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Can Canada's North Transform Its Mineral Wealth Into Well-Being?

Can Canada's North Transform Its Mineral Wealth Into Well-Being?

Andrew Bauer  ~  6:24, 3 July 2014

 

Part II in a two-part series on the challenges of natural resource governance in Canada’s North.

 

At its peak, the tiny South Pacific island nation of Nauru was the world’s second richest per capita. From the mid-1970s to the early 1990s, Nauruans lived extravagantly…

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Added by Andrew Bauer on July 15, 2014 at 7:00 — No Comments

Train the youth in new technlogies to take advantage of oil and gas sector – Lecturer

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…

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Added by Kwami Ahiabenu on July 11, 2014 at 9:56 — No Comments

All That Glitters Is Not Gold: Will Expectations Be Dashed in Canada's North?

Part I in a two-part series on the challenges of natural resource governance in Canada's North.

 

The Northwest Territories (NWT), Canada's largest territory, has huge resource potential. To investors and oil and mining companies, it is a vast landscape abundant in diamonds, gold, silver, copper, zinc, rare earth minerals, oil and natural gas (see box and map). Climate change is expected to…

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Added by Andrew Bauer on July 8, 2014 at 0:21 — No Comments

Sovereign Wealth Funds: Guidance for Policymakers

A sovereign wealth fund (SWF) should serve a purpose; this seems obvious. Yet time and again, as I discussed in my previous blog, funds are established with no clear purpose, or fail to achieve their stated objectives.

The …

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Added by Andrew Bauer on June 26, 2014 at 5:30 — 1 Comment

Statement - Local communities must prosper from Africa's natural resources

GENEVA, Switzerland, February 3 – With high-level policy makers and business people gathering in Cape Town for this year’s African Mining Indaba, the Africa Progress Panel calls on the political and business leaders of Africa’s extractive industries to ensure a fairer deal for the communities affected by their work.

   We recognise and welcome the effort being made by some companies to become more transparent with their tax payments, to develop local capacity, jobs, and business, and…

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Added by Ed Harris on February 3, 2014 at 11:09 — 4 Comments

Advanced Course: Reversing the Resource Curse - Theory and Practice 2014

Revenue Watch Institute, Natural Resources Charter and the School of Public Policy at the Central European University are accepting applications for the advanced course, "Reversing the Resource Curse: Theory & Practice 2014." It is open to exceptional individuals from civil…

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Added by Diah Tantri Dwiandani on November 20, 2013 at 12:05 — No Comments

A CRITICAL ASSESSMENT OF THE STATUS OF NATURAL RESOURCE GOVERNANCE IN SIERRA LEONE

The Natural Resource Governance and Economic Justice Network (NaRGEJ) in partnership with Ibis, GIZ, Christian Aid, UNDP and FAO organized a three day national conference from the 21st – 23rd October 2013 at the Miatta Conference Centre, Youyi Building, Brookfields, Freetown. The categories of people that participated in the conference were, mining communities, civil society, media, academia, professional bodies, youth movements, women’s Movement, experts in forests, land, water and solid…

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Added by John Momo on November 4, 2013 at 16:38 — 3 Comments

Natural resource revenues should be published as open data

The following post is cross-posted from the Open Knowledge Foundation's blog.

Who pays what for a given country’s natural resources?

With billions of dollars changing hands for access to oil, gas and mineral reserves every year, there is huge potential for corruption, conflict, injustice and…

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Added by Jonathan Gray on August 14, 2013 at 19:29 — No Comments

Sierra Leone Civil Society demands immediate investigation of the tragic death of Sallu Conteh and culprits punished according to the law

Press Statement

We, 50 civil society organizations meeting in Kenema City in the Eastern province of Sierra Leone got a report about the tragic death of the late Sallu Conteh, from the Natural Resource Governance and Economic Justice Network (NaRGEJ) which we have now authorized to take lead on the matter. In view of the weight of the report, we categorically condemn the mysterious and tragic death of Sallu Conteh on Saturday 18th May 2013 at Maposo village, which is about two miles…

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Added by John Momo on June 28, 2013 at 16:33 — No Comments

SIERRA LEONE CIVIL SOCIETY ON JOINT ASSESSMENT WITH NEGOTIATING TEAM OF THE STRATEGIC POLICY UNIT - STATE HOUSE ON CLUFF GOLD MINE -SITE

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE OF ASSESSMENT VISIT

This report reveals a joint assessment undertaken by the Negotiating Team of the Strategic Policy Unit - State House and Civil Society Organizations in Sierra Leone lead by the Network Movement for Justice and Development (NMJD) to Cluff Gold mine – site (AMARA Mining Company) from the 14th - 16th May 2013. Cluff Gold is is situated in Bahumahun village, Valunia chiefdom, Bo district, Southern Sierra Leone.

The Government institutions…

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Added by John Momo on June 17, 2013 at 19:26 — No Comments

Caroline Kende-Robb: Citizen's around the world feel cheated because of natural resources

Presented at the Zamyn Global Citizenship Forum on 6 June 2013. Original piece can be accessed  here.

Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen. My name is Caroline…

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Added by Solomon Appiah on June 13, 2013 at 18:30 — No Comments

For Oil Industry Transparency, Uganda Should Look To Other African Countries*

*This blog was originally posted on WRI Insights. Authors: Peter Veit and Candy Schibli

 

 

Since the discovery of an abundance of oil in 2008, and despite the Parliament’s drafting of the Resolution of…

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Added by Candice Schibli on April 4, 2012 at 21:30 — 3 Comments

Webcast recording of Mapping & Technology to Improve Governance of Natural Resources event

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Added by Norma Garza on December 12, 2011 at 17:30 — No Comments

U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre publications on illicit financial flows in extractive industries

 

Extractive sectors and illicit financial flows: What role for revenue governance initiatives? is the new U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre publication dealing with illicit financial flows coming out of extractive industries.

 

Philippe Le Billon (2011)

Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2011:13) 41 p.…

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Added by Norma Garza on November 22, 2011 at 17:22 — No Comments

ICMM submits comments to the Natural Resource Charter

ICMM has called on the Natural Resource Charter to incorporate the findings and lessons learnt from its own extensive research on mining and development, in an official submission made last week.

There is strong alignment between ICMM’s work and principles and the objectives of the Charter, which consists of a set of economic principles for governments and societies on how to best manage the opportunities created by natural resources for…

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Added by ICMM on August 30, 2011 at 14:56 — No Comments

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