sharing in governance of extractive industries

February 2019 Blog Posts (34)

Afghanistan’s Transparency Portal – a window on mining and oil projects

Authored by Aasmund Andersen and Christina Berger

On 25 November 2018, journalists, civil society members and senior government officials gather at the government media information centre in Kabul. National TV is broadcasting, live streaming on media channels is under way. Hon. Minister of Mines and Petroleum…


Added by EITI on February 28, 2019 at 10:05 — No Comments

Nigeria uses EITI to reform industry, build accountability

Having met all the requirements of the EITI Standard, country seeks to entrench transparency in government and company systems.

Nigeria’s pioneering use of multi-stakeholder governance to disclose data on its upstream extractives value chain was recognised today by the EITI Board. It became the first Anglophone African country to have made satisfactory progress in implementing all the requirements of the EITI Standard. It now faces the challenge of entrenching this…


Added by EITI on February 28, 2019 at 9:53 — No Comments

EITI countries progress on path to transparent and accountable extractive sectors

EITI Board assesses implementation in eight countries

The EITI Board assessed the status of eight implementing countries, including Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Malawi, Mauritania, Nigeria, Norway, and Trinidad and Tobago at its meeting in Kyiv on 27-28 February. The Board agreed that Nigeria and Norway had achieved satisfactory progress overall in implementing the EITI Standard. In the other cases, the Board noted progress and outlined the corrective actions needed…


Added by EITI on February 28, 2019 at 9:30 — No Comments

EITI Board approves Argentina’s application to join the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

Government to use EITI to promote transparent and accountable management of oil, gas and mineral resources

The EITI Board today approved Argentina’s application to join the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) at its meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine. Argentina, the third-largest economy in Latin America, becomes the EITI’s 52nd member country.

I congratulate Argentina on becoming a member of the EITI…


Added by EITI on February 28, 2019 at 9:30 — No Comments

Sustainable development in Ghana's gold mines: Clarifying the stakeholder's perspective

Using semi-structured interviews and focus group discussions (FGDs), this study examined critical stakeholder's perceptions, experiences and competence in assuring the sustainable management of Ghana's major gold mines. The investigation was inspired by a synthesis of the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the global community in September 2015; it places human resource capacity at the center of a sustainability struggle between local and international…


Added by Francis Xavier Dery Tuokuu, Ph.D on February 27, 2019 at 16:32 — No Comments

Weekly GOXI, February 25, 2019

A weekly digest of activity on GOXI…


Added by GOXI on February 25, 2019 at 23:30 — No Comments

Guidance on Developing Security Management Plans to Implement International Security Standards and the Voluntary Principles

The Mining Security Working Group is pleased to publish their first white paper "Guidance on Developing Security Management Plans to Implement International Security Standards and the Voluntary Principles."

To learn more and to review the white paper, please visit our website: mswg.ca.

To provide comments or feedback on the white paper, send a message directly through…


Added by Charles Dumbrille on February 25, 2019 at 18:30 — No Comments

Ugandan cabinet gives go-ahead to apply for EITI membership to boost investments

Country sees joining the EITI as an opportunity to create lasting value from its petroleum resources

The Ugandan cabinet has agreed to give the government the go-ahead to apply to join the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). The decision is part of the country’s ongoing efforts to strengthen accountability in the management of its natural resources and attract investors to develop its oil, gas and mining reserves.

"We believe that initiatives such as…


Added by EITI on February 25, 2019 at 14:46 — 1 Comment

Adapting the EITI Standard to reflect country-led innovations on transparency

EITI Board to assess proposed changes to the global standard for the good governance of oil, gas and mineral resources on 27-28 February

To date, 38 of the EITI’s 51 members have completed the Validation process, which is the assessment of a country’s performance against the requirements of the 2016 EITI Standard. The…


Added by EITI on February 25, 2019 at 14:45 — No Comments



Online phase: March 25- May 27, 2019

Residential phase: June 20 - 28, 2019

Final Assignment due on: October 1, 2019


Khazar University, Baku

Application deadline

March 20, 2019 

Responsive and comprehensive resource governance outcomes depend on the details of well-formed policies. Shortsighted approaches offering quick-fix solutions to complex economic challenges in post-Soviet Eurasia make efficient and…


Added by Aysel Akhundova on February 25, 2019 at 8:45 — No Comments

Reframing matter: Towards a material-discursive framework for Africa’s minerals

My recent article in the Journal of Extractive Industries and Society:

The article proposes a material-discursive framework to analyze materialities of minerals. The typology developed, frames potentialities according to their specific physical and chemical attributes and material-discursive practices. It highlights potential opportunities, limits and risks to…


Added by charles akong on February 23, 2019 at 15:40 — No Comments

It’s Time for EITI to Require Contract Transparency. Here are Four Reasons Why.

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Board has an important opportunity to strengthen the EITI Standard’s provisions on contract transparency when it meets next week in Kiev.

State-investor contracts and licenses which provide the terms attached to the exploitation of oil, gas and mineral resources must have citizen oversight. They can determine taxes, subnational transfers, audit rights, infrastructure and barter arrangements, community consultation requirements and…


Added by Robert Pitman on February 22, 2019 at 22:30 — No Comments

#EITIArmenia published its first national report.

For those, who are interested, you can have a look at the first national report on official webpage of EITI Armenia. 

Added by Lilya Shushanyan on February 21, 2019 at 17:22 — No Comments

Weekly GOXI February 18, 2019

A weekly digest of activity on GOXI…


Added by GOXI on February 21, 2019 at 7:39 — No Comments

Global Communities is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party, DRC

Global Communities is seeking an experienced Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for the anticipated USAID DRC-funded Commercially Viable, Conflict- free Gold Project (CVCFG). The purpose of this project is to achieve a sustainable, conflict-free, ASM gold supply-chain originating in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) through a private-sector led approach.


The Deputy Chief of Party will provide technical…


Added by Levin Sources on February 19, 2019 at 10:41 — No Comments

Le premier système de traitement de l'or sans mercure en Guinée - Un projet co-piloté par la GIZ et l’Artisanal Gold Council

Renforcement des mesures liées aux impacts des pratiques économiques, sociales et environnementales pour une exploitation artisanale et à petite échelle de l'or (ASGM ) en Guinée 

En décembre 2018, le Ministère des Mines de Guinée, représenté par la Direction Nationale des Mines, a inauguré le premier système de traitement de l'or sans mercure à Tonso, une localité de Siguiri en Haute Guinée, ce…


Added by Kim Rahel Schultze on February 19, 2019 at 10:30 — No Comments

The first mercury free gold processing system in Guinea's ASM sector - GIZ and Artisanal Gold Council strengthening responsible mining practices

Pour la version française, voir ci-dessous --- See French Version below.


In December 2018, the Ministry of Mines of Guinea, represented by the National Directorate of Mining, inaugurated the first mercury free gold processing system in Tonso, a district of Siguiri in Upper Guinea. This pilot project marks a step towards Guinea’s…


Added by Kim Rahel Schultze on February 19, 2019 at 10:00 — No Comments

EITI and PWYP: What’s next after 15 years of successful collaboration?

Authored by Mark Robinson

The EITI was created to fix a failure of governance in the oil, gas and mining sector and is guided by the belief that a country’s natural resources belong to its citizens. The organisation was born out of a dynamic coalition of committed activists, progressive companies and brave governments who convened to seek consensus on how the sector could be better managed. At the time of its inception, it was a radical idea that civil society…


Added by EITI on February 18, 2019 at 12:30 — No Comments

Responsible sourcing and artisanal mining - fear not!

"Instead of wondering where to start, let’s focus on where to act, and how to make our supply chains something beautiful too. I invite you to join us to make this a more beautiful world."

Check out this excellent article by Pact's Director of Mines to Markets Cristina Villegas about artisanal and small-scale mining, its significance to rural development, and how better data, technology and partnerships most of all are improving the lives of ASM…


Added by Dylan E McFarlane on February 16, 2019 at 7:33 — No Comments

Gendered change to transparency in extractives starts in West Africa

By Charlotte Ørnemark, Independent researcher & consultant

Making women visible and locating gender expertise in their own movements have put West African Publish What You Pay (PWYP) coalitions at the forefront of working with gender in extractives. But there is a long journey ahead before minds and work processes have shifted to more gendered ways of working.

How do…


Added by Publish What You Pay on February 15, 2019 at 17:47 — No Comments

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