ASGM

Mercury is widely used ASGM in Kenya for amalgamation. Our work in ASGM in Kenya is presently covering mining sites in south western Kenya .

Direct Exposure

Women in general, carry out the amalgamation task and are therefore at a higher risk of direct exposure to mercury emission during panning of the ore and roasting of the amalgam.

Target Areas

Our target areas are the ASGM sites in Kenya located near the Lake Victoria Basin in which majority of the population depend on for their livelihoods.

Working Closely

We continue to work closely with miners and mine workers, local environmental and public government officials and organized community groups..

Creating Awareness

to create awareness and educate on human and environmental health problems associated with the use of mercury in the ASGM sites

Support

To this end CEJAD has been a beneficiary of technical and financial support from the IPEN on projects on ASGM.

our-projects

ASGM Projects

Inventory and mapping of mercury use in Artisanal Small Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) sites in Migori South Western, Kenya

Under the IPEN International Mercury Enabling Activities Programme (IMEAP) projects– CEJAD implemented a project “Inventory and mapping of mercury use in Artisanal Small Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) sites in Migori, South Western Kenya” (Download report). The project involved the following:

  • Documenting the use of mercury in ASGM in Migori County, South Western parts of Kenya and Developed a mercury hotspot profile of the ASGM and a user friendly web-based interactive map of the ASGM areas in Migori County (see map)
  • Promoting awareness creation on environmental and health problems associated with mercury use in ASGM in Kenya. CEJAD produced a video documentary of the prevailing conditions in the gold mining areas of Osiri, Macalder, Mikei and Masara in Migori County for media outreach (watch the video here)

Stimulating Effective Alliances and Networking for Artisanal and Small-Scale Miners (ASM) in East Africa

CEJAD in collaboration with Community Action for Nature Conservation (CANCO) are spearheading an initiative “Stimulating Effective Alliances and Networking for Artisanal and Small-Scale Miners (ASM) in East Africa” focusing on the gold mining sector. The initiative is aimed at providing opportunities for ASGM to become more organized and formal through developing own networks for collective action as well as effective representation, collaboration and partnership with National and County government and other stakeholders.

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