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Promoting integration of environmental and social considerations into development strategies and sector reform in Kenya

In Kenya, the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) and the Kenyan Ministry of Mining (MOM) undertook a comprehensive and participatory Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment (SESA) in Kenya to assess the quality of environmental administration and governance in the mining sector at the national and community levels; specifically, the proposed coal mining in Mui Basin in Kitui County and the mining of mineral sands in Kwale County.

The SESA was specifically…

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Added by Jasmin Blessing on May 19, 2017 at 21:21 — No Comments

Las comunidades indígenas podrían decidir si se pueden desarrollar proyectos mineros en sus tierras/ Indigenous communities could decide if mining projects can be developed in their lands

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En Colombia, un proyecto de decreto   del ministerio de Ambiente que tiene a los empresarios con los pelos de punta y que está a punto de salir porque ya está en la oficina jurídica de Presidencia y fue protocolizado hace quince días en la Mesa Permanente Indígena, le da un súper…

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Added by Jasmin Blessing on May 19, 2017 at 21:19 — No Comments

2017 AMLA Workshop: Call for Host University

The AMLA Secretariat hosted by the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) is preparing for this year’s edition of our on ground ten (10) days training on African mining legislation to enhance the capacity of African legal professionals in the use of the African Mining Legislation Atlas platform www.a-mla.org and overall issues in mining law.

This is an opportunity to foster our collaboration in training the future generation of African experts in…

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Added by Francky Lukanda on May 19, 2017 at 19:52 — No Comments

New Research from ASI and IWiM: Can a mining law unlock the potential of women?

We are delighted to announce the launch of our latest research paper ‘Women in Mining, Can a mining law unlock the potential of women?

As part of a collaborative project, Adam Smith International (ASI) and International Women in Mining…

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Added by Adam Smith International on May 19, 2017 at 15:04 — No Comments

Will Shell turn the tide on community consent?

A new public commitment by Shell may mark a shift in companies’ adoption of free, prior, and informed consent.

For years oil companies have been reluctant to commit to the principle of Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC), but this trend might be on the brink of a shift. Oil giant Shell just included a public commitment to FPIC in their 2016 …

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Added by Emily Greenspan on May 18, 2017 at 16:06 — No Comments

Why Mandatory Disclosures Matter for Indonesia?

The global transparency wave has reached Indonesia. Initiatives such as the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) are bringing more transparency to Indonesia and the mandatory disclosures laws of the EU have led to more data on extractive activities in Indonesia becoming available.

But the oil, mining and gas industries are still among the most corrupt sectors and accessing relevant data on the amount of production, marketing, shipment and payment of taxes and other…

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Added by Publish What You Pay Indonesia on May 17, 2017 at 5:52 — No Comments

Mines, Clean Energy and Investment: India’s Triple Bottom Line

By Joseph Kirschke

By 3p Contributor on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

India is the world’s fastest-growing energy consumer and a…

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Added by Joseph F. Kirschke on May 9, 2017 at 23:52 — No Comments

IGF guidance on managing ASM now available in French and Spanish

The IGF Secretariat is pleased to announce that its guidance document on managing artisanal and small-scale mining is now available in…

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Added by Mira Oberman on May 9, 2017 at 19:00 — No Comments

PDAC Forum: Innovation for Sustainability in the Mining Sector

Innovation for Sustainability in the Mining Sector

March 4, 2017…
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Added by Mira Oberman on May 4, 2017 at 21:30 — No Comments

PWYP-US Extract-A-Fact April 2017 Newsletter

Extract-A-Fact is dedicated to empowering stakeholders to put extractives data to use. Over the next year, we would like to host a series of training webinars aimed at providing the skills you need to use oil, gas and mining…

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Added by Publish What You Pay - US on April 24, 2017 at 23:00 — No Comments

Sponsorship available for geoscience conference in Zambia

Call for Abstracts: International Conference on Geology, Mining, Minerals and Groundwater Resources of the Sub Saharan Africa, Livingstone, Zambia, on 11-13 July, 2017.

Dear Colleagues, 



The University of Zambia School of Mines will hold an International Conference on Geology, Mining, Minerals and Ground water Resources of the Sub Saharan Africa at Chrismar Hotel, Livingstone, Zambia, on 11-13 July, 2017.

 

As part of the ACP-EU Development…

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Added by Daniel Franks on April 21, 2017 at 16:09 — No Comments

2 Weeks to Getenergy Global in London

Getenergy's Global 2017 event in London 8-9 May focuses on localisation within the oil and gas industry, 450 people from 45 countries. 

Here is the brochure: Getenergy%20Global%202017%20Brochure.pdf

Website: …

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Added by Jack Pegram on April 20, 2017 at 12:59 — No Comments

IGF Releases Mining Policy Framework Assessment: Senegal

The Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) is pleased to present its assessment of Senegal's mining policies.

The report is available in English and …

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Added by Mira Oberman on April 19, 2017 at 17:53 — No Comments

Securing Mining Revenues: Good Practice from Zambia, Tanzania, South Africa

Dear Goxians,

The Natural Resource Governance Institute just published 3 case studies on South AfricaTanzania and …

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Added by Thomas Lassourd on April 18, 2017 at 18:08 — No Comments

Check out the latest RAW Talks

Welcome to RAW Talks!

For those of you who have not yet heard, RAW Talks is a new interview series that examines extractives-led development.



Straightforward, modern and without bias, our Talks provide insight and ideas from innovative thinkers and practitioners in the field of resource policy and…

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Added by RAW Talks on April 18, 2017 at 14:08 — No Comments

Mineral Supply for SDGs requires International Goverance

An international team of researchers says global resource governance and sharing of geoscience data is needed to address challenges facing future mineral supply.

Specifically of concern are a range of technology minerals, which are an essential ingredient in everything from laptops and…

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Added by Saleem H. Ali on April 17, 2017 at 21:39 — No Comments

Mining on the moon: a new dimension to governance and mining

According to documents obtained and posted by Motherboard, the Trump transition team seems to have asked NASA about mining on the moon. It follows earlier information about a few billionaire investors from Mountain View (California) released in March about the potential benefits of moon mining.

According to the documents, the questions from Trump's Agency Review Team (ART) largely focused on the interests of commercial space companies and NASA's potential help them turn…

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Added by Daan Boom on April 17, 2017 at 3:54 — No Comments

Mobilizing revenue for development: Getting the fiscal regime for extractives right

http://www.greenfiscalpolicy.org/news-and-blogs/blog/mobilizing-revenue-for-development-getting-the-fiscal-regime-for-extractives-right/

By Oana Luca, IMF

The fiscal regime governs the way in which mineral rents are shared between the state and the investor. A well-designed fiscal regime is essential…

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Added by Inès Abdelrazek on April 13, 2017 at 11:06 — No Comments

Tanzania goes beyond EITI; the Government audits copper concentrate

April 12, Dar es Salaam,

Tanzania President John Magufuli yesterday swore-in and assigned the second expert team to undertake comprehensive evaluation and appraisal of copper concentrate exported by Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) from Tanzania to Japan, China and Germany for smelting.…

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Added by Bubelwa Kaiza on April 12, 2017 at 19:30 — No Comments

The Roadmap of Beneficial Ownership Transparency in Indonesia

The roadmap of beneficial ownership (BO) transparency in Indonesia was published by the Secretariat of EITI Indonesia last January to comply with the 2016 EITI Standard. The roadmap consists of three big stages of the implementation of BO transparency. First, defining BO in the Indonesian context in 2017, including definition of BO, level of data disclosure, data management and data collection. Second, developing institutional framework and regulation in 2018. Lastly, disclosing beneficial…
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Added by Publish What You Pay Indonesia on April 11, 2017 at 7:30 — No Comments

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