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Added by Tom Walker on September 18, 2018 at 17:24 — No Comments

Consultant needed for an update of the encyclopedia on gender and mining

We are looking for a consultant to undertake an update of the encyclopedia on gender and mining. If you are interested in being shortlisted or have recommendations, please send an e-mail to lisa.stellner@giz.de…


Added by Extractives and Development on September 18, 2018 at 17:00 — No Comments

New law brings stability in mining sector, says Rwanda mines board CEO

Government published a new law on mining and quarry operations on August 13, 2018, which some industry players say is anti-business and should be reviewed. But the mines board, the sector regulator, says the new law is business-friendly and seeks to transform the sector, ensure stability, and attract new investors. Stephen Nuwagira spoke to Francis Gatare, the Rwanda Mines, Petroleum & Gas Board CEO and Cabinet member, to discuss the new law. Excerpts;

The new law…


Added by Nuwagira Stephen on September 18, 2018 at 9:53 — No Comments

Weekly GOXI, 17 September, 2018

A weekly digest of activity on GOXI…


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Kosmos Energy is recruiting a Social Performance Advisor

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Social Performance Advisor…


Added by Sophie Durham on September 17, 2018 at 15:53 — No Comments

Challenges and opportunities of environmental policy implementation: Empirical evidence from Ghana's gold mining sector

By Francis Xavier Dery Tuokuu, James S. Gruber, Uwafiokun Idemudia, Jean Kayira

Source: Resources Policy (2018).

While a number of studies that have examined the nature and impact of gold mining in Ghana have often identified environmental degradation as a major consequence of resource extraction, limited efforts have so far been directed at exploring the challenges and opportunities facing the implementation of environmental policies within Ghana's gold mining…


Added by Francis Xavier Dery Tuokuu on September 16, 2018 at 17:57 — No Comments

IGF Issues State of Sustainability Review of Standards and the Extractive Economy

A new study from the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) and International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) highlights how multistakeholder, market-based voluntary sustainability initiatives (VSIs) can promote more sustainable production practices, often at the global level.

The report highlights environmental, social and…


Added by IGF Secretariat on September 12, 2018 at 14:27 — No Comments

Weekly GOXI, 9 September, 2018

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Added by GOXI on September 10, 2018 at 23:30 — No Comments

IMF online course on Macroeconomic Management in Resource-Rich Countries

The IMF is offering a free 7-week online course on macroeconomic management in resource-rich countries. The course is geared to helping policymakers better manage natural resources focusing on macroeconomics, fiscal policy and statistics.


The registration deadline is today Sep 10, 2018. The course starts on Sep 12, 2018.


To register: …


Added by Thomas Benninger on September 10, 2018 at 17:57 — No Comments

News & Natural Resources: August (and September so far)

A monthly round-up of the latest news relating to natural resource governance issues. You can also read the original version of this blog on my website.

News from around the world

  • Are Albertans receiving a fair share of the oilsands wealth? James Wilt…

Added by Alice Powell on September 10, 2018 at 16:54 — No Comments




The exploration of minerals in Nigeria by the artisanal method has occurred for over 2400 years from mining basic clays to base metals and gold. There have been popular culture in Nigeria that have…


Added by Paul Ogwu on September 8, 2018 at 4:29 — No Comments

Public Consultation on the Draft of the Revised Regional Certification Mechanism for the ICGLR

(Voir la version française ci-dessous)

Download the Draft Revised RCM Manual in English

Download the Public Consultation Form in English

We request that all feedback forms be submitted to …


Added by Levin Sources on September 6, 2018 at 12:04 — No Comments

Asia Projects Manager based in Victoria, Canada with Artisanal Gold Council

Visit our website for information on how to apply. 


The Artisanal Gold Council (AGC) is a not-for-profit organization based in Victoria, Canada. The AGC is dedicated to improving the opportunities, environment, and health of the millions of people involved in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) in the developing world.…


Added by Artisanal Gold Council on September 6, 2018 at 0:52 — No Comments

Weekly GOXI, 3 September, 2018

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Added by GOXI on September 3, 2018 at 23:30 — No Comments

(DEADLINE EXTENDED) CDP Consultation on 2019 FORESTS Metals & Mining / Coal

As part of our continued sector-focused approach to disclosure, CDP has developed a new sector questionnaire for the mining sector, which companies will be invited to respond in 2019: "Forests Metals &…


Added by Rodrigo Cassola on September 3, 2018 at 15:47 — No Comments

Iraq: citizens in oil producing regions demand a bigger share of revenues

In the midst of violent protests and political uncertainty, Iraq announces highest crude oil production and export levels in over a year.

Crude oil production in the Iraq hit a 13-month high in July at 4.5 million barrels per day (bpd), according to data provided by the Iraqi State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) on 9…


Added by EITI on September 3, 2018 at 12:00 — No Comments

Malawi's journey to full contract transparency

Writen by Rachel Etter-Phoya

The Government of Malawi formally committed to disclose all oil, gas and mining contracts in December 2015 at a Malawi EITI stakeholders meeting in Lilongwe. At the meeting, the then Principal Secretary Ben Botolo responsible for mining said that all contracts were already available upon request at the…


Added by EITI on August 28, 2018 at 14:30 — No Comments

The Early Oil Pilot Scheme: A Litmus Test of Kenya’s Oil Governance

Amid much pomp and fanfare, President Uhuru Kenyatta launched the Early Oil Pilot Scheme (EOPS) on the 3rd of June in Turkana. The Scheme entails the transportation of stored crude oil drawn from the testing oil wells; and the production of 2000 barrels of oil per day over a two-year period.

Tullow Oil has stated that the…


Added by Gilbert Makore on August 28, 2018 at 11:22 — No Comments

Does bad company corrupts good character? A spatial econometric analysis of oil resource management in Africa

A widely held belief before the 1990s – referred to as the oil-blessing hypothesis – was that oil discovery and production should promote economic growth and development and lead to poverty reduction. However, the so-called ‘oil-curse’ hypothesis, postulated by Sachs and Warner in 1995, challenged this belief, thus provoking a heated debate on the theme. The oil-curse hypothesis has been traditionally tested by means of cross-sectional and panel-data models. The author goes beyond…


Added by Ishmael Ackah, PhD on August 28, 2018 at 10:06 — No Comments

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