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LIVELIHOOD SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH RAISING COMMUNITY CAPACITY FOR FISHERIES/COASTAL MANAGEMENT (RaCCCoM) IN LAMU ARCHIPELAGO, Lamu District, Kenya

The goal of this project was to enhance livelihood sustainability through participatory planning and management of coastal fisheries resource utilization and conservation. Its main purpose was to strengthen the capacity of communities and local authorities to conduct sustainable fisheries management within the Lamu Archipelago in Kenya.
An overall assessment by the evaluation team was that the RaCCCoM project was successfully implemented, despite the few drawbacks, such as the slow disbursement of project funds and low uptake of capacity building initiatives due to low literacy levels which may have delayed implementation of some of the activities and slowed down progress such that extra effort was required to achieve desirable results in the stipulated project time.
However, there was little evidence of complete ownership of the project activities by communities, such that functioning of most activities of the project to a considerable degree depends on the RaCCCoM project support.