sharing in governance of extractive industries
The US sign-up last September to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) was met with widespread acclaim by international civil society groups. But EITI implementation in the US applies only to federally-owned lands, responsible for about 30…Continue
Do you agree? 'The cost of attending Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town, c12k rand (£1.6k) per person, has side-lined many locals ..the only visible local interest apart from media and paying delegates, during the four days of talks, as a vocal group of 20 people nearby calling for the DCR President to go' (paraphrased); opinion piece that I stumbled across;…Continue
Added by daniel gilbert on February 23, 2012 at 18:31 — No Comments
This May, in Kampala, Uganda, Revenue Watch Institute will begin our third class for African journalists seeking new expertise in reporting on oil, gas and minerals. The application process is open to journalists from Ghana and Uganda; and the deadline is 29 February. The program is designed for individuals with a demonstrated interest in reporting about the extractive industry. To share this information and/or to fill out…Continue
WWF’s Conservation Policy & Science unit aims to provide Network Initiatives and the WWF Network with conservation expertise, intellectual leadership and technical inputs. WWF works to maximise the effectiveness of the Network’s approach to extractive industries and engagement with partners and the private sector. WWF strives to develop and manage global relationships with extractives…Continue
Added by Kirsten Hund on February 23, 2012 at 13:09 — No Comments
The next few months are an incredibly crucial time for Iraq as an implementing country of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). It has until August 2012 to achieve EITI Validation, following the beginning of its candidacy in February 2010. As such, any issues with regards to the activities designed to display their increase in transparency which have taken…Continue
Added by Zara Rahman on February 22, 2012 at 16:43 — No Comments
Dear GOXI members,
I thought you might be interested know about the ELLA Learning Alliance on Extractive Industries. This is a free, structured learning programme that will
• bring together experts and interested individuals from Latin America, Africa and South Asia to engage in a programme of exchange and learning;
•promote networking between individuals and organisations facing common development…
There is an ever increasing level of interest in the debate around contract transparency in the global extractives industries, and a growing minority of jurisdictions which have agreed to publish contracts openly. However winning the argument is only the first chapter in the story as I discovered recently looking at Colombia, Peru and Iraqi Kudistan. First, once the…Continue
Do you want to help build knowledge around your country's extractive industries? Go to our 2-minute questionnaire at http://bit.ly/xsmFHg and tell us what you need to know!
OpenOil is a Berlin-based transparency company seeking to help create locally driven knowledge communities around the extractive industries. We are developing wiki-driven websites in English and local languages which will also be printed…
Added by Zara Rahman on February 20, 2012 at 18:33 — No Comments
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Added by Anna Sophia Caroline Swire on February 17, 2012 at 18:46 — No Comments
If you want to know what they think, click on this You Tube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUzI--IzLmo
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The Revenue Watch Institute (RWI) and the Oil for Development Program (OfD) of the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation are pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for the 2012 RWI Petrad Fellowship. The deadline for application is 30 March 2012. The program seeks to accelerate civil society leaders' effectiveness in promoting the better management of oil, minerals and gas for the public good and is open to civil society activists from…Continue
Added by Matteo Pellegrini on February 17, 2012 at 15:37 — No Comments
On February 3, 2012, the media was awash with news of signing of new production sharing agreements (PSAs) between Tullow Oil and Government of Uganda.
The gusto and excitement that surrounded this signing is proof that Uganda’s nascent oil and gas sector will never be the same again. It should be noted that this is not Uganda’s first PSA; so, the euphoria surrounding this particular one speaks volumes and there is more to it than meets the eye.
To begin with, the signing of…Continue
Resources Consulting Services (http://www.resourceglobal.co.uk/),
is looking for a Geologist to assist us with a resource audit of a rare earth deposit in Asia.
Please contact the Senior Consultant in charge of this project, Hilaire AVRIL (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a CV. Please mention in the email subject "Resource Audit".
Resource Consulting Services (RCS) provides professional and innovative…Continue
Added by Hilaire AVRIL on February 14, 2012 at 13:34 — No Comments
Companies have brandished their ‘support’ of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) as a badge proving their unquestionable commitment to transparency. For the most part their behaviour has failed to reflect their rhetoric. In fact, many companies hide behind EITI while waging an unsavoury battle against transparency legislation. Companies should not be allowed to have their cake and eat it. If they wish to derive the reputational benefits of…Continue
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At the sideline of the mining conference INDABA in Cape Town last week, the World Economic Forum launched its 2nd report on its Responsible Mineral Develoment Initiative (RMDI).
The report provides practical solutions to the challenges of responsible mineral development. The outcome of this work lays out six building blocks that act as a constructive framework for further discussion and action towards creating a more socially and economically responsible…Continue
Added by Till Schmid on February 13, 2012 at 16:30 — No Comments
"Improved transparency is ultimately to the benefit of all stakeholders:
• Civil society needs transparency in order to hold governments to account for the use of revenues;
• Governments can improve relations with their citizens and lower borrowing costs in the international
financial markets for emerging market economies if they operate transparently;
• Companies are increasingly realizing the importance of transparency in ensuring a level playing field
Added by FATAWU DARISON on February 12, 2012 at 2:33 — No Comments
Whether transparency and information disclosure produce a valuable impact depends on the quality and usefulness of disclosure, and the ability for public scrutiny to have a direct impact on policy and public administration. If governments increase transparency by providing data directly generated by their own administrative processes, it will not become an endpoint, but rather a starting point of a circle of accountability; the government is able to respond to public inquiry and pressure,…Continue
Added by Aasmund Andersen on February 10, 2012 at 19:00 — No Comments
The yawning gap between the transparency rhetoric of companies and the reality of their actions has never been more apparent than it is now.
February 9th, 2012
The oil and gas industry loves to trumpet their support of international transparency initiatives and their tax contributions to the US government, but…Continue
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