SAS) and reporting. • Analysis of the legal and policy framework relevant to different projects. • Proposal writing. • Internal Quality Auditor. • Intern’s supervision. • Board Of Trustee for KMFRI staff pension scheme.
Socioeconomics, Policy analysis, Monitoring and Evaluation, Quality Auditor, Data analyst, Gender analysis, Project Management
  • Post Graduate -Ongoing- Doctor of philosophy in development studies in the Department of Economics & Development Studies-University of Nairobi
  • Master of Science in Social Policy Analysis. Katholieke University (Leuven, Belgium) and CEPS/INSTEAD, (Luxembourg).
  • Bachelor of Arts (Economics & Sociology) University of Nairobi, College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • Post graduate certificate in Scientific Methods (Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom).

  • Ochiewo, J., Munyi, F., Waiyaki, E., Kimanga, F., Karani, N., Kamau, J., & Mahongo S.2018. Livelihood impacts and adaptation in fishing practices in response to changes in the upwelling region under East African Coastal Current. Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science, Under Review Submitted Manuscript.
  •  Ochiewo, J., Munyi, F., & Owiti, H. 2017. Chapter five: State of Coast Report for Kenya (Second Edition): Enhancing Integrated Management of Coastal and Marine Resources in Kenya.
  •  Okuku, E.O., Bouillon, S., Ochiewo, J., Munyi, F., Kiteresi,L.I, & Tole., M. 2016. The impacts of hydropower development on rural livelihood sustenance. International Journal of Water Resources Development , 32:2, 267-285.
  •  Huxham, M., Emerton, L., Kairo, J., Munyi, F., Abdirizak, H., Muriuki, T., Nunan, F, & Briers, A.R.               2015. Applying Climate Compatible Development and economic valuation to coastal management: A case study of Kenya's mangrove forests. Journal of Environmental     Management 157, 168-181.
  •  Mirera, O. D., Ochiewo, J., & Munyi, F. 2014. Social and economic implications of small-scale mud crab (Scylla serrata) aquaculture: the case of organised community groups. Aquaculture International, 22, 1499–1514.
  •  Munyi, F., Munga, C., Ochiewo,O., Kimanga, F.,Waiyaki, E. & Fondo, E. 2014. Socio-economic    assessment of spear gun fishing in Kenyan marine artisanal fisheries: The case of Msambweni     and Vanga fish landing sites, South coast Kenya (Manuscript).
  •  Mirera, O. D., Ochiewo, J., Munyi, F. & Muriuki, T. 2013. Heredity Or Traditional Knowledge: Fishing Tactics And Dynamics Of Artisanal Mangrove Crab (Scylla Serrata) Fishery. Ocean & Coastal Management, 84, 119-129.
  •  Ochiewo, J., de La Torre-Castro, M., Muthama, C., Munyi, F., Nthuta, J. M. 2010. The socio-economics features of the sea cucumbers fishery in the southern coast of Kenya. Ocean & Coastal Management, 53:192-202.
  •  Munyi, F. The social and economic dimensions of destructive fishing activities in the south coast of Kenya. REPORT NO: WIOMSA/MARG-I/2009 –01.


Other Scientific Publications

  • Kairo, J. G., Munyi, F., Ochiewo, J. Waiyaki, E.,Wanjiru, C., Karani, N.,& Kimanga, F. 2018. Governance and tenure of mangrove forests in Kwale County, Kenya. Report. Pp 48 – CIFOR, INDONESIA.
  •  Mahongo, S., Munyi, F.& Ochiewo,J. 2016. Report of the first joint consortium planning workshop for the project on: Responses of biological productivity and fisheries to changes in atmospheric and oceanographic conditions in the upwelling region associated with the East African Coastal Current. (WIOMSA/MASMA progress report-18pp).
  •  Munyi, F., Ochiewo, O., Waiyaki, E., Owiti, H., Kimanga,F, & Karani, N. 2016. An assessment of the social economic dimensions of the beach seine fishery in Lamu county; faza, kizingitini and kiunga(KCDP Technical report-27pp).
  •  Karama, K.S., Kimani, E.N., Okemwa, G., Mwakiti, S.M., Aura, C.M., Ochiewo, O., Munyi, F, Waiyaki, E., Owiti, H., Kimanga,F, and Ndegwa, S. 2016. Rapid assessment of Beachseine fishery in Lamu, Kenya. (KCDP Technical Report-67 pp).
  •  Mwaluma, J., Nyonje, B.M., Mirera, O. D., Wanjiru C, Wainaina M. W., Magondu, E. W., Ototo, A., Ochiewo, J., Munyi, F., Kamakya, G.& Ngisiange, N. 2015. Status of Mariculture in Kenya Aquaculture baseline site assessment, social-economic dynamics, production status, challenges and possible Interventions along the coast of Kenya.(KCDP Technical report-61pp).
  •  Barabara, M., Losepicho, S.,Murage, D., Munyi, F.& Mututa W.2015. Ecological risk assessement for the Malindi Ungwana Bay fisheries(KCDP Technical report-90pp).
  •  Munga, C., Munyi, F., Ochiewo,O., Kimanga, F.,Waiyaki, E. & Fondo, E. 2014. Socio-economic assessment of spear gun fishing in Kenyan marine artisanal fisheries: The case of Msambweni and Vanga fish landing sites, South coast Kenya. (KMFRI Technical report).
  •  Kimani, E., Ochiewo, J., Munga, C., Munyi, F. Baseline survey on socio-economic benefits of artisanal tuna fishery in the coast of East Africa – Kenya. WWF 2013: Report.
  •  Ochiewo, J., Muthama, C., Angwenyi , R., Munyi, F., Nthuta, J. M.The social and economic dimensions of the Malindi-Ungwana Bay fishery. KMFRI 2008. Technical Report. 

Grants / Achievements:

  • April 2019: Competitive Regional Training sponsorship on “Quantification and Valuation of Marine and Coastal Ecosystem Services”, sponsored by Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA).
  • 2017-2018. Competitive Research Grants: Award from the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR);Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) to implement a project on “Governance and Tenure of Mangrove Forests in Kwale District, Kenya”.
  • 2016-2018: Competitive Research Grants: As a consortium of institutions we won a Marine and Coastal Science for Management (MASMA) programme Award from the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association(WIOMSA)to implement a project titled “Responses of Biological Productivity and Fisheries to Changes in Atmospheric and Oceanographic Conditions in the Upwelling Region Associated With the East African Coastal Current”.   
  • 2014: Consultancy services as the lead external evaluator to conduct an external evaluation of `Delivering for young mothers project` implemented by St. Lukes Mission Hospital in partnership with German Foundation for World Population (DSW) and Women Fighting AIDS in Kenya (WOFAK) funded by the Euroupean Union.
  • 2013: Fellowship award by the Netherlands Government (NFP/TP-fellowship) for the course on Climate change governance: adaptation and mitigation as institutional change processes.
  • 2011: Scholarship award from CEPS/INSTEAD, the Luxembourg Social Science Research Centre to undertake an  International Msc in Social Policy Analysis (IMPALLA).
  • 5th July 2007: Competitive Research Grants: Won a Marine Research Grant I (MARG I) from the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA)to implement a project entitled “The social and economic dimensions of  destructive fishing activities in the south coast of Kenya”.   

Scientific Presentations:

  • Oral presentation on ‘Livelihood impacts and adaptation in fishing practices in response to changes in the upwelling region under East African Coastal Current’- (WIOMSA) Scientific Symposium in July 1st – 4th 2019, Mauritius University, Mauritius.
  • Poster presentation on ‘Governance and tenure of mangrove forests in Kwale district, Kenya’- (WIOMSA) Scientific Symposium in October 30th - 4th November 2017, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
  • Poster presentation on ‘Mikoko pamoja: mangrove restoration in Gazi bay, Kenya’-Wageningen University-Netherlands, CDI training workshop September 2nd -13th 2013.
  • Oral presentation on ‘Valuation of mangrove ecosystem services: current knowledge’(Kenya) Edinburgh Napier University, CAMARV workshop: 12-13th May 2009.
  • •Poster presentation on ‘The social and economic dimensions of destructive fishing activities in the south coast of Kenya’- (WIOMSA) Scientific Symposium in La Réunion Island in August,24th -29th 2009.