sharing in governance of extractive industries
!Utetezi wa Madini na Ardhi ni Haki!
Call for Presentations - Deadline Friday 04th November 2016 12 Noon East Africa Time (EAT)
National Land and Mining Stakeholder Forum
Friday 18th November 2016 (08:00 to 17:00 p.m.)
Venue: Nairobi Safari Club
The National Land and Mining Stakeholder Forum convened by partners Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), Taita Resource Centre (TARC), Thamani Trust and…Continue
While artisanally mined Gold is getting fairly good airplay, we rarely hear of the gemstone miners and the challenges they undergo or the opportunities that exist within the sector.
One of the struggles of Artisanal and Small Scale Gemstone miner is access to Market. This isn't a call for Fairtrade certification, more of asking how can we open up the supply chain to better benefit the gemstone miners ?
Here's a story on BBC of my good friend Gichuchu Okeno who is mining…Continue
"Lack of technical capacity", "Low technical skills", "Highly labour intensive", "Poverty driven", "Little or no geological information", "Strained or lack of financial resources". These are some of the phrases commonly articulated with reference to the artisanal and small scale mining sector in Africa. While based in fact, little has been done…Continue