Oceans Alive strives to preserve and protect the incredible marine ecosystems of the Kenyan coast and the vibrant local communities that rely on them. We want to ensure that these communities have access to all the services and resources they need for people to live happy and healthy lives. Our PHE (population, health, and environment) program is a holistic approach to sustainable development that reflects the connections between people, their health, and the environment.
PHE initiatives are designed to address the challenges facing isolated rural communities that live in areas of high biodiversity and depend on these natural resources. The initiatives include alternative livelihood initiatives and measures to improve water, sanitation, hygiene, and nutrition.
PHE initiatives uphold human rights, including the reproductive rights of all individuals to choose the number and spacing of their children. They seek to promote gender equality by engaging men in discussions about family health and well-being.
Women's economic empowerment is at the heart of Oceans Alive's principles. Strengthening the economic role of women is critical to reducing poverty, improving health and education outcomes, and achieving other broad development goals. Economic empowerment is crucial to making women full and equal participants in communities.