sharing in governance of extractive industries
The discovery of oil should transform economies, since oil revenues can be invested in infrastructure and the non-oil sector. Whilst oil discovery has transformed the economy of countries such as Indonesia, Norway and UK, the story is different in…Continue
Added by Ishmael Ackah, PhD on July 2, 2016 at 15:17 — No Comments
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…Continue
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The News and Editorial Symposium on Oil and Gas was organised by Penplusbytes and…
Added by Kwami Ahiabenu on May 5, 2016 at 19:01 — No Comments
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have trouble signing up.
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Added by Nils Handler on April 13, 2016 at 21:54 — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
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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
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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 — No Comments
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 — No Comments
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 — No Comments
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 — No Comments
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
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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 — No Comments
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
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 — No Comments
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 — No Comments
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 — No Comments
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
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