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Extractives Hub Insight: Au-dacious Ethiopia

The Extractives Hub project supports enhanced energy and mining sectors governance, in particular in Ethiopia, Zambia, Uganda, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Nigeria, Liberia, Afghanistan and Lebanon. This…


Added by daniel gilbert on August 29, 2019 at 21:14 — No Comments

CEPMLP, University of Dundee, UK, Job Advert: Extractives Hub Project Manager

We are looking for an experienced Project Manager to join our team within CEPMLP, to manage the Extractives Hub Project.

The Extractives Hub is the only online platform designed exclusively for governments in the extractives sector. The extractive industry consists of any operations that remove metals, mineral and aggregates from the earth. Examples of…


Added by daniel gilbert on March 15, 2019 at 23:27 — No Comments

Was 2017 the year of Peak Indian Coal? - co authored with Pooja Chatterjee

Like it or not, coal has a special place in India.

According to the Indian Supreme Court. (Indian Supreme Court, 2012, 1), ‘Coal is king and paramount Lord of industry is an old saying in the industrial world.. In India, coal is the most important indigenous energy resource and remains the dominant fuel for power generation and many…


Added by daniel gilbert on January 22, 2019 at 19:00 — No Comments

Climate Change Politics and the All-India Election 2019

Voters in a queue at apolling booth to cast their vote, in Delhi Assembly Election-2008, on November 29, 2008. Attribution: Election Commission (…


Added by daniel gilbert on January 16, 2019 at 17:00 — No Comments

“Rocky Horror” Historic Artisanal Mining Adventure – Zimbabwean Road Trip

Caption: Zimbabwean historic gold processing tank, after work of geologist Richard Dollar, a geologist with a long history of active gold mining in Zimbabwe

The 1975 film The Rocky Horror Picture Show tells the story of a newly engaged couple, Janet and Brad, who end up lost, disorientated and with a…


Added by daniel gilbert on January 7, 2019 at 18:00 — No Comments

Tanzanian Mining-sector Governance in the context of “Magufuli the Unexpected”

Governance can be thought of, generically, as "the lateral and inter-institutional relations in administration.." (p.235) or, alternatively, the "manner through which power is exercised in the management of a…


Added by daniel gilbert on May 10, 2018 at 12:00 — No Comments

Plea for Scientific Input in South-Eastern Africa Humanities Research

The below please is posted on behalf of my friend and colleague Ann Kritzinger, Zimbabwe Geological Survey (pictured left), Harare, Zimbabwe; and Associate member International Scientific Committee on Archaeological Heritage Management & Society for Africanist Archaeologists (ICAHM).…


Added by daniel gilbert on August 21, 2017 at 14:30 — 1 Comment

Under the Airth: contested environmental claims of an unexploited gas resource

Environmental claims and counter-claims regarding UK unconventional petroleum extraction, and competing stakeholder viewpoints on all of the above

As described by Scottish tourism agency, Visit Scotland, “Airth is a pretty conservation village that lies on the south bank of the River Forth”, upstream of Edinburgh, our national capital. For a settlement of some…


Added by daniel gilbert on August 11, 2017 at 0:30 — No Comments

The Citizen, Barrick, Acacia Mining, and Tanzania's Extractive Industries


The newspaper front-page headline left reports on a natural gas story of 2014 as reported in Tanzania's highly influential newspaper, The Citizen. 



Added by daniel gilbert on August 11, 2017 at 0:00 — 1 Comment

EI Sourcebook event invite for RSVP, webcast or in-person, New York City, USA, 13th June 2017

Dear Colleagues,

The World Bank, the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP), the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, and CCSI are pleased to invite you to join a brown bag lunch discussion on June 13 in New York City, USA, about the changes, opportunities and challenges we are most likely to be…


Added by daniel gilbert on June 3, 2017 at 0:00 — No Comments

Kabwe: A New Optimism?

"Little Shop"​ in Kabwe - photo credit: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Store_in_kabwe.jpg

Kabwe is the capital of Zambia’s Central Province, a vast area in a vast country: consisting…


Added by daniel gilbert on March 14, 2017 at 11:20 — 3 Comments

Malawi's New Mining Map Cadastre - Landfolio for Natural Resources

Stakeholder Listening Exercise; February/ March 2017 Daniel Gilbert – Independent Mining & Metals Researcher


This article reports on the introduction of Trimble's Landfolio for Natural Resources (Landfolio) implementation in Malawi; the policy context for that product’s introduction; and stakeholder views therein.



In many cases, this…


Added by daniel gilbert on March 7, 2017 at 14:30 — No Comments

Coal Not Dole, An Idea We Should Dig Up?

Turn lignite (brown coal) mine, southwest of Poland, in Lower Silesia;

 photo attribution: Anna…


Added by daniel gilbert on September 9, 2016 at 1:00 — 1 Comment

Mining Companies Bring Sustainability to the Surface - read about genuine CSR in the mineral sector & how it seeks to break the mould.

I am pleased to share unlocked (for about 2 weeks +) content from Barron's US Edition, below; after this time period the content will revert to subscriber only, so do read it now.

The article is by my good friend and very able journalist, researcher and responsible mining expert, Joseph Kirschke. He quotes examples from Cambodia, South Africa, Chile, Botswana, Burkina Faso and Brazil;…


Added by daniel gilbert on March 21, 2016 at 14:30 — No Comments

Extractive Industries of Tajikistan & Happy Persian New Year! (Nowruz)

Nowruz Mubarak! (for Monday, Mar 21, 2016,).  For the uninitiated, that means Happy Persian New Year (Nowruz)! and this coming Monday is the United Nations-recognised International Day of Nowruz.

It has been far too long since I have spent Spring or Summer in a part of the world where Nowruz is widely celebrated; the Summer of 2010, to be precise, when I was in Dushanbe and the western provinces of Tajikistan.  That trip took me to the grand Nurek Dam, the second tallest man-made dam…


Added by daniel gilbert on March 18, 2016 at 17:13 — 3 Comments

Adjusting to the Extractive Industries "New Normal"

How times change.  From the summer of 2002 to that of 2007, Anglo American PLC’s share price marched upwards, with only minor and short-lived reverses, from about £8.36 at the start of August 2002 to £32.22 by June 8th 2007, a rise of nearly 300% in less than five years.  Earlier this month it gained the unwanted notoriety of become the worst…


Added by daniel gilbert on December 11, 2015 at 14:30 — No Comments

What has Philosopher Theodore Zeldin got to do with public interest financial modeling in the extractives sector?

Twenty years before I got into the world of extractive industries governance I studied Economics at university (Edinburgh, UK).  Albeit not for very long: my Masters was in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) and I decided to major in Politics, so that amounted to four years of study, rather than the other ‘P’ or the ‘E’, which only got two years of study (all concurrently).  And, yes, I am that old. 

I mention this both in the context of…


Added by daniel gilbert on November 6, 2015 at 14:00 — No Comments

A request made to fellow GOXians

Hi, Everyone

As a simple member of the GOXI community, please could I make the following request of everyone contributing to this forum:  please provide basic geographical information.  

Geographical context is vital if there is going to be any shared understanding, e.g. (& please note that these are made-up examples):

"The National Petroleum Commission said ...." leads to the obvious question: the National Petroleum Commission of which country?  Ditto the "National…


Added by daniel gilbert on October 18, 2015 at 23:30 — 3 Comments

Malawian Voices, Malawi’s Natural Resources Extractive Industries (EI) Listening Exercise

This report brings together the insights from my in-country research into Malawi's extractive industries conducted last Autumn over a five week period spanning much of September and October.

The full report is available here.

As such, the document forms part of the suite of Malawian extractives documents available via the …


Added by daniel gilbert on March 16, 2015 at 17:30 — No Comments

What does the demise of the International Energy, Skills & Training Alliance tell us?

As of the 1st August 2013 International Energy, Skills & Training Alliance (IESTA) will be no more, bar a LinkedIn Group.  I suspect that the response of most (all?) GOXIans to this news will be - never heard of IESTA, where have they been hiding?

I will be frank - and of course these are my personal thoughts, not those of my …


Added by daniel gilbert on July 17, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments


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