Community Workshop in Mount Elgon

TARA joined National Museums of Kenya (NMK) to conduct a Community Engagers’ Workshop at Mount Elgon in Trans-Nzoia County.

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PHOTO: Participants at Mt Elgon National Park.

TARA’s William Omoro joined Dr. Emmanuel Ndiema and Dr. Purity Kiura from the National Museums of Kenya (NMK) to conduct a Community Engagers’ Workshop at Mount Elgon Lodge in Trans-Nzoia County, 22-23 January 2014. Dr. Ndiema has been involved in recording rock art in the area for a number of years. The workshop was aimed at mobilizing the community members living around Mt. Elgon to recognize the importance of heritage conservation for socio-economic benefit. It was attended by 35 community representatives who were receptive to the conservation message and shared information about other local heritage resources. The participants visited the Chepnyalil rock art cave to appreciate the conservation management currently being undertaken by the Mount Elgon National Park. This management model could be adopted and implemented by the community members in safeguarding their local cultural heritage.  The workshop was coordinated by the NMK and financially supported by Prince Claus Fund.

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PHOTO: Participants at the workshop.

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PHOTO: Workshop participants with Trans-Nzoia Deputy Governor Hon. Stanely Tarus, at Mt Elgon lodge.

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PHOTO: Chepnyalil rock art.