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Featured Blog Posts – April 2016 Archive (28)

123s and FPICs: New human rights report has all the community consent essentials

Indigenous communities have the right to say “no” before large-scale projects begin, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights says in its latest report. The Commission – a body of the Organization of American States tasked with promoting and protecting human rights in the Americas – just launched a …


Added by Emily Greenspan on April 26, 2016 at 16:50 — No Comments

Atelier de planification et de validation des activités du projet «Gouvernance Régionale du Secteur Extractif en Afrique de l’Ouest» (GRSE)

La GIZ (Agence gouvernementale allemande de Coopération Internationale), dans le cadre de  l’exécution du projet intitulé «Gouvernance Régionale du Secteur Extractif en Afrique de l’Ouest» (GRSE) en Côte d’Ivoire, a organisé en collaboration avec le Ministère de l’Industrie et des Mines les 6, 7 et 8 avril 2016 à la salle des conférences de son siège sis à la Riviera Golf-Abidjan, l’Atelier de planification et de validation des activités du projet GRSE.

Ces assises dont…


Added by Hyacinthe KOUASSI on April 26, 2016 at 12:33 — No Comments

Canada assumes the role of Chair of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights Initiative + Annual Report

Canada assumed the role of Chair of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights Initiative in April 2016. Canada will take on the role as part of its continued leadership in advancing international human rights standards in the extractive sector. Canada previously served as Chair of the Initiative in…


Added by Arash Irantalab Tehrani on April 25, 2016 at 18:30 — No Comments

Acquisition of Mining Space in Cameroon


Sustainable mining entails a well regulated process from the acquisition of mining space to the transformation of these minerals to finished goods. However, in a recent study in Cameroon's mining industry, it was that the artisnal mining sector is almost un-regulated. This has given way to lots of translucent deals,…


Added by Ngalim Bernard Yongabi on April 25, 2016 at 15:51 — No Comments

Low Oil Prices: Economic and Social Implications for Azerbaijan

Caucasus Analytical Digest No. 83 
21 April 2016
Low Oil Prices: Economic and Social Implications for Azerbaijan…

Added by Farid Guliyev on April 22, 2016 at 22:57 — No Comments

Stop Overdrafting Akosombo & develop sustainable fuel strategy - Dr. Ackah calls.

Head of Policy at ACEP, Dr. Ishmael Ackah

Energy Policy Think Tank, Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) has expressed grave concern about the Akosombo Dam being put under serious pressure or “over drafting” by Volta River Authority (VRA).

Sounding alarm bells, ACEP say operating all…


Added by seibik bugri on April 20, 2016 at 17:34 — No Comments

OGEL 1 (2016) - Mexico's Oil and Gas Sector Reform

OGEL 1 (2016) - Mexico's Oil and Gas Sector Reform

Download a free excerpt here https://www.ogel.org/journal-browse-issues-toc.asp?key=66

A diverse group of energy experts has contributed to this special feature on Mexico's Oil and Gas Sector Reform prepared by OGEL Guest editor Professor Owen L. Anderson (Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law &…


Added by OGEL Journal on April 19, 2016 at 12:54 — No Comments

The UK publishes its first EITI report

On 15 April the United Kingdom published its first Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) report, after being an EITI candidate country since 2014. The report provides, for the first time, and for calendar year 2014, a detailed public breakdown of taxes, licence fees and other payments made to the UK government by 71 named oil, gas, mining and quarrying…


Added by Miles Litvinoff on April 18, 2016 at 18:43 — No Comments

From rocks to industries: How can the extractive industries be a platform for African industrialisation?

Industrialisation is back. After decades when policy efforts were mostly focused on macroeconomic stability and opening up markets, the success of industrial policies in emerging Asian markets highlighted the importance of a concerted effort for Africa to climb up the global value chains and diversify away from reliance on raw commodities. The Africa Union’s…


Added by pietro toigo on April 15, 2016 at 18:03 — 3 Comments

The Panama Papers, corporate filings and the “bad guy” / “sharp guy” issues

Oil geek question: what do ConocoPhillipsHalliburton and Schlumberger have in common? Well… they all share the fact that they have, or at least at one point had, Panama incorporated subsidiaries. So why is…


Added by Anton Rühling on April 15, 2016 at 14:01 — No Comments

How do mandatory disclosures relate to EITI figures?

Originally Published on the OpenOil Blog: http://wp.me/p14Gk1-1jq

This year’s introduction of mandatory disclosures in France and the UK will bring about a considerable amount of reports listing extractive companies’ payments to governments.

The mandatory disclosures promise increased transparency, however, we are only at the beginning of a debate on how to best make use of the new data. One idea has already…


Added by Paul Dziedzic on April 14, 2016 at 17:49 — No Comments

Audio: Tom Albanese + Sir Mark-Moody Stewart on governance & commodity prices

I have noticed some really interesting discussions from The GOXI mini series around governance during low commodity prices.

As this is of a top interest currently, I thought I would make the audio recordings from last year's Responsible Extractives Summit available to you. 

This particular session features Tom Albanese, formerly CEO at Rio Tinto, now trying to turn…


Added by Steve Wade on April 14, 2016 at 13:15 — No Comments

eDiscussion IPIECA Local Content Guide in World Bank Local Content Community of Practice (next 2 weeks)

Dear GOXI-members:

please join the eDiscussion on the new IPIECA Local Content guide in the World Bank Community of Practice (CoP) in the next two weeks. Please see the information below on the discussion's focus and how to join the World Bank's Community. Contact me at nhandler@worldbank.org if you have trouble signing up.

(go to https://collaboration.worldbank.org/welcome - see further instructions at the…


Added by Nils Handler on April 13, 2016 at 21:54 — No Comments

How the EITI can support artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM)

At the recent EITI Global Conference in Lima, Peru, I facilitated the session on Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) and how the EITI can support countries’ efforts to formalise and professionalise the ASM sector.


Why is this important?

The answers are multiple and straightforward.…


Added by RCS Global on April 13, 2016 at 14:30 — No Comments

It has to be a two-way relationship, Kosmos Energy tells media

George Sarpong, Director of Corporate Affairs at Kosmos Energy, has assured the media that his outfit is open and ready to build good working relationships with them. “It has to be a two-way relationship based on trust and mutual respect,” he said. 

Dr Adam (in Suite) standing with Abraham participant welcomes George and Manhas at extreme…


Added by seibik bugri on April 12, 2016 at 22:33 — No Comments

Weekly GOXI: April 11, 2016

A weekly digest of activity on GOXI

With budget cuts…


Added by GOXI on April 11, 2016 at 20:03 — No Comments

Financial modeling webinar series: April 20

OpenOil is pleased to announce another round of modeling seminars online. Sign up for a series of four 90-minute seminars with modelling associate  Alistair Watson, lead developer of the IMF’s FARI model. Get hands on with examples and exercises.

The first session begins Wednesday April 20th at 0900 GMT and will be run in successive weeks at the same time each Wednesday.

This is also the…


Added by Johnny West on April 8, 2016 at 10:22 — No Comments

TDM 1 (2016) - Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between the European Union and Canada (CETA)

TDM 1 (2016) - CETA Table of contents & free excerpt here

This is the first detailed collection of reviews of CETA after its latest revisions, including the reworked Investment Chapter with an investment court replacing international arbitration.



Added by OGEL Journal on April 7, 2016 at 16:03 — No Comments

Using Aleph: 5 tips and tricks to find out about what extractive companies tell their investors

Every week thousands of pages are filed by extractive companies to stock exchanges across the globe, containing valuable information on oil, gas and mining operations worldwide. Through such disclosures, investors, regulators and researchers can update themselves on any listed company’s financial situation, the economics of particular oil or mining projects, newly signed host-government contracts, changes in directors or shareholders, and lots more. We at OpenOil for example have already…


Added by Anton Rühling on April 7, 2016 at 12:48 — 1 Comment

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