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Featured Blog Posts – October 2018 Archive (10)

EITI Board Appoints Mark Robinson as new Executive Director

OSLO, Oct. 15, 2018 – The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative’s (EITI) Board today announced that Mark Robinson has been named executive director of the EITI. Currently the global director of the World Resources Institute’s (WRI) Governance Center, he will assume his position at the end of November 2018.

“Mark Robinson is a widely respected figure in the international development community, spanning the worlds of policy-making, research and philanthropy,” said Chair of the…

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Added by EITI on October 16, 2018 at 9:44 — No Comments

Weekly GOXI, 15 October, 2018

A weekly digest of activity on GOXI…

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Added by GOXI on October 15, 2018 at 23:30 — No Comments

'Gender Safeguards for the Kimberley Process' Open for Consultation Now

How can a fairer mineral system empower women and create more opportunities for us all?

In March 2018, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution seeking alignment between the work of the Kimberley Process and the Sustainable Development Goals. The Kimberley Process value chain has a lot of potential to make a positive impact on gender equality through its existing work.

Levin Sources was commissioned jointly by the European Commission and the…

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Added by Levin Sources on October 15, 2018 at 18:18 — No Comments

Nalaikh Mining Education Centre

By Mendee Jargalsaikhan and Julian Dierkes

The 25th of December 1922 was a very important date in Mongolian history. It was the day that the first government-operated coal mine at Nalaikh was re-opened. This was the birth of industrial mining, with all its ancillary industries, but also the birth of the town of Nalaikh and of the Mongolian proletariate.

The 100th anniversary of this momentous occasion should be celebrated.

We suggest that the celebration focus…

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Added by Mendee Jargalsaikhan on October 12, 2018 at 20:45 — No Comments

'We’re seeing enormous changes in the contract transparency landscape'

Rob works as a governance officer for NRGI, where he leads organisational advocacy and research on contract transparency and manages the use of the Natural Resource Charter as a tool to structure analysis and dialogue. He is a co-author of the Natural Resource Charter Benchmarking Framework.



We spoke with Rob on the sidelines of the EITI’s gathering of key partner organisations, dedicated to discussing priorities for strengthening extractive industry governance,…

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Added by EITI on October 10, 2018 at 16:00 — No Comments

Closed Mines as Sites of Learning and Engagement in Japan

Japan is well known for its lack of mineral resources. However, interestingly, the Japanese domestic mining industry played a crucial role in the nation’s industrialization and modernization in the 19th and the first half of the 20th century. The country even exported gold, copper and other mineral products.

In September 2018, I had a scoping visit to two mine areas closed in the 1970s to explore how these mine sites are maintained as sightseeing and learning centres, as part of a…

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Added by Byambajav Dalaibuyan on October 8, 2018 at 1:26 — 3 Comments

First things first; Government should sort out uncollected fees and royalties

Variances in gold export declarations by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD) and the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) continue to stress a missed opportunity in Uganda’s mineral resources. The Office of the Auditor General’s 2016/17 report highlights an 8,674.719kgs variance between the MEMD declaration (16.281kgs) and the URA record (8,691kgs). Similarly, the 2015/16 financial year highlighted a variance of 5,223kgs of Gold exports between the 93kgs of gold awarded export…

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Added by Acomai Isabella on October 7, 2018 at 8:44 — No Comments

Lessons from foregone mineral opportunities – the imperative for diversification in Ghana

Recent events in mineral-producing countries, namely Zambia as of late, are shedding renewed light on whether mineral producers have adequately linked their resources to broader socioeconomic development, or whether an opportunity has been missed. Communities with significant mineral reserves have long wrestled with how to make the most of these endowments – how to establish employment-generating industries that build on these reserves both upstream and downstream along the value…

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Added by John Sloan on October 5, 2018 at 15:46 — 1 Comment

Civil Society and Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in Nigeria

The “resource curse” syndrome otherwise known as paradox of plenty phenomenon in resource-rich countries such as Nigeria where revenues accruing from the extractive sector - oil, gas and solid minerals fuels corruption, social conflicts, civil wars and political instability rather than supporting socio-economic and sustainable development. Most of these resource-rich nations are plagued with various forms of social, economic and political problems due to lack of transparency and…

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Added by Kazeem on October 2, 2018 at 11:13 — 1 Comment

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