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Weekly GOXI, March 11, 2019

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Added by GOXI on March 11, 2019 at 23:30 — No Comments

A forgotten people on a not so forgotten land: Travails of the Turkana living with oil on their land

I spent a week in Turkana. A most depressing week on the vast, parched and barren Turkana land. Arriving in Turkana, there are no illusions- it is a harsh place, intolerably hot with little vegetative cover. And yet, this land, most barren- yielded an oil resource that holds the potential to transform the lives of not just the Turkana, but the lives of many Kenyan citizens.

Tullow Oil, with government oversight, has been actively developing the project from as far back as 2012. The…

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Added by Gilbert Makore on March 6, 2019 at 11:44 — No Comments

Report: The Urgency to Control Coal Production and Export in Indonesia

Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) of Indonesia already set the national target of this year coal production of 480 million ton (CNBC, 2019). The figure is slightly lower than the 2018 target,…
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Added by Publish What You Pay Indonesia on March 11, 2019 at 7:15 — No Comments

Kenya Proposes Transparent, but Risky, New Sovereign Wealth Fund

by Andrew Bauer, Silas Olang and David Mihalyi

In February, Kenya’s government released a draft law that would establish a new sovereign wealth fund. The fund would channel the nation’s petroleum and mineral revenues to three “components”:…

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Added by Andrew Bauer on March 7, 2019 at 4:16 — No Comments

Development of a National Resettlement Framework for the Guinean Government for Conflict Mitigation

As mining, energy, infrastructure and agricultural projects expand, they slowly encroach upon existing communities. Due to this, we increasingly hear the terms ‘involuntary displacement’ and ‘resettlement’ being used during project development. These terms are often associated with serious implications for both the affected people and companies creating the impact. It is for this reason the Government of Guinea has initiated a process to develop a national Resettlement Framework. A team of…

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Added by Kim Rahel Schultze on March 6, 2019 at 12:00 — No Comments

Breaking new ground at EITI - and looking ahead to the global conference in June

By Elisa Peter, Executive Director, Publish What You Pay

Of my three years attending the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Board meeting, this latest gathering in Ukraine was by far the most ambitious, collegial and productive.

Colleagues from…

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Added by Publish What You Pay on March 5, 2019 at 14:30 — No Comments

Governments, Companies Find a Bit of Common Ground on Resource Nationalism at Indaba

Over the past decade at least, “resource nationalism” has been a hotly debated concept for those in the oil, gas and mining industries, government decision-makers and media who cover the space.

It was also a main theme at this year’s Mining Indaba. …

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Added by Kaisa Toroskainen on March 5, 2019 at 11:04 — 1 Comment

Weekly GOXI, March 4, 2019

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Added by GOXI on March 5, 2019 at 10:42 — No Comments

Gender & Extractives: 2019 so far...

Due to new work projects and moving countries, it’s been a while since I did one of these. So here's a quick round-up of gender & extractives news for January & Februrary 2019, including "News from around the world", "EITI - A milestone", "Update re: Canada's C69 Bill", and "The female face of artisanal mining"

EITI reaches a milestone in Kyiv

It’s been a pretty exciting month for the transparency &…

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Added by Alice Powell on March 4, 2019 at 23:44 — No Comments

New e-learning course on environmental, social, and human rights protection in the mining sector

The joint Swedish Environmental Protection Agency – UNDP Environmental Governance Programme (EGP) launched today a free online course on mining governance in collaboration with the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). The training course is…

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Added by Francisco Filho on March 1, 2019 at 21:57 — No Comments

Afghanistan’s Transparency Portal – a window on mining and oil projects

Authored by Aasmund Andersen and Christina Berger

On 25 November 2018, journalists, civil society members and senior government officials gather at the government media information centre in Kabul. National TV is broadcasting, live streaming on media channels is under way. Hon. Minister of Mines and Petroleum…

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Added by EITI on February 28, 2019 at 10:05 — No Comments

EITI Board approves Argentina’s application to join the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

Government to use EITI to promote transparent and accountable management of oil, gas and mineral resources

The EITI Board today approved Argentina’s application to join the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) at its meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine. Argentina, the third-largest economy in Latin America, becomes the EITI’s 52nd member country.

I congratulate Argentina on becoming a member of the EITI…

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Added by EITI on February 28, 2019 at 9:30 — No Comments

Sustainable development in Ghana's gold mines: Clarifying the stakeholder's perspective

Using semi-structured interviews and focus group discussions (FGDs), this study examined critical stakeholder's perceptions, experiences and competence in assuring the sustainable management of Ghana's major gold mines. The investigation was inspired by a synthesis of the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the global community in September 2015; it places human resource capacity at the center of a sustainability struggle between local and international…

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Added by Francis Xavier Dery Tuokuu on February 27, 2019 at 16:32 — No Comments

Le premier système de traitement de l'or sans mercure en Guinée - Un projet co-piloté par la GIZ et l’Artisanal Gold Council

Renforcement des mesures liées aux impacts des pratiques économiques, sociales et environnementales pour une exploitation artisanale et à petite échelle de l'or (ASGM ) en Guinée 

En décembre 2018, le Ministère des Mines de Guinée, représenté par la Direction Nationale des Mines, a inauguré le premier système de traitement de l'or sans mercure à Tonso, une localité de Siguiri en Haute Guinée, ce…

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Added by Kim Rahel Schultze on February 19, 2019 at 10:30 — No Comments

The first mercury free gold processing system in Guinea's ASM sector - GIZ and Artisanal Gold Council strengthening responsible mining practices

Pour la version française, voir ci-dessous --- See French Version below.

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In December 2018, the Ministry of Mines of Guinea, represented by the National Directorate of Mining, inaugurated the first mercury free gold processing system in Tonso, a district of Siguiri in Upper Guinea. This pilot project marks a step towards Guinea’s…

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Added by Kim Rahel Schultze on February 19, 2019 at 10:00 — No Comments

Consultative Draft: Mapping the Renewable Energy Sector to the Sustainable Development Goals

Given the urgency and scale with which renewables must be deployed to meet the world’s sustainable development and climate goals, it is critical that renewable energy companies understand their potential impacts—both positive and negative—on economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable development. For that reason, the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, along with the UN Sustainable Development…

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Added by Nathan Lobel on February 13, 2019 at 22:22 — No Comments

Women on the corporate frontline: the role of gender in community-facing teams

First posted on the Audire Consultants website 04.02.19

A new research project exploring the ways in which gender influences…

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Added by Emma Wilson on February 12, 2019 at 13:32 — 2 Comments

Weekly GOXI February 18, 2019

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Added by GOXI on February 21, 2019 at 7:39 — No Comments

Responsible sourcing and artisanal mining - fear not!

"Instead of wondering where to start, let’s focus on where to act, and how to make our supply chains something beautiful too. I invite you to join us to make this a more beautiful world."

Check out this excellent article by Pact's Director of Mines to Markets Cristina Villegas about artisanal and small-scale mining, its significance to rural development, and how better data, technology and partnerships most of all are improving the lives of ASM…

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Added by Dylan E McFarlane on February 16, 2019 at 7:33 — No Comments

Gendered change to transparency in extractives starts in West Africa

By Charlotte Ørnemark, Independent researcher & consultant

Making women visible and locating gender expertise in their own movements have put West African Publish What You Pay (PWYP) coalitions at the forefront of working with gender in extractives. But there is a long journey ahead before minds and work processes have shifted to more gendered ways of working.

How do…

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Added by Publish What You Pay on February 15, 2019 at 17:47 — No Comments

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