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Publish What You Pay - Call for Board Members

As part of the registration of PWYP as a UK charity, Publish What You Pay seeks board members for the founding Board of Trustees, a new governance body. The Board of Trustees will consist of a minimum of five and a maximum of seven members with a mixture of both internal as well as external stakeholders. The working languages will be French and English.

Roles and…


Added by Publish What You Pay on March 5, 2015 at 17:47 — No Comments

Appel pour Membres du Conseil d'Administration de Publiez Ce Que Vous Payez

En tant que partie intégrante de l'immatriculation de PCQVP comme organisation caritative britannique, Publiez Ce Que Vous Payez cherche des membres pour siéger au conseil afin de procéder à la fondation du conseil d'administration, un nouvel organe de gouvernance. Le conseil d'administration sera composé d'un minimum de cinq et un maximum de sept membres avec un mélange entre des…


Added by Publish What You Pay on March 5, 2015 at 17:30 — No Comments

Total's affiliate list sadly sheds little light on what really matters...

Total today announced it has published what looks like a relatively comprehensive list of its affiliate structures around the world. Some 902 affiliates incorporated in 99 jurisdictions and operating in 117 jurisdictions around the world.

It is interesting reading, if you are an open data geek. Some company structures definitely…


Added by Johnny West on March 5, 2015 at 13:57 — No Comments

Redefining Mining Purpose in Times of Plummeting Prices

During Mining Indaba 2013, Mark Cutifani, now CEO of UK-based mining giant AngloAmerican, declared, "We miss the local communities. In the information age when people can see how others are living, but have to sit next to a big hole in the ground and suffer the consequences of what you and I enjoy on a daily basis, you know you’ve got the model wrong.” As thousands of mining professionals…


Added by Antoine Heuty on March 3, 2015 at 16:33 — No Comments

Come Clean On Emergency Power Contracts-ACEP Tells Govt.

The African Center for Energy Policy (ACEP) has cast doubt on the readiness of the country towards receiving the two power barges being brought in to help solve some of the power crisis facing the country. As a result, ACEP is uncertain if by the end of this year the power crisis is likely to be over.

At a Press Conference at their offices at Madina in Accra yesterday, Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam, Executive Director enumerated a number of  structural issues that should now been…


Added by seibik bugri on March 3, 2015 at 4:25 — No Comments

Liberia Extractive Media Watch formed

The Extractive Media Watch (EMW) has been officially registered as a not-for-profit organization under the laws of Liberia.The organization was conceived in 2013 after a group of Liberian journalists attended a week-long intensive training on the covering the oil and gas sector.

The week-long training was provided by the International Institute for Information and Communication Technologies Journalism also known as…


Added by Kwami Ahiabenu on March 2, 2015 at 22:53 — No Comments

Weekly GOXI: March 2, 2015

A weekly digest of activity on GOXI

"How do you give speeches about good governance when soldiers are dying and the country is increasingly occupied?,"…


Added by GOXI on March 2, 2015 at 1:00 — No Comments

Why is workplace safety still overlooked in developing countries? A perspective

Driving along the north highway towards Carthage, the…


Added by Olfa Hamdi on February 28, 2015 at 13:30 — No Comments

Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF), February 2015 Newsletter


IGF NEWSLETTER                                                                 FEBRUARY 2015


Dear Friends and Members of the IGF:…


Added by Arash Irantalab Tehrani on February 26, 2015 at 17:30 — No Comments

Ukraine – concrete reforms, in the shape of the EITI

Ukraine – concrete reforms, in the shape of the EITI


Added by EITI on February 26, 2015 at 13:53 — 1 Comment

Create Ministry of Small Scale Mining' – ASMAN calls

 The ASM Africa-Network (ASMAN) is calling on Government to as a matter of priority established a Ministry of Small Scale Mining; to address the numerous challenges facing the small scale mining sector. This follows the directive from Parliament to Minerals Commission to draw up, furnish it with a comprehensive and sustainable road map on how the 'galamsey' issue should be addressed. ASMAN adds “even though a call in the right direction, it will be like a wild goose…


Added by seibik bugri on February 25, 2015 at 21:30 — No Comments

OGEL 2 (2015) Laws Regulating the Polish Energy Sector - Transition

Edited by Dr. Michal Domagala (John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin) and Piotr Pszczel (Kawalko&Godlewski law firm) this special looks at the Polish energy sector which is currently undergoing substantial change. The change is driven by several factors, but the most influential seems to be the requirements imposed by European Union Laws. The above-mentioned requirements consist of three groups i.e: those related to mitigation of adverse effects of energy…


Added by OGEL Journal on February 25, 2015 at 14:23 — No Comments

Forecasting Ghana's Oil Revenues for the 2015 Budget Using an Open Fiscal Model of the Jubilee Field

In order to help Ghanaian MPs and the general public understand the potential impact of volatile petroleum prices on the implementation of the 2015 budget, we at NRGI have built an oil revenue forecasting model. The tool uses only publicly available data and information. It is provided in Microsoft Excel (.xlsx), and released under an open licence so that it can be used by anyone. It can also…


Added by David Mihalyi on February 24, 2015 at 19:45 — 1 Comment

Mauritania to include the fishing sector in its implementation of EITI

The fishing sector will now be included in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). The official…


Added by Saidou Arji on February 24, 2015 at 17:26 — No Comments

Mining Indaba: The two conflicting agendas

This article first appeared on www.oilinuganda.org

Two very important events opened simultaneously recently in Cape Town, South Africa: One is Africa’s biggest and most attended meeting on mining, the Invest in Africa Mining Indaba, which is taking place at the International Convention Center. Over seven thousand mining industry executives, government officials and business people from all over the globe…


Added by MUSIIME CHRIS on February 23, 2015 at 13:34 — No Comments

Breaking out of the silo

Breaking out of the silo


Added by EITI on February 23, 2015 at 12:00 — No Comments

Healing the Legacy of the California Gold Rush

The Sierra Fund Bi-Annual Conference:   Gold That Regenerates Ecology and Community

The Sierra Fund, a small environmental NGO, has been at the forefront protecting and preserving the Sierra Nevadas. Part of their mission has been focusing on addressing the legacy of the California gold rush.

Twenty-six million pounds of mercury were brought to the Sierra during the CA Gold rush to…


Added by Marc Choyt on February 21, 2015 at 21:30 — No Comments

ELL Blog Series: The Effect of Ebola on Education in Kono

Estelle Levin Limited (ELL) has launched a blog series called ‘Living in the Shadows Ebola’, that ELL associate Babar Turay will be writing on the effects of ebola on Sierra Leone, and in particular its diamond mining district of Kono. This blog is the first in the series. The original blog post can be found…


Added by Adam Rolfe on February 20, 2015 at 15:00 — No Comments

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