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Weekly GOXI: July 17, 2017

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Oxfam Australia's Mining Symposium Communiqué and updated Gender Impact Assessment

Oxfam Australia’s Communiqué from our 2017 Mining Symposium: Putting Gender on the Agenda at: https://www.oxfam.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2017-PA-005-Mining-Symposium_communique_FINAL_WEB.pdf

Oxfam Australia and the Melbourne Business School partnered to host the seventh Sustainable Mining Symposium in April 2017. The event, held under Chatham House rules,…


Added by Nina Collins on July 17, 2017 at 2:30 — No Comments

The African Mining Vision: Perspectives on Mineral Resource Development in Africa

 This paper argues that, after the recent boom, the African Mining Vision initiative (AMV)’s focus on putting development front and center in the extractive industry, is a paradigm ‘whose time has come’. We hypothesis that the Vision is forward-looking enough with robust ideational foundation for seizing emerging policy windows to bring about lasting paradigm shift for Africa’s extractive sector— anchored on its broad-based development.

The paper presents a dynamic, innovative…


Added by charles akong on July 13, 2017 at 23:47 — No Comments

Responsible Gold Sourcing from Artisanal and Small-Scall Mining

Gold refiners have different options when seeking to source gold from artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) in a responsible way. This report examines the responsible gold sourcing framework defined through applicable regulatory instruments as well as relevant industry and sustainability standards in gold supply chains. It then proceeds to analyzing questions of operational gold supply chain management. Further, the report explores incentives for possible…


Added by Extractives and Development on July 13, 2017 at 14:05 — 1 Comment

Local Procurement in the Mining Sector: New Study on West Africa

Extractives and Development has supported the African Minerals Development Centre in West Africa in the first half of 2017. The goal of the work was to analyze the potential for an increase of local content in mining procurement and to identify ways how this can be achieved. Using mining to leverage a broader economic development is currently a political priority in many African mining countries. The publication provides a summary of the…


Added by Extractives and Development on July 13, 2017 at 13:51 — No Comments

Investors slowly start to push climate change up their agenda


Added by Jasmin Blessing on July 10, 2017 at 23:08 — No Comments

Mexican Organizations Bring the Fight for Justice for the Murder of Mariano Abarca to the International Level

(Ottawa) More than seven years since the murder of Mariano Abarca in Chicomuselo, Chiapas, his widow and children announced this week that they have filed a petition with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights against the Mexican government. Mariano was shot at close range and murdered outside his restaurant on November 27, 2009 in connection with his leadership in the fight against the social and environmental impacts of Blackfire Exploration’s barite mine that operated for two years…


Added by Jasmin Blessing on July 10, 2017 at 23:17 — No Comments

No plans for deep sea mining

SEABED deep sea mineral mining will not be conducted in waters around Fiji in the near future, says Ministry of Lands and Mineral Resources permanent secretary Malakai Finau.

"The costs involved are absolutely huge," he said.

"Current exploration interest is in its very early or preliminary stages, we haven't even reached the advanced stages as yet.

"Seabed resource exploration requires a lot of resources. One of the biggest costs is the need to engage a…


Added by Jasmin Blessing on July 10, 2017 at 23:00 — No Comments

Launch of PWYP-Canada's New Report: Many Ways to Lose a Billion: How Governments Fail to Secure a Fair Share of Natural Resource Wealth

Unfortunately, countries rich in oil, gas and minerals often fail to secure a fair share of their natural resource wealth. Revenue loss from the extractive sector is particularly significant given the large number of countries that depend on natural resource revenues for a substantial portion of their annual budgets. This report seeks to identify the main pathways through which governments lose revenue in the extractive sector and to illustrate these with real-world case…


Added by Claire Woodside on July 12, 2017 at 16:30 — 1 Comment

Mining in Mali: balancing prospects and problems


Already a significant gold producer, Mali’s mining sector is poised for further growth after the country’s Chamber of Mines recently tripled estimates of the country’s bauxite reserves, following several new discoveries. This is good news for Mali and miners alike; yet it’s not all positive. Mali’s mining sector faces many challenges ahead –…


Added by Jasmin Blessing on July 10, 2017 at 23:02 — No Comments

Few rich nations properly manage resources

More than 80 per cent of the world's major mining, oil and gas-producing countries fail to adequately govern the way they extract and manage natural resources, according to an index that tracks accountability and corruption.

Eritrea was the worst performer in the annual index released by the New York-based Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), while Norway ranked top, closely followed by Chile, Britain and Canada.

The index…


Added by Jasmin Blessing on July 10, 2017 at 22:55 — No Comments




1.    Introduction

Tanzania has just published the 7…


Added by Bubelwa Kaiza on July 10, 2017 at 22:30 — No Comments

Launch of the Mining Local Procurement Reporting Mechanism (LPRM): better data, better company performance and greater impact for achieving the SDGs

The 2030 Agenda emphasises long-term, widespread and sustainable economic growth as one of the main objectives of sustainable development. This requires the diversification of local economies, strong value chains as well as the targeted support of small and medium-sized enterprises…


Added by Extractives and Development on July 10, 2017 at 9:30 — No Comments

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) of EITI implementation: Guideline


Based on the recommendations of the Assessing the Effectiveness and Impact of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) study released by GIZ in 2016, we developed a guideline on monitoring and evaluation of EITI implementation on the national level. This M&E Guideline helps EITI stakeholders to make the case for a…


Added by Extractives and Development on July 6, 2017 at 16:41 — No Comments

Coordination Group of the Environmental Governance Program for the Mining sector in Mozambique


The Environmental…


Added by Jasmin Blessing on July 5, 2017 at 23:00 — No Comments

What Tanzania’s Review of Mineral Laws should mean for all mineral rich underdeveloped countries?

In a follow-up of the recommendations of two presidential investigations carried out on ACACIA’s gold-copper-silver concentrates (addressed…


Added by Antipas Massawe on July 4, 2017 at 22:05 — 8 Comments

IGF releases Mining Policy Framework Assessment: Mongolia

The Government of Mongolia sees its minerals sector as critical to national plans for sustainable development, according to a new IGF Mining Policy Framework (MPF) Assessment.

“Mongolia is in the midst of a fiscal crisis and seeks to expand responsible development of its minerals sector in order to generate much-needed revenues,” said Kristi Disney Bruckner, a member of IGF’s assessment team for Mongolia.

“We were encouraged to see that, despite this…


Added by Mira Oberman on June 29, 2017 at 19:30 — No Comments

IGF publishes its first annual report

The IGF Secretariat is pleased to present our first annual report, which described our objectives and outlines our achievements. The full report can be downloaded here:

Here is a quick overview.

Report from the IGF Secretariat

We have a remarkable opportunity to drive…


Added by Mira Oberman on June 29, 2017 at 19:29 — No Comments

Weekly GOXI: June 26, 2017

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Dear GOXIans: Your Weekly GOXI is back!  We sincerely apologize for the unplanned break and, moving on, we will do our best to continue to curate content on GOXI for you…


Added by GOXI on June 26, 2017 at 22:36 — No Comments

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