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Featured Blog Posts – September 2016 Archive (33)

GHEITI Canvasses Increased Impact From Oil Industry

Dr Steve Manteaw, the Co-Chairperson of the Ghana Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (GHEITI),  says there is the need to integrate the oil and gas services into the local economy so that it benefits all Ghanaians.

 “ The media must find out from the political parties how they would manage the volatility of the oil prices on the international market as well as other essential commodities in this electioneering period”, he said.

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Added by Kwami Ahiabenu on September 16, 2016 at 18:00 — No Comments

OGP Openness in Natural Resources Working Group coordinator

The Open Government Partnership  (OGP) Openness in Natural Resources Working Group (ONRWG), co-chaired by the governments of Indonesia and Mexico, NRGI and the World Resources Institute (WRI), is a thematic member-driven community that fosters the creation and implementation of concrete and impactful natural resource-related commitments. The ONRWG…

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Added by Marie Lintzer on September 15, 2016 at 17:58 — No Comments

A Tale of Two Mineral-Rich Countries: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”

Curse?: Regina Lopez, the Philippines’ Secretary responsible for environment and natural resources since July this year is campaigning hard to break with the past legacies of mining in her country.  Referring to a legacy of abandoned mines and poor operating and environmental practices, Lopez has said “I use the computer, the phone, I’m not against the mining industry. What I’m…

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Added by Bryan Christopher Land on September 15, 2016 at 9:06 — No Comments

Call for Papers: Harnessing Extractive Industries for Development in sub-Saharan Africa

Following the workshop ‘Harnessing Extractive Industries for Development in sub-Saharan Africa’ we are now inviting submissions for publication as part of a special issue in The Extractive Industries and Society, An International Journal.

The two-day international workshop (9-10th June 2016) at Surrey Business School brought together PhD researchers, leading academics and…

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Added by James McQuilken on September 14, 2016 at 13:00 — No Comments

Malawi participates in first Africa Mining Vision Civil Society Forum in Nairobi

Sixty civil society representatives have gathered today in Nairobi, Kenya, for the first Africa Mining Vision (AMV) Civil Society Forum. The Africa Mining Vision adopted by African Heads of State and Government in 2009 has…

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Added by Rachel Etter-Phoya on September 14, 2016 at 11:42 — No Comments

Artisanal and small-scale gold mining in Ghana. Evidence to inform an Action Dialogue

Ghana’s artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector continues to grow in size and significance. Its contribution to wealth creation, employment and the economy make it one of the nation’s most important livelihood activities, directly employing an estimated one million people and supporting approximately 4.5 million more. Yet the majority of miners in Ghana operate informally, without the security of a licence.

Formalising Ghana’s ASM sector is therefore a significant, timely and…

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Added by IIED on September 13, 2016 at 10:26 — No Comments

Consulting with Aboriginal communities is the best way to fix consultation policy

Natural resource development contributes one-fifth of Canada's national GDP and creates 1.8 million jobs. In 2013, seven per cent of these were held by Aboriginal peoples. According to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Canada's ability to leverage its natural resource endowment "increasingly depends on industry and government's ability to address concerns over the social impacts of resource development," particularly as it affects Aboriginal peoples and communities. Ironically, at a time…

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Added by Anthea Darychuk on September 12, 2016 at 22:16 — No Comments

Making Natural Resource Revenue Sharing Work

Andrew Bauer, Uyanga Gankhuyag and Sofi Halling

This blog refers to a new report which can be accessed at these two webpages: NRGI and UNDP

Despite a peace…

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Added by Andrew Bauer on September 9, 2016 at 15:30 — No Comments

What is the impact of the EITI in Francophone Africa?

La version française est disponible sur www.eiti.org…

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Added by EITI on September 9, 2016 at 8:30 — No Comments

Coal Not Dole, An Idea We Should Dig Up?

Turn lignite (brown coal) mine, southwest of Poland, in Lower Silesia;

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Added by daniel gilbert on September 9, 2016 at 1:00 — 1 Comment

In pictures: a dialogue for action on mining in Ghana

Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) makes an important contribution to Ghana's economy. But how can the sector address its many problems? A new photo gallery documents the lively conversations about a future for Ghanaian ASM at an "action dialogue" organised by IIED and partners earlier this year.…

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Added by IIED on September 6, 2016 at 14:32 — No Comments

Bribery: deals of Australian company with the son of Congo's president

In case you missed our articles on how Sundance Resources, a listed Australian company, gave shares in its iron ore mining project to the son of Sassou Nguesso, Congo-Brazzaville's president:

English:…

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Added by Emmanuel Freudenthal on September 5, 2016 at 19:45 — No Comments

ASEAN Coal Trend: Challenges and Opportunities on facing ASEAN Economic Community

ASEAN energy consumption is projected to rise because of the significant growth of economy and population in the region. Coal use continuously increase as a replacement for oil and natural gas. ASEAN plays significant roles in coal consumption and production in Asia Pacific.

On this regard, Publish What You Pay Indonesia published "ASEAN Coal Trend: Challenges and Opportunities on facing ASEAN Economic Community". Using the value chain approach, coal producer countries in ASEAN will…

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Added by Publish What You Pay Indonesia on September 2, 2016 at 5:50 — No Comments

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