Sustainable Mining Education

Education is important for the future of sustainable mining. It can help develop the sustainability competencies and values of a workforce that will serve better the mining sector, the County of Taita Taveta and more generally Kenya in the future. Through the support of the faculty at the International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility at the Nottingham University Business School, the Sust-ASM project influenced the re-design of the mining education by integrating sustainability in the mining curriculum offered at Taita Taveta University. Taita Taveta University has over the years played a critical role in developing capacity for the mining industry by offering training in mining and mineral processing engineering at degree level. It also offers capacity development for ASMs through short courses in prospecting, mining, mineral processing, gem cutting & polishing, and sensitization on the provisions of the new Mining Act 2016. The university has further potential to contribute to industry change through independent research, teaching, and by convening and participating in multi-stakeholder dialogue processes.