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Featured Blog Posts – September 2018 Archive (15)

Gender & Extractives News: September

A regular round-up of the latest news and resources regarding the intersection between extractive governance, environmental justice, and gender issues. As always, visit my site to see the post in full, or to subscribe to these round-ups.

News from around the world

  • Indigenous women are headed to Washington D.C. this week to…
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Added by Alice Powell on September 27, 2018 at 15:46 — No Comments

What Participation? DistinguishingWater Monitoring Programs in Mining Regions Based on Community Participation

CIRDI's Program Manager Andre Xavier and colleagues from the University of British Columbia prepared a paper on Participatory Water Monitoring.

 

The paper is also being published in the …

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Added by Andre Xavier on September 26, 2018 at 21:16 — 1 Comment

Mining Women Workers Remain In Extreme Poverty

MUJERES TRABAJADORAS DE LA MINERÍA CONTINÚAN EN LA EXTREMA POBREZA 

Bolivia, un país cuya historia está llena de aciertos y desaciertos en el manejo de la actividad minera aunque la minería siempre fue vista con mirada masculina, las mujeres juegan un rol por demás importante en el desarrollo minero.

Históricamente las mujeres siempre han formado…

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Added by Ana Maria Aranibar Jimenez on September 26, 2018 at 16:04 — No Comments

New PWYP UK study explores UK EITI and mandatory payments data variances

 

Publish What You Pay UK has published Comparing UK EITI and Mandatory Payments to Governments Data for 2016, an assessment of payments to the United Kingdom government made in 2016 as reported by oil, gas and mining companies operating in the UK. PWYP UK’s 12-page report compares data released via the …

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Added by Miles Litvinoff on September 26, 2018 at 15:09 — No Comments

ASM18: Placing the voices and visions of women artisanal and small-scale miners at the heart of policy discussions

Set against the backdrop of the Victoria Falls, the voices and visions of small-scale miners were placed centre-stage at the ACP–EU ASM18 conference in Livingstone, Zambia (11th–13th September)

Over 500 delegates from more than 70 countries, and crucially over 150 miners, spent three days discussing their visions for the future of artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) and quarrying – low-tech, labor…

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Added by James McQuilken on September 25, 2018 at 20:33 — No Comments

SONA: Do I Smell A Breath of Fresh Air on Mineral Resource Governance Reforms?

Introduction 

A country that is endowed with diverse and significant mineral wealth is crippled…

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Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on September 25, 2018 at 15:30 — No Comments

CRAFT: a path toward responsible sourcing and progressive improvement in artisanal mining

The Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) and RESOLVE have released a code to facilitate increased responsible sourcing from artisanal miners, while contributing to improved social and environmental performance of artisanal and small scale mining sector.

Artisanal miners produce 20% of the world’s gold, but the complexities of risk management for artisanal sources often deter refiners, brands, and other customers committed to responsible supply chain management.…

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Added by Natalia Uribe on September 19, 2018 at 15:30 — No Comments

Tax Incentives Can Puncture Efforts To Revamp Service Delivery

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Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on September 19, 2018 at 10:42 — No Comments

New law brings stability in mining sector, says Rwanda mines board CEO

Government published a new law on mining and quarry operations on August 13, 2018, which some industry players say is anti-business and should be reviewed. But the mines board, the sector regulator, says the new law is business-friendly and seeks to transform the sector, ensure stability, and attract new investors. Stephen Nuwagira spoke to Francis Gatare, the Rwanda Mines, Petroleum & Gas Board CEO and Cabinet member, to discuss the new law. Excerpts;

The new law…

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Added by Nuwagira Stephen on September 18, 2018 at 9:30 — No Comments

Challenges and opportunities of environmental policy implementation: Empirical evidence from Ghana's gold mining sector

By Francis Xavier Dery Tuokuu, James S. Gruber, Uwafiokun Idemudia, Jean Kayira

Source: Resources Policy (2018).

While a number of studies that have examined the nature and impact of gold mining in Ghana have often identified environmental degradation as a major consequence of resource extraction, limited efforts have so far been directed at exploring the challenges and opportunities facing the implementation of environmental policies within Ghana's gold mining…

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Added by Francis Xavier Dery Tuokuu on September 16, 2018 at 17:57 — No Comments

IGF Issues State of Sustainability Review of Standards and the Extractive Economy

A new study from the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) and International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) highlights how multistakeholder, market-based voluntary sustainability initiatives (VSIs) can promote more sustainable production practices, often at the global level.

The report highlights environmental, social and…

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Added by IGF Secretariat on September 12, 2018 at 14:27 — No Comments

News & Natural Resources: August (and September so far)

A monthly round-up of the latest news relating to natural resource governance issues. You can also read the original version of this blog on my website.

News from around the world

  • Are Albertans receiving a fair share of the oilsands wealth? James Wilt…
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Added by Alice Powell on September 10, 2018 at 16:54 — No Comments

FORMALIZING ARTISANAL AND SMALL SCALE MINING IN NIGERIA

http://pwypnigeria.org/formalizing-artisanal-and-small-scale-mining-in-nigeria/

FORMALIZING ARTISANAL AND SMALL SCALE MINING IN NIGERIA

The exploration of minerals in Nigeria by the artisanal method has occurred for over 2400 years from mining basic clays to base metals and gold. There have been popular culture in Nigeria that have…

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Added by Paul Ogwu on September 8, 2018 at 4:29 — No Comments

Public Consultation on the Draft of the Revised Regional Certification Mechanism for the ICGLR

(Voir la version française ci-dessous)

Download the Draft Revised RCM Manual in English

Download the Public Consultation Form in English

We request that all feedback forms be submitted to …

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Added by Levin Sources on September 6, 2018 at 12:04 — No Comments

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