Project profile — Kenya Blue Economy Skills Training Program


Colleges and Institutes Canada(previously named ACCC) (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011137)
2022-03-04 - 2027-11-29
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Kenya (100.00%)


• Secondary Education: Vocational training (11330) (90.00%)
• Other Social Infrastructure And Services: Employment policy and administrative management (16020) (10.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project seeks to increase the economic opportunities for women and men graduates from the Technical and Vocational Training Institutions in the blue economy in Kenya. Project activities include: (1) developing industry responsive and gender-sensitive competency-based blue economy training curricula; (2) providing training to 200 technical instructors; (3) procuring and installing training equipment for the delivery of industry demand driven competency-based blue economy training programs; (4) providing gender responsive community outreach and advocacy campaigns to address perceptions and promote skills training in the blue economy; and (5) creating financial support opportunities including scholarships, industry attachments, internships, and recognition of prior learning services. The project works with 20 Vocational Training Centres and two National Polytechnics in Kenya’s coastal and Great Lake regions. The seven-year initiative aims to directly reach 5,472 students (2189 adolescent girls and women; 3283 boys and men). Indirect beneficiaries include over 1,500,000 community members, 8,200 parents, 120 employers, and five youth and Women’s Rights Organizations.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) strengthened quality of gender and industry-responsive blue economy skills training for youth, particularly girls or adolescent girls and women, at national and county level Technical and Vocational Training Institutions; and (2) increased equitable participation of youth, particularly girls, or adolescent girls and women, in gender and industry-responsive blue economy skills training in Kenya.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $5,250,000
Planned disbursement $3,540,162
Transaction Date Type Value
11-04-2024 Disbursement $594,186
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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