sharing in governance of extractive industries
Artisanal miners produce 20% of the world’s gold, but the complexities of risk management for artisanal sources often deter refiners, brands, and other customers committed to responsible supply chain management.…
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Government published a new law on mining and quarry operations on August 13, 2018, which some industry players say is anti-business and should be reviewed. But the mines board, the sector regulator, says the new law is business-friendly and seeks to transform the sector, ensure stability, and attract new investors. Stephen Nuwagira spoke to Francis Gatare, the Rwanda Mines, Petroleum & Gas Board CEO and Cabinet member, to discuss the new law. Excerpts;
The new law…Continue
Added by Nuwagira Stephen on September 18, 2018 at 9:30 — No Comments
A new study from the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) and International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) highlights how multistakeholder, market-based voluntary sustainability initiatives (VSIs) can promote more sustainable production practices, often at the global level.
The report highlights environmental, social and…Continue
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By Francis Xavier Dery Tuokuu, James S. Gruber, Uwafiokun Idemudia, Jean Kayira
Source: Resources Policy (2018).
While a number of studies that have examined the nature and impact of gold mining in Ghana have often identified environmental degradation as a major consequence of resource extraction, limited efforts have so far been directed at exploring the challenges and opportunities facing the implementation of environmental policies within Ghana's gold mining…Continue
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A monthly round-up of the latest news relating to natural resource governance issues. You can also read the original version of this blog on my website.
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FORMALIZING ARTISANAL AND SMALL SCALE MINING IN NIGERIA
The exploration of minerals in Nigeria by the artisanal method has occurred for over 2400 years from mining basic clays to base metals and gold. There have been popular culture in Nigeria that have…Continue
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This blog first appeared in the Inter-American Center of Tax Administrations blogs platform on the 3rd of September 2018 in…Continue
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Writen by Rachel Etter-Phoya
The Government of Malawi formally committed to disclose all oil, gas and mining contracts in December 2015 at a Malawi EITI stakeholders meeting in Lilongwe. At the meeting, the then Principal Secretary Ben Botolo responsible for mining said that all contracts were already available upon request at the…Continue
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A widely held belief before the 1990s – referred to as the oil-blessing hypothesis – was that oil discovery and production should promote economic growth and development and lead to poverty reduction. However, the so-called ‘oil-curse’ hypothesis, postulated by Sachs and Warner in 1995, challenged this belief, thus provoking a heated debate on the theme. The oil-curse hypothesis has been traditionally tested by means of cross-sectional and panel-data models. The author goes beyond…Continue
Added by Ishmael Ackah, PhD on August 28, 2018 at 10:06 — No Comments
Amid much pomp and fanfare, President Uhuru Kenyatta launched the Early Oil Pilot Scheme (EOPS) on the 3rd of June in Turkana. The Scheme entails the transportation of stored crude oil drawn from the testing oil wells; and the production of 2000 barrels of oil per day over a two-year period.
Tullow Oil has stated that the…
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There is enough experience from around the world to show that translating oil discoveries through production to revenues and inclusive growth is not necessarily a linear process. Inclusive growth has been particularly difficult to achieve in many places, and Ghana has been no exception so far. Can Ghana escape a resource curse? Our view is that it can, provided that it implements fully as soon as possible, and more diligently, the regulations that it has…Continue
Added by Ishmael Ackah, PhD on August 28, 2018 at 9:30 — No Comments
By Stephen Nuwagira
Rwanda has a new mining law designed to improve extractives sector governance, accountability, safety, and environmental protection. Gazetted on August13, 2018, the amended law on mining and quarry operations recommends hefty fines and jail terms for mining companies and individuals that contravene standards leading to worker injury, disability, incurable disease, or death. The law also scraps…Continue
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The long-awaited South African Human Rights Commission Report of the National Hearing on the Underlying Socio-economic Challenges of Mining-affected Communities in South Africa has been released. The hearings were held on the 13-14 September 2016, 26 and 28 September 2016, and 03 November 2016.
The main findings of the report are as follows:
There is a disjuncture between the intended impact of the comprehensive regulatory framework for the mining industry in…Continue
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A regular round-up of the latest news and resources regarding the intersection between extractive governance, environmental justice, and gender issues. See the original post on my website.
Added by Alice Powell on August 23, 2018 at 19:00 — No Comments
The Research Group for Sustainable Impacts (RG-SI) provides evaluation and other research consulting services to organizations and individuals who care about exploring, enhancing, or evaluating the sustainability and inclusivity of their programming or policy efforts using innovative, informed, and accessible research techniques.
At RG-SI, we value inclusion and sustainability in problem-solving…Continue
Added by Caitlin Corrigan on August 20, 2018 at 19:23 — No Comments
The state of Mining Communities in Ghana such as Obuasi, Tarkwa and Prestea do…Continue
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 September 10, 2018 is now…Continue
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