Over 300 delegates representing communities, traditional leaders, local authorities, government, civil society, policy makers, regional bodies, media and mining companies have gathered at Olkario, Naivasha to witness the launch. The Model was launched amidst pomp and fanfare with entertainment from various community groups including Masai men, women and children performing different acts. The Model is to be used by civil society organizations and policy makers to advocate for reforms to mining policies in different African countries and especially for communities to organize around the challenges that they face caused by extractives activities in their habitats. The model  is one of the major outcome of a 3 year project on Extractives by IANRA titled “Natural Resources ARE for Development: An inclusive dialogue on good governance in the minerals sector in Sub-Saharan Africa” Other outcomes include a Case Study Synthesis, an Advocacy and Gender Mainstreaming Guide and a Policy Guide.

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