The Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue Forum (MSDF) on Sustainable Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) in Taita Taveta County hosted its second forum on 6th November 2020. In the spirit of exchanging ideas and best practices, the participants discussed in detail the issues facing ASM in Taita Taveta and proposed concrete actions towards the development of a County Sustainable Mining Action Plan for a more inclusive and responsible ASM sub-sector in Taita Taveta County.
Conflicts over land and mineral resources are commonplace in parts where gemstones are mined in Taita Taveta County. Historically, the local community has expressed their struggles over land rights and mineral resources. To begin to find a joint solution to land concerns, three key stakeholders joined the MSDF: Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), Taita Taveta Wildlife Conservancies Association, and the Taita Taveta Senator who is also a member of the Senate Committee on Lands, Environment and Natural Resources.
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