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August 2014 Blog Posts (37)

The Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF), August 2014 Newsletter

 

IGF NEWSLETTER                                                                                            AUGUST 2014

 

Dear Friends and Members of the IGF:

 

In order to provide regular updates on the work of the Forum and upcoming events, the Secretariat is circulating a monthly…

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Added by Arash Irantalab Tehrani on August 29, 2014 at 23:08 — No Comments

Weekly Goxi: August 29, 2014



A weekly digest of activity on GOXI

GOXI has been active as ever during your weekly digest's summer…

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Added by GOXI on August 29, 2014 at 23:00 — No Comments

Making Mercury Free Artisanal Gold Work for Development

Dear Colleagues,
The AGC has been making some interesting progress on a few fronts. We are in the process of becoming registered with three refineries according to their due diligence requirements. Part of that is to understand their requirements, part is to map out supply chains for the Artisanal Gold we are now producing in Burkina Faso.
Please have a look at part II of our "artisanal" (aka amateur) video series covering our pilot mercury free system and training…
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Added by Kevin Telmer on August 28, 2014 at 2:50 — No Comments

First artisanal mining organization is certified under the Fairmined Standard V2.0

First artisanal mining organization is certified under the Fairmined Standard V2.0

 

Important achievements continue for pioneers in the Fairmined certification system

Following several years of key growth and transformation within the Fairmined initiative, the…

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Added by Siri Teilmann-Ibsen on August 27, 2014 at 20:30 — No Comments

“Absolutely” – Kenya President backs full oil contract disclosure



“Absolutely” – Kenya President backs full oil contract disclosure

President Kenyatta supports key demand of civil society on extractives contracts

August 27, 2014 Posted by Ian Gary…


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Added by Ian Gary on August 27, 2014 at 19:47 — 2 Comments

Did you know you can shape Ghana’s 2015 budget? (including extractives)

Did you know you can shape Ghana’s 2015 budget?
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Added by Kwami Ahiabenu on August 26, 2014 at 20:43 — No Comments

Ghana’s PIAC Severe Financial Challenges Deepens

August 2014 marks exactly one year that I wrote a story on Ghana’s Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC) and the huge difficulties of carrying out its mandate under the heading “Public Interest And Accountability Committee Report Still Born?”, and published on my blog and in Crusading Guide drawing attention to the hydra-headed resources deficit facing PIAC.  Not surprised experts in Civil Societies Organizations (CSOs) in the oil and…

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Added by seibik bugri on August 22, 2014 at 20:14 — No Comments

UK government announcement on oil, gas and mining payments a key step in fight against corruption and global poverty

Publish What You Pay coalition welcomes UK leadership on

extractive industry transparency and accountability

 Welcoming the UK government announcement yesterday Thursday 21 August that it would require oil, gas and mining companies to publicly report their payments to governments in…

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Added by Miles Litvinoff on August 22, 2014 at 11:26 — 1 Comment

Call for papers: OGEL Special Issue on "Emerging Issues in Polar Energy Law and Governance"

GOXI members with an interest in the Arctic and Antarctic regions might find this OGEL call for papers for a "Emerging issues in Polar Energy Law and Governance" special edited by Dr. Tina Hunter to be of interest. Full details at www.ogel.org/news.asp?key=447

The Polar areas provide special challenges, opportunities and restrictions regarding the development of energy resources, particularly oil and gas. The…

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Added by OGEL Journal on August 22, 2014 at 9:21 — No Comments

Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility: China's Track Record in the Peruvian Mining Sector

As part of its “going out” strategy, China is actively looking to the rest of the world for investment opportunities in order to fulfill the natural resource needs of its expanding population and economy. These overseas investments involve a range of sectors, including mining and other extractive industries. While many of these Chinese ventures have garnered negative reputations for their lack of regard for the environmental,…

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Added by Stephanie Renee Williams on August 21, 2014 at 23:44 — No Comments

Nigerian Audit Speaks, Will Government Listen? By Dauda Garuba

In 2007, Nigeria passed a law requiring an audit of extractive revenue payments made to and received by the federal government. In advancing the implementation of its mandate, the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) recently presented itsfirst report on the…

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Added by Dauda Garuba on August 21, 2014 at 22:22 — No Comments

ICMM member companies share safety data on fatalities and injuries

"At the heart of mining are people. And at the heart of the people in mining, are the workers.  Our record on fatalities is not good enough," says ICMM President Anthony…

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Added by ICMM on August 20, 2014 at 16:54 — No Comments

Malawi pursues mining reforms – Mining Review (August 2014)

The piece “Malawi pursues mining reforms” featured below was initially published in Malawi’s Mining Review Issue Number 15 2014 that was circulated in August 2014.

To learn more about this quarterly publication, edited by Marcel Chimwala, read the post about the…

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Added by Rachel Etter-Phoya on August 20, 2014 at 16:02 — No Comments

Francophone Africa Program Officer with the Natural Resource Governance Institute

The Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), formerly the Revenue Watch Institute, is a non-profit policy institute that promotes responsible management of oil, gas and mineral resources for the public good. NRGI provides knowledge on extractive industries to governments, parliamentarians, civil society and the media through training, research, and policy analysis. NRGI also provides funding and facilitation of multi-stakeholder engagements in policy process so as to help countries…

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Added by Marie Lintzer on August 14, 2014 at 16:21 — No Comments

UN Women Consultancy: Review of Best Practise on Gender Responsive HIV/AIDS Strategies within EI Sector

Please click here for additional information and to apply. 

Location : Nairobi, KENYA
Application Deadline :…
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Added by Carey Kluttz on August 13, 2014 at 23:00 — No Comments

Mining in Malawi featured in the Centre for Environmental Policy and Advocacy's publication Nature's Voice

CEPA's publication Nature's Voice can be downloaded here
CEPA's publication Nature's Voice can be downloaded …
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Added by Rachel Etter-Phoya on August 13, 2014 at 16:47 — No Comments

Airborne geophysical survey to attract mining investors - Mining Review (Special Edition 2014)

The piece “Airborne geophysical survey to attract mining investors” featured below was initially published in Malawi’s Mining Review Special Edition 2014 that was circulated in June 2014.

To learn more about this quarterly publication, edited by Marcel Chimwala, read the …

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Added by Rachel Etter-Phoya on August 13, 2014 at 16:16 — No Comments

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