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Elisabeth Caesens
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Audrey Cash commented on Elisabeth Caesens's blog post 'The Carter Center DRC - Deputy Field Office Director (Mining)'
"Thank you."
Jun 23, 2014
Elisabeth Caesens commented on Elisabeth Caesens's blog post 'The Carter Center DRC - Deputy Field Office Director (Mining)'
"Apologies, this post has been updated since on other job sites. The deadline has been extended to July 25th; deployment is expected by early September. That said, applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and candidates might be contacted before…"
Jun 23, 2014
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The Carter Center DRC - Deputy Field Office Director (Mining)

Deputy Field Office DirectorLubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the CongoThe Carter Center is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering; it seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health.Over the past six years, the Center has worked to improve transparency and accountability in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) industrial mining sector in partnership with both international institutions and leading…See More
Jun 19, 2014
Elisabeth Caesens posted a blog post

EITI’s ripple effects: What happens in Congo shouldn’t stay in Congo

This blog initially appeared on Congo Siasa. Views expressed here are those of Elisabeth Caesens, DRC Mining Governance Program Coordinator at the Carter Center, not those of her institution. The Carter Center has been promoting good governance in the DRC industrial mining sector since 2007. Its efforts currently focus on strengthening civil society (including the Katanga network described below) in monitoring local and national…See More
Aug 9, 2013
Elisabeth Caesens and Brendan Schwartz are now friends
Jul 31, 2013
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Jul 30, 2013
Diarmid O'Sullivan commented on Elisabeth Caesens's blog post 'Mining transparency in DRC: all or nothing'
"The EITI's approach to deadlines is a good deal more bendy in practice than it might seem on paper. Although there has been a slight stiffening recently (eg the delisting of Gabon) the desire to include countries is much stronger than the…"
Mar 7, 2013
Elisabeth Caesens posted a blog post

Mining transparency in DRC: all or nothing

‘Transparency’ is not a word one normally associates with Congo’s extractive industries. Yet, the Government has made substantial efforts to disclose information throughout the past year. When these advances, however, fall short of internationally mandated transparency benchmarks, should we throw the baby out with the bathwater?That is the dilemma transparency activists are now facing with regards to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI): that the DRC, in spite of all its…See More
Mar 4, 2013
Deval Desai and Elisabeth Caesens are now friends
Aug 20, 2012
Elisabeth Caesens commented on Ahmed Finoh's blog post 'Someone is "gaming" the System: On Elizabeth Caesens' Quest for Reliable Mineral Deposit Valuation'
"Hello Ahmed, Thanks for your response. I'd definitely be interested in seeing Luqman Ahmed's intervention.  I do get a similar impression that companies sometimes don't share enough information with the host government. That…"
Aug 16, 2012
Elisabeth Caesens posted a blog post

Getting a fair deal - How to evaluate reserves?

In my work on DRC mining contracts, I keep struggling with one question, which is the economic value of a greenfield concession. Over the past decade, Congo's quasi-bankrupt parastatals have signed a wide range of joint venture agreements with foreign investors. The input of the parastatal was usually one or several permits covering relatively valuable deposits, while the input of the investor was the (promise to bring) financing and expertise. A general criticism of the contracts is that the…See More
Aug 16, 2012
Elisabeth Caesens commented on Lucy Wallwork's blog post 'Colombia, KRG, Peru: so where are those “published” oil contracts?'
"Hello Lucy, thanks for your reaction. We have plans on improving our work - we'll very soon add some functions to the map for instance, so that people can more easily make sense of the disparities among companies. If funding allows, we also…"
Mar 5, 2012
Elisabeth Caesens commented on Lucy Wallwork's blog post 'Colombia, KRG, Peru: so where are those “published” oil contracts?'
"Hello Lucy, interesting post, that sounds so familiar in terms of challenges we are dealing with... Contract disclosure is only the first step, access and the capacity to analyze and understand are equally necessary. The three steps are at the core…"
Feb 24, 2012
Elisabeth Caesens posted a blog post

www.CongoMines.org : The Carter Center launched mining transparency website

Chers tous,Je souhaite partager avec vous l'adresse de notre site CongoMineslancé à Kinshasa le Lundi 31 Octobre : www.congomines.org. Vue saconcentration sur l'activité minière industrielle, le site couvre pourl'instant principalement la Province du Katanga. Merci de toutcommentaire qui nous permettra d'améliorer la qualité du site.Dear all,I would like to share the address of our new website CongoMineslaunched on Monday October 31st in…See More
Nov 4, 2011
Elisabeth Caesens posted a blog post

Congo's Mining Contracts Still Shrouded in Secrecy

The blog post below was published on the DRC-focused Congo Siasa about a month ago.  This is a guest blog by Elisabeth Caesens, DRC Mining Governance Project Coordinator for the Carter Center. The views expressed here are her own and do not represent those of the Carter Center. A few days ago, the World Bank reviewed Congo’s improvements in natural resource governance and expressed its satisfaction on mining contract disclosure,…See More
May 12, 2011
Elisabeth Caesens replied to Lutz Neumann's discussion 'Indicators for monitoring social and economic linkages of concessions in 7 categories' in the group Monitoring of Contracts
"Thanks for the Matrix Luz. I am trying to figure out how to get into the specifics of monitoring direct social and environmental contributions (so regardless of the taxes the company pays) - I'm thinking of school and health center projects,…"
Apr 12, 2011

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gold, oil and natural gas, governance and anti-corruption, social accountability, human rights, contract and licensing, monitoring revenue collection, redistribution and sustainable development

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The Carter Center DRC - Deputy Field Office Director (Mining)

Posted on June 19, 2014 at 21:16 3 Comments

Deputy Field Office Director

Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Carter Center is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering; it seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health.

Over the past six years, the Center has worked to improve transparency and…

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EITI’s ripple effects: What happens in Congo shouldn’t stay in Congo

Posted on August 9, 2013 at 10:16 0 Comments

This blog initially appeared on Congo Siasa. Views expressed here are those of Elisabeth Caesens, DRC Mining Governance Program Coordinator at the Carter Center, not those of her institution. The Carter Center has been promoting good governance in the DRC industrial mining sector since 2007. Its efforts currently focus on strengthening civil society (including the Katanga network described below) in monitoring…

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The Carter Center - Revenue Analysis and Training Coordinator for Mining Governance Program

Posted on July 30, 2013 at 18:37 0 Comments

Revenue Analysis and Training Coordinator for Mining Governance Program

Democratic Republic of the Congo

 

Summary

The Carter Center (TCC) is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering; it seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health. 

 

Over the past five years, TCC has worked to improve transparency and…

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The Carter Center - Transparency Coordinator for Mining Governance Program - DR Congo

Posted on July 30, 2013 at 18:35 0 Comments

Transparency Coordinator for Mining Governance Program

Democratic Republic of the Congo

 

Summary

The Carter Center is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering; it seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health. 

 

Over the past five years, The Carter Center has worked to improve transparency and…

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At 17:26 on May 16, 2011, Emiliano Vanni said…

Good afternoon

 

 we are an Italian dealer in precious and non precious metals, named Italpreziosi S.p.A. and I reallly appreciate if I can get much infos as possible on sellers.  We are looking for new suppliers.

 

Waiting for  your kind reply

 

Best Regards

Emiliano Vanni

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