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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

Reputable Mining Investors Wanted in Sierra Leone: How to Improve Integrity Due Diligence in Mining License Management

By: Alexandra Readhead

 

On the first anniversary of the Panama Papers, the National Minerals Agency (NMA) of Sierra Leone wants to know who it is doing business with. The NMA is the government agency responsible for issuing mining licenses.…

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Added by Alexandra Readhead on April 10, 2017 at 17:00 — No Comments

Energy Urgency: Why the Global Mining Industry is Embracing Renewables

In recent months, events across three continents showed how clean energy use by the mining industry, which consumes 11 percent of global energy, can mitigate climate change on a planet where 2,000 mechanized mines struggle with fuel prices, carbon emissions and ever-increasing logistical challenges.

Moreover, Hindustan Zinc Ltd. in India, Redavia Solar and IAMGOLD Corp. in Africa and Chile’s copper mining giants…

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Added by Joseph F. Kirschke on April 6, 2017 at 5:05 — No Comments

How to manage revenues from extractives? There’s a book for that!

  Offshore oil and rig platform. Photo: © curraheeshutter / Shutterstock.



Countries with large nonrenewable resources can benefit significantly from them, but reliance on revenues from these sources poses major challenges for policy makers. If you are a senior ministry of finance official in a resource-rich country, what are the challenges that you would face and…

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Added by Håvard Halland on February 8, 2017 at 1:26 — No Comments

In pictures: Dialogues and pilot projects for better ASM governance in Madagascar

GIZ Madagascar is running a dialogue process to improve governance in the country's artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector. Guest contributor Andry Rabemanantsoa gives a pictorial tour of their work to date.

The conservation and sustainable use of natural resources programme (Programme d'Appui à la Gestion de l'Environnement, PAGE) of…

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Added by IIED on April 4, 2017 at 17:26 — No Comments

Is Tanzania’s export ban a high stakes game of poker with Acacia?

First published by Johnny West on openoil.net

Tanzania’s decision to impose a ban on concentrate exports from its mining industry has gained wide coverage among industry watchers. The question is: what does the government hope to achieve with it, and what will companies’ reaction be to it?

In this piece, we explore the possibility that the ban…

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Added by Anton Rühling on April 4, 2017 at 10:18 — 5 Comments

African tax authorities equipped with tools to deal with transfer pricing issues

The African Minerals Development Centre (AMDC) together with the Minerals and Energy for Development Alliance (MEfDA) and the World Bank, has delivered the first of two regional workshops on transfer pricing in Africa’s mineral sector.



The first workshop included senior decision makers from tax administration authorities, revenue agencies, and ministries of finance and mines.



Charles Akong of AMDC noted that “transfer mispricing represents one of the key issues which… Continue

Added by John Sloan on April 3, 2017 at 8:14 — No Comments

CfP - Disaster Risk Reduction

Dear colleagues,

Please see below for details.



Are you an academic, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) practitioner or a professor with expertise in DRR? If so, this message is for you!



Gravitazz Continental Initiative (GCI) is calling upon you to submit an abstract for the first ever Africa Conference on the Economic Cost of Disasters (Theme: The Role of the Private Sector in Disaster Risk Reduction) to be held in South Africa Pretoria between 23-25 October 2017. We are… Continue

Added by Audrey Cash on March 30, 2017 at 15:25 — No Comments

PRESS RELEASE: ACACIA Urged to be more transparent to Tanzanians

PRESS RELEASE

 

ACACIA should be more transparent to Tanzanians

 

Dar res Salaam, Tanzania – 30th March, 2017: A stop order issued by…

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Added by Bubelwa Kaiza on March 29, 2017 at 22:30 — No Comments

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