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Strengthening collaboration between the EITI and Supreme Audit Institutions

Authored by Sam Bartlett

On the eve of the 45th EITI Board meeting in Addis Ababa, the EITI International Secretariat and the Office of the Auditor General of Norway hosted a workshop on strengthening collaboration with Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs). The workshop brought together EITI and SAI representatives from Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Sierra Leone,…

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Added by EITI on October 18, 2019 at 15:38 — No Comments

JOB ALERT - Indigenous Rights Program Manager, Equitable Origin

Reporting to the CEO, the Manager of the Assuring Indigenous Rights (AIR) Program will be responsible for the success of Equitable Origin (EO)’s Indigenous Rights Program and community engagement activities globally. The Manager will manage existing relationships and support staff as the program grows; and will be responsible for implementing the Indigenous Rights Program in line with EO’s strategic plan. The Manager is a core member of the EO team that drives the organization’s community…

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Added by Sophie Russell on October 17, 2019 at 13:53 — No Comments

Qatar Petroleum joins EITI as a supporting company

State-owned petroleum company Qatar Petroleum will join the EITI as a supporting company, announced EITI’s Corporate Engagement Manager Andrew Irvine today, in a discussion on the EITI’s outreach plans at the organisation’s Addis Ababa Board meeting. 

“It is encouraging to see a large and influential state-owned company like Qatar Petroleum join the EITI’s group of supporting companies,” said Mark Robinson,…

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Added by EITI on October 17, 2019 at 11:33 — No Comments

Democratic Republic of Congo recognised for progress on EITI implementation

The Democratic Republic of Congo has made meaningful progress in implementing the EITI. Despite the country’s positive direction of travel in strengthening transparency, major challenges in accountability and governance remain.

The EITI Board decided today at its meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, that the Democratic Republic of Congo has made meaningful progress in implementing the …

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

Iraq: From plugging gaps to building accountability

Iraq has made meaningful progress in implementing the EITI with significant improvements in transparency of state-owned enterprises, oilfield data and petrodollar allocations. Opportunities exist to translate this emerging transparency into evidence-based debate and policy making.

The EITI Board decided today that Iraq has made meaningful progress in implementing the EITI Standard. Validation, the…

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Added by EITI on October 16, 2019 at 16:56 — No Comments

Myanmar moving towards greater transparency

EITI Board concludes that Myanmar has made meaningful progress in EITI implementation, whilst urging government to strengthen public disclosures and further improve the environment for civil society participation.

Myanmar has achieved meaningful progress in implementing the EITI Standard, the EITI Board concluded today at its meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

In taking this decision, the Board commended…

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Added by EITI on October 16, 2019 at 16:54 — No Comments

Job openings at the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), Germany

The German Federal Institute for Geosciences & Natural Resources (BGR) has 2 job openings in the sector program "Extractives & Development":

1. For a political/social/geo-scientist with practical experience in political consulting & resource politics:                …

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Added by Teresa Bornschlegl on October 15, 2019 at 9:02 — No Comments

Futuristic Mining Ecosystem

Futuristic Mining Ecosystem

I explain 6 futuristic themes for sustainable mining operations;  

Seamless Connectivity

Autonomous Things

Artificial Intelligence

Immersive Experience

Digitized Workforce

Integrated Ecosystems…

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Added by Dr Kash Sirinanda on October 11, 2019 at 5:53 — No Comments

Mali’s new mining law: an improvement, but fails artisanal miners

Mali’s long-awaited mining reforms are here. A mix of progressive and outdated measures, the code must pass parliamentary review before entering into law. We assess the significance of three aspects of the legislation.

Despite lengthy preparations, many were surprised when Mali's new mining law passed by ordinance in August. The next stage is parliamentary review, where we expect additional revisions before a final version is agreed. This creates an…

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Added by IIED on October 10, 2019 at 10:33 — No Comments

Crunching the numbers on EITI Validation

Authored by Alex Gordy

What can be learned from three years of Validation results – and how to interrogate the data

EITI Validation results are a rich source of information about the transparency of the extractive sector in EITI implementing countries. Over 80% of EITI countries have completed their first Validation since the process was introduced in 2016, producing a…

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Added by EITI on October 9, 2019 at 13:19 — No Comments

Mali’s new mining law: an improvement, but fails artisanal miners

by Dr Ahamadou Mohamed Maiga and Brendan Schwartz

Mali’s long-awaited mining reforms are here. A mix of progressive and outdated measures, the code must pass parliamentary review before entering into law. We assess the significance of three aspects of the legislation, concentrating on the areas covered by our policy recommendations from late last year: fiscal reforms, artisanal mining and local…

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Added by Brendan Schwartz on October 8, 2019 at 13:39 — No Comments

Why Zimbabwe Must Join The Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative

Introduction

Recently, the government of Zimbabwe reignited its interest to join the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) through the 2019 National Budget Statement. A step in the right direction. But it is important to note that since 2011, government repeatedly expressed interest to join EITI or to resuscitate…

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Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on October 3, 2019 at 15:53 — No Comments

New interview: Championing Africa's Transformation | Highgrade with Carlos Lopes

Mineral producing countries aspire to climb the value adding ladder. Few, however, have truly succeeded.

How can resource economies move into industrialisation and beyond? Nowhere is the question more puzzling than in Africa.

Renowned economist Carlos Lopes has the answer.

Enjoy!

Highgrade Team

Added by Highgrade on October 1, 2019 at 14:59 — No Comments

Futuristic Mining Ecosystem

Added by Dr Kash Sirinanda on October 1, 2019 at 14:07 — No Comments

Regional Exchange Event on Taxation in the Mining Sector Fosters Collaboration Between West African Countries

The Regional Resource Governance in West Africa (ReGo) project, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ), hosted a regional exchange event on mining taxation in collaboration with the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) in Abidjan from 12th through 13th September.  The event gathered practitioners from both revenue…

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Added by Stefanie Heerwig on September 26, 2019 at 18:30 — No Comments

Biodiversity disclosure - Mining without extracting biodiversity

How should mining companies improve transparency, accountability & demonstrate action to tackle biodiversity loss? Disclosure is the first step.

Find out more about the vanguards of biodiversity disclosure in our latest blog and register for the…

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Added by Rodrigo Cassola on September 26, 2019 at 17:00 — No Comments

Three common questions people ask me about gold mining

By the way, these questions are ranked by the frequency in which they get asked; the first being the most-often-asked question and following…

1) Wait— if you work in mining then that means we still mine gold even today?

Yes, gold mining is still happening across the world. In fact, in 2018, over 3,500 tonnes of gold were produced worldwide, with China leading global output followed by Australia, Russia, and the United…

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Added by Hass Kouao-Bile on September 24, 2019 at 18:46 — No Comments

Minerals in Post-Disaster Reconstruction

Minerals in Post-Disaster Reconstruction
By Degol Hailu, Caroline Ngonze and Daniel Franks
http://www.africa.undp.org/content/rba/en/home/blog/2019/minerals-in-post-disaster-reconstruction.html

Added by Degol Hailu on September 23, 2019 at 12:02 — No Comments

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