“This guidance has been sorely needed for a long time and it’s great to see it come to fruition.”
Anne-Marie Fleury, Director, Standards and Impacts, Responsible Jewelry Council (RJC)
Member governments have begun to implement recommendations from IGF Guidance for…
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More than 80 per cent of the world's major mining, oil and gas-producing countries fail to adequately govern the way they extract and manage natural resources, according to an index that tracks accountability and corruption.
Eritrea was the worst performer in the annual index released by the New York-based Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), while Norway ranked top, closely followed by Chile, Britain and Canada.
The index… Continue
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Oxfam and UNDP organized a capacity building workshop on Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) in Nampula, Mozambique from 28- 29 June, 2017. This workshop brought together forty experts of Civil Society Organizations from the provinces of Manica, Cabo Delgado and Nampula that work on natural… Continue
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Artisanal and Small-scale mining (ASM) continues to be a major source of hope for millions of peasants and rural entrepreneurs worldwide. Yet, it also poses challenges for states in terms of regulation and capturing resource rents for national development. The sector has been widely studied in social science and has interested me for the past 15 years, ever since I became involved in the Communities and Artisanal Small Scale Mining Initiative… Continue
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Getenergy's Global 2017 event in London 8-9 May focuses on localisation within the oil and gas industry, 450 people from 45 countries.
Here is the brochure: Getenergy%20Global%202017%20Brochure.pdf
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GIZ Madagascar is running a dialogue process to improve governance in the country's artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector. Guest contributor Andry Rabemanantsoa gives a pictorial tour of their work to date.
The conservation and sustainable use of natural resources programme (Programme d'Appui à la Gestion de l'Environnement, PAGE) of… Continue
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Reflecting on common themes emerging from Cape Town's Mining Indaba and the Alternative Mining Indaba 'counter-summit', Fitsum Weldegiorgis sets out six ways to keep momentum going, for driving a profitable African mining sector that also delivers for its people.
The … Continue
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A newly developed ranking evaluates the public commitments, formalized procedures and institutional arrangements of resource-extraction companies for handling indigenous rights in the Arctic. The purpose of the ranking is to support norm formation and to contribute to improving the performance of companies on indigenous rights by highlighting which companies have made a public commitment to indigenous rights, and to what extent.
The ranking covers 92 oil, gas and mining companies… Continue
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The January artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) newsletter was issued by the International Institute for Environment and Development on Monday, focusing on dialogue in Tanzania and Madagascar, team participation at international discussions, and hearing the voices of miners in Ghana.
The IIED Artisanal and small-scale mining newsletter… Continue
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The International Institute for Environment and Development will host a "digital day" dedicated to artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) on 1 February, 2017, using online networks to connect mining stakeholders across the globe.
IIED is inviting ASM workers, researchers and other stakeholders… Continue
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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
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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
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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
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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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