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A collaborative approach to human rights impact assessments

Media Contacts:  

 

Tulika Bansal, Danish Institute for Human Rights: tuba@humanrights.dk

Sam Szoke-Burke, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment: sburke1@law.columbia.edu

Jeremy Perelman, Sciences Po Law School Clinic: …

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Added by Sam Szoke-Burke on March 23, 2017 at 19:21 — No Comments

Save the date for the IGF's Annual General Meeting: October 16-20, 2017

Please mark your calendar for IGF's Annual General Meeting:

October 16 - 20, 2017 in Geneva 

 

"The IGF is a great opportunity to meet and interact with people who are actively engaged in minerals sector governance, and is a platform to share experience and exchange ideas on how mining can effectively contribute to achieving sustainable development goals.”

– Ibrahim Satti Kamara, government representative…

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Added by Mira Oberman on March 22, 2017 at 23:47 — No Comments

Opportunity as Associate Director, Shared Resources Colombia

The One Earth Future Foundation would like to share an exciting opportunity to lead the growth of its program, Shared Resources, in Colombia. Established in 2016, Shared Resources works to integrate local voices and community participation into how oil, gas and mining resources are developed to reduce the risk of violence and armed conflict. 

 

As Associate Director of Shared Resources, based in Cali, you will lead the startup and implementation of the program’s activities in…

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Added by Kuzi Charamba on March 20, 2017 at 19:02 — No Comments

Watchdog Urged Gov of Indonesia to Resolve Mining Non-Tax Revenue Arrears

Jakarta-Publish What You Pay Indonesia supports Directorate General (DG) of Mineral and Coal, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources to crack down mining companies which would not pay off the non-tax revenue arrears, either mining permits holder, Coal Contract of Work, and Contract of Work. MEMR is urged to be bold to impose special treatment, such as formulation of the black list of company, business permit revocation, and law enforcement.

National Coordinator of PWYP Indonesia,…

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Added by Publish What You Pay Indonesia on March 20, 2017 at 11:47 — No Comments

From Aspiration to Reality: Unpacking the Africa Mining Vision

https://www.oxfam.org/en/research/aspiration-reality-unpacking-africa-mining-vision

The Africa Mining Vision (AMV) is a policy framework that was created by the African Union in 2009 to ensure that Africa uses its mineral resources strategically for broad-based, inclusive development. Eight years after its inception, implementation has been slow and there is a low level of…

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Added by Vanessa Ushie on March 20, 2017 at 10:19 — 1 Comment

Mongolia’s Crisis Averted—For Now

We have published a blog commenting on the announcement of an IMF bailout for Mongolia, which you can read here: 

http://www.resourcegovernance.org/blog/mongolia-crisis-averted-for-now

Our findings build on the results from using our latest tool, a user-friendly macro-fiscal model to analyze how different shocks or policy changes - especially in the mining sector -  would impact the trajectory…

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Added by David Mihalyi on March 19, 2017 at 20:30 — No Comments

Local Content and Extractives-led Local Economic Diversification at PDAC 2017

Many members of  GOXI were in Toronto earlier this month for the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) 2017 Convention. Building on the momentum of past Indaba events, the need for economic diversification, as well as local content were frequent topics of discussion in many of the sessions. Below is a list of four sessions including links to relevant reports and resources:

 

1. Integrating local content regulations: A win-win for communities and companies?…

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Added by Jeff Geipel on March 17, 2017 at 21:49 — No Comments

Six steps forward for African mining

Reflecting on common themes emerging from Cape Town's Mining Indaba and the Alternative Mining Indaba 'counter-summit', Fitsum Weldegiorgis sets out six ways to keep momentum going, for driving a profitable African mining sector that also delivers for its people.

The …

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Added by IIED on March 17, 2017 at 16:09 — No Comments

How Many Governments Are Disclosing Oil, Gas and Mining Licenses and Contracts?

It has been notoriously difficult for citizens in resource-rich countries to lay hands on extractive industry contracts and licenses between their governments and private sector extractive companies. But that seems to be changing.

For a new report, Past the Tipping Point?, Don Hubert and I reviewed contract disclosure practice and policy in more than 50 countries and…

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Added by Robert Pitman on March 14, 2017 at 23:21 — 1 Comment

Project Director – Project to Reduce Child Labor in Colombia

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Added by Demetria Goode on March 14, 2017 at 15:24 — 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…

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Added by daniel gilbert on March 14, 2017 at 11:20 — No Comments

Analysis OF Energy Efficiency Practices of SMEs in Ghana: An application of Product Generational Dematerialisation

Analysis OF Energy Efficiency Practices of SMEs in Ghana: An application of Product Generational Dematerialisation

Reducing the amount of energy used in producing a given output is a cost-effective way of tackling global warming. In addition, energy efficiency promotes energy security and saves cost. This study is structured in three parts. First, the energy efficiency practices of small and medium…

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Added by Ishmael Ackah, PhD on March 14, 2017 at 11:13 — No Comments

To Toss a Coin or Shake a Hand: An Overview of Renewable Energy Interventions and Procurement in selected African Countries

To Toss a Coin or Shake a Hand: An Overview of Renewable Energy Interventions and Procurement in selected African Countries

Open and competitive bidding process (toss a coin) promotes transparency, efficiency and cost reduction as compared to direct negotiations (shake a hand). This paper provides an overview of renewable energy interventions in Angola, Algeria, Cote Dvoire, Ghana and Nigeria. Further,…

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Added by Ishmael Ackah, PhD on March 14, 2017 at 11:09 — 1 Comment

Weekly GOXI: March 13, 2017

A weekly digest of activity on GOXI

Starting today, March 13, in Tanzania, the World Bank is holding a series of specialized training models on transfer pricing based on its…

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Added by GOXI on March 13, 2017 at 19:53 — No Comments

Impact and influence photo competition zooms in on women in mining



Celebrating women’s contribution to the mining industry through a diverse lens is the aim of the International Women in Mining…

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Added by Mzamose Gondwe on March 13, 2017 at 5:15 — 1 Comment

Comparative Evidence Paper: What Matters When it Comes to Adopting Local Content? A Comparative Analysis of Success Factors in Africa and Latin America

Local content is a development strategy aimed at increasing the benefits from the oil and gas sector and translating them to other sectors of the economy. While this strategy has been widely adopted in Africa and Latin America, little is known about why local content strategies have been successful – or not – in specific country cases. Mapping these factors is challenging since every country demonstrates particular conditions and these factors might function differently depending on…

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Added by Juan Herrera on March 10, 2017 at 21:00 — No Comments

Job: Communications Assistant

We are looking for an exceptional change-maker who embraces our mission and is a team player. It is anticipated that there will be opportunities for international travel in the future.

The Communications Assistant will help collect, create and deliver engaging content that tells the stories of PWYP member organisations around the world and amplifies their messages to key audiences (including the media). This role also includes maintaining and updating PWYP’s various communications…

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Added by Publish What You Pay on March 10, 2017 at 16:20 — No Comments

New deadline: consultant to support Indonesia with commodity trading pilot

Request for expressions of interest: consultant to support Indonesia with a commodity trading pilot

The EITI International Secretariat is recruiting a consultant to support the government of Indonesia and the EITI MSG with a commodity trading pilot. The consultancy includes

(i) conducting consultations with EITI stakeholders;

(ii) facilitating trainings and workshops to develop the commodity trading reporting…

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Added by EITI on March 9, 2017 at 15:25 — No Comments

New deadline: consultant to support Indonesia with commodity trading pilot

Request for expressions of interest: consultant to support Indonesia with a commodity trading pilot

The EITI International Secretariat is recruiting a consultant to support the government of Indonesia and the EITI MSG with a commodity trading pilot. The consultancy includes

(i) conducting consultations with EITI stakeholders;

(ii) facilitating trainings and workshops to develop the commodity trading reporting…

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Added by EITI on March 9, 2017 at 15:25 — No Comments

New deadline: consultant to support Indonesia with commodity trading pilot

Request for expressions of interest: consultant to support Indonesia with a commodity trading pilot

The EITI International Secretariat is recruiting a consultant to support the government of Indonesia and the EITI MSG with a commodity trading pilot. The consultancy includes

(i) conducting consultations with EITI stakeholders;

(ii) facilitating trainings and workshops to develop the commodity trading reporting…

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Added by EITI on March 9, 2017 at 15:25 — No Comments

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