sharing in governance of extractive industries

Reversing the Resource Curse 2019 now open for applications

Reversing the Resource Curse 2019

1-9 April 2019, School of Public Policy, Central European University, Budapest

Applications close: 26 November 2018


The course

This is an advanced-level, multi-stakeholder course for exceptional, committed actors in the resource governance sector. Over nine days, participants will equip themselves with the knowledge, tools, analytical frameworks and contacts needed to positively influence natural resource governance in their own contexts.

Using the Natural Resource Charter as a framework and focusing on rigorous analysis and advanced techniques, the course is designed primarily for individuals who already have a solid understanding of the subject matter but are seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills to play a more prominent role in developing, monitoring, and/or evaluating the mining and petroleum sectors in specific countries or globally.

Who should apply?

This course is open to the following: civil society leaders, mid- to senior-level government officials, officials from state owned companies, members of parliament, parliamentary staffers and researchers, journalists, academics and doctoral students, professionals from development agencies and consultancies, representatives from extractive industry associations. Applicants are expected to be active in the resource governance sector. Further information on eligibility can be found in our course brochure. Women are particularly encouraged to apply.

Scholarships are available

Scholarships are available for eligible candidates from the following countries: Colombia, Dem. Rep. of Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Guyana, Indonesia, Lebanon, Mexico, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Tunisia.  A restricted number of exceptions may be made from this list for outstanding applicants from other countries.

To Apply

Applications for Reversing the Resource Curse 2019 can be submitted online at this link: https://spp.ceu.edu/reversingtheresourcecurse2019

Interested individuals will need to submit: 1) A current résumé/CV; 2) A letter of support from their employer; 3) Two essays that will be used to assess their suitability for the course; 4) A supporting statement for a bursary application (optional).


Applications are due 26 November 2018.  Longlisted candidates will receive a pre-course exercise on 14 December 2018, which must be completed and submitted by 7 January 2019.* Participants who have satisfactorily completed the pre-course task will receive a definitive confirmation by the first week of February.

*Applicants must pass this exercise in order to be admitted to the course.


Queries can be directed to: gpa@spp.ceu.edu

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