Environmental Governance in the Extractives Sector

UNDP is working with the GoK to build national capacity to monitor and enforce environmental standards, conduct or commission environmental and social impact assessments of extractive industries at the national and county level. This project seeks to supports the development of the mining and petroleum sectors through capacity development, policy dialogue and knowledge sharing. It proposes to reduce environmental impacts from artisanal gold mining using mercury as an amalgamator;  introducing alternative gold recovery and processing technologies and practices that dramatically reduce or even eliminate mercury use. UNDP will expand and build on the past history of collaboration with the two key GoK agencies responsible for setting and enforcing environmental laws and regulations - the Ministry of Environment,Water and Natural Resources and the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA). 



Project start date:

January 2014

Estimated end date:

July 2019

Focus area:

  • eradicate poverty in all its forms and dimensions
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Kenya

    Implementing partner:

    Min. of Petroleum and Mining

    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • United Nations Development Pro
  • Department For International Development (dfid)
  • Amount contributed


    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2019 $6,045

    2018 $140,698

    2017 $460,711

    2016 $377,087

    2015 $337,431

    2014 $548,434

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