The Centre for Energy, Environment, Science and Technology (CEEST) is a non-governmental and not-for-profit organization whose overall objective is to foster research, development, analysis, information and expertise in matters related to energy, the environment, water and sanitation, science and technology and sustainable natural resources use and management.
In order to achieve its objective, CEEST has identified five major core programmes for its activities. These include, the Energy Development and Management Programme; Environment and Natural Resources Assessment and Management Programme; Water and Health and Sanitation Development and Management Programme; Science and Technology Development and Management; and Women and Development Programme.
This publication is on part of CEEST activities in the field of mining and the environment under the Environment and Natural Resources Assessment and Management Programme. It is one of a series of CEEST reports on research and studies on energy, the environment, sustainable natural resource use and management, and science and technology. The field work was "undertaken in 1993.
The Centre wishes to acknowledge several people who volunteered in time to discuss about the small scale mining industry in Tanzania and its consequences on the environment. CEEST in particular would like to thank Eng. A. Y. Hangi, an Associate of the Centre, who led the study team and all those who assisted the work including Zonal Mines Officers Mr. S. Mwakyolile and Mr. Kibumo and Mining Engineers Mr. Mwaipopo and Mr. O. Chambo of Mwanza and Shinyanga respectively; the Ministry of Water, Energy and Minerals; National Environment Management Council (NEMC); the office of the Government Chief Chemist; the Tanzania Industrial Research Development Organization (TIRDO); and the Audio Visual Institute.
Above all CEEST wishes to acknowledge the generous support of the Sinclair Group and especially James and Marlene Sinclair.
Prof. M. J. Mwandosya