sharing in governance of extractive industries

Camillus kassala
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Camillus kassala commented on Antipas Massawe's blog post 'What Tanzania’s Review of Mineral Laws should mean for all mineral rich underdeveloped countries?'
"The pressure from the poverty predicament of African societies, their democratic underdevelopment, and the lack of adequate and capable legal and fiscal institutions are the key factors that make African resource-rich countries  behave with…"
Jul 10
Camillus kassala commented on Semkae Kilonzo's blog post 'Breakfast Debate topic: Revenues from the Extractive Industries to Local Government Authorities: Are allocations adequate to end Poverty in Tanzania?'
"The issue of the adequacy, or not, of extractive revenues to reduce poverty in Tanzania will depend on a number of factors. First and foremost  is the training of Tanzanian citizens to be what I might call 'teitists'. This means that…"
Jul 18, 2016
Camillus kassala replied to Antipas Massawe's discussion 'Malawi owns the whole North of Lake Malawi, but neigbouring communities on the Tanzanian side have a valid claim on the same.'
"I find the argument by Antipas Massawe more of a sophistry than a coherent historically and politically derived argument. This is because it raises a number of questions which require a clarification on certain taken-for-granted assumptions. Such…"
Nov 25, 2014
Camillus kassala commented on Marc Choyt's blog post 'A Tanzanian's Perspective On Why We Should Care About Fairtrade Gold'
"Thanks for the effort. But I would like to know: What is the difference between the price of the gold produced by smalls-cale miners and the price of rings made from the same gold, weight by weight? CDNKassla"
Jul 1, 2014
Camillus kassala commented on Antipas Massawe's blog post 'Why African Mineral Policies are not African?'
"How do you define "African"? How African is African? Is the African Mining Vision 2050 African? If the logic in the 'African' mining policies was based on 'ubuntu economics', perhaps that would be the beginning of…"
Jun 9, 2014
Camillus kassala is now a member of GOXI
Jun 3, 2014

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Eastern Africa Statistical Training Centre
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Job Title
Senior Lecturer/Researcher
About My Work
For the last 15 years I have been intensely researching on extractive matters, especially in terms of human rights and revenue management advocacy, in the light of the African Mining 2050 Vision. I have visited a number of mining places (South Africa, Ghana, Rwanda and Tanzania. Currently I am Research fellow for Interfaith Standing Committee for Socioeconomic Justice and Integrity of Creation.
Areas of interest
gold, diamonds, oil and natural gas, csr, governance and anti-corruption, human rights, monitoring revenue collection, redistribution and sustainable development
Intererested in job/consulting opportunities

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