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Funding the SDGs in Resource-Rich Countries

Funding the SDGs in Resource-Rich Countries

By Degol Hailu and Chinpihoi Kipgen

http://www.africa.undp.org/content/rba/en/home/blog/2017/5/18/funding_the_SDGs_in_resource-rich_countries.html

Added by Degol Hailu on May 25, 2017 at 12:20 — No Comments

Unofficial Translation of the Summary of Tanzania Copper Concentrates Investigation and Evaluation Committee Report

Dear Readers,

The Committee to investigate and evaluate copper concentrate metallic mineral content formed by President of the United Republic of Tanzania on 29th March 2017, has today Wednesday 24th May 2017, reported the findings to His Excellency President John Pombe Magufuli. Be below is the summary of the Committee findings…

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Added by Bubelwa Kaiza on May 25, 2017 at 9:30 — No Comments

Environmental governance in post-conflict scenarios: insights from the Colombian Amazon

In the last weeks, recent reporting in major and regional Colombian news outlets has brought to the attention of the public the high rates of deforestation witnessed in the country’s Amazonian region as well as its consequences. Both of which have gained visibility since the beginning of the FARC’s demobilization.

 

In light of the renewed visibility of the issue Afai Consulting is sharing the piece below originally written in March. This piece is not only…

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Added by Afai Consulting on May 24, 2017 at 20:00 — No Comments

Tanzania’s Formalization of Artisanal and Small-scale Mining

Artisanal and Small-scale mining (ASM) continues to be a major source of hope for millions of peasants and rural entrepreneurs worldwide. Yet, it also poses challenges for states in terms of regulation and capturing resource rents for national development. The sector has been widely studied in social science and has interested me for the past 15 years, ever since I became involved in the Communities and Artisanal Small Scale Mining Initiative…

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Added by Saleem H. Ali on May 24, 2017 at 18:00 — No Comments

ROLPA in Mongolia

The Rule of Law Assessment of the environmental regulations in the mining sector of Mongolia was conducted from November 2016 to April 2017.

Two government agencies were selected for the self-assessment: the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MOET) – a government ministry which is responsible for…

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Added by Jasmin Blessing on May 23, 2017 at 18:37 — No Comments

EGP Project on Women and Mining in Mozambique

Mozambique is richly endowed with a variety of natural resources. Recent large discoveries of gas and coal and high interest of investors in the extractive industries (EI) have great potential to move the country from a low-income group to a middle-income…

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Added by Jasmin Blessing on May 23, 2017 at 18:30 — No Comments

Call for Candidates for the Legal Research Team (LRT)

The AMLA Secretariat hosted by the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) is preparing

for this year’s edition of our on ground ten (10) days training on African mining

legislation to enhance the capacity of African legal professionals in the use of the

African Mining Legislation Atlas platform 
www.a-mla.org and overall issues in…

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Added by Francky Lukanda on May 23, 2017 at 10:32 — No Comments

Promoting integration of environmental and social considerations into development strategies and sector reform in Kenya

In Kenya, the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) and the Kenyan Ministry of Mining (MOM) undertook a comprehensive and participatory Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment (SESA) in Kenya to assess the quality of environmental administration and governance in the mining sector at the national and community levels; specifically, the proposed coal mining in Mui Basin in Kitui County and the mining of mineral sands in Kwale County.

The SESA was specifically…

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Added by Jasmin Blessing on May 19, 2017 at 21:21 — No Comments

Las comunidades indígenas podrían decidir si se pueden desarrollar proyectos mineros en sus tierras/ Indigenous communities could decide if mining projects can be developed in their lands

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En Colombia, un proyecto de decreto   del ministerio de Ambiente que tiene a los empresarios con los pelos de punta y que está a punto de salir porque ya está en la oficina jurídica de Presidencia y fue protocolizado hace quince días en la Mesa Permanente Indígena, le da un súper…

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Added by Jasmin Blessing on May 19, 2017 at 21:19 — No Comments

2017 AMLA Workshop: Call for Host University

The AMLA Secretariat hosted by the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) is preparing for this year’s edition of our on ground ten (10) days training on African mining legislation to enhance the capacity of African legal professionals in the use of the African Mining Legislation Atlas platform www.a-mla.org and overall issues in mining law.

This is an opportunity to foster our collaboration in training the future generation of African experts in…

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Added by Francky Lukanda on May 19, 2017 at 19:52 — No Comments

New Research from ASI and IWiM: Can a mining law unlock the potential of women?

We are delighted to announce the launch of our latest research paper ‘Women in Mining, Can a mining law unlock the potential of women?

As part of a collaborative project, Adam Smith International (ASI) and International Women in Mining…

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Added by Adam Smith International on May 19, 2017 at 15:04 — No Comments

Will Shell turn the tide on community consent?

A new public commitment by Shell may mark a shift in companies’ adoption of free, prior, and informed consent.

For years oil companies have been reluctant to commit to the principle of Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC), but this trend might be on the brink of a shift. Oil giant Shell just included a public commitment to FPIC in their 2016 …

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Added by Emily Greenspan on May 18, 2017 at 16:06 — No Comments

We are hiring: Project Director

In its tenth year of operation, RCS Global is one of the world’s leading advisory, audit and training companies working in the responsible sourcing of natural resources.

From our ground-breaking mineral supply chain investigations a decade ago to our world leading audit and advisory work today – we have consistently led the drive in responsible mining and sourcing.

We have established an unrivalled position as the bridge between actors at each stage of the value chain, from…

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Added by RCS Global on May 18, 2017 at 9:28 — No Comments

Why Mandatory Disclosures Matter for Indonesia?

The global transparency wave has reached Indonesia. Initiatives such as the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) are bringing more transparency to Indonesia and the mandatory disclosures laws of the EU have led to more data on extractive activities in Indonesia becoming available.

But the oil, mining and gas industries are still among the most corrupt sectors and accessing relevant data on the amount of production, marketing, shipment and payment of taxes and other…

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Added by Publish What You Pay Indonesia on May 17, 2017 at 5:52 — No Comments

10 things I learned from Malawi’s first EITI report

Eye on Malawi's Extractives Rachel Etter-Phoya

10 things I learned from Malawi’s first EITI report

With Rachel Etter-Phoya

A few days ago, Moore Stephens submitted the final version of Malawi’s first Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative report to the Multi-Stakeholder Group. This means I have had a chance to already read through the first report and decided…

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Added by Rachel Etter-Phoya on May 11, 2017 at 19:30 — No Comments

Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI) Seeking Experts for Project in Ethiopia

The “Supporting the Ministry of Mines” (SUMM) project in Ethiopia is a five-year, $15 million project funded by Global Affairs Canada. The project is designed to strengthen the capacity and organizational management of Ethiopia’s Ministry of Mines (MoM) at operational and strategic levels. The project’s ultimate objectives are to improve resource governance and long-term management of a sustainable mining sector in Ethiopia.…

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Added by Cecilia on May 10, 2017 at 1:00 — No Comments

Mines, Clean Energy and Investment: India’s Triple Bottom Line

By Joseph Kirschke

By 3p Contributor on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

India is the world’s fastest-growing energy consumer and a…

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Added by Joseph F. Kirschke on May 9, 2017 at 23:52 — No Comments

IGF guidance on managing ASM now available in French and Spanish

The IGF Secretariat is pleased to announce that its guidance document on managing artisanal and small-scale mining is now available in…

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Added by Mira Oberman on May 9, 2017 at 19:00 — No Comments

PDAC Forum: Innovation for Sustainability in the Mining Sector

Innovation for Sustainability in the Mining Sector

March 4, 2017…
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Added by Mira Oberman on May 4, 2017 at 21:30 — No Comments

PWYP-US Extract-A-Fact April 2017 Newsletter

Extract-A-Fact is dedicated to empowering stakeholders to put extractives data to use. Over the next year, we would like to host a series of training webinars aimed at providing the skills you need to use oil, gas and mining…

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Added by Publish What You Pay - US on April 24, 2017 at 23:00 — No Comments

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