Saturday, July 11, 2020

Objective

  • To protect the human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury and mercury compounds by providing controls across a range of mercury products. ……Read More

 

Date signed:                             10th October 2013

Date of adoption:                      10th October 2013

Date of Ratification:                   Not yet

Date entered into Force:            16th August 2017

http://www.mercuryconvention.org/Resources/Information/Publications/tabid/3429/language/en-US/Default.aspx

ONGOING PROJECTS/INITIATIVES

1. National Action Plan for Artisanal and Small – scale Gold Mining Project

PROJECT OBJECTIVES/PROJECT SITE/FUNDING AGENCY/TOTAL FUNDING/DURATION OF THE PROJECT

Objective

To develop a Kenya National Action Plan (NAP) to reduce the use of mercury and mercury compounds in and the emissions and releases to the environment of mercury from Artisanal and Small – scale Gold Mining Sector.

 Site:                           Kakamega, Narok, Migori, Siaya, Vihiga, Kisumu, Nandi, Turkana, Kericho, West Pokot.

 Total Funding:       US$ 0.366M

Agency:                     UNEP/Africa Institute

Project Duration: 2017 – 2020

 2. Kenya GOLD Mercury Free ASGM Project (Gold Child)

PROJECT OBJECTIVES/PROJECT SITE/FUNDING AGENCY/TOTAL FUNDING/DURATION OF THE PROJECT

 Objective

To reduce/ eliminate the use of Mercury (Hg) in the Kenyan ASGM mining sector through provision of technical assistance, technology transfer, establishment of public private partnerships and facilitating access to financing for the procurement of Mercury-free processing equipment.

Site:                                   National with specific activities in Migori, Vihiga, Kakamega, Narok and Siaya.

 Total Funding:              US$ 4.2M

Agency:                             GEF/UNDP

Project Duration:         2019 – 2029

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