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Jules Mulya writes: "Whereas the growing emphasis on rights of indigenous populations is a welcome development, it must be acknowledged that it has opened a Pandora box that weak governance states are particularly ill equipped to deal…
Added by GOXI on August 14, 2017 at 16:44 —
‘Indigenous people’ is used in this posting to describe all the native peoples who live side by side in a defined geographical without necessarily sharing the same culture, like hunter-gatherers and farmers have done in parts of Central Africa for centuries.
The wind of change that has been blowing across Africa since the collapse of the Soviet Union is characterised by strong democratic aspirations and the adoption of… Continue
Added by Mulya Jules on August 13, 2017 at 12:26 —
The newspaper front-page headline left reports on a natural gas story of 2014 as reported in Tanzania's highly… Continue
Added by daniel gilbert on August 11, 2017 at 0:00 —
Hi all, we are new to GOXI and posting blogs on this platform and we would like to begin with sharing with you some of our most recent engagements.
South Africa is the 6th largest exporter of coal in the world and is home to 3.5% of the world’s… Continue
Added by Irena Popa-Antohi on August 11, 2017 at 11:55 —
New Publication: Leveraging greater impact of mining sustainability initiatives: An assessment of interoperability
The sector programme Extractives and Development and the University of… Continue
Added by Extractives and Development on August 14, 2017 at 9:30 —
Really interested in your thoughts and opinions. Discussion: Given that nearly 66% of shareholder value in a junior miner is linked directly to socio-political and community risks, investing in understanding the social environment in which a miner will operate shouldn’t be an afterthought. #responsiblemining #mining #CSR #sociopoliticalrisks
FULL ARTICLE: … Continue
Added by Donald Bray on August 7, 2017 at 17:30 —
the NamiRo team (research project on responsibly produced mineral resources, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research) invites you to participate in a survey on the design of voluntary sustainability standards for mineral resources.
The purpose of the survey and of the project is to raise opinions and demands of businesses, investors, associations, NGOs, government agencies as well as further stakeholders in the field of mineral resources,… Continue
Added by Fabian Krause on August 7, 2017 at 10:34 —
full report: the growing role of metals and minerals for a low carbon future
Daniele La Porta and Kirsten Hund, Sr Mining Specialists, Energy and Extractives, World Bank
The 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change was preceded by analysis covering the science and viability of response measures, including both adaptation to the impacts of climate change and measures to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Mitigation issues typically covered the… Continue
Added by Kirsten Hund on August 7, 2017 at 22:18 —
Civil society calls for fair compensation of oil pipeline victims
Wednesday, 9 August
By John Namkwahe
Civil Society Organisations have called upon the governments of Tanzania and Uganda to develop Resettlement Action Plans (RAPs) in a participatory and transparent manner.This follows the envisaged… Continue
Added by Gilbert Makore on August 9, 2017 at 12:12 —
The Conflict Research Group of Ghent University is pleased to announce an international mining conference on 13-14 December in Ghent, Belgium. The aim of this two-day conference is to take stock of a selective number of trends and developments in current research on the political, economic and socio-cultural aspects of mining in the Global South, bringing together…
Added by Jasmin Blessing on August 7, 2017 at 23:24 —
Recently we launched our report on the administration of coal mining permit in Indonesia, result of rigorous teamwork between Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Indonesia and KPK. The report depicts the chaotic state of coal mining permit, the efforts taken by the government to unravel the problems also a little improvement… Continue
Added by Publish What You Pay Indonesia on August 7, 2017 at 6:31 —
Added by Nicola Woodroffe on August 4, 2017 at 7:35 —
The African Minerals Development Center (AMDC) report examines the management of Africa’s mineral resources, with a particular focus on optimizing revenue mobilization through the harmonization of fiscal… Continue
Added by charles akong on August 2, 2017 at 16:44 —
I am sharing an article regarding the ongoing struggle between Ecuador´s indigenous Shuar people and the Copper Mining Project called El Mirador. The project has Chinese funding and is a China- Ecuadorian collaboration.
The Shuar that have been struggling to halt the project for… Continue
Added by Piet Wostyn on August 2, 2017 at 15:54 —
The Sector Project Sustainable Economic Policy and Private Sector Development of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is delighted to announce the final version of the “Navigator to… Continue
Added by Maren Koehlmann on August 1, 2017 at 14:25 —
How do you make sure that increased transparency in the natural resource sector yields the desired results? The Liberia Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (LEITI) asked itself this question early on – and it has found two especially innovative solutions!
Having joined the global transparency initiative EITI, Liberia was the first African country and the second worldwide to become compliant with the international EITI rules in 2009. The implementation rests in the hands of a… Continue
Added by Christoph Buchberger on July 27, 2017 at 19:30 —
Mapping the oil and gas industry to the Sustainable Development Goals
UNDP together with IFC and IPIECA just launched a new report on Mapping oil and gas to the SDGs. See UNDP news item below and also links to the IFC and IPIECA news items.
For oil and gas rich countries that are now embarking on implementing the SDGs, we hope this will be a useful resource for engaging the industry in dialogue and cooperation to achieve the goals.
Added by Casper Sonesson on July 25, 2017 at 18:25 —
JAKARTA - Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources is urged to utterly implement the policy on the restriction and reduction of coal production on 400 million tons by 2019. Such policies are the mandate of the National Medium Term Development Plan (RPJM) 2015-2019 and the General Planning of National Energy (known as RUEN).
The coordinator of National Mining Advocacy Network (JATAM), Merah Johansyah Ismail said that his side… Continue
Added by Publish What You Pay Indonesia on July 25, 2017 at 12:00 —
Policy perceptions are often based on the public images created, whether through a concentrated effort by states to promote their mining sectors, or by the sharing of experiences of operating companies. In light of this, the second report in the STRADE project explored the competitiveness of the European Mining Sector.
The analysis in… Continue
Added by STRADE Project on July 24, 2017 at 10:51 —
Oxfam in Tanzania recently commissioned a research on ' Balancing Infrastructure Development and Community Livelihoods: Lessons from the Mtwara- dar es Salaam Natural Gas Pipeline' . The full report is available for download here … Continue
Added by Gilbert Makore on July 24, 2017 at 9:32 —