sharing in governance of extractive industries
The gender debate is gaining momentum around the world - but the mining sector has been behind the curve.
Highgrade Media, alongside gender-equality champions The German Development Agency GIZ and The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, are launching a unique interview series on gender equality in mining that is set…Continue
Added by Highgrade on November 18, 2019 at 18:24 — No Comments
We’re pleased to announce that applications are open for our 8th annual Executive Training on Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development, which will be held at Columbia University from June 1-12, 2020.…
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The Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM) at The University of Queensland has launched a website and online library dedicated to research and resources on the social aspects of mine closure. To our knowledge, this is the only repository of its kind in the world. You can access it here.
We are committed to placing people at the centre of mine closure and this is the first of a series of projects we are undertaking…Continue
Added by Sandy Worden on November 6, 2019 at 2:21 — No Comments
The Oil, Gas and Energy Law (OGEL, ISSN 1875-418X) law journal is preparing a Special Issue on the "Changing LNG Markets and Contracts".
At the time of rapid LNG volume growth, this special issue will look specifically at the most recent phenomena in LNG markets and the key changes to traditional LNG contract structures. We encourage submission of relevant papers, studies, and brief…Continue
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Anchored on public pre budget consultations, the process to formulate the 2020 National Budget Statement is underway. Public participation during budget formulation is fundamental. Citizens and civil society must grab the opportunity to influence how public revenues are generated and allocated to address the…Continue
Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on October 30, 2019 at 8:53 — No Comments
Authored by Sam Bartlett
On the eve of the 45th EITI Board meeting in Addis Ababa, the EITI International Secretariat and the Office of the Auditor General of Norway hosted a workshop on strengthening collaboration with Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs). The workshop brought together EITI and SAI representatives from Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Sierra Leone,…Continue
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State-owned petroleum company Qatar Petroleum will join the EITI as a supporting company, announced EITI’s Corporate Engagement Manager Andrew Irvine today, in a discussion on the EITI’s outreach plans at the organisation’s Addis Ababa Board meeting.
“It is encouraging to see a large and influential state-owned company like Qatar Petroleum join the EITI’s group of supporting companies,” said Mark Robinson,…Continue
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The EITI Board gathered to assess country progress, discuss the EITI’s role in addressing corruption and deepen cross-organisational collaboration.
Less than a week after the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali, Addis Ababa was a fitting backdrop for the 45th EITI Board meeting, hosted by the Government of Ethiopia. With the…Continue
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Mali’s long-awaited mining reforms are here. A mix of progressive and outdated measures, the code must pass parliamentary review before entering into law. We assess the significance of three aspects of the legislation.
Despite lengthy preparations, many were surprised when Mali's new mining law passed by ordinance in August. The next stage is parliamentary review, where we expect additional revisions before a final version is agreed. This creates an…Continue
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Authored by Alex Gordy
What can be learned from three years of Validation results – and how to interrogate the data
EITI Validation results are a rich source of information about the transparency of the extractive sector in EITI implementing countries. Over 80% of EITI countries have completed their first Validation since the process was introduced in 2016, producing a…Continue
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by Dr Ahamadou Mohamed Maiga and Brendan Schwartz
Mali’s long-awaited mining reforms are here. A mix of progressive and outdated measures, the code must pass parliamentary review before entering into law. We assess the significance of three aspects of the legislation, concentrating on the areas covered by our policy recommendations from late last year: fiscal reforms, artisanal mining and local…Continue
Added by Brendan Schwartz on October 8, 2019 at 13:39 — No Comments
Recently, the government of Zimbabwe reignited its interest to join the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) through the 2019 National Budget Statement. A step in the right direction. But it is important to note that since 2011, government repeatedly expressed interest to join EITI or to resuscitate…Continue
Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on October 3, 2019 at 15:53 — No Comments
Mineral producing countries aspire to climb the value adding ladder. Few, however, have truly succeeded.
How can resource economies move into industrialisation and beyond? Nowhere is the question more puzzling than in Africa.
Renowned economist Carlos Lopes has the answer.
Added by Highgrade on October 1, 2019 at 14:59 — No Comments
The Regional Resource Governance in West Africa (ReGo) project, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ), hosted a regional exchange event on mining taxation in collaboration with the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) in Abidjan from 12th through 13th September. The event gathered practitioners from both revenue…Continue
Added by Stefanie Heerwig on September 26, 2019 at 18:30 — No Comments
How should mining companies improve transparency, accountability & demonstrate action to tackle biodiversity loss? Disclosure is the first step.
Find out more about the vanguards of biodiversity disclosure in our latest blog and register for the…Continue
Added by Rodrigo Cassola on September 26, 2019 at 17:00 — No Comments
By the way, these questions are ranked by the frequency in which they get asked; the first being the most-often-asked question and following…
Yes, gold mining is still happening across the world. In fact, in 2018, over 3,500 tonnes of gold were produced worldwide, with China leading global output followed by Australia, Russia, and the United…Continue
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Minerals in Post-Disaster Reconstruction
By Degol Hailu, Caroline Ngonze and Daniel Franks
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Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on September 22, 2019 at 12:01 — No Comments
Since 2018, the Regional Resource Governance in West Africa (ReGo) project, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ), has been strengthening the transparent and sustainable management of local development funds in collaboration with the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in Côte d'Ivoire. The initial…Continue