sharing in governance of extractive industries
Set against the backdrop of the Victoria Falls, the voices and visions of small-scale miners were placed centre-stage at the ACP–EU ASM18 conference in Livingstone, Zambia (11th–13th September)
Over 500 delegates from more than 70 countries, and crucially over 150 miners, spent three days discussing their visions for the future of artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) and quarrying – low-tech, labor…Continue
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A country that is endowed with diverse and significant mineral wealth is crippled…Continue
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ASI Australia is currently recruiting for several short and long-term project roles in the following technical areas:
Adam Smith International Australia
Adam Smith International (ASI) is an award-winning development consultancy that delivers real impact, value and lasting change through projects…Continue
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The Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) and RESOLVE have released a code to facilitate increased responsible sourcing from artisanal miners, while contributing to improved social and environmental performance of artisanal and small scale…Continue
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Position at The University of Queensland: Postdoctoral Research Fellow / Research Fellow in sustainable development and resource extraction
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Artisanal miners produce 20% of the world’s gold, but the complexities of risk management for artisanal sources often deter refiners, brands, and other customers committed to responsible supply chain management.…
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Fundraising & Development
Responsible Mining Foundation
The aim of the Responsible Mining Foundation (RMF) is to help translate the full potential of minerals and metals mining to positively benefit the economies, improve the lives of people, and respect the environments of producing countries, particularly in some of the world’s poorest regions. In April this year, RMF published the…
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LOCATION: Washington, DC
Publish What You Pay – US (PWYP-US) is the US chapter of a global coalition calling for a more transparent and accountable extractives sector so that oil, gas and mining revenues improve the lives of people in resource-rich countries. PWYP-US advocates for transparency initiatives that shine…
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Seeking to change your social or political environment for the better?
Interested in strengthening your organisation and building your data & technology intuition?
Based in Latin America and the Caribbean or Sub-Saharan Africa?
Read on, a Matchbox partnership might be a great fit for you!
We’re looking for 4 new partners, 2 in each region, who we will be…Continue
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We are looking for a consultant to undertake an update of the encyclopedia on gender and mining. If you are interested in being shortlisted or have recommendations, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org…Continue
Government published a new law on mining and quarry operations on August 13, 2018, which some industry players say is anti-business and should be reviewed. But the mines board, the sector regulator, says the new law is business-friendly and seeks to transform the sector, ensure stability, and attract new investors. Stephen Nuwagira spoke to Francis Gatare, the Rwanda Mines, Petroleum & Gas Board CEO and Cabinet member, to discuss the new law. Excerpts;
The new law…Continue
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Social Performance Advisor…Continue
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By Francis Xavier Dery Tuokuu, James S. Gruber, Uwafiokun Idemudia, Jean Kayira
Source: Resources Policy (2018).
While a number of studies that have examined the nature and impact of gold mining in Ghana have often identified environmental degradation as a major consequence of resource extraction, limited efforts have so far been directed at exploring the challenges and opportunities facing the implementation of environmental policies within Ghana's gold mining…Continue
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A new study from the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) and International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) highlights how multistakeholder, market-based voluntary sustainability initiatives (VSIs) can promote more sustainable production practices, often at the global level.
The report highlights environmental, social and…Continue
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The IMF is offering a free 7-week online course on macroeconomic management in resource-rich countries. The course is geared to helping policymakers better manage natural resources focusing on macroeconomics, fiscal policy and statistics.
The registration deadline is today Sep 10, 2018. The course starts on Sep 12, 2018.
To register: …Continue
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A monthly round-up of the latest news relating to natural resource governance issues. You can also read the original version of this blog on my website.
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