AICS, as part of the Project “Coastal Economic Development in Kenya EU and the Government of Kenya partnership to advance the Blue Economy Agenda through Coastal Development – ʺGo Blueʺ Programme”, financed by the European Union and implemented by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS), is looking for a Go Blue Technical Advisor.
AICS has numerous projects in Africa in the context of the Blue Economy and in particular in the “Go Blue” Program. This Project, in particular, intends to contribute to coastal economic development in an inclusive, integrated, participatory and sustainable manner, in Kenya’s coastal areas.
To this end, the action promotes interventions that allow for strengthened economic performance of small-scale fisheries and cassava MSMEs and enhanced inclusiveness, social and environmental Partnership between the EU and the Government of Kenya to advance the Blue Economy Agenda through Coastal Development – ʺGo Blue” – Italian Cooperation Component FED/2020/419-534 sustainability of the 2 value chains. Access to training opportunities – including technical skills and social awareness – are provided to both small-scale fisheries producers and cassava smallholder farmers ensuring participation of women, youth, vulnerable and marginalized groups. By reinforcing their capacities, small-scale fisheries producers and smallholder farmers will be able to access better markets with higher quality fish and crops that are sustainably managed and thus achieve better market prices that let them realise economic and social goals (better working conditions and decent jobs), mainly through value chain improvements. Indeed, the expected improvements will stimulate and increase the supply of project commodities and as an outcome of stimulation of supply, new jobs will be created and households’ socio-economic conditions will be improved.
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