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Sustainable development in Ghana's gold mines: Clarifying the stakeholder's perspective

Using semi-structured interviews and focus group discussions (FGDs), this study examined critical stakeholder's perceptions, experiences and competence in assuring the sustainable management of Ghana's major gold mines. The investigation was inspired by a synthesis of the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the global community in September 2015; it places human resource capacity at the center of a sustainability struggle between local and international…


Added by Francis Xavier Dery Tuokuu on February 27, 2019 at 16:32 — No Comments

Le premier système de traitement de l'or sans mercure en Guinée - Un projet co-piloté par la GIZ et l’Artisanal Gold Council

Renforcement des mesures liées aux impacts des pratiques économiques, sociales et environnementales pour une exploitation artisanale et à petite échelle de l'or (ASGM ) en Guinée 

En décembre 2018, le Ministère des Mines de Guinée, représenté par la Direction Nationale des Mines, a inauguré le premier système de traitement de l'or sans mercure à Tonso, une localité de Siguiri en Haute Guinée, ce…


Added by Kim Rahel Schultze on February 19, 2019 at 10:30 — No Comments

The first mercury free gold processing system in Guinea's ASM sector - GIZ and Artisanal Gold Council strengthening responsible mining practices

Pour la version française, voir ci-dessous --- See French Version below.


In December 2018, the Ministry of Mines of Guinea, represented by the National Directorate of Mining, inaugurated the first mercury free gold processing system in Tonso, a district of Siguiri in Upper Guinea. This pilot project marks a step towards Guinea’s…


Added by Kim Rahel Schultze on February 19, 2019 at 10:00 — No Comments

Consultative Draft: Mapping the Renewable Energy Sector to the Sustainable Development Goals

Given the urgency and scale with which renewables must be deployed to meet the world’s sustainable development and climate goals, it is critical that renewable energy companies understand their potential impacts—both positive and negative—on economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable development. For that reason, the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, along with the UN Sustainable Development…


Added by Nathan Lobel on February 13, 2019 at 22:22 — No Comments

Women on the corporate frontline: the role of gender in community-facing teams

First posted on the Audire Consultants website 04.02.19

A new research project exploring the ways in which gender influences…


Added by Emma Wilson on February 12, 2019 at 13:32 — 2 Comments

Weekly GOXI February 18, 2019

A weekly digest of activity on GOXI…


Added by GOXI on February 21, 2019 at 7:39 — No Comments

Responsible sourcing and artisanal mining - fear not!

"Instead of wondering where to start, let’s focus on where to act, and how to make our supply chains something beautiful too. I invite you to join us to make this a more beautiful world."

Check out this excellent article by Pact's Director of Mines to Markets Cristina Villegas about artisanal and small-scale mining, its significance to rural development, and how better data, technology and partnerships most of all are improving the lives of ASM…


Added by Dylan E McFarlane on February 16, 2019 at 7:33 — No Comments

Gendered change to transparency in extractives starts in West Africa

By Charlotte Ørnemark, Independent researcher & consultant

Making women visible and locating gender expertise in their own movements have put West African Publish What You Pay (PWYP) coalitions at the forefront of working with gender in extractives. But there is a long journey ahead before minds and work processes have shifted to more gendered ways of working.

How do…


Added by Publish What You Pay on February 15, 2019 at 17:47 — No Comments

Loss of life, ecological crisis and moral decadence, the legacy of granite mining in Mutoko

Simiso Mlevu

Villagers in Mutoko District, 143 North East of Harare, Zimbabwe’s Capital, live in poverty and yet scattered around their communities are superimposing machines slicing mountains for the precious granite stone.

For decades, MaBuja, as the people of Mutoko are identified because of their ethnicity, have been known for living…


Added by Simiso Mlevu on February 13, 2019 at 19:39 — No Comments

Ushering in a new era of transparency in Armenia

After two years of rapid progress by the Armenia EITI Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG) and national secretariat, the country’s inaugural EITI Report was launched in Yerevan on 30 January.…


Added by EITI on February 8, 2019 at 12:30 — No Comments

How Indonesia is paving the way for more open disclosure of extractive industries data

Authored by Victor Ponsford

Indonesia, the world’s fourth most populous country, abounds in natural resources. In 2016, its oil, gas and mining activities contributed 7% of total government revenues. Access to the internet is becoming more widespread across the 17,000 island archipelago nation, providing a cost-efficient way to make…


Added by EITI on February 7, 2019 at 12:30 — No Comments

Diamonds Should Sparkle In The Fight Against Inequality


Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on February 7, 2019 at 10:57 — No Comments

Report - Mining Community Benefits In Ghana: a Case Of Unrealized Potential

This project is designed to examine the overall benefits of mining to local communities in Ghana through the lens of community benefits agreements (CBAs) in order to make policy recommendations to the Government of Ghana. CBAs are an increasingly common approach by mining companies to gain a “social license to operate” in local communities, upon whom they depend for property rights, workers, contractors, and a stable environment in which to operate. CBAs are…


Added by CIRDI on February 7, 2019 at 1:00 — No Comments

Report (full-length) - The Role of Host Governments in Enabling or Preventing Conflict Associated with Mining

This study is the second phase (Phase 2) of an ongoing research project to improve understanding about the rise in conflict associated with mining operations around the world, particularly in developing countries. This is the full version of Phase 2 report on The Role of Host Governments in Enabling or Preventing Conflict Associated with Mining,…


Added by CIRDI on February 7, 2019 at 1:00 — No Comments

Three Ways Companies Can Make 2019 a Big Year for Contract Transparency

Many people understand the debate around the publication of extractive industry contracts as a battle between transparency activists on one side and secretive companies on the other. But if 2018 is any indication, this view is a bit outdated. As our summary of company and contracts stories from 2018 shows, several of the biggest advances in contract transparency actually came from the…


Added by Robert Pitman on February 6, 2019 at 22:45 — No Comments

Levin Sources partners with Global Communities, Fair Congo and IMPACT on USAID-funded initiative to Support Responsible Sourcing of Gold from Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

Levin Sources today announced an ambitious partnership to reduce instability in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by establishing a commercially viable, conflict-free supply chain of Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM) gold. The initiative is a partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Global Communities, Fair Congo and IMPACT.

The five-year, US $11.9 million USAID-funded program will link artisanal and small-scale miners…


Added by Levin Sources on February 6, 2019 at 16:17 — No Comments

Former New Zealand Prime Minister and UNDP Head Helen Clark Confirmed as EITI Chair Nominee

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative’s (EITI) Board today announced that former Prime Minister of New Zealand Helen Clark is confirmed as the nominee to chair the EITI.

The former Prime Minister will assume her position following the EITI’s Members’ Meeting [1], to be held on 17 June in Paris. Helen Clark will be replacing…


Added by EITI on January 30, 2019 at 12:00 — No Comments

Government of France to host EITI Global Conference in Paris in June

Conference set to draw 1,000 collective governance supporters and practitioners in a time of rising polarisation.

The Government of France and the EITI today confirmed that the 2019 EITI Global Conference will take place on 18-19 June at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris. The Conference will provide an opportunity for heads of state, civil society activists and industry leaders to discuss emerging trends and best practices in the good governance of natural…


Added by EITI on January 30, 2019 at 12:00 — No Comments

The World Bank Group at Mining Indaba 2019

The World Bank Group at Mining Indaba 2019

4-7 February | Cape Town International Convention Center

Visit us at Booth 1008

The World Bank Group looks forward to participating in the 25th anniversary of Mining Indaba…


Added by Clare Murphy-McGreevey on January 29, 2019 at 22:31 — No Comments

Afghanistan's Ministry of Mines and Petroleum launch Transparency Portal

In December, the Afghan Ministry of Mines and Petroleum launched a Transparency Portal at the government media information centre in Kabul. It was attended by Afghan civil society members and journalists. The event was broadcasted on national TV and streamed live on several media channels. The Ministry’s senior leadership, including Hon Minister Nargis Nehan spoke about how the Transparency Portal aimed to improve confidence among investors, as well as the public, who could now see all…


Added by Aasmund Andersen on January 29, 2019 at 13:29 — No Comments

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