Kenya has a lot of under explored opportunities in the Blue Economy sector. As a signatory to the International Convention on the Standards for Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, [STCW 95], Kenya is listed on the IMO Whitelist of countries implementing the Convention and is geared up to contribute to the global shortage of seafarers. While the Bandari Maritime Academy in Kenya serves as a Centre of Excellence for the Region in maritime education and training, skills development, research, and innovation; the high costs for the courses were prohibitive. In 2020, the State Department for Shipping and Maritime signed a Memorandum of Understanding with HELB for the establishment and operationalization of the Maritime Education and Training Support Framework to promote access to training and employment opportunities to Kenyan youth by providing financial support for maritime education and training and the employment of Kenyan seafarers. The Fund is currently worth Kshs. 30 Million.