Policy Engagement

The Sust-ASM project supported the government efforts as envisioned in the new Mining Act 2016 by promoting alterative collective approaches necessary to engage mining stakeholders meaningfully in mining governance. It further strengthened collaborative action mobilised through the Taita Taveta MSDF which is an important collaboration platform for leading the activities set in the Action Plan which are designed along five thematic clusters: i) economic development; ii) social development; iii) clean energy, infrastructure and sustainable communities; iv) environmental stewardship; and iv) governance and partnerships. A policy brief and the monitoring and implementation framework are strengthening the MSDF Secretariat’s capacity for better monitoring and reporting of progress in the ASM sector. This will further bring scrutiny and accountability for equitable and effective implementation of the Action Plan and improve the quality and the outcomes of the MSDF decision-making process. Engaging a wider pool of stakeholders and development partners in the sustainable change process can leverage more resources, and lead to a negotiated implementation process thus creating a better sense of ownership and responsibility towards specific actions and interventions.

You can access the following key policy documents here: