sharing in governance of extractive industries

A weekly digest of activity on GOXI

With budget cuts all over, Eddie Rich argues in the GOXI miniseries that "for companies, the value of the EITI lies in its contribution to clarity and stability around licence allocation" among others. Read more on the value of the social license in these lean time.

Meanwhile, discussions on previous blogs in the miniseries continue.


Aggregates, sands, clay, and stones may not get a lot of attention, but Joseph Smith writes that these Neglected Development Minerals have potential to generate more local and accessible jobs for young people with a greater impact on poverty reduction in his country, Sierra Leone.

Are local content requirements from governments too high? Find out what companies think as Steve Wade recaps Ethical Corporation's webinar with two experts.

"The primacy of any sub-national economic development analysis should reside with an understanding of stakeholder perceptions and feedback which add a dimension to the analysis that facts and figures alone cannot provide," Fitsum Weldegiorgis writes as he explains the people-centered approach of the University of Queensland's Sustainable Minerals Institute. 

Santiago Cardona Múnera shares photos.

Many would have been surprised if no extractives entity had been found in the Panama Papers.

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

New GOXIans - Welcome
  • Dorothy Kabugo; Senior Partner - DN Kabugo Advocates; Kampala, Uganda
  • Brett Roper; Strategic Business Developer, General Director's Office - The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency; Stockholm, Sweden
  • Andrew Anderson; Head of Project Implementation Unit/National Programme Coodinator - National Investment Commission; Monrovia, Liberia
  • Lucia Ochoa; Ingeniera de Diseño - Mineros S.A; El Bagre, Colombia
  • Lucas Talero; Innovation and Projects Director - Mineros S.A.; Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
  • Andres Oquendo; Corporate Communications Director - Mineros S.A.; Medellín, Colombia
  • Luis Ramirez; Director de Logística - Mineros S.A.; Envigado, Colombia
  • Elizabeth Moore; Communications Specialist - Washington DC, United States
  • Paul Dziedzic; Open Data Training and Services Project Manager - OpenOil; Berlin, Germany
  • Leo Rosenberg; Research Assistant - Fund for Peace; Washington DC, United States
  • Luminita Muresan; Mineral Asset Development Consultant, Geological and Geophysical Engineering - Johannesburg, South Africa
New Posts
  • Time to really mean it, and mean it proactively, when we 'engage' extractives impacted host communities - Fitsum Weldegiorgis - Read
  • How to create a successful local content strategy - Steve Wade - Read
  • The need for adding economics values in to mining of neglected development minerals in Sierra Leone and West Africa as a whole - Joseph Smith - Read
  • Investing profits in people, places and the planet: the dynamics of corporate social responsibility in the oil and gas industry in Ghana - Ishmeal Ackah - Read
  • With low commodity prices, the social license is more valuable than ever - Eddie Rich- Read
  • Using Aleph: 5 tips and tricks to find out about what extractive companies tell their investors - Anton Rühling - Read
  • TDM 1 (2016) - Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between the European Union and Canada (CETA) - OGEL Journal - Read
  • Financial modeling webinar series: April 20 - Johnny West - Read
  • Heritage Oil & Gas attempted tax avoidance in Uganda - Panama Papers - Audrey Cash - Read
  • Current fuel crisis blamed for the closing of the University of Lagos - Audrey Cash - Read


  • UK EITI Implentation Team - UK EITI First Report Launch Event; London, United Kingdom; April 19, 2016 - RSVP
  • Local Content Solutions Ltd; LCS Local Content Master Class; Greenlands, United Kingdom; April 26 - 29, 2016 - RSVP

Remember: GOXIans are everywhere

Jobs and More
  • Oxfam Extractive Industries - Internship - Apply
  • NRGI in Beirut - MENA Finance Associate - Apply
  • Responsible Mining Index - Research Analyst - Apply
  • ASM in Sierra Leone - Postdoc - Apply
  • NRGI - Consultancy in Independent Evaluation of the Natural Resource Charter Program - Apply
  • ICGLR - Contractor for Regional Database on Mineral Flows - Apply
  • DAI - Marketing Specialist - Apply
Remember: Post a job as a blog and we'll do the rest
Featured organization - Amira International

AMIRA International Ltd. is a member-based organisation of minerals companies and suppliers which develops, brokers and facilitates collaborative research projects.

Through this process a number of companies can jointly fund research and jointly share the benefits. This combined funding enables AMIRA to recruit the world's leading researchers to address industry problems and opportunities and to conduct sustained research which leads to the development of a stronger industry research base.

While AMIRA International does not carry out research itself, it brokers collaborative projects between industry and world-leading research providers by leveraging available government and industry funds.

Amira's Adele Seymon is on GOXI.

(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.)

Beyond GOXI: Books, news, papers and reports
  • Navigating the new normal: China and global resource governance - DRC and Chatham House- Read
  • BP shareholders revolt over CEO’s salary - Oilprice.com - Read
  • Top 10 copper producing countries - Mining.com - Read
  • West African nations crack down on ‘’inactive’’ miners - Oilprice.com - Read
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