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Beyond "rebel groups": Should the Kimberley Process be used to sanction countries with "bad governance?"

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U.N. Governance of Extractive Industries course at WWW

August 29, 2011 to September 30, 2011
"Extractive industries are those that are related to mineral and hydrocarbon products such as gold, phospates, diamonds, oil, gas, etc. Extractive industries remain the economic bedrock for many developing countries, generating the main, if not the sole source of fiscal revenues, foreign exchange earnings and surpluses to finance much needed socio-economic development. Yet, studies and surveys indicate that these countries have been unable to use effectively the resources from extractive…See More
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About My Work
Part of my work is to facilitate connections and promote collaboration among this unique collection of practitioners toward better governance of extractive industries in Africa.
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gold, diamonds, oil and natural gas, csr, investing, social accountability, human rights, contract and licensing, monitoring revenue collection, redistribution and sustainable development, Governance and anti-corruption
Intererested in job/consulting opportunities

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GOXI @ Indaba III

Posted on February 10, 2011 at 23:45 1 Comment

I’m thinking CSR day should not been scheduled as the last event of the Indaba. That said “marginal” when the overriding message we’ve heard about CSR is “core.” You see?...

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GOXI @ Indaba II

Posted on February 10, 2011 at 0:40 0 Comments

Looking for mind closure

Sometimes you don’t need a panel; all you need is a good beverage.

On Monday, I was intrigued by the silence in response to a question about why companies don’t pay miners in Africa the same wages they pay miners in Australia, given that the respective end products are the same price everywhere, all things being equal.  I had expected a practiced answer to it because in some ways it is a fundamental question. But, I must admit, it’s…


GOXI @ Indaba

Posted on February 9, 2011 at 8:50 1 Comment

The highlight the 2011 Mining Indaba so far has been the GOXI presentation on Monday morning…I think. OK… maybe I exaggerate slightly: Susan Shabangu, Minister of Mineral Resources for South Africa, has also had a few words to say…and so has Niall Ferguson, Harvard professor and author of The Ascent of Money…and Cynthia Carroll, CEO of Anglo American…and Peter Seligmann, CEO and Chairman of Conservation International…OK, I exaggerate a lot, but that’s the point!

I hesitate to…


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At 20:09 on November 24, 2012, Atuhaire Jacklet said…
Good job well done.
At 15:58 on September 6, 2011, Ig He said…

Kobina, I'd like to review the DVD of this films about oil. Can I thank you to facilitate that? How do I receive a copy to review?



At 9:17 on September 1, 2011, Jim Bennett said…
Gobina, your page is a real goldmine of information! Thanks for contacting me. I've been working for GTZ/GIZ to develop methodologies to analyze the impacts of EITI. In October I'll be in Guinea (Conakry) to support CSOs collaborating with the national EITI secretariat. Some of this work may be of interest to you. Let me know.
At 8:25 on July 28, 2011, Bwesigye Don Binyina said…
Great idea Kobina, I just did as advised.

With Warm Regards!
At 11:05 on November 25, 2010, TAYO TENE Christian Valery said…
Hi Kobina,
I am very happy to share with you. I live in Douala - Cameroon and I am Head of consulting department in a conulting firm. I am available to share my xpérience with you.

Mny thanks
At 3:43 on November 10, 2010, Ig He said…
Hi Kobina,
My book has just been released. I am wondering if it is approriate to announce it here. It's about poverty but it's more around faith-based practices that lead to poverty.
Please advice.
At 20:54 on November 1, 2010, Oladiran Ajayi said…
Hi Kobina,

Please how do I post my article on the site. Is it through the share tab alone?
At 18:13 on October 21, 2010, Gizel Thomas-Roberts said…
Hi Kobina,
The pleasure is also mine to be part of this group. Looking forward to having fruitful discussions on matters in my expertise.

Have a great day.
At 9:21 on June 10, 2010, Arne H. Theissen said…
Hi Kobina,
how is it going. Can you upload/send me the super cool photo we took at the workshop?

By the way what would you think aboout a chat opption here?

All the best Arne
At 10:27 on June 7, 2010, Andrea Shemberg said…
Kobina!! Help. I want to post this job for a researcher at Dundee but it is not clear to me how to post jobs! http://www.jobs.dundee.ac.uk/vacancies/20100621_00001-y.html


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