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JOB AD: Specialist for Business Development and Negotiation Support at the CONNEX Support Unit Secretariat

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…


Added by Hilke Kracke on March 16, 2018 at 16:35 — No Comments

Automation in Mining: Potential for Local Discontent

(excerpt from an unpublished paper: Mining at the Crossroads of Law and Development: A review of labor-related local content provisions in Africa's mining laws through the prism of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…


Added by Nneoma Veronica Nwogu on March 15, 2018 at 20:07 — 1 Comment

PDAC 2018 and the bright future for the mining industry

Author: Leonardo Sempértegui

For more blog posts, news and updates in the energy and extractive industries: www.ieeblog.com

A few days ago, the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) organized its annual…


Added by Leonardo Sempertegui on March 15, 2018 at 19:39 — No Comments

Uganda to implement Online Mining Licensing System

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…


Added by Bill Feast on March 15, 2018 at 14:54 — No Comments

OECD Development Centre: Public Consultation – Guiding Principles for Durable Extractive Contracts

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…


Added by Elliot Smith on March 15, 2018 at 13:21 — No Comments

Guyana's oil deal is outlier low: government takes just over half


Added by Johnny West on March 15, 2018 at 12:43 — No Comments

Sustainable FDI for Sustainable Development

Dear Colleague,

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…


Added by Karl P Sauvant on March 14, 2018 at 23:39 — No Comments

Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Training: An interview with John Tychsen

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.



Added by IGF Secretariat on March 14, 2018 at 16:14 — No Comments

Ecuador commits to implement the EITI

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…


Added by EITI on March 13, 2018 at 18:20 — No Comments

Have women been left behind in the transparency and accountability agenda?

“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, …


Added by Publish What You Pay on March 13, 2018 at 14:00 — No Comments

Wanted: ASM consultant in Tanzania

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.

In November 2017, IIED, in collaboration with Tanzanian partners HakiMadini and MTL Consulting, successfully conducted a…


Added by IIED on March 13, 2018 at 11:16 — No Comments

Weekly GOXI: March 12, 2018

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…


Added by GOXI on March 13, 2018 at 2:05 — No Comments

IIED to host 3rd online artisanal and small-scale mining day

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…


Added by IIED on March 12, 2018 at 13:45 — No Comments

Indonesia's Rules on Beneficial Ownership is Momentum to Accelerate the Combat against Corruption

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…


Added by Publish What You Pay Indonesia on March 12, 2018 at 5:52 — No Comments

The journey to contract disclosure in Ghana

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…


Added by EITI on March 9, 2018 at 17:00 — No Comments

International Gas Outlook and Implications for Developing Tanzania’s Gas Projects

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…


Added by Nicolas Maennling on March 9, 2018 at 14:13 — No Comments

Lebanon's new gas contract: everyone just take a breath!

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…


Added by Johnny West on March 9, 2018 at 12:30 — No Comments

Celebrating International Women's Day, NRGI Works to Strengthen Women’s Participation in Resource Governance

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

EITI: Pressing for Progress on Gender

Written by: Gisela Granado

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…


Added by EITI on March 8, 2018 at 17:00 — No Comments

Why We Should Foster Economic Independence for Women in Artisanal and Small-scale Mining

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…


Added by Levin Sources on March 8, 2018 at 16:38 — No Comments

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