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Featured Blog Posts – August 2015 Archive (18)

Could Natural Resource Revenue Sharing Help Secure Peace in Myanmar?

by Andrew Bauer and Maw Htun Aung  ~  13:32, 27 August 2015

On 8 November, Myanmar will vote for a new government. Much is at stake.

Many …


Added by Andrew Bauer on August 28, 2015 at 16:46 — No Comments

Time Magazine's Feature on Blood Diamonds


Blood Diamonds, It's been 15 years since the global efforts to ban conflict diamonds began, but the industry is still tainted by conflict and misery.

Added by Arash Irantalab Tehrani on August 28, 2015 at 16:10 — No Comments

Advocacy is critical to prudent oil revenue spending- stakeholders

Eunice Agbenyadzi, Policy Advisor of IBIS 

Discussants at a day’s workshop on a regional consultative forum have asserted that advocacy and media focus is not only key but critical to the useful utilization of oil and gas revenues in Ghana. This was observed when a tracking project showed that disbursement…


Added by seibik bugri on August 23, 2015 at 7:45 — No Comments

The right to say "No": Indigenous rights experts weigh in on community consent

"I think the issue of consent goes to the very core of the rights that indigenous peoples are entitled to...because it is central to the whole notion of hegemony over property, culture, and I think their very existence."

-Rose-Marie Belle Antoine, Chair and special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples for the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Many mining companies are promising to get the consent of indigenous…


Added by Emily Greenspan on August 21, 2015 at 21:27 — 1 Comment


New association for Ghana’s oil and gas upstream sector, the Ghana Exploration and Production Forum (The Forum) http://www.gh-epf.org, has been formed to promote the long term sustainability of the oil and gas industry in Ghana. Registered as a non-profit association, it brings together private sector upstream oil and gas companies operating in Ghana. The Forum which consists of members such as Tullow Oil, Kosmos Energy, Hess and Vitol among others, seeks…


Added by Kwami Ahiabenu on August 18, 2015 at 9:53 — No Comments

Burkina Faso to receive a new computerised mining cadastre system

The Ministry of Mines and Energy in Ouagadougou has entrusted GAF with the establishment a new computerised mining cadastre and registry system in Burkina Faso.…


Added by Stefan Saradeth on August 13, 2015 at 15:38 — No Comments

Save the Date! IGF Annual General Meeting

Save the Date!

Post-Mining Transition and Environmental Management

October 26 - 30, 2015



Added by Arash Irantalab Tehrani on August 11, 2015 at 21:30 — No Comments

Weekly GOXI: Aug 10, 2015

A weekly digest of activity on GOXI…

Added by GOXI on August 10, 2015 at 13:00 — 4 Comments

The Foundation is Shaking Beneath Big Oil's House of Cards

The Foundation is Shaking Beneath Big Oil’s House of Cards

No competitive disadvantage from payment disclosure, says leading natural resource economist…


Added by Jana Morgan on August 7, 2015 at 19:30 — No Comments

ACEP enhances accountability with a www.ouroilmoney.org site launch


From R-L, The reps from GNPC,  NaNa Aba BoG, Owuso Addo PIAC, Min. of Fin rep, and Dr. Adam ACEP .

Key stakeholders in Ghana’s oil and gas sector say their actions and inaction in the sector has profound consequences on the people of Ghana that they are committed to supporting an accountability and transparency…


Added by seibik bugri on August 6, 2015 at 19:40 — No Comments

Oil in the cradle of mankind

Great Economist article on the intersection of extractive industries and rural communities in Turkana, Kenya (the place where my last project was based!). http://econ.st/1Mkjo1c

Added by Christianna on August 5, 2015 at 13:04 — No Comments

4 critical ways oil, gas, and mining companies must support local community rights

Oxfam’s new report reviews the public policy commitments of 38 oil, gas, and mining companies around issues of community engagement and rights.

This blog can also be found on Oxfam America's site.

For oil, gas, and mining companies, gaining access to land and water can make or break a project.…


Added by Emily Greenspan on August 4, 2015 at 15:55 — No Comments

Corruption in Mining Licencing - Discussion Paper

Ahead of proposed Transparency International Australia programme on this issue, a discussion paper has been completed on corruption risks in mining sector licencing. Funded by an IM4DC grant, the discussion paper will underpin an expert multi-stakeholder workshop to finalise a research framework to highlight corruption risks in mining sector licencing in 20+ countries. Any comments on the discussion paper would be most welcome, as would general thoughts on how we should prevent corruption in…


Added by Alan Wolfe on August 4, 2015 at 6:12 — 1 Comment

Community contributions in India : Recent Changes

I noticed the post on community contributions in Burkina Faso.

The Companies Act amendment in 2013 has added a provision that companies above a threshold size must spend 2% of their average profit over the previous 3 years towards Corporate Social Responsibility.

The mining law was amended earlier this year. One provision is a new levy of upto 1/3rd of royalty for new concessions…


Added by Rahul Basu on August 3, 2015 at 16:28 — No Comments

Marikana Commission’s findings cast light on urgency of labour law reform

Following the release of the 645-page Marikana Commission Report, here are some of my preliminary thoughts:

Marikana Commission’s findings cast light on urgency of labour law reform

For some of the background work on how the institutional arrangements governing labour in South Africa keep generating incentives for mutually destructive…


Added by Ross Harvey on August 3, 2015 at 15:14 — No Comments

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