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Marange Diamonds: The Drama Never Ends


Seven executive managers of the Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC), including the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) were fired by the board on Friday 17 May 2019.  ZCDC is a State-Owned Enterprise (SOE). The entity was created in 2015 and started operations in 2016 after seven diamond mining companies were booted out in the name of bringing transparency and accountability to murky Marange diamond mining activities.

The dismissal according the…


Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on May 20, 2019 at 14:36 — No Comments

Smart inclusive mining, a key approach to increase local content and deliver shared value

We are living in a time of transition, which involves an emerging socio-political and advanced technology paradigm that is impacting the performance of all businesses. Specialization in mining has the potential to be significant source for socially and environmentally sustainable growth that acknowledges and tackles the key challenges of this new paradigm, which requires a systemic and collective approach that integrates all the dimensions of sustainability.


While new…


Added by Osvaldo Urzua on May 20, 2019 at 0:00 — 19 Comments

Forest-Smart Mining: A low-carbon future must protect the world’s forests


The shift to a low-carbon future that includes clean technology such as solar panels, wind turbines, electric vehicles and batteries will require a lot of minerals. In fact, experts…


Added by Kirsten Hund on May 23, 2019 at 0:00 — 1 Comment

Can large and small-scale miners forge linkages in the era of resource nationalism?

A new paper looks at the opportunities for interactions between large, medium, artisanal and small-scale #mining in Tanzania --> https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0301420718307189


  • A gradual shift in Tanzanian policies towards facilitating ASM can be observed
  • From an ASM perspective the development is ambiguous as implementation…

Added by IIED on May 22, 2019 at 22:11 — No Comments

New tech in the mining sector: Trends and impacts

Mining is on the verge of a wave of changes like those that have swept over and redefined manufacturing, communications, finance, and other technology-transformed sectors. While this is good news in terms of productivity, worker safety, environmental impacts and other metrics, some types of technology will replace significant numbers of low- and medium-skilled workers, and many of the new jobs created will be difficult for locals to fill.…


Added by Aaron Cosbey on May 13, 2019 at 0:00 — 20 Comments

New Tech, New Deal: Reconceptualizing shared value for the mine of the future -Join the Conversation

Do you see new technologies and disruptive innovations reshaping the competitive dynamics in the mining sector? Will they fundamentally change the relationship between mining companies and their host communities, host countries?…


Added by Norma Garza on May 10, 2019 at 20:30 — No Comments

Extractive Tax Practices: Bad for the Poor. Risky for Business.

Extractive Tax Practices: Bad for the Poor. Risky for Business.

May 8, 2019, originally posted by Laurel Pegorsch on The Politics of Poverty…

Added by Daniel Mulé on May 9, 2019 at 22:30 — No Comments

Video: Myanmar's Jade Rush

At the end of April, more than a 50 miners died in a landslide in northern Myanmar's jade mines. Myanmar's new gemstone law does not adequately address the root causes that make these tragedies so common. Change is urgently needed to ensure that the multi-billion dollar jade industry brings benefits to the people of Myanmar. Check out this video from the Natural Resource Governance Institute, which gives a glimpse into the realities inside Myanmar's jade mines.…


Added by Sebastian Sahla on May 8, 2019 at 6:39 — No Comments

Tanzania struggles to align gas policies with market signals

Rasmus Hundsbæk Pedersen and myself have a new paper out in the Journal of Eastern African Studies

In recent years, much attention has been paid to how ‘new oil’-producer countries can avoid the resource curse that has marred the established petroleum economies on the African continent.

The focus has been on improving the governance of…


Added by Peter Bofin on May 4, 2019 at 13:26 — No Comments

What is Benefit Sharing? Respecting Indigenous Rights and Addressing Inequities in Arctic Resource Projects

First published on LinkedIn

International standards refer to Indigenous peoples’ right to benefit from resource…


Added by Emma Wilson on May 3, 2019 at 11:08 — No Comments

Contract Disclosure Good for Business in Myanmar, Total Says

As the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) prepares to require member governments to publish the contracts they sign with oil, gas and mining companies, an executive for French oil major Total discusses the potential benefits of contract disclosure for investors in Myanmar.

The contracts signed between governments and oil, gas and mining companies are crucial documents. They set out many of the most important terms under which investors operate,…


Added by Sebastian Sahla on April 29, 2019 at 13:08 — No Comments

Minerals in the Fight Against Climate Change

Minerals in the Fight Against Climate Change
By Degol Hailu and Caroline Ngonze

Added by Degol Hailu on April 28, 2019 at 11:39 — No Comments

Linking stakeholder perspectives for environmental policy development and implementation in Ghana’s gold mining sector: Insights from a Q-methodology study


Gold mining might have contributed to socio-economic development in Ghana, but it has also exacerbated incidences of environmental degradation and fostered associated human rights violations within local communities. As a result, the government of Ghana has sought to address the incidences of environmental degradation related to mining by formulating and implementing a wide range of environmental policies. However, the extent to which these environmental policies have…


Added by Francis Xavier Dery Tuokuu, Ph.D on April 26, 2019 at 5:55 — No Comments

New Database: National Oil Companies, with $3.1 Trillion in Assets, Are Dangerously Under-Scrutinized

Use the database  |  Watch the trailer  |  Read about the project and…


Added by Lee Bailey on April 25, 2019 at 10:50 — No Comments

DCAF-ICRC Toolkit for companies operating in complex environments

Addressing Security and Human Right Challenges in Complex Environments

What are some challenges and good practices working with host government, public security forces, private security provider, and communities in complex environments?

Check out this DCAF-ICRC Tookit! …


Added by Zhilin X on April 24, 2019 at 10:30 — No Comments

London Metal Exchange, EITI and OECD to improve transparency in mineral supply chains

Today, the London Metal Exchange (LME), the world’s largest market for minerals, launched a formal consultation on the proposed rules for responsible…


Added by EITI on April 23, 2019 at 13:00 — No Comments

Improving Board Assurance of Technical and Operational Risks in Mining

Alexandra Atkins, Director Global Mining Sustainability has presented a visionary approach to addressing gaps in board assurance in the mining industry. The Paper presents the failure of the mining industry to properly equip their boards with technical skills and proposes to develop a STEM solution.

See this Paper was presented at the 1st Annual Mining Geomechanical Risk Symposium Perth Australia earlier this month.…


Added by Roy Jakola on April 23, 2019 at 0:43 — No Comments

Fairtrade/Fairmined Gold In The US/UK

Author's introduction: In context to ethical jewelry sourcing, the UK vs US market is a study in contrasts. The former has over 250 Fairtrade Gold jewelers. There's an awareness of the importance of ethical sourcing tied to producer communities. In the US, there is only one Fairtrade Gold jeweler, and the market is focused on…


Added by Marc Choyt on April 22, 2019 at 23:30 — No Comments

Natural Resources for Sustainable Development: The Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mining Governance (facilitated MOOC)

The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI), the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), the World Bank and the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) are pleased to announce that enrollment for the massive open online course on Natural Resources for Sustainable Development: The Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mining Governance, starting on May 6, 2019 is now…


Added by Tehtena Mebratu-Tsegaye on April 22, 2019 at 17:37 — No Comments

Manufacturing Consent: Ethical Jewelry Babble in a Russian Doll

There are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know.” —Donald Rumsfeld

Author’s introduction: Behind the “ethical/responsible” jewelry movement, the new hot trend in North…


Added by Marc Choyt on April 17, 2019 at 21:37 — No Comments

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