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Community Engagers’ Workshop in Kisii, Kenya, April 2013

A team from TARA conducts community projects follow up in Kisii.

Kisii Rock Art
Kisii Rock Art

A team from TARA travelled to Kisii on 22-23 April for a follow-up to the community engagers workshop held in October 2012 in the framework of the project ‘Safeguarding Kisii Rock Art Heritage’. Participants reported that community members were very receptive of the conservation message but there was general consensus that the rock art needs to contribute to the local economy.

Some of the proposed solutions include integrating the rock art designs into soapstone products, negotiating with land owners to ensure the long-term preservation of the sites and further engagement with the community and the county government.

The Project was supported by Prince Claus Foundation.

Kisii Group Picture
Kisii Group Picture

Gloria leading discussion
Gloria leading discussion