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How did Mongolian herders reach a historic agreement to address grievances with Oyu Tolgoi gold and copper mine? Jasmin Blessing finds out in this interview with Nandinchimeg "Nandia" Batsaikhan. 

EITI reports that its Chair, Fredrik Reinfeldt, has welcomed and commended Total's new policy to advocate for public disclosure by countries of their petroleum contracts and licenses. Here's a Q&A of the thinking behind Total's decision. 

The Inter-governmental Forum (IGF) gives the context for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)'s Mine Closure checklist

Also in the APEC region, Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Indonesia makes an input on the public debate in that country's oil sector around the gross split scheme, meant to replace the production sharing contract scheme. 

And OGEL Journal calls for papers for its special issue on "Energy Law and Regulation in Low-carbon and Transitional Energy Mar....”

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

New members - Welcome
  • Virginia Nuñez; Adviser - Ministry of Development a Social Inclusion; Lima, Peru
  • Nathan Schneck; Project Manager - Pact; Washington DC, United States of America
  • Tiphaine Di Ruscio; Intern - Universal Rights Group; Geneva, Switzerland
  • Marc Limon; - Universal Rights Group; United Kingdom
  • Mqondisi H. Makhanya; Director - Portcity Merchant Capital (Pty) Ltd; Durban, South Africa
  • Jakob Eckert; Research Associate, Policy Advice / Sector Programme "Extractives and Development" - Federal Institue for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR); Hannover, Germany
New posts
  • How Mongolian herders reached a historic agreement to address grievances with Oyu Tolgoi Gold and Copper Mine: An interview with Nandia Batsaikhan - Jasmin Blessing - Read

  • Q&A with Total: the first major to adopt contract transparency policy - EITI - Read

  • Working collaboratively for solutions in mine closure - IGF Secretariat - Read

  • Lifting, cost recovery and performance of oil and gas non-tax revenue in Indonesia - Publish What You Pay Indonesia - Read

  • Call for papers: OGEL special issue on “Energy Law and Regulation in Low-carbon and Transitional Energy Markets” - OGEL Journal - Read


  • Kyela de Weerdt; Local Content in the Oil and Gas Sector: Lessons from Nigeria; Online, April 19, 2018 - RSVP

  • OECD;12th Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chain; Paris, France; April 17 - 20, 2018 - RSVP

  • Ellen De Keyser; Training in Resettlement as Part of Impact Assessment; Durban, South Africa; April 20, 2018 - RSVP

  • Jasmin Blessing; Her Land Her Story; Online; April 20, 2018 - RSVP

  • Cognition; ITRI International Tin Conference 2018; Budapest; April 23 - 25, 2018 - RSVP
Jobs and More
  • Regional Coordinator - Publish What You Pay East and Southern Africa - Apply

  • Consultant - Natural Resource Management In Africa Department - Apply
Remember: Post a job as a blog and we'll do the rest
Featured member - Margaret Wachenfeld
Margaret Wachenfeld

 is an international lawyer and policy adviser with more than 25 years of experience, an interdisciplinary skill set, and a global reach. She has expertise and experience in applying and linking key international developments and standards related to human rights, human development, the environment, and good governance to the work of international organizations and the private sector.  Wachenfeld is currently supporting UNDP in the Environmental Governance Programme in developing a Guide on Environmental and Human Rights Governance for the Mining Sector. She is also an observer on the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights.

(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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