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Seven ways that new technology will impact the mining sector

Will the coming wave of new technology mean fewer jobs, loss of social license to operate? Will it bring advances in safety, productivity and environmental performance? What will it mean for host communities, governments, mining companies?

I’m sharing this blog, written as a personal reflection on the ideas discussed here on GOXI in the…

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Added by Aaron Cosbey on July 18, 2019 at 1:17 — No Comments

Who owns what? Putting a face to the name

Authored by Catherine Greene and Ines Schjolberg Marques

EITI stakeholders and supporters met at the 2019 Global conference to share best practice and early benefits in implementing the one of the world’s first public beneficial ownership transparency requirement.  

When doing business, interested parties want to know who they are dealing with. Historically, ownership of unlisted extractive companies has been opaque, leaving governments and companies…

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Added by EITI on July 17, 2019 at 16:57 — No Comments

New interview: Industrialisation and the Extractives | HIGHGRADE Talks with Olle Östensson

Industrialisation and the Extractives | HIGHGRADE Talks with Olle Östensson

Developing economic linkages is often proposed as the way to break the mining enclave and diversify resource economies. But can they add real value to resource nations?

We have a frank discussion with industry expert Olle Östensson about all types of linkages and the always sensitive question of industrialisation.…

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Added by HIGHGRADE on July 16, 2019 at 16:58 — No Comments

Momentum forthe adoption of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative builds in Zimbabwe





By Mutuso Dhliwayo& Joyce Machiri



The Zimbabwean Government was among the participants at the 8thExtractive Industries Transparency Initiative ( EITI) Global Conference held in Paris, France from the

18th -19th of June 2019. The meeting’s theme “Open Data, Build Trust”was very apt as it underpins the need for building trust between stakeholders that are involved in the implementation of the EITI Standard through the Multi Stakeholder…

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Added by Zimbabwe Environmental Law on July 16, 2019 at 11:58 — No Comments

Trading up: A business case for SOE transparency

Authored by Alex Gordy

The EITI’s 8th Global Conference catalyses next steps in SOE transparency.

In many resource-rich countries, the state is directly involved in the extractive sector through its own state-owned enterprises (SOEs). The sale of a state’s natural resources is often a significant revenue stream for national budgets and development priorities. To date, 40 EITI countries have reported revenues from state-owned oil, gas and mining…

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Added by EITI on July 15, 2019 at 10:09 — No Comments

Accountable to Whom?

This new video from Oxfam highlights our recent research on women’s rights, corruption, and accountability in the oil, gas, and mining sectors.



Social accountability initiatives, such as information campaigns, community…

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Added by Andrew on July 10, 2019 at 16:47 — No Comments

Living with changing boom-bust patterns

New research published by CSIRO addresses the changing nature of boom-bust dynamics with an Australian case study of unconventional gas, and is a free download here for the first 50 days.  The paper takes a mixed methods approach,…

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Added by Thomas Measham on July 8, 2019 at 3:53 — No Comments

ZELA awareness campaigns to artisanal and small-scale miners.

To ensure communities benefit from resources in their localities as stipulated in the Constitution, Section 13 (4) on National Development, the Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) seeks to influence an enabling policy and legal environment to foster responsible and sustainable growth of artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM). One pathway to achieve this is through conducting mobile legal clinics to enhance grassroots…

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Added by Joshy Machinga on July 2, 2019 at 17:59 — No Comments

GHOSTS OF THE 2011 OIL DEBATE: OIL LAWS AND LACK OF POLITICAL WILL

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In late 2011, Parliament was called from recess following a petition by the Parliamentary Forum on Oil and Gas working with CSOs. This was at the back drop of the government’s refusal to disclose the oil agreements.  On the floorof parliament,a section of MPs including Hon. Gerald Karuhanga accused cabinet ministers of accepting bribes over oil deals this…

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Added by Bwowe Ivan on June 30, 2019 at 8:40 — No Comments

Women in Mining - Mining Investment North America Toronto June 26/27

Women in Mining at the Mining Investor North American Forum Toronto June 26/27

Astrid Pregel, Principal at Feminomics and Advisory Director at Global Mining Sustainability gave a highly enlightening talk on Women in Mining from her generational global experience. Astrid focused on the results of many studies that show the inclusion of women in decision making offers a dramatic increase in risk mitigation and improved corporate performance.  Ask for a copy of her…

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Added by Roy Jakola on June 29, 2019 at 1:41 — No Comments

IFC Discussion Paper: Local Benefit Sharing in Large-Scale Wind and Solar Projects

On the back of my PhD research and with my fantastic team at Synergy Global and amazing colleagues at the IFC, I am happy to share this discussion paper on benefit sharing in the renewables sector. 

While not an extractive industry itself, wind and solar projects are increasingly planned and implemented in proximity or collaboration with extractive operations. 

In South Africa for example, socio economic benefits from renewable energy projects are a key topic of…

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Added by Holle Wlokas on June 26, 2019 at 18:22 — No Comments

BE PART OF THE NEW VERSION OF THE FAIRMINED STANDARD! CONTRIBUTE FROM YOUR EXPERIENCE AND SEND US YOUR COMMENTS

Do you have any suggestions for the development of the Fairmined Standard 3.0? We are currently at the pre-consultation stage. Send us your comments until August 1, 2019 tostandards@responsiblemines.org or by phone to +57 (4) 332 47 11. Tell us what you think it is important to include in the next version.…

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Added by Natalia Uribe on June 26, 2019 at 15:41 — No Comments

Reflecting on the latest EITI global conference: to build trust, the EITI must keep evolving

The 2019 EITI Global Conference took place last week in Paris under the slogan: “Open Data, Build Trust”. As always, it was a pleasure and an inspiration to come together with hundreds of fellow participants from across the PWYP coalition. On behalf of all the individuals and organisations who power our movement, we called on the EITI to stay ambitious: for greater transparency, for the meaningful engagement of civil society in extractive governance, for transformational  commitments…

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Added by Publish What You Pay on June 24, 2019 at 17:30 — No Comments

Job Ad: Associate Director, International Social Sustainability

AECOM EMEA is recruiting an Associate Director with experience in Social Performance to join our International ESIA and ESDD Team in London! Click on the link for more information.

https://aecom.jobs/jobs/?q=218115BR

Added by Alessandra Awolowo on June 24, 2019 at 9:54 — No Comments

New publication on social benefits and mining in South Africa

I am very excited about my latest publication in The Extractive Industries and Society based on my field research in South Africa. It examines the lessons learned in terms of deriving social benefits from mining through regulation under the Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) in South Africa.

View it here!

Added by Caitlin Corrigan on June 20, 2019 at 11:56 — 1 Comment

EITI countries lead the way in making contract transparency a global norm

Authored by Marie Gay Alessandra Ordenes, Asia Director, EITI International Secretariat

The EITI government network on contract transparency was launched at the EITI Global Conference in Paris.

Governments from Armenia, Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Indonesia, Malawi, Mexico, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Philippines, Senegal, São Tomé and Príncipe and Zambia have joined the network. This coincided with the EITI…

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Added by EITI on June 19, 2019 at 16:00 — No Comments

EITI launches 2019 EITI Standard

At the opening of the 8th EITI Global Conference in Paris, outgoing EITI Chair Fredrik Reinfeldt formally launched the 2019 EITI Standard:

This is one of the most significant achievements of the outgoing EITI Board. It has involved a…

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Added by EITI on June 18, 2019 at 16:00 — No Comments

Launch of the 2019 EITI Progress Report

The EITI's outgoing Chair, Fredrik Reinfeldt, launched the 2019 Progress Report today, 18 June, at the opening session of the EITI Global Conference in Paris. Commenting on the achievements of the EIIT in the past year, and during his term as Chair, he highlighted the revisions made to the EITI Standard as an important milestone:

"The EITI Standard continues to evolve, shaped…

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Added by EITI on June 18, 2019 at 15:30 — No Comments

What’s the role of the EITI in fighting corruption?

Reflecting on EITI’s potential and actual contribution to the global anti-corruption agenda.

There is a global consensus that in many countries, extractives sector corruption can deprive the population of resources needed to reduce poverty. Resource-rich countries are increasingly taking measures to tackle corruption and resulting illicit financial flows head on through national strategies and global initiatives. The EITI has the potential to help reduce corruption by…

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Added by EITI on June 18, 2019 at 15:30 — No Comments

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