sharing in governance of extractive industries
It's not uncommon for staff of mining or exploration companies operating in Eastern DRC to get asked: what does your NGO do?
Reasons for this odd question are both ignorance and a generalization based on similarities people have noted. For some NGO is a new phrase for company/Société because NGO's were the first formal job providers outside government they started seeing in their areas following the collapse of DRC's economy in the early 1990's. Many NGO's came during the war (1997…Continue
DRC Oil Minister, Aime Ngoie Mukena declared that a new law on hydrocarbon was presented on 10/02/2017; it gives Government the responsibility to explore and assess the country's oil potential; he added that it offered guarantees for protected areas. His Home Affairs colleague on the same occasion issued a warning against anyone who would interfere with Government's efforts to validate its hydrocarbon potential.
Judicious stewardship of rents from natural resources in general and oil…
The 2-day conference chaired by DRC Oil Minister started on 16/02 and ended on 18/02 in Kalemie, DRC. All 4 countries of the Tanganyika Basin were present: Zambia, Burundi, Tanzania and DRC. It was announced that 18 blocs have been granted to oil exploration companies, DRC which has the longest coastline with a record 11 of them. There is no evidence of any engagement with coastal communities who are dependent on the little fish still left in the lake for their livelihood; therefore it's…Continue