Media News

1. The Conversation (July 2020): Covid-19 is underscoring the vulnerable lives of Kenya's artisanal gemstone miners

In a country like Kenya, artisanal and small-scale mining represents a significant proportion of gemstone mining. Taita Taveta County is the largest producer of gemstones, with artisanal and small-scale mining accounting for over 60% of its annual production. Gemstone mining is a source of employment and an important foreign exchange earner for both the national and county governments. Read more here

2. NOTTS TV (March 2020): A New Exhibition opens at Nottingham University regarding gemstone mining in Kenya

A new exhibition by academics at the University of Nottingham and the Taita Taveta University in Kenya has opened displaying the new research on sustainable mining practices in Kenya.

Watch coverage of the exhibition on NOTTS TV here: