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June 2019 Blog Posts (36)

GHOSTS OF THE 2011 OIL DEBATE: OIL LAWS AND LACK OF POLITICAL WILL

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In late 2011, Parliament was called from recess following a petition by the Parliamentary Forum on Oil and Gas working with CSOs. This was at the back drop of the government’s refusal to disclose the oil agreements.  On the floorof parliament,a section of MPs including Hon. Gerald Karuhanga accused cabinet ministers of accepting bribes over oil deals this…

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Added by Bwowe Ivan on June 30, 2019 at 8:40 — No Comments

Women in Mining - Mining Investment North America Toronto June 26/27

Women in Mining at the Mining Investor North American Forum Toronto June 26/27

Astrid Pregel, Principal at Feminomics and Advisory Director at Global Mining Sustainability gave a highly enlightening talk on Women in Mining from her generational global experience. Astrid focused on the results of many studies that show the inclusion of women in decision making offers a dramatic increase in risk mitigation and improved corporate performance.  Ask for a copy of her…

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Added by Roy Jakola on June 29, 2019 at 1:41 — 1 Comment

IFC Discussion Paper: Local Benefit Sharing in Large-Scale Wind and Solar Projects

On the back of my PhD research and with my fantastic team at Synergy Global and amazing colleagues at the IFC, I am happy to share this discussion paper on benefit sharing in the renewables sector. 

While not an extractive industry itself, wind and solar projects are increasingly planned and implemented in proximity or collaboration with extractive operations. 

In South Africa for example, socio economic benefits from renewable energy projects are a key topic of…

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Added by Holle Wlokas on June 26, 2019 at 18:22 — No Comments

BE PART OF THE NEW VERSION OF THE FAIRMINED STANDARD! CONTRIBUTE FROM YOUR EXPERIENCE AND SEND US YOUR COMMENTS

Do you have any suggestions for the development of the Fairmined Standard 3.0? We are currently at the pre-consultation stage. Send us your comments until August 1, 2019 tostandards@responsiblemines.org or by phone to +57 (4) 332 47 11. Tell us what you think it is important to include in the next version.…

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Added by Natalia Uribe on June 26, 2019 at 15:41 — No Comments

Reflecting on the latest EITI global conference: to build trust, the EITI must keep evolving

The 2019 EITI Global Conference took place last week in Paris under the slogan: “Open Data, Build Trust”. As always, it was a pleasure and an inspiration to come together with hundreds of fellow participants from across the PWYP coalition. On behalf of all the individuals and organisations who power our movement, we called on the EITI to stay ambitious: for greater transparency, for the meaningful engagement of civil society in extractive governance, for transformational  commitments…

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Added by Publish What You Pay on June 24, 2019 at 17:30 — No Comments

Job Ad: Associate Director, International Social Sustainability

AECOM EMEA is recruiting an Associate Director with experience in Social Performance to join our International ESIA and ESDD Team in London! Click on the link for more information.

https://aecom.jobs/jobs/?q=218115BR

Added by Alessandra Awolowo on June 24, 2019 at 9:54 — No Comments

New publication on social benefits and mining in South Africa

I am very excited about my latest publication in The Extractive Industries and Society based on my field research in South Africa. It examines the lessons learned in terms of deriving social benefits from mining through regulation under the Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) in South Africa.

View it here!

Added by Caitlin Corrigan on June 20, 2019 at 11:56 — 1 Comment

EITI countries lead the way in making contract transparency a global norm

Authored by Marie Gay Alessandra Ordenes, Asia Director, EITI International Secretariat

The EITI government network on contract transparency was launched at the EITI Global Conference in Paris.

Governments from Armenia, Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Indonesia, Malawi, Mexico, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Philippines, Senegal, São Tomé and Príncipe and Zambia have joined the network. This coincided with the EITI…

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Added by EITI on June 19, 2019 at 16:00 — No Comments

EITI launches 2019 EITI Standard

At the opening of the 8th EITI Global Conference in Paris, outgoing EITI Chair Fredrik Reinfeldt formally launched the 2019 EITI Standard:

This is one of the most significant achievements of the outgoing EITI Board. It has involved a…

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Added by EITI on June 18, 2019 at 16:00 — No Comments

Launch of the 2019 EITI Progress Report

The EITI's outgoing Chair, Fredrik Reinfeldt, launched the 2019 Progress Report today, 18 June, at the opening session of the EITI Global Conference in Paris. Commenting on the achievements of the EIIT in the past year, and during his term as Chair, he highlighted the revisions made to the EITI Standard as an important milestone:

"The EITI Standard continues to evolve, shaped…

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Added by EITI on June 18, 2019 at 15:30 — No Comments

What’s the role of the EITI in fighting corruption?

Reflecting on EITI’s potential and actual contribution to the global anti-corruption agenda.

There is a global consensus that in many countries, extractives sector corruption can deprive the population of resources needed to reduce poverty. Resource-rich countries are increasingly taking measures to tackle corruption and resulting illicit financial flows head on through national strategies and global initiatives. The EITI has the potential to help reduce corruption by…

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Added by EITI on June 18, 2019 at 15:30 — No Comments

Winners of the 2019 EITI Chair Awards announced

The EITI Chair's Awards recognise countries that have shown leadership, determination and resourcefulness in implementing the EITI.

Chair of the EITI, Fredrik Reinfeldt, announced the winners of the 2019 EITI Chair's Award at the opening session of the EITI Global Conference in Paris on 18 June.

The three winners in 2019 were:

Armenia

"A newcomer to the EITI that has begun with innovation and high pace. By fostering…

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Added by EITI on June 18, 2019 at 15:30 — No Comments

Weekly GOXI, June 17, 2019

A weekly digest of activity on GOXI…

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Added by GOXI on June 18, 2019 at 2:23 — No Comments

Helen Clark appointed EITI Board Chair

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Members’ Meeting today confirmed the appointment of Rt Hon. Helen Clark as the Chair of the EITI. The EITI Board for 2019-2021 was also elected (list here).

Helen Clark is a widely respected global leader on sustainable development and international cooperation. She served three successive terms as Prime Minister of New Zealand between 1999 and 2008. While in…

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Added by EITI on June 17, 2019 at 15:30 — No Comments

EITI welcomes KAZ Minerals PLC as a supporting company

At the 2019 EITI Global Conference in Paris, the EITI welcomed KAZ Minerals PLC as its newest supporting company. 

KAZ Minerals is a copper company focused on large scale, low cost open pit mining in the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) Region.  The Group is listed in London and Kazakhstan. KAZ Minerals operates the Bozshakol open pit mine in the Pavlodar region of Kazakhstan, the Aktogay pit open mine and three underground mines in the East Region of Kazakhstan, and the…

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Added by EITI on June 17, 2019 at 15:30 — No Comments

EITI countries progress on path to transparency and accountability

The EITI Board assessed the status of four implementing countries - Albania, Mali, Peru and Sierra Leone - at its meeting in Paris on 17 June.

What is Validation?

The EITI is implemented at the national level. In accordance with the EITI Standard, all EITI implementing countries are subject to periodic evaluation (“Validation”). Validation focuses on adherence to the EITI’s requirements on stakeholder…

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Added by EITI on June 17, 2019 at 15:30 — No Comments

Documentation finally online: Raw Materials & Environment Conference in Berlin, Februrary 2019

Documentation of @umweltbundesamt Raw Materials & #Environment Conference (#RMEC2019) finally…

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Added by Jan Kosmol on June 17, 2019 at 10:47 — No Comments

Pushing for increased information on mining local procurement in West Africa with the LPRM (en français)

Below is an exciting update in French from Ahamadou Mohamed Maiga, who has been working with Publish What You Pay and Mining Shared Value on an OSIWA-supported project in West Africa to promote use of the Mining Local Procurement Reporting Mechanism (LPRM; MRAL en français). A proper English translation is in the works - for now Google Translate does a reasonable job. 

ACCROITRE LA PRODUCTION DE L’INFORMATION DANS LE CADRE DE L’APPROVISIONNEMENT DANS LE SECTEUR MINIER…

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Added by Jeff Geipel on June 17, 2019 at 1:00 — No Comments

The future of extractive industries’ governance in Latin America and the Caribbean

Authored by Mark Robinson Executive Director, EITI International Secretariat, Daniel Kaufmann, NRGI President and CEO and Juan Cruz Vieyra, Senior Specialist, innovation for citizen services, InterAmerican Development Bank. 

Natural resources are a key factor for growth and development for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The value of fossil fuel reserves is…

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Added by EITI on June 16, 2019 at 15:30 — No Comments

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