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Featured Blog Posts – October 2018 Archive (23)

The mining champions of Mongolia, and yet another reminder of what makes our movement powerful

by Elisa Peter, Executive Director, Publish What You Pay



I recently travelled to Mongolia to see first-hand the hard work of PWYP members and their inspiring achievements.



There is a way to go for Mongolia’s mining sector to become truly accountable and benefit all its people.…

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Added by Publish What You Pay on October 30, 2018 at 13:51 — No Comments

The mining champions of Mongolia, and yet another reminder of what makes our movement powerful

by Elisa Peter, Executive Director, Publish What You Pay



I recently travelled to Mongolia to see first-hand the hard work of PWYP members and their inspiring achievements.



There is a way to go for Mongolia’s mining sector to become truly accountable and benefit all its people.…

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Added by Publish What You Pay on October 30, 2018 at 13:30 — No Comments

Screening hidden beneficial owners: six key steps for government

As government representatives from across Africa gather in Dakar for the EITI regional conference on beneficial ownership, Transparency International releases a new guide for governments on how to use beneficial ownership data to combat corruption in licensing decisions.…

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Added by Lisa C on October 29, 2018 at 9:00 — No Comments

Participatory Environmental Monitoring as a transparency and trust-building tool to navigate socio-environmental mining conflicts in Latin America

Participatory Environmental Monitoring as a transparency and trust-building tool to navigate socio-environmental mining conflicts in Latin America

By Javier Munoz Blanco and Sarah Daitch…

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Added by Sarah Daitch on October 26, 2018 at 23:32 — No Comments

GiZ encyclopedia gender & mining: Call for suggested entries

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GiZ’s encyclopedia on gender and mining offers a quick overview of some of the key actors, programmes and resources in the field. This encyclopedia is in the process of being updated and expanded. Are there any organisations whose work you particularly admire on this issue? Companies or governments that are setting examples of best practices? A key resource which has been indispensable to your…

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Added by Alice Powell on October 26, 2018 at 17:00 — No Comments

Calling Arctic extractive industry experts! International panel is seeking members to promote responsible resource extraction in the Arctic

An international panel is currently seeking members to help promote better environmental performance in Arctic resource extraction industries, while pushing the boundaries of applied research.

The International Panel on Arctic Environmental Responsibility (IPAER) is an independent and voluntary group of experts tasked with assessing the…

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Added by Emma Wilson on October 24, 2018 at 16:37 — No Comments

Knitting Sustainable Development from Mineral Revenue

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Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on October 24, 2018 at 15:50 — No Comments

What is market systems development and how can it be applied to mining?

Never before has market systems development (MSD) been applied to the mining sector, specifically artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM). This is low-tech, labour-intensive mineral extraction and processing.

The Sustainable Development of Mining in Rwanda (SDMR) programme, however, is working to change this by applying MSD to the mining sector in Rwanda, which is almost entirely comprised of ASM activities.

What is MSD? It is a framework for…

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Added by James McQuilken on October 24, 2018 at 11:40 — No Comments

Greening the fiscal regime for mining

This blog is reposted from the Green Fiscal Policy Network: 

http://greenfiscalpolicy.org/policy-insights/mining/green-fiscal-regime-for-mining/

 

By integrating environmental concerns into the tax system, a green fiscal regime for the mining sector uses the tax system to influence environmental outcomes from mining activities. Such a regime would tax…

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Added by Steve Macey on October 23, 2018 at 18:37 — 1 Comment

Is access to water driving mining conflicts in Peru?

Despite the proliferation of community conflicts at mine sites, there is a dearth of documented, quantitative analyses for insights as to the factors contributing to such conflicts. …

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Added by Nicolas Maennling on October 23, 2018 at 17:27 — No Comments

ASM18 delegates adopt historic 'Mosi-oa-Tunya Declaration'



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Added by Daniel Franks on October 18, 2018 at 2:25 — No Comments

The Ethical Jewelry Exposé: Lies, Damn Lies and Conflict Free Diamonds

 

 

 

Exposé by Fairtrade Gold pioneer jeweler with 22-years in the business reveals how the emerging “responsible & ethical jewelry” narrative hides a range of social and environmental atrocities.

 

 

For more information please…

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Added by Marc Choyt on October 17, 2018 at 22:00 — No Comments

On Malawi's stolen minerals

On Malawi's stolen minerals

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Added by Rachel Etter-Phoya on October 17, 2018 at 20:30 — No Comments

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

'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

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