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Weekly GOXI: October 22, 2017

A weekly digest of activity on GOXI

Remember to take the GOXI member survey by this Thursday, October…

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Added by GOXI on October 24, 2017 at 0:35 — No Comments

Interview part 2 with Claudia Ituarte-Lima on Biodiversity and Human Rights

This is second  part of the interview with Claudia Ituarte-Lima. Claudia is an international law researcher at the Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC), and serves as Advisor at …

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Added by Environmental Governance COP on October 24, 2017 at 0:00 — No Comments

2018 National Budget Expectations: The Quest to Make Mineral Wealth Work for All: AMV

“Much as government prides itself as a champion on broad based economic empowerment through indigenisation programmes, without access to information, citizens are blindfolded to see how their mineral wealth is being accounted for.”…

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Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on October 23, 2017 at 19:26 — No Comments

Múltiples Posiciones Técnicas, USAID Promoción de Mejores Prácticas de Gestión Ambiental y Social en Sudamerica

Tetra Tech está buscando candidatos calificados para participar en un proyecto de conservación de la biodiversidad financiado por USAID, que se llevará a cabo por cinco años, titulado “Promoción de mejores prácticas de gestión ambiental y social en Sudamerica”. El objetivo del proyecto es facilitar el acuerdo entre varias partes interesadas en las prácticas de gestión ambiental y social en cuatro sectores prioritarios de infraestructura incluyendo energía hidroeléctrica, carreteras,…

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Added by Sandra Pico on October 23, 2017 at 15:00 — No Comments

Invitation to register: Climate Change – Extractive Industries – Resource Efficiency @COP23

Invitation to the specialist event:…

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Added by Extractives and Development on October 23, 2017 at 12:00 — No Comments

Four lessons on communicating ASM stories of change

The artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector has many problems – and good stories are not often heard. Gabriela Flores looks at how effective communications can help mining communities learn about good practices that are being developed by their peers

"We want to be appreciated for what we are doing," were the first words that a Ghanaian adviser to small-scale gold mines said to me in a recent interview. Coming from someone who travels from small mine to small…

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Added by IIED on October 22, 2017 at 18:53 — No Comments

Extractives Hub Consultant

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.



Under the supervision of a Senior Advisor on Extractives and drawing on lessons learnt from previous activities carried…

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Added by Inès Abdelrazek on October 20, 2017 at 12:31 — No Comments

Knowledge Management and Learning Specialist, USAID South America Promotion of Best Environmental and Social Management Practices, Peru

Tetra Tech is seeking a Knowledge Management and Learning Specialist to participate in a five-year USAID-funded biodiversity conservation project titled "South America Promotion of Best Environmental and Social Management Practices”-BMPs. The objective of the project is to facilitate multi-stakeholder agreement on environmental and social management practices in four priority infrastructure sectors including hydroelectricity,…

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Added by Sandra Pico on October 19, 2017 at 20:31 — No Comments

Running the Numbers: ADB and OpenOil launch a report on government modeling capacity

Geneva, 19 October 2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and OpenOil, a Berlin-based financial analysis firm, have jointly produced a new report on how African governments use financial models to manage oil & gas and mining projects. The report was launched at the 13th Annual…

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Added by Johnny West on October 19, 2017 at 16:22 — No Comments

Grants Manager, USAID South America Promotion of Best Environmental and Social Management Practices ,Peru

Tetra Tech is seeking a Grants Manager to participate in a five-year USAID-funded biodiversity conservation project titled "South America Promotion of Best Environmental and Social Management Practices”-BMPs. The objective of the project is to facilitate multi-stakeholder agreement on environmental and social management practices in four priority infrastructure sectors including hydroelectricity, roads, oil, gas and mining and to support the promotion, implementation, monitoring and…

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Added by Sandra Pico on October 19, 2017 at 15:00 — No Comments

Finance and Administration Director, USAID South America Promotion of Best Environmental and Social Management Practices, Peru

Tetra Tech is seeking a Finance and Administration Director to participate in a five-year USAID-funded biodiversity conservation project titled "South America Promotion of Best Environmental and Social Management Practices”-BMPs. The objective of the project is to facilitate multi-stakeholder agreement on environmental and social management practices in four priority infrastructure sectors including hydroelectricity, roads, oil, gas and mining and to support the promotion, implementation,…

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Added by Sandra Pico on October 19, 2017 at 15:00 — No Comments

Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, USAID South America Promotion of Best Environmental and Social Management Practices, Peru

Tetra Tech is seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation Manager to participate in a five-year USAID-funded biodiversity conservation project titled "South America Promotion of Best Environmental and Social Management Practices”-BMPs.

The objective of the project is to facilitate multi-stakeholder agreement on environmental and social management practices in four priority infrastructure sectors including hydroelectricity, roads, oil, gas and mining and to support the promotion,…

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Added by Sandra Pico on October 19, 2017 at 15:00 — No Comments

Is your tax break really necessary? The story of Yaoure gold mine in Cote d'Ivoire

The publication of the financial model of Yaoure gold mine shows what can be done: both in the tricky area of what tax incentives offer, and in terms of building government analytical capacity.

OpenOil worked with colleagues from Cote d’Ivoire’s Ministry of Mines to build the financial model and accompanying report. We believe this is the…

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Added by Johnny West on October 19, 2017 at 8:44 — No Comments

LONGREAD: Sapphire mines become forests

Sapphires from the island of Madagascar, ranked among Earth's top ten most ecologically diverse countries, wow the world's top traders and jewellers. The nation supplies roughly 40 per cent of all the world's sapphires – yet artisanal sapphire mining harms both this rich biodiversity and the wider environment.

Despite its environmental and mineral riches, Madagascar remains among the world's poorest countries. Seventy-five per cent of Madagascans live below the poverty…

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Added by IIED on October 18, 2017 at 13:53 — No Comments

Visit of United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment to Mongolia

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment, John H. Knox, undertook his first official visit to Mongolia from 19 to 27 September 2017. The purpose of his mission was to assess how the country is promoting human rights in the context of environmental protection. …

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Added by Jasmin Goxi Facilitator on October 18, 2017 at 1:30 — No Comments

Exercising Indigenous Rights Increases Risks of Criminalization, Violence and Death

 There is much to celebrate since the 2007 signing of the Declaration of the rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)1. The internationalization of Indigenous rights has certainly not been without consequence. The signing of the Declaration, the development of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights2, and an increasing corporate attention to the issues and practice of Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) have confirmed the minimum standards of…

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Added by Terry Mitchell on October 17, 2017 at 19:25 — No Comments

Call for Papers: OGEL/TDM Special Issue with ArbitralWomen "Strategic Considerations in Energy Disputes"

Oil, Gas and Energy Law (OGEL, ISSN 1875-418X)

www.ogel.org/news.asp?key=557

Transnational Dispute Management (TDM, ISSN 1875-4120) 

www.transnational-dispute-management.com/news.asp?key=1682

We are pleased to announce a forthcoming joint OGEL &…

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Added by OGEL Journal on October 17, 2017 at 16:31 — No Comments

COO: Chief Operations Officer

Responsible Mining Foundation

The Responsible Mining Foundation (RMF) believes that the full potential of minerals and metals mining should benefit the economies, improve the lives of people, and respect the environment of…

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Added by Responsible Mining Index on October 17, 2017 at 12:15 — No Comments

Analysis of Zimplats' 2017 integrated report: 11 things CSOs can learn

      .   Zimplats is domiciled in Guernsey, a tax haven

  • Zombie data, Zimplats’ $86 million payment to government institutions in form of corporate income tax, additional profit tax, pay as you earn, royalties, withholding tax and customs duty cannot be used effectively for accountability
  • PWYP Australia’s call for mandatory disclosure for all mining companies listed at the Australian stock exchange deserve the support of resource rich but information starved…
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Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on October 17, 2017 at 9:26 — No Comments

GOXI Member Survey- Share your feedback by October 26

Fellow GOXIans,

GOXI is seeking your feedback about this platform.  We are almost at the …

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Added by Norma Garza on October 17, 2017 at 7:04 — No Comments

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