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Under Rwanda's new mining law, "a person found culpable of causing mining site human injury, disability, incurable disease, or death faces up to 10 years in jail or fine of up to Rwf10 million." Nuwagira shares highlights from the new law and the jitters it is causing among some in the industry. 

Ghana can escape a resource curse--if only it implements  the regulations it has adopted, according to Ishmael Ackah.

Too bad Ghana is stuck in a bad neigborhood. Through econometric analysis, Ackah also looks at the effect of bad company on good character.

As  Kenya too prepares to join the league of oil-producing nations, Gilbert Makore wonders why the Early Oil Pilot Scheme (EOPS) came before the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA). Makore also looks at the gaps that led to a community road blockade,  calling it a litmus test of Kenya's oil governance.

In Iraq, however, street protests haven not stopped the country's oil production from hitting a 13-month high at 4.5 million barrels per day as oil-producing regions demand a bigger share of revenues.

And Rachel Etter-Phoya  chronicles Malawi's journey to full contract transparency.

These and more jobs, blogs, photos, videos, and discussions on GOXI.

New members - Welcome
  • Keron Kilip; Government Affairs Advisor - Oil Search Ltd; Papua, New Guinea
  • Michele Renda; Compliance Counsel - Washington Dc, United States
  • Gabriel Castillo; PhD Researcher - The University of British Columbia; Vancouver, Canada
  • Paula Stella; Communications Officer - ARM; Geneva, Switzerland
  • Mayra Valladares; Environmental Engineer - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
New posts
  • Rwanda's new mining law causes jitters among sector players - Nuwagira Stephen - Read
  • The boom, the bust, and the dynamics of oil resource management in Ghana - Ishmael Ackah - Read
  • Does bad company corrupts good character? A spatial econometric analysis of oil resource management in Africa - Ishmael Ackah - Read
  • The Early Oil Pilot Scheme: A litmus test of Kenya’s oil governance - Gilbert Makore - Read
  • Malawi's journey to full contract transparency - EITI - Read
Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Pontsho Ledwaba; ASM Conference 2018; Johannesburg, South Africa, September 10 - 11, 2018 - RSVP
  • AusIMM; AusIMM's Global Mining Leaders Conference 2018; Perth; September 10 - 11, 2018 - RSVP
  • The Mine Water Division (MWD) of the Water Institute of Southern Africa (WISA), Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), Water Research Commission (WRC) and International Mine Water Association (IMWA); Environmental and Sustainable Development — Meetings/Workshops on Ecosystems, Environment and Sustainable Development in South Africa; Gauteng, South Africa; September 10 - 14, 2018 - RSVP
  • Daniel Franks; ASM18; Livingstone, Zambia; September 10 - 11, 2018 - RSVP
  • AusIMM; Calling for Abstracts | PACRIM 2019; September 11, 2018 - RSVP
  • ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme; International Conference on Artisanal and Small-scale Mining & Quarrying; Livingstone, Zambia; September 12 - 13, 2018 - RSVP
  • UNDP & The World Bank; Forest-Smart Mining to Advance the New York Declaration on Forests and the Sustainable Development Goals; New York; September 25, 2018 - RSVP
  • Prudence Ukwishate; RDF's Online Repository Training II; October 9, 2018 - RSVP
Jobs and More
  • EITI, Oslo - Intern Latin America and the Caribbean at EITI - Apply
  • GIZ - Advisor (m/f/d) for Extractive Resource Governance - Apply
  • IGF Secretariat - Consultant for Gender in Mining Tool - Apply
  • Kumi - Sustainability Analyst, London - Apply
Remember: Post a job as a blog and we'll do the rest
Featured member - Rodrigo Cassola

Rodrigo Cassola is a Technical Manager at CDP. CDP runs a global disclosure system that enables companies to measure and disclose their environmental impacts, representing the most comprehensive collection of self-reported environmental data in the world. In his role, Cassola explores ways for mining companies to disclose their impacts on forests and biodiversity, informing investor decision-making and other stakeholders.

(Information on featured members and organizations is based on content shared by members or publicly available information, sometimes edited for language and brevity, and should not be considered an endorsement by GOXI of any member's skills or experience.)

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Beyond GOXI: Books, news, papers and reports
  • Chile expects $65.75 billion investment in mining industry over 10 years - Reuters - Read
  • For electric cars, focus on the small picture - Bloomberg - Read
  • China is generous in promising billions to Africa but is tough in redeeming pledges - Quartz - Read
  • In Chilean desert, global thirst for lithium is fueling a 'water war' - Reuters - Read
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