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President Mahama Commit to anti-corruption in Extractive Industries; Civil Society calls

Published unedited a ten-point press release by ACEP

Civil Society Anti-Corruption Agenda on Extractive Industries Civil Society Organizations at a Dialogue on Anti-Corruption on Extractive Industries organized by the Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) on the 9th of May 2015, as prelude to the UK Anti-Corruption Summit have called on the Government of Ghana to declare its commitment to fight corruption in Ghana and in the extractive industries in…

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Added by seibik bugri on May 11, 2016 at 0:30 — No Comments

Ghana oil and gas : Exploration and Production Bill May Be Passed This Year-MP

Mr. Mutawakilu Adam, the Vice Chairman of Mines and Energy Committee in Parliament and the MP for Damongo gave the hint in Koforidua recently when he updated Editors and reporters on the state of Ghana’s Exploration and Production (E and P) Bill at a Symposium on Oil and Gas.



The News and Editorial Symposium on Oil and Gas was organised by Penplusbytes and…

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Added by Kwami Ahiabenu on May 5, 2016 at 19:01 — No Comments

eDiscussion IPIECA Local Content Guide in World Bank Local Content Community of Practice (next 2 weeks)

Dear GOXI-members:

please join the eDiscussion on the new IPIECA Local Content guide in the World Bank Community of Practice (CoP) in the next two weeks. Please see the information below on the discussion's focus and how to join the World Bank's Community. Contact me at nhandler@worldbank.org if you have trouble signing up.

(go to https://collaboration.worldbank.org/welcome - see further instructions at the…

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Added by Nils Handler on April 13, 2016 at 21:54 — No Comments

President Buhari's anti-corruption measures and plans to invest in infrastructure

Since those hard fought National elections, one year ago, President Buhari has been pushing ahead since his win, with a range of anti-corruption measures -he started with much needed reforms in key institutions, like Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC), Nigerian Maritime and Safety Administration (NIMASA), Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Military.

I could see evidence of this in Abuja, two weeks ago, while visiting the administrative capital, with the…

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Added by Martin Brown on March 13, 2016 at 21:30 — 2 Comments

The link between recklessness inside & outside of mines

I read with interest the article published on Friday, 26th February 2016, by Miningmx.com, referring to the Implats CEO, Terance Goodlace’s, take on the link between safety in South African mines and the risk-taking psyche of the average South African.  He further links it to a “growing social disobedience” which, according to…

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Added by Gwendolyn Wellmann on February 29, 2016 at 19:10 — No Comments

Mining the Red Planet

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Added by Antoine Heuty on December 14, 2015 at 17:16 — No Comments

RCS Global progresses work on the IGF ASM Management Guidance

RCS Global’s collaboration with the Inter-Governmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) in developing the IGF Guidance for Governments on Managing Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) was a core piece of the agenda at the IGF’s 11th Annual General Meeting from October 27 to 29, 2015 in Geneva. We delivered a well-received workshop on the ASM Management Guidance, which was a key milestone in the further development of the Guidance into…

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Added by RCS Global on November 10, 2015 at 15:30 — No Comments

Mineral Rush : A Rough Road for Afghanistan

 

 

 

Mineral Rush :  A Rough Road for Afghanistan

Gemstone extraction has thousands of years of history in Afghanistan. The charming lapis lazuli was extracted 6500 years ago and it has decorated the thrones and statues of Pharoes. Lapis dust was also used as…

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Added by Javed Noorani on October 16, 2015 at 12:00 — No Comments

Meet RCS Global in October 2015

20th October: Vienna, Austria

 

LBMA/LPPM Precious Metals Conference 2015

 

Join RCS Director Harrison Mitchell during the LBMA/LPPM Precious Metals Conference 2015, to be held at the Hilton Vienna. Harrison Mitchell will be speaking and participating in a panel of experts discussing Global Developments in the implementation of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected…

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Added by RCS Global on October 13, 2015 at 8:42 — No Comments

Where RCS Global will speak in September 2015

10–11 September: Antananarivo, Madagascar. Workshop organised by GIZ

Artisanal Mining Sector: Governance and Initiation of a Permanent Dialogue (Atelier « Secteur minier artisanal à Madagascar: Gouvernance et initiation d’un dialogue permanent)

Join RCS Global Project Director Nicolas Eslava during a two-day workshop that will include the presentation of the RCS Global’s guidance for governments on how to manage artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM),…

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Added by RCS Global on September 3, 2015 at 15:00 — No Comments

NEW FORUM FOR GHANA’S OIL AND GAS UPSTREAM SECTOR

New association for Ghana’s oil and gas upstream sector, the Ghana Exploration and Production Forum (The Forum) http://www.gh-epf.org, has been formed to promote the long term sustainability of the oil and gas industry in Ghana. Registered as a non-profit association, it brings together private sector upstream oil and gas companies operating in Ghana. The Forum which consists of members such as Tullow Oil, Kosmos Energy, Hess and Vitol among others, seeks…

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Added by Kwami Ahiabenu on August 18, 2015 at 9:53 — No Comments

IIED to host international ASM day

IIED will host a day dedicated to artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) on Thursday, 25 June, using online networks to connect mining communities across the globe.

As part of IIED's ASM Knowledge programme, we are providing a neutral space for key stakeholders, including artisanal and small-scale miners themselves, to identify solutions and develop a shared vision for a more inclusive, sustainable and…

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Added by IIED on June 19, 2015 at 18:38 — No Comments

Mining in New Zealand - interesting innovations, mixed results

Think ‘mining’ and New Zealand is not normally a country that comes to mind – an endless sea of cows, hobbits and mountains – but mining, no.  And yet over the past 5-6 years the government has embarked on a series of reforms in the extractive sector in an attempt to grow it beyond the 1% of GDP that it currently accounts for. 

Interesting innovations and issues that have faced the government have included how to strengthen health and safety legislation in the mining industry;…

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Added by Sefton Darby on May 6, 2015 at 3:34 — 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…

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

Penplusbytes New Media Hub hosts DRILLING DOWN: Ghana extractives data dive

In order for Journalists in Ghana to play a better watchdog role through generating data driven stories on the extractive sectors, the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), the School of Data, African Spending and Penplusbytes, is running “DRILLING DOWN: Ghana extractives data dive” training from the 25th – 27th February, 2015 at Penplusbytes’ ultra-modern New Media Hub in Accra.

The participants for this 3-day data dive are all alumni of  …

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Added by Kwami Ahiabenu on February 24, 2015 at 12:53 — No Comments

Financial Support in the Offing for Small Scale Miners? Karl-Reiner Riedlinger of Lombardium assures them.

From Left, Anthony Samani, Adjetey-Kofi Mensah, seibik Bugri, Solomon Bonsu,

Karl-Reiner Riedlinger, Ascan Lutterodt and Robert Atsrim.

The fears of small scale miners and artisans that…

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Added by seibik bugri on February 16, 2015 at 18:00 — No Comments

Australian Mining Experts Visit ASMAN.

From left back row:Robin Evans, Nii Adjetey-Kofi Mensah, middle row: Seibik bugri, Yirenkye-Antwi, Front: Kwaku Treveh, Dr Gondwe and Godwin Amarh. 

Leading Small Scale Miners have called on government and other stakeholders to put in place…

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Added by seibik bugri on February 8, 2015 at 15:00 — No Comments

Transparency in Petroleum Taxes: Account to Ghanaians how much, ACEP.

The African Center for Energy Policy (ACEP) has re-echoed the call and concerns by ordinary Ghanaian consumers, industry watchers and analysts about the utilization of taxes and levies collected as part of petroleum product prices for different purposes by government.

“For instance, in spite of the fact that consumers of petroleum products continue to pay levies such as the Energy Fund Levy, Exploration Levy, Bulk Oil and Strategic…

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Added by seibik bugri on December 10, 2014 at 12:00 — No Comments

MercuryWatch version 2.0 Goes Live

PRESS RELEASE - Nov 18, 2014

MercuryWatch version 2.0 Goes Live

By the Artisanal Gold Council

Nov 18, 2014

Today MercuryWatch.org - the web portal and communication service that monitors global mercury use in Artisanal and Small Scale Mining has begun its re-launch and phase 2 of improvements. Using a map as the primary interface, MercuryWatch records and displays mercury use in ASGM by country using…

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Added by Anthony Persaud on November 19, 2014 at 1:50 — No Comments

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