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Featured Blog Posts – December 2018 Archive (16)

Optimizing of the Mining value chain through the establishment of Mineral buying Centers in Nigeria


Optimizing of the Mining value chain through the establishment of Mineral buying Centers in Nigeria




The mining sector is one strategic sector in Nigeria for…


Added by Paul Ogwu on December 27, 2018 at 9:01 — 2 Comments

Policy Brief: Compliance of Reclamation and Post Mining Fund Placement in Indonesia

Since 2011, ex-mine pits have claimed the lives of 32 people in East Kalimantan Province, Indonesia. Not to mention the environmental disaster, namely flood and damaged water system. PWYP Indonesia has identified a number of issues leading to such tragedy.

Firstlow company compliance. 60% of mining permits (domestic investment) have not allocated reclamation and post-mining fund, according to ministry…


Added by Publish What You Pay Indonesia on December 18, 2018 at 12:21 — No Comments

Promoting Compliance To Social and Environmental Safeguards in Uganda's mining industry

Uganda’s mineral sector is increasingly becoming important. In 2014, Uganda completed a $75 million national mineral survey funded by the World Bank that identified occurrences of a wide range of mineral resources such as gold, uranium, tin, coltan, nickel, copper and tungsten existing in different parts of the country. The survey, intended to develop advanced geological data, divided Uganda into six blocks. Currently, a lot of mining activity in the country is being done at…


Added by Diana Taremwa Karakire on December 18, 2018 at 11:04 — 1 Comment

Modelling of Tullow’s Turkana in Kenya shows the economics are still not locked in

First published by Johnny West on openoil.net

A financial model of Tullow’s Turkana project in Kenya has yielded several interesting results: first, that Turkana county and the local community will receive hundreds of millions of dollars before any cap set by central government would kick in; second, that although the…


Added by Anton Rühling on December 13, 2018 at 17:55 — No Comments

Policy Briefs: Lessons from supporting the formalisation of artisanal and small-scale mining in Rwanda

The Sustainable Development of Mining in Rwanda (SDMR) programme is working alongside the Rwanda Mines, Petroleum and Gas Board to support the formalisation and professionalisation of the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector.

But since the start of the programme in 2017, what lessons for policymakers, practitioners and the wider ASM community of practice have been learned? Find out in these four policy briefs published on the SDMR…


Added by SDMR Rwanda on December 13, 2018 at 17:30 — No Comments

World Bank, Canada, UK to Assist Countries in Transition from Coal; Accelerate Uptake of Cleaner Energy

KATOWICE, December 13, 2018 — The World Bank, Canada, and the United Kingdom today announced financial, technical and advisory support for developing countries that have decided to transition away from coal and accelerate the uptake of cleaner sources of energy.

The Canadian government pledged up to CAD $275 million to fund the Energy Transition and Coal Phase-Out Program. This funding will help developing countries in Asia to slow coal production, while scaling up energy…


Added by Clare Murphy-McGreevey on December 13, 2018 at 16:55 — No Comments

Zero Loss is only fair!

Minerals are a shared inheritance. In most countries of the world, minerals are owned by the state as a trustee for the people and future generations. We, as custodians, must ensure future generations inherit at least as much as we did, either the minerals or their value. The key objective then is protection of…


Added by Rahul Basu on December 12, 2018 at 17:39 — No Comments

10 Women Who Are Changing the Landscape of Corporate Social Responsibility

What a year 2018 has been in the world of stakeholder engagement, public affairs and corporate social responsibility. There’s a buzz in the air like we’ve never seen before: campaigns against plastic usage, the UN’s Sustainable Development…


Added by Sarah Busque on December 12, 2018 at 14:30 — No Comments

Invitation to comment on the EITI's data work

The International Secretariat invites stakeholders to provide comments on its open data efforts by 7 January 2019. The International Secretariat is working towards proposing a revised open data policy and …


Added by EITI on December 12, 2018 at 12:37 — 1 Comment

Revising Mali’s mining code: three key areas for improvement

Mining is critical to Mali’s economy and post-conflict rebuilding, yet the sector faces huge challenges that impact both the environment and the economy. To address these issues, in 2014 the government announced plans to reform its 2012 mining code, though progress has been slow. This policy briefing sets out key technical recommendations for the ongoing reform programme that would enable Mali to overcome obstacles to derive greater revenue from mining, to improve local development…


Added by Brendan Schwartz on December 10, 2018 at 19:32 — 1 Comment

Australia’s Looting Machine

In a blog post, I explain how Australia’s mineral wealth is being looted in plain sight. Over 2000–2010, an estimated AUD 218.8 billion (US$159 billion) was lost, a loss rate of 82%. This is a loss of approximately US$ 7,000 for each and every Australian. Why do politicians want to expand extraction, when more wealth would be lost?…


Added by Rahul Basu on December 7, 2018 at 17:30 — No Comments

Sustainable development and artisanal mining: time to broaden the ‘blood diamonds’ conversation?

Millions of people in some of the world’s poorest countries depend on diamond mining for a living. Yet a focus on dealing with so-called ‘blood diamonds’ stops a wider conversation about how to help these people thrive.

Diamond mining is not without controversy. High-profile campaigns in the late 1990s and noughties coined the phrase ‘blood diamonds’…


Added by IIED on December 6, 2018 at 18:07 — No Comments

How to facilitate the disclosure of local procurement payments in mining

Piece originally posted on the blog of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

The EITI requires mining companies in implementing countries to report taxes and revenue payments made to the government in a standardised format. However, companies’ payments for the procurement of goods and services – in most cases the single largest…


Added by Jeff Geipel on December 2, 2018 at 5:25 — No Comments

Small-scale gold mining in Africa: An updated estimate of gold production and mercury emissions

Hello GOXI community,

The Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining Sector in Africa has grown steadily over the past decade, despite rises and falls in the international gold value. I wrote and shared this short (4pg) briefing note at the recent Conference of…


Added by Daniel Stapper on December 1, 2018 at 18:06 — No Comments

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