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Featured Blog Posts – August 2017 Archive (15)

Weekly GOXI: August 14, 2017

A weekly digest of activity on GOXI

Jules Mulya writes: "Whereas the growing emphasis on rights of indigenous populations is a welcome development, it must be acknowledged that it has opened a Pandora box that weak governance states are particularly ill equipped to deal…


Added by GOXI on August 14, 2017 at 16:44 — No Comments

New Publication: the Interoperability of Mining Sustainability Initiatives

New Publication: Leveraging greater impact of mining sustainability initiatives: An assessment of interoperability

11.08.2017 |

The sector programme Extractives and Development and the University of…


Added by Extractives and Development on August 14, 2017 at 9:30 — No Comments


‘Indigenous people’ is used in this posting to describe all the native peoples who live side by side in a defined geographical without necessarily sharing the same culture, like hunter-gatherers and farmers have done in parts of Central Africa for centuries.

The wind of change that has been blowing across Africa since the collapse of the Soviet Union is characterised by strong democratic aspirations and the adoption of…


Added by Mulya Jules on August 13, 2017 at 12:26 — 4 Comments

Bettercoal engages with stakeholders in South Africa


Hi all, we are new to GOXI and posting blogs on this platform and we would like to begin with sharing with you some of our most recent engagements. 

South Africa is the 6th largest exporter of coal in the world and is home to 3.5% of the world’s…


Added by Irena Popa-Antohi on August 11, 2017 at 11:55 — No Comments

The Citizen, Barrick, Acacia Mining, and Tanzania's Extractive Industries


The newspaper front-page headline left reports on a natural gas story of 2014 as reported in Tanzania's highly…


Added by daniel gilbert on August 11, 2017 at 0:00 — 1 Comment

CSOs in Uganda and Tanzania Urge Against Haste in East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline Project

Civil society calls for fair compensation of oil pipeline victims


Wednesday, 9 August

By John Namkwahe

Civil Society Organisations have called upon the governments of Tanzania and Uganda to develop Resettlement Action Plans (RAPs) in a participatory and transparent manner.This follows the envisaged…


Added by Gilbert Makore on August 9, 2017 at 12:12 — No Comments

Call for papers: Mining in comparative perspective: trends, transformations and theories

The Conflict Research Group of Ghent University is pleased to announce an international mining conference on 13-14 December in Ghent, Belgium. The aim of this two-day conference is to take stock of a selective number of trends and developments in current research on the political, economic and socio-cultural aspects of mining in the Global South, bringing together…


Added by Jasmin Blessing on August 7, 2017 at 23:24 — No Comments

New World Bank Report:Minerals and Metals Will Be Key to a Clean Environment

full report: the growing role of metals and minerals for a low carbon future

Daniele La Porta and Kirsten Hund, Sr Mining Specialists, Energy and Extractives, World Bank

The 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change was preceded by analysis covering the science and viability of response measures, including both adaptation to the impacts of climate change and measures to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Mitigation issues typically covered the…


Added by Kirsten Hund on August 7, 2017 at 22:18 — No Comments

Social, Political and Community Risks...more than a box ticking exercise

Really interested in your thoughts and opinions. Discussion:  Given that nearly 66% of shareholder value in a junior miner is linked directly to socio-political and community risks, investing in understanding the social environment in which a miner will operate shouldn’t be an afterthought. #responsiblemining #mining #CSR #sociopoliticalrisks 



Added by Donald Bray on August 7, 2017 at 17:30 — No Comments

Survey on the design of voluntary sustainability standards for mineral resources


the NamiRo team (research project on responsibly produced mineral resources, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research) invites you to participate in a survey on the design of voluntary sustainability standards for mineral resources.

The purpose of the survey and of the project is to raise opinions and demands of businesses, investors, associations, NGOs, government agencies as well as further stakeholders in the field of mineral resources,…


Added by Fabian Krause on August 7, 2017 at 10:34 — No Comments

New Report by PWYP Indonesia & KPK: Administration of Coal Permit under Coordination & Supervision of KPK

Recently we launched our report on the administration of coal mining permit in Indonesia, result of rigorous teamwork between Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Indonesia and KPK. The report depicts the chaotic state of coal mining permit, the efforts taken by the government to unravel the problems also a little improvement…


Added by Publish What You Pay Indonesia on August 7, 2017 at 6:31 — No Comments

Towards Harmonizing Fiscal Regimes in the Mineral Sector in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities


The  African Minerals Development Center (AMDC)  report examines the management of Africa’s mineral resources, with a particular focus on optimizing revenue  mobilization through the harmonization of fiscal…


Added by charles akong on August 2, 2017 at 16:44 — No Comments

El Mirador: indigenous David facing Chinese Goliath (again?)

I am sharing an article regarding the ongoing struggle between Ecuador´s indigenous Shuar people and the Copper Mining Project called El Mirador. The project has Chinese funding and is a China- Ecuadorian collaboration.

The Shuar that have been struggling to halt the project for…


Added by Piet Wostyn on August 2, 2017 at 15:54 — No Comments

New Publication: “Navigator to Support Economic Diversification: Instruments for Resource-Rich Developing Countries”

Dear colleagues,

The Sector Project Sustainable Economic Policy and Private Sector Development of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is delighted to announce the final version of the “Navigator to…


Added by Maren Koehlmann on August 1, 2017 at 14:25 — 1 Comment

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