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Featured Blog Posts – March 2018 Archive (14)

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

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

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

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

China, Oil, and Latin America: Myth vs. Reality

I wanted to share my new report on China's oil and gas investments in Latin America.

It can be downloaded from The Atlantic Council website: http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/publications/reports/china-oil-and-latin-america-myth-vs-reality#.Wp3VKw16RKo.twitter


Over the past ten…


Added by Patricia I. Vasquez on March 8, 2018 at 16:20 — No Comments

UN expert calls for global recognition of the right to safe and healthy environment

GENEVA (5 March 2018) – It is high time that the international community recognized the human right to a healthy environment, the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment, John H. Knox, said on Monday.    

Knox presented a report at the Human Rights Council in Geneva setting out framework principles for States to ensure the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment* within the context of…


Added by Jasmin Blessing on March 5, 2018 at 23:30 — No Comments

How Clean Innovation Is Benefitting the Mining Sector

Innovation does not come easily to the mining sector.

In an already conservative business, the costs and risks of true innovation can be hard to justify. However, with companies needing to address inefficiencies in their operations to stay competitive, while ensuring they maintain their social license to operate, it is clear that mining needs to get innovative.

IGF recently released a report, …


Added by IGF Secretariat on March 5, 2018 at 22:05 — No Comments

IGF Releases Innovation in Mining Report

There is a pressing need for innovation in the mining sector, according to a report published Monday by the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF).

Innovation in Mining: Report to the 2018 International Mines Ministers Summit (IMMS) was released at the third annual IMMS, which was held in Toronto on the sidelines of…


Added by IGF Secretariat on March 5, 2018 at 22:04 — No Comments

Call for abstracts

Dear Goxians,

We have an in-house journal that is about to craft a special issue on EU-Africa relations in the Extractive Industries. The call for abstracts can be found here

Please share widely with your networks and do let me know if the link is not functioning properly (ross.harvey@saiia.org.za).

Best wishes,


Added by Ross Harvey on March 5, 2018 at 14:30 — No Comments

A New Approach to Extractive Development - NetPositive shakes things up with latest research

NetPositive is a non-profit organisation working on collaborative research and problem-solving. We work with a diverse group of stakeholders to collectively change the approach to extractive development in order to increase the likelihood that communities will see sustained positive outcomes from mining and oil and gas.

We are very excited to share the results of our first global collaborative research project, …


Added by Jane Church on March 2, 2018 at 15:46 — No Comments

IGF Releases its 2017 Annual Report

Today, the IGF releases its 2017 Annual Report, highlighting successes throughout the year and how leveraging mining for sustainable development can limit negative impacts and ensure financial benefits are shared.

The IGF has made tremendous progress since the Government of Canada committed to funding the IGF Secretariat through the International Institute for…


Added by IGF Secretariat on March 1, 2018 at 19:06 — No Comments

Five Practical Solutions to Curbing Illegal Mining

From continent to continent, illegal miners have inadvertently destroyed ecologically sensitive lands, contaminated rivers and drinking water with mercury and other toxins, and otherwise exposed many communities to serious environmental and health risks.

For many in the gold mining industry in particular, illegal mining is seen as a factor most likely to dominate global mining challenges over the next 10 years. Recognizing that illegal mining cannot be completely eliminated,…


Added by Hass Kouao-Bile on March 1, 2018 at 7:23 — 1 Comment

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