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Featured Blog Posts – January 2017 Archive (15)

Community Engagement in Mining: Sharing Experiences and Best Practices

Resource-rich countries are home to 3.5 billion people. When these resources become a source of conflict between communities, corporations, and government, opportunities for community development are often lost.

The immovability of natural resources renders the role of communities located near mining operations of critical importance throughout the mining cycle. The quality of engagement between…

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Added by Caitlin Sievert on January 31, 2017 at 17:30 — No Comments

As the Opportunity Arises, the Local Government in Indonesia are Encouraged to Take the Participating Interest

Recently, the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resource of Indonesia issued Ministerial Regulation Number 37 Year 2016 concerning the Provision Deals of Participating Interest (PI) 10% on the Oil and Gas Block. Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Indonesia assesses that the regulation has big potential to reduce rent seeking in the PI management in the oil and gas industry by prioritizing Region Owned Enterprise (BUMD) which’s fully owned by the local government or other companies whose at least 99%…

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Added by Publish What You Pay Indonesia on January 31, 2017 at 12:44 — No Comments

Zimbabwe's Mining Sector in 2017: Through the Looking Glass

1-Gold will continue to do well. The country is likely to breach 20 tonnes once again as the RBZ continues its drive to mop up ASM gold through increased monitoring and improving market access (‘ no questions asked’ policy). There might not be a significant increase in gold deliveries if the liquidity crisis does not ease. Deliveries are likely to plateau- discouraged by failure of FPR to pay hard currency but evened off by miners who may still want some of the 5% export incentive. Alluvial…

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Added by Gilbert Makore on January 31, 2017 at 10:45 — No Comments

Weekly GOXI: January 30, 2017

A weekly digest of activity on GOXI

The first in a series of guidance documents by…

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Added by GOXI on January 31, 2017 at 0:14 — No Comments

Free working paper on mining, CSR and politics out now!

The Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre have just published a working paper by yours truly on ‘Corporate social responsibility and political settlements in the mining sector in Ghana, Zambia and Peru’. It’s really a first cut at some of the findings form my work in 2014 which I’m currently writing up into some papers and a book. The abstract reads…

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Added by Tomas Frederiksen on January 26, 2017 at 11:17 — 1 Comment

IGF releases guidance to help governments manage artisanal and small-scale mining

IGF releases guidance to help governments manage artisanal and small-scale mining

Ottawa, Canada, January 19, 2017 – Governments struggling to manage the complex and sometimes chaotic artisanal and small scale-mining sector have a new toolkit: a guidance developed by the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF).

IGF…

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Added by Mira Oberman on January 25, 2017 at 20:36 — No Comments

Request for Training Applications: Southern African Regional Workshop on Environment, Community, Health and Safety

Southern Africa Regional Training workshop on Environment, Community, Health and Safety in the Development Minerals sector, Maputo, Mozambique, 3-6 April 2017.

The ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme is accepting applications for sponsorship to attend the Southern Africa Regional Training Workshop on Environment, Community, Health and Safety of Development Minerals. 'Development Minerals' are minerals and materials that are mined, processed,…

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Added by Daniel Franks on January 24, 2017 at 17:54 — No Comments

STRADE Policy Brief- EU mine cost competitiveness

Mining in the European Union is perceived to be costly and uncompetitive when compared to other jurisdictions such as Australia and Canada. As Figure 1 shows, the EU accounts for a small percentage of global production of Iron Ore, Gold and Nickel. Perceptions of high labour and production costs lead many to believe that the EU is an unfavourable mining destination. Reliable power supply, infrastructure and access to advanced technology should support a successful mining industry in Europe.…

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Added by STRADE Project on January 23, 2017 at 14:34 — No Comments

Developing Country viewpoints of EU raw material policies

The STRADE project has revealed the contrasting ways in which the European Union’s raw material policies are presented within the EU and how these policies are received by developing partner countries. Read our Policy Brief from November 2016 here.

The African Continent has served as a source of raw…

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Added by STRADE Project on January 13, 2017 at 11:00 — No Comments

The End of the AMLA Workshop: African Union Commissioner HE Fatima Haram Acyl Inspires with Closing Remarks

On December 20, the AMLA Workshop came to an end with closing remarks by HE Fatima Haram Acyl, Commissioner for Trade and Industry at the African Union. The Commissioner underscored the essential presence of Africa’s youth as part of the continent’s sustainable development, and exhorted the students not only to continue working hard, but also to dream big and stay engaged with the sector and each other as they return to their countries of origin. Prior to the…

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Added by African Mining Legislation Atlas on January 12, 2017 at 19:47 — No Comments

Shifting focus from the what to the how

How the EITI will contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals

https://eiti.org/blog/shifting-focus-from-what-to-how

Before joining EITI, I worked on the UN intergovernmental negotiations on post-2015 development agenda, or what is better known today as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), for both the Norwegian…

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Added by EITI on January 6, 2017 at 15:03 — No Comments

2030: A climatic catastrophe?

A focus on systems thinking for the mining sector

By Yiannis Chrysostomidis,…

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Added by Adam Smith International on January 5, 2017 at 14:20 — 1 Comment

Nigeria Announces New Petroleum Contracts

In a bid to be more transparent, the Nigerian national oil company has made public the 39 newly-awarded contracts. …

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Added by Audrey Cash on January 4, 2017 at 16:36 — No Comments

Extractive companies publish worldwide payments under UK law

Mandatory reporting by oil, gas and mining companies under European Union country-by-country disclosure laws began in the UK and France in 2016. Key aspects of the reporting requirements – which have equivalents in Norway, Canada and the USA – are especially useful in preventing corruption: granularity (disaggregation by project and by recipient…

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Added by Miles Litvinoff on January 3, 2017 at 17:30 — No Comments

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