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The Socio-Economic Contribution of Responsible Gold Mining

Sunday, March 1

3:30-4:25

Room 803, Metro Toronto Convention Centre



Organizer: World Gold Council and Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals Metals and Sustainable Development…



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Added by Arash Irantalab Tehrani on January 21, 2015 at 23:30 — No Comments

Diagnosing corruption risks in mining sector licencing

Hi all,

I'm working on a small research project for IM4DC and Transparency International to construct a diagnostic framework for civil society on corruption risks in the award of mining permits, licences and contracts. We hope that it will form the blueprint for research in multiple countries as part of Phase 1 of a planned TI programme on prevention of corruption in mining sector licencing.

Material from several GOXIans and supporting organisations has been useful, as well as…

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Added by Alan Wolfe on January 20, 2015 at 7:39 — No Comments

Shared Value in Extractives and the Advantages of Local Procurement Initiatives over Traditional Community Investment

I lead a venture called Mining Shared Value, which is supported by Engineers Without Borders Canada. We work to promote local procurement by the global mining industry in order to improve the economic and social impacts of mineral extraction in developing regions.



Looking at the name of our initiative, one would guess correctly that we were excited upon the release of Extracting with Purpose:…

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Added by Jeff Geipel on January 19, 2015 at 23:12 — No Comments

Fresh on eiti.org: DR Congo leads the way in disclosing owners of companies

DR Congo leads the way in disclosing owners of companies…

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Added by EITI on January 19, 2015 at 14:34 — No Comments

ICMM to launch public consultation on updated Indigenous Peoples & Mining Good Practice Guide on 30 January

Watch this space! We will be opening the public consultation period on ICMM's updated Indigenous Peoples and Mining Good Practice Guide on 30 January for 6 weeks. See more detailed information below: 

ICMM would like to invite interested organizations and individuals to provide comments on the updated text of its 2010 Indigenous Peoples and Mining Good…

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Added by Eva Kirch on January 14, 2015 at 18:16 — No Comments

Encyclopedia of Gender and Mining: Key Initiatives, Best Practices and Actors

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"Mining has the image of being a masculine world. Many are surprised to learn that about 30% of the world’s artisanal miners are women. In Africa women even make up 40-50% of the artisanal mining workforce. But also in large scale mining gender plays an important role, even if women are chronically…

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Added by Janne Kaiser on January 8, 2015 at 13:30 — No Comments

Open Contracts, Closed Models

How Can Economic Modeling Improve Extractive Sector Governance? Cross-posted from OpenOil.

The potential for economic modeling to improve extractive sector governance is beginning to get the attention it deserves. Economic models are already a key tool in “behind the scenes” decision making for companies and, increasingly, for countries as well. Existing modeling efforts however…
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Added by Don Hubert on January 7, 2015 at 19:00 — 1 Comment

Women dominate artisanal mining ventures - Mining Review (December 2014)

The piece “Women dominate artisanal mining ventures” featured below was initially published in Malawi’s Mining Review Issue Number 20 2014 that was circulated in December 2014. This is the final edition for 2014.

The symposium to review Malawi's draft Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Policy mentioned in this piece was also covered …

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Added by Rachel Etter-Phoya on January 3, 2015 at 15:45 — No Comments

Weekly GOXI: December 19, 2014



A weekly digest of activity on GOXI…

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Added by GOXI on December 20, 2014 at 8:30 — No Comments

Weekly GOXI: November 21, 2014



A weekly digest of activity on GOXI

"The Malawi Government, through the Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and…

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Added by GOXI on November 21, 2014 at 17:30 — No Comments

Weekly Goxi: November 14, 2014



A weekly digest of activity on GOXI

54 countries, 385 contracts, @ your fingertips. OpenOil, in partnership with PWYP…

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Added by GOXI on November 14, 2014 at 21:30 — No Comments

Weekly Goxi: October 3, 2014



A weekly digest of activity on GOXI

“From energy and agriculture to mining and construction, the country possesses the…

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Added by GOXI on October 3, 2014 at 16:30 — No Comments

Weekly GOXI: July 26, 2014



A weekly digest of activity on GOXI

Some 35% of industry professionals say communication with stakeholders is…

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Added by GOXI on July 25, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments

Weekly GOXI: May 16, 2014



A weekly digest of activity on GOXI

How do you calculate the economic cost…

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Added by GOXI on May 16, 2014 at 21:35 — No Comments

Weekly GOXI: May 9, 2014



A weekly digest of activity on GOXI

Côte d’Ivoire’s …

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Added by GOXI on May 9, 2014 at 17:55 — No Comments

Weekly GOXI: April 4, 2014

 

A weekly digest of activity on GOXI

In 2011, we held the online GOXI…

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Added by GOXI on April 4, 2014 at 17:25 — No Comments

Weekly GOXI: March 14, 2014

 

A weekly digest of activity on GOXI

"On September 25, 2013, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, [Central Bank of Nigeria]…

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Added by GOXI on March 15, 2014 at 0:00 — No Comments

GOXIans in NY celebrate GOXI

Earlier this week, GOXIans in NY got together to meet other fellow GOXI members in the area, network and celebrate GOXI!  

Thanks to…

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Added by GOXI on February 15, 2014 at 0:00 — No Comments

Extractives at the Open Government Partnership Summit - the Transparency Melting Pot and Joined Up Data

The movement for greater transparency in extractives has come a long way in the past decade. However, it is good sometimes to take a step back and see as part of a broader shift towards all things open.  The…

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Added by Michael Jarvis on November 7, 2013 at 21:57 — No Comments

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