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Bady Balde appointed as EITI Deputy Executive Director

EITI’s Africa Director, Bady Baldé, has been appointed as its Deputy Executive Director. Going forward, Bady will combine the roles of Africa and Deputy Executive Director. 

“I am delighted that Bady will take up the role of Deputy Executive Director at the EITI International Secretariat," commented Mark Robinson, EITI’s Executive Director. "Bady is an accomplished speaker and strategist, whose skills and substantial…


Added by EITI on January 17, 2020 at 16:54 — No Comments

Project Report.Community Engagement for the Transformation of Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining and Social Learning: Concepts and Lessons from the Transmape Project in Ecuador

Since 2016, the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute was working with the government of Ecuador to support the sustainable development of the…


Added by CIRDI on January 14, 2020 at 0:47 — No Comments

Does the 2020 National Budget have mining fiscal scaffolds?

Soft landing into the budget analysis

A few days after the release of the 2020 National Budget Statement, the Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) received an invitation from the clerk of Parliament, to share its insights from a mineral resource governance lens. The mining sector’s economic footprint has been growing over the years. Its significant contribution though has been magnified by shaky performance of other economic sectors – agriculture and…


Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on January 11, 2020 at 12:32 — No Comments

Understanding Violence in Artisanal Small Scale Mining in Zimbabwe: Drivers, Implications and Key Options

Amid socio-economic malaise facing Zimbabwe, mining is the only remaining silver lining. The sector underpins the country’s socio-economic growth prospects. Gold which is expected to contribute US$4 billion, a third of the anticipated US$12 billion earnings from mining by 2023, undoubtedly, is strategic to the country’s development agenda. Central to the growth of…


Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on January 11, 2020 at 12:28 — No Comments

Seeking consultancy service on conducting assessment of the legal and policy framework and illicit financial flows in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) in Mongolia


Executed by the Artisanal Gold Council (AGC), the planetGOLD project in Mongolia is seeking a professional researcher or legal entity (NGO, consultancy firm, private company, academic institution, etc.) to conduct a comprehensive and nationwide assessment on the legal and policy framework and the illicit financial flows in the artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) sector in Mongolia.

If you have the perfect team for this, visit …


Added by Artisanal Gold Council on January 10, 2020 at 21:38 — No Comments

Tips For Emergency Preparedness

Emergencies can occur at any time in many different forms. From natural to chemical disasters, from disease epidemics to incidents on the road, disasters are not controllable, but what you do to prepare can save both yours, your family’s and those around you. Because disasters strike unexpectedly, you must have an emergency preparedness plan.

You must be familiar with any…


Added by Tom Clark on January 10, 2020 at 9:48 — No Comments

Seeking consulting service for the assessment of the policy, legal framework, and gold trading regulations governing artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) in the Philippines

The Artisanal Gold Council is seeking the services of a consultant to produce an assessment of existing policies and legal framework, including gold trading regulations governing the ASGM sector in the Philippines with the objective of identifying gaps and barriers to the formalization of the sector and making recommendations for improvement. This exciting opportunity is based in Manila, and will travel to ASGM sites in pursuit of deep data. If you know the…


Added by Artisanal Gold Council on January 9, 2020 at 23:58 — No Comments

The end of oil dependence and the impact on geopolitics

This BBC article examines how the rise of renewable energy, coupled with the finite nature of fossil fuels and the global dependency on them, will affect geopolitics in the future. 

What will the end of oil dependence mean for geopolitics? - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-50974609

Added by Audrey Cash on January 3, 2020 at 14:40 — No Comments


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Added by AHAMADOU MOHAMED MAIGA, PhD on January 1, 2020 at 20:13 — No Comments

Ex4Dev19 Workshop: Which SDG is most catalytic for harnessing artisanal and small-scale mining?

Ex4Dev19 workshop attracts over 50 PhD researchers, leading academics, and expert industry professional

On Friday 8th November a 50-strong group of committed change makers met at Surrey Business School for the fourth edition of Harnessing the Extractive Industries for Development (Ex4Dev). This year’s workshop centred on artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), providing participants the opportunity to explore challenges,…


Added by James McQuilken on December 20, 2019 at 16:40 — 1 Comment

Two new policy briefs on professionalizing artisanal and small-scale mining in Rwanda

Two new policy briefs from the Sustainable Development of Mining in Rwanda (SDMR) programme highlight ways in which the artisanal and small-scale mining sector can be proffesionalised through improved mine planning that is good for profits, safety, and the environment, and how access to finance can be unlcoked to support investment: 

1. Piloting a new market-driven and…


Added by James McQuilken on December 20, 2019 at 16:28 — No Comments

Upcoming EPRM Call for Proposals!

Upcoming EPRM Call for Proposals!


The third Call for Proposals by the European Partnership for Responsible Minerals (EPRM) will be launched by the end of January 2020




Added by Leon Joris Riedel on December 20, 2019 at 13:21 — No Comments

Advisor (m/f/d) in the project "Regional Resource Governance in the Fragile States of West Africa"

Application deadline: 05.01.2020


The four member states of the Mano River Union (MRU: Côte d´Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone) are among the least developed countries in the world. Their political and socio-economic conditions are shaped largely by mineral and natural resources. In this context, it is promising that all four states have begun reforming their minerals sectors in recent years. Although reforms have…


Added by Anja Straumann on December 17, 2019 at 22:25 — No Comments


The CONNEX Support Unit Secretariat (managed by GIZ) is looking for the next addition to our great team. Join and support countries in reaching better resource deals!


Questions? Ask me! :)

(Unfortunately, for this job, fluency in German in a precondition. )

Berater (m/w/d) - Unterstützung bei der…


Added by Juliane Weymann on December 17, 2019 at 12:30 — No Comments

Advancing the AMV: The Role of Contract Negotiation

Ten years ago, African governments established the African Mining Vision, a comprehensive policy framework for how to strategically use Africa’s mineral resources to catalyze broad-based, equitable and sustainable development. It embraces all dimensions of mining and related activities – from upstream, side stream and downstream linkages to the rest…


Added by Olumide Abimbola on December 17, 2019 at 11:40 — No Comments

Deaths in the DRC's cobalt mines

The BBC has just reported that a lawsuit has been filed by the International Rights Advocates on behalf of 14 Congolese families, in relation to cobalt mining.  According to the article, Apple, Google, Tesla and Microsoft have been named in the lawsuit.  Cobalt is one of the primary components in high tech products.

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Added by Audrey Cash on December 17, 2019 at 7:00 — No Comments

20/20 vision on corporate ownership

Who owns extractive companies? As of 1 January 2020, new EITI requirements for disclosing the owners of extractives companies will come into effect. In advance of this milestone, we take stock of progress made so far on beneficial ownership disclosure in EITI implementing countries.

Complex networks of corporate ownership are a significant feature of the modern business world. These ‘nested’ chains of corporation (think: Russian dolls) can obscure the identity of the real…


Added by EITI on December 16, 2019 at 17:00 — No Comments

Atelier de formation des formateurs sur la réhabilitation des sites miniers et l'utilisation Responsable du Mercure dans la mine artisanale et sémi-mécanisée au Cameroun

Du 02 au 06 Décembre 2019 s'est tenu un atelier de formation des formateurs sur la réhabilitation des sites miniers et l’utilisation responsable du mercure dans la mine artisanale et sémi-mécanisée  à Batouri (Cameroun). La formation a été dédiée au personnel des administrations en charge des mines, de l’environnement. La formation a été conduite par le Dr Ishmael QUAICOE, enseignant à l’University mines and Technology of Tarkwa-Ghana. Cette formation a été oraganisée dans la cadre de la…


Added by Justin Landry Chekoua on December 13, 2019 at 16:00 — No Comments

EITI International Secretariat: The Road Ahead

Authored by Mark Robinson

Much has happened in the year since I joined the EITI Secretariat as Executive Director. We have launched a revised EITI Standard, addressing new areas of transparency such as contracts, state-owned enterprises, commodity trading, gender and environment. We hosted a successful Global Conference and welcomed a new EITI Board and Chair, the Rt. Hon. Helen Clark, a widely respected global leader on sustainable development and international…


Added by EITI on December 13, 2019 at 13:22 — No Comments

Wanted: Your views on EITI Validation

Authored by Lyydia Kilpi

The EITI has launched a consultation to seek views on the future of Validation. This is a key opportunity for stakeholders to influence how progress towards EITI implementation should be assessed. The consultation is open until Tuesday 14 January.

Think of a racing circuit: one goal, many different cars and drivers. Now imagine the circuit as…


Added by EITI on December 13, 2019 at 13:21 — No Comments

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