Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue Forum

Green Garnets

The multiple societal and economic challenges faced in artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) requires a collaborative approach amongst different mining stakeholders, including actors from the business sphere, public institutions, and civil society organisations. During the first phase of the project, the research team in collaboration with the miners mapped the main ASM stakeholders in Taita Taveta, such as

  •    workers

  •    landowners

  •    business associations, investors and buyers

  •    mining communities including women and children

  •    non-governmental organisations

  •    religious organisations

  •    trade unions and workers' committees

  •    national and county governments, and

  •    inter-governmental organisations.

We established the Multi-stakeholder Dialogue Forum as a platform that gives voice and agency to ASM miners, mining communities and the other stakeholders in the governance of the local natural resources, and in the co-production of a more sustainable mining future in Taita Taveta County.

The forum offers a space for mining stakeholders to:

  •    Give a voice to miners and their communities;

  •    Encourage a peer-to-peer dialogue and knowledge exchange among different actors;

  •    cultivate new as well strengthen existing stakeholder relationships;

  •    build bridges and improve stakeholders interactions;

  •    develop a more open and transparent culture for meaningful interactions;

  •    set their own sustainability agenda and forge meaningful collaborations;

  •    exchange ideas and good practices towards a more inclusive and responsible ASM sector;

  •    develop and implement shared solutions to prioritise economic, socio-cultural, environmental and governance challenges in the mining sector in Taita Taveta county.

ASMs tools

Mechanized formal Mine in Taita Taveta