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All Blog Posts Tagged 'natural' (23)

Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Winning Conditions for Effective Implementation of OGP Natural Resource Commitments

Everyone knows that implementation of commitments is at the core of the Open Government Partnership (OGP)’s mission for transformational reforms. However, more than a third of commitments reviewed to date by the Independent Reporting Mechanism have not been implemented. For natural resource commitments, this is an especially relevant issue. A new report by the Openness in Natural Resource Working Group (ONRWG), …


Added by Marie Lintzer on November 14, 2017 at 17:17 — No Comments

New online course on Environmental Security and Sustaining Peace launched by UN

Proud to announce that our new online course on Environmental Security and Sustaining Peace was launched today by the SDG Academy.  Our team worked night and day to compress 20 years of lessons learned and 100,000 pages…


Added by David E. Jensen on November 6, 2017 at 18:30 — No Comments

Open Mining: From Extractive Data Disclosure to Citizen Empowerment

This blog was also posted on the Open Government Partnership website. It was written by Rizky Ananda Wulan Sapta Rini, Program Manager for Openness and Extractive Governance in Publish What You Pay Indonesia.

“I lived next to a mining operation for years. But I don’t know exactly the (authorized) location of that mining concession. Mining revenue? The local government never informed us about that.…


Added by Publish What You Pay Indonesia on October 17, 2016 at 5:00 — No Comments

EI Academy has a new online series "How to Negotiate with Companies"

EI Academy has a new series on how communities can get better, smarter deals from extractive companies. The 12-part series will be released every week on GOXI over the summer and includes information and strategy on how to get the best environmental protections, legal advice, government relations, financial benefits, and land rights possible. Communities should get what they deserve!

Added by Jodi Liss on June 6, 2016 at 21:17 — No Comments

Commonwealth Professional Fellowships - Improving Natural Resource Governance through Citizen Engagement

The Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR), Coventry University, England, has launched the six week programme, planned for mid September to end October 2015, as follows:

The “Improving Natural Resource Governance through Citizen Engagement” fellowship programme has two key objectives. First, it aims to help improve the knowledge and skills of civil society fellows in engaging in natural…


Added by Miho Taka on May 8, 2015 at 17:26 — 3 Comments

Six Reasons Why Sovereign Wealth Funds Should Not Invest or Spend at Home

Developing, capital-scarce countries need domestic investment. Governments in countries such as Angola, Mongolia, and Timor-Leste must invest in education, health and infrastructure like roads, ports, electricity, water and sanitation systems if they hope to achieve middle- or high-income status in a sustainable and balanced way. What’s more, oil-, gas- and mineral-rich countries have access to large (yet finite) sources of income that can be used to boost domestic…


Added by Andrew Bauer on April 8, 2015 at 5:38 — 1 Comment

Does fracking make the water catch fire?

Is Gasland right --- does fracking lead to gas in the water, explosions and fires?

There is a new video by EI Academy that takes a look at the truth, the risks and the precautions. It's also available at


Added by Jodi Liss on March 19, 2015 at 10:02 — No Comments

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…


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…


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…


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 …


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…


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…


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


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…


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…


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…


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



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…


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…


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…


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

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