sharing in governance of extractive industries
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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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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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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…Continue
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Andrew Bauer, Uyanga Gankhuyag and Sofi Halling
Despite a peace…Continue
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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.…Continue
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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:
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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…Continue
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