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Featured Blog Posts – August 2017 Archive (21)

RCS Global's new briefing paper: The battery revolution: balancing progress with supply chain risks

RCS Global is pleased to announce the launch of our new Briefing Paper exploring responsible sourcing in lithium-ion battery supply chains!    

The paper unpicks the key material inputs to the lithium-ion battery – cobalt, lithium, nickel, manganese, graphite – and…


Added by Nicholas Garrett on August 31, 2017 at 17:02 — No Comments

Fiscal Sustainability in Mongolia

The Mongolian government recently announced a USD 5.5 billion bailout agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and other development partners, including the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and the governments of Japan and South Korea. In return, Mongolia approved a limited and revenue-focused set of reforms. Budget amendments passed in April included increases in personal income tax rates, increases in fuel, alcohol and tobacco taxes, and a public service wage…


Added by David Mihalyi on August 22, 2017 at 15:58 — No Comments

Special Section of Viewpoints: Harnessing extractive industries for development in sub-Saharan Africa #EX4DEV16

Introduction to workshop viewpoints: Harnessing extractive industries for development in sub-Saharan Africa #EX4DEV16 

  • This collection of short papers share viewpoints on the theme of Harnessing Extractive Industries for Development in sub-Saharan Africa: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exis.2017.06.008
  • It is the output of a workshop by the same…

Added by James McQuilken on August 22, 2017 at 12:30 — No Comments

Mining Revenue Taskforce launched in Guinea!

On Wednesday 16th of August the Mining Revenue Taskforce was launched with the signing by the Ministers for Mining, Economy and Budget. All three ministries have agreed to share data on mining companies and associated revenues in order to improve compliance and increase revenues. RDF’s FUSION project is a significant component in the Terms of Reference of the Taskforce with the FUSION system being the tool for data sharing and risk management. RDF hails this achievement and…


Added by Sanna Hermansson on August 22, 2017 at 11:14 — No Comments

Plea for Scientific Input in South-Eastern Africa Humanities Research

The below please is posted on behalf of my friend and colleague Ann Kritzinger, Zimbabwe Geological Survey (pictured left), Harare, Zimbabwe; and Associate member International Scientific Committee on Archaeological Heritage Management & Society for Africanist Archaeologists (ICAHM).…


Added by daniel gilbert on August 21, 2017 at 14:30 — 1 Comment

New curriculum for peer-learning workshops on Good Financial Governance in the extractive sector

The sector programme Extractives for Development piloted a new curriculum for peer-learning workshops on ‘Good Financial Governance (GFG) in the Extractives Sector’. The curriculum had been developed in a joint effort with several GIZ programmes and was piloted in Ghana and Sierra Leone/Liberia. The training course combines introductory elements on the GFG…


Added by Extractives and Development on August 21, 2017 at 9:30 — No Comments

OGEL 3 (2017) - Energy Law and Policy in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

Guest editors Prof. A.F.M. Maniruzzaman School of Law, University of Portsmouth and Yanal Abul-Failat LXL LLP focused their OGEL 3 (2017) - Energy Law and Policy in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Special Issue on the region which has been the leading global energy supplier for decades. But the geopolitics of energy is gradually shifting its course and the…


Added by OGEL Journal on August 16, 2017 at 15:21 — 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 influential newspaper, The Citizen. 



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 — 1 Comment

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 — 1 Comment

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 regimes, in particular royalties, across the continent.

The report, commissioned by the AU…


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

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