Prof. Micheni Japhet Ntiba
Principal Secretary, State Department for Fisheries, Aquaculture and the Blue Economy, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Kenya
Prof. Micheni Japhet Ntiba is the Principal Secretary of the State Department for Fisheries, Aquaculture and the Blue Economy, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation, Kenya. Prior to this, he was Director of the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Nairobi and also held various positions at the Department of Zoology. Between July 1997 and September 2002 he was on the Government of Kenya secondment to the Secretariat of the Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization in Jinja, Uganda as the First Executive Secretary. He has conducted research efforts with numerous institutes and laboratories, such as the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute, and the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory. This has largely focused on the biology of marine fish as well as marine and mangrove ecosystems.
Prof. Ntiba holds a BSc in Biological Sciences and a Masters degree in Hydrobiology from the University of Nairobi. He went on to receive his PhD in Fisheries Biology from the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom.