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… Continue
Added by RCS Global on November 10, 2015 at 15:30 —
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… Continue
Added by Javed Noorani on October 16, 2015 at 12:00 —
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… Continue
Added by RCS Global on October 13, 2015 at 8:42 —
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),… Continue
Added by RCS Global on September 3, 2015 at 15:00 —
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… Continue
Added by Kwami Ahiabenu on August 18, 2015 at 9:53 —
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… Continue
Added by IIED on June 19, 2015 at 18:38 —
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Added by Arash Irantalab Tehrani on May 21, 2015 at 16:05 —
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;… Continue
Added by Sefton Darby on May 6, 2015 at 3:34 —
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 —
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 … Continue
Added by Kwami Ahiabenu on February 24, 2015 at 12:53 —
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… Continue
Added by seibik bugri on February 16, 2015 at 18:00 —
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… Continue
Added by seibik bugri on February 8, 2015 at 15:00 —
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… Continue
Added by seibik bugri on December 10, 2014 at 12:00 —
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… Continue
Added by Anthony Persaud on November 19, 2014 at 1:50 —
By Richard Mungai
Human rights activists and extractive industry experts have warned that secrecy surrounding production sharing contracts in the sector are a recipe for future conflicts.An oil and gas industry forum yesterday heard that the national government has negated its role to disclose the contents of the contracts for all stakeholders to understand what's in it for…
Added by seibik bugri on October 7, 2014 at 22:14 —
3ie invites submission of qualifications to be considered for proposal preparation grants for designing impact evaluations of programmes aimed at improving the transparency and accountability of governance of resources in the extractives sector (i.e. oil, gas and minerals).
Please note that
- 3ie will fund six to eight proposal preparation grants.
- The proposal preparation grant budget will vary according to the number of proposals. For one proposal, the…
Added by Paromita M on September 29, 2014 at 10:11 —
New Media Hub Hack4Oil
Friday, October 24, 2014 at 8:00 AM - Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 6:00 PM (GMT)
Hack4Oil will be a two-day event running from 8am to 6pm each day. This event will be hosted by Penplusbytes New Media Hub working with Africa Centre for Energy Policy, Blogging ghana, other key partners and supported by STAR-Ghana (multi- donor pooled funding mechanism by DFID, DANIDA, EU and… Continue
Added by Kwami Ahiabenu on September 28, 2014 at 10:00 —
The Artisanal and Small Scale Mining-Africa Network (ASMAN) has taken a swipe at the Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Madam Barbara Asamoah for making pronouncements “which seems to suggest that government of Ghana has at the moment put before cabinet a new draft law on Mining and is expected to be passed by end of this year”
ASMAN adds “at a time when Ghana’s Small Scale Mining industry and the general Mining… Continue
Added by seibik bugri on September 26, 2014 at 14:28 —
Sub-Saharan Africa’s top 10 oil-producing countries have sold more than US$254 billion in crude through state-owned oil companies over the past three years without publicly accounting for the money.
Governments in sub-Saharan Africa are selling crude petroleum in shadowy deals worth hundreds of billions of dollars, according to a new report.…
Added by Eugene Obiero on August 9, 2014 at 14:05 —
A lecturer has called on the Government to help train young people in new technologies so they could use the acquired technological know-how to accelerate the pace of development.
Dr Stephen Kudom Donyinah, a Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemical/Petroleum Engineering, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Ghana, said the Government could invest in such new technologies by providing scholarships for young people to train abroad.
He said they could then… Continue
Added by Kwami Ahiabenu on July 11, 2014 at 9:56 —