Social Capital, Fisherfolk and Climate Change Adaptation

The post-doc researcher is undertaking a unique study that will run beyond 2020 that provides a knowledge area for addressing an emerging area in urbanization. The research topic is Social Capital, Fisherfolk and climate change adaptation.

Literature indicates that migration of fishermen from one area to another due to the fluctuations of fish supply is not a new phenomenon. The fishermen usually rely on their social networks to establish where to move in search for fish. However, it is also documented that climatic changes have led to the fluctuation of fish volumes in most water bodies. This research seeks to establish what effect this has had on the fishefolk’s social capital and what adjustments they have had to make to adapt in the face of climate change. The focus will be on landing beaches within Kisumu. This research will lead to production of a journal paper. Also embedded in the research will be postgraduate Training. The planned activities for this thematic area in 2019 include:
•    Build research ideas generated from MUF Conference 2018
•    Workshops for sharing research findings
•    Postgraduate Student Exchange Programme

Project members

  • Lilian Omondi

    Dr. Lilian Omondi is a Researcher at Maseno University.

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George Mark Onyango

George M. Onyango is a researcher at Maseno University (Kenya), School of Planning and Architecture. His special interests are in Urban Planning and Management with emphasis on transportation. Focus of research and consultancies have been in Eastern and Southern Africa.

Lilian Omondi

Dr. Lilian Omondi is a Researcher at Maseno University.

John Sande

John Sande is an Environment Officer at the County Government of Kisumu.