sharing in governance of extractive industries
For our team in Berlin we are looking for a Specialist (m/w) for Business Development and Negotiation Support in CONNEX Support Unit (managed by GIZ).
The CONNEX Support Unit (www.connex-unit.org) was created in January 2017 to…Continue
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(excerpt from an unpublished paper: Mining at the Crossroads of Law and Development: A review of labor-related local content provisions in Africa's mining laws through the prism of automation.” – Nneoma V. Nwogu
Automation in mining is the substantive reduction and potential elimination of human labor from day to day mining operations. Research, development and use of automated machinery in isolated components of mining equipment and machinery…Continue
Author: Leonardo Sempértegui
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A few days ago, the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) organized its annual…Continue
Added by Leonardo Sempertegui on March 15, 2018 at 19:39 — No Comments
The Directorate of Geological Surveys and Mines (DGSM) in Uganda has recently contracted Spatial Dimension, a Trimble Company, to upgrade its mining cadastre to an e-government based mineral licensing system.
“Most of our internal processes are still paper-based and can be quite cumbersome. This sometimes leads to delays or incorrect decision making by officials. By moving our mineral licensing system online we are essentially digitizing both our data and our processes,” said the…Continue
Added by Bill Feast on March 15, 2018 at 14:54 — No Comments
The OECD Development Centre is seeking public comment on the advanced draft of the Guiding Principles for Durable Extractive Contracts.
The Guiding Principles set out eight principles and supporting commentary that host governments and investors can use as a common reference for future negotiations of enduring, sustainable and mutually beneficial extractive contracts. They aim to provide guidance for the content and negotiation of durable extractive contracts that…Continue
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Meeting the world's sustainable development needs will require a considerable increase of FDI flows, especially of "sustainable investment" flows, i.e., investment that exhibits certain "sustainability characteristics": the economic, social, environmental, and governance contributions that governments expect MNEs to make to the development of host countries, and that MNEs (or their organizations) themselves say they seek to make to host countries' development. Based on…Continue
Added by Karl P Sauvant on March 14, 2018 at 23:39 — No Comments
PanAfGeo launched an initiative supporting the training of geoscientific staff from African Geological Surveys through the creation of an innovative training program. The training program includes the acquisition and development of crucial professional skills to complement qualifications and technical skills. World-class geoscientific experts from African and European geological surveys carry out the training programs.
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Ecuador highlights desire for responsible mining
On 5 March Ecuador’s Mining Minister Rebeca Illescas committed to implement the EITI Standard. The commitment was made at “Ecuador Day” at the PDAC in Toronto on 5 March. Minister Illescas stressed that joining the EITI is “ very important for the…Continue
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“How can we effect change in the world when only half of it is invited or feels welcome to participate in the conversation?”
These words, …Continue
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The International Institute for Environment and Development is seeking a consultant to coordinate the work of the Artisanal and Small-scale Mining Learning and Leadership Group in Tanzania.Continue
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A weekly digest of activity on GOXI
In a week where women were celebrated, NRGI showcased its efforts to strengthen women's participation in resource governance, Lynda Lawson…
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IIED will host its third 'digital day' dedicated to artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) on 15 March 2018, connecting mining stakeholders across the globe.
IIED is inviting ASM workers, researchers and other stakeholders around the world to collaborate online on 15 March, using the hashtag #shareASM.
The aim is to provide an…Continue
Added by IIED on March 12, 2018 at 13:45 — No Comments
Jakarta – National Coalition Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Indonesia applauds the Presidential Decree Number 13 Year 2018 about Principle of Recognizing Beneficial Ownership of Corporation in the Framework of Prevention and Eradication of Criminal Act on Money Laundering and Criminal on Terrorism Funding. This rule requires every corporation (such as LLCs, foundations, associations, CVs, firms, and…Continue
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Written by Ines Schjolberg Marques
How stakeholders from government, civil society and industry worked together to make contract disclosure a reality.
Last month, Ghana launched its new petroleum register, which…Continue
Added by EITI on March 9, 2018 at 17:00 — No Comments
As part of our partnership with Uongozi, CCSI has written a brief that assesses the international gas outlook and long-term implications for the development of Tanzania's offshore gas deposits. As the country looks to use a proportion of the gas domestically to support its development strategy, the brief places particular focus on issues that need to be considered in the final negotiations related to the arrangements of the domestic gas allocation.
We find that Tanzania's gas…Continue
Added by Nicolas Maennling on March 9, 2018 at 14:13 — No Comments
The news that Lebanon had finally signed a contract for gas exploration in its offshore has set off a flurry of speculation in national and international media. A leading bank in the country produced a report suggesting the government could earn up to $200 billion in revenues from the deal, turn the public deficit into a surplus…Continue
Added by Johnny West on March 9, 2018 at 12:30 — No Comments
On this International Women’s Day, we at NRGI are drawing inspiration from women’s movements and paying attention to ways we can work toward equal participation in extractives management.
Players in the resource governance movement has been working incrementally on the subject, from Publish What You Pay’s Extracting Equality – A Guide to…
Added by katarina kuai on March 8, 2018 at 22:12 — No Comments
Seven suggestions to support women’s leadership in the extractive sectors.
Have you ever noticed that you are the only female sitting at the table?
In some countries, this is quite glaring, especially when having a conversation about the…Continue
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There was an estimated 40 million people working in artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) in 2017, with an additional 150 million individuals across 80 countries dependant on ASM as part of their livelihood strategies.
Women represent a large percentage of the ASM workforce—40 to 50 per cent in Africa alone, in fact—working in a range of roles…Continue
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