sharing in governance of extractive industries
Opacity around agreements governments make with companies over extractives and land projects is a serious problem. When citizens are unable to fully comprehend the nature of natural resource projects, misunderstandings and mismatched expectations can undermine trust in government and companies. In the worst cases, this can lead to conflict.
It is for these reasons that NRGI and the World Resources Institute are pleased to see that contract transparency and environmental disclosure are…Continue
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Transparency International Australia (TI Australia), the Australian chapter of the world’s leading non-governmental anti-corruption movement, is seeking a full-time Advocacy and Communications Coordinator located in Melbourne, Australia, to help implement a new global thematic initiative, the Mining for Sustainable Development Programme. The role requires a highly motivated professional with sound experience in coordinating advocacy and communication strategies to…Continue
Added by Andrea Shaw on November 22, 2016 at 6:21 — No Comments
Fitsum Weldegiorgis explores how artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) can make a positive contribution to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) is often seen as an unwelcome activity that degrades the environment, and has a negative impact on…Continue
A dialogue in Ghana presented a unique opportunity to bring stakeholders together and find solutions to realise the potential of small-scale mining...
IIED's first local artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) dialogue brought together more than 50 representatives from government, civil society, academia, and industry for a four-day workshop. It was a chance to experience the realities of small-scale mining, share perspectives, and work together to address some of the…Continue
Dr Steve Manteaw, the Co-Chairperson of the Ghana Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (GHEITI), says there is the need to integrate the oil and gas services into the local economy so that it benefits all Ghanaians.
“ The media must find out from the political parties how they would manage the volatility of the oil prices on the international market as well as other essential commodities in this electioneering period”, he said.
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Ghana’s artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector continues to grow in size and significance. Its contribution to wealth creation, employment and the economy make it one of the nation’s most important livelihood activities, directly employing an estimated one million people and supporting approximately 4.5 million more. Yet the majority of miners in Ghana operate informally, without the security of a licence.
Formalising Ghana’s ASM sector is therefore a significant, timely and…
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Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) makes an important contribution to Ghana's economy. But how can the sector address its many problems? A new photo gallery documents the lively conversations about a future for Ghanaian ASM at an "action dialogue" organised by IIED and partners earlier this year.…Continue
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Access article hereThe centrepiece of this paper is Ghana’s Public Interest and Accountability Committee with empirical details of its politics of institutional choice and outcomes. The Committee is hailed as a model of ‘bottom-up’ reform and one of the principal reasons why Ghana is likely to circumvent…Continue
A newly released report provides key insights into the current environment and future outlook for the Resources and Infrastructure Industry in Australia.Continue
Added by Margherita Caggiano on August 4, 2016 at 2:30 — No Comments
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…
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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.
(go to https://collaboration.worldbank.org/welcome - see further instructions at the…Continue
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
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