sharing in governance of extractive industries

A weekly digest of activity on GOXI

Jules Mulya writes: "Whereas the growing emphasis on rights of indigenous populations is a welcome development, it must be acknowledged that it has opened a Pandora box that weak governance states are particularly ill equipped to deal with." Read Mulya's personal experience and the bigger picture.

Which minerals and metals will likely see an increase in demand to achieve a low-carbon future? Peru, Chile, and (potentially) Bolivia will play a key role in supplying copper and lithium, according to a World Bank study. Brazil is a key bauxite and iron ore supplier. India is dominant in iron, steel and titanium, while Indonesia has opportunities with bauxite and nickel as does Malaysia and Philippines. Read more

Go slowly, some Civil Society Organizations urge Tanzania and Uganda and relevant companies, as the neighboring countries begin construction of the Hoima-Tanga crude oil pipeline

Meanwhile, Daniel Gilbert drills deeper into the negotiations between Tanzania and Barrick Gold and the critical role that may be played by Professor Palamagamba Kabuki. Gilbert also looks at different sides of environmental claims in Airth, Scotland

Imagine if a mining company could look in the crystal ball and predict opposition or any other form of social conflict related to their projects. Donald Bray has more. 

Irena Popa -Antohi reports on Bettercoal's Executive Director's visit to South Africa

The Extractives and Development programme presents a report in collaboration with the University of Queensland on the interoperability of mining sustainability initiatives.

And the NamiRo team invites you to participate in a survey on the design of voluntary sustainability standards for mineral resources.

Please note: Today, August 14, is the deadline to present an abstract for consideration for conference on trends and developments in current research on the political, economic and socio-cultural aspects of mining in the Global South.

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

New members (this week) - Welcome
  • Malcom Larsen; Mining Extractives Lead - Oxfam; Holder ACT, Australia
  • Gabriela Palacios; Administrative Assistant - UNICEF; Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
  • Daniel Stapper; Senior Officer, Mines to MarketPACT Inc.; Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Andre Xavier; Program Manager - Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI); Vancouver, Canada
  • Sarah Daitch; Conflict Prevention Consultant & GOXI Community Facilitator - United Nations Development Programme; New York, NY, Canada
  • Sofia Soto Reyes; Project Coordinator - Consensus Building Institute (CBI); Washington, DC, United States.
  • Luis Guevara; Mechanical Engineer - Fameco Ings; Lima, Peru
New Posts
  • The report by PWYP Indonesia & KPK: Administration of coal permit under coordination & supervision of KPK - Publish What You Pay - Read
  • Survey on the design of voluntary sustainability standards for mineral resources - Fabian Krause - Read
  • Social, political and community risks...more than a box ticking exercise - Donald Bray - Read
  • New World Bank report: Minerals and metals will be key to a clean environment - Kirsten Hund - Read
  • Call for papers: Mining in comparative perspective: trends, transformations and theories - Jasmin Blessing - Read
  • CSOs in Uganda and Tanzania urge against haste in East Africa crude oil pipeline project - Gilbert Makore - Read
  • PWYP-US Extract-A-Fact April 2017 Newsletter - Publish What You Pay - Read
  • The citizen Barrick, Acacia Mining, and Tanzania's extractive industries - Daniel Gilbert - Read
  • Under the Airth: contested environmental claims of an unexploited gas resource - Daniel GilbertRead
  • Bettercoal engages with stakeholders in South Africa - Irena Popa-Anthohi - Read


  • CSMI at Wits; Certificate Program in Community Relations Practice in the Extractive Industry: Management of Community Impacts; Johannesburg, South Africa; September 4 - 8, 2017 - RSVP
  • Rushaiya Ibrahim-Tanko; NRGI Anglophone Africa Regional Extractive Industries Knowledge Hub Course; Accra, Ghana; September 5 - 17,2017 - RSVP
  • World Refining Association; LARTC 6TH ANNUAL MEETING; Buenos Aires, Agentina; September 5 - 7, 2017 - RSVP
Jobs and More
  • Communications and conference intern  - EITI Secretariat in Oslo - Apply
  • Development Worker (m/f) as advisor - Liberia Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (LEITI) secretariat - Apply
  • Research Analyst - Responsible Mining Foundation - Apply
  • Development Worker - Liberia Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (LEITI) - Apply
Remember: Post a job as a blog and we'll do the rest
Featured organization - Bettercoal

Bettercoal is a global, not-for-profit initiative that has been established by a group of major European utilities to promote the continuous improvement of corporate responsibility in the coal supply chain, with a specific focus on the mines themselves.

(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
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  • INFOGRAPHIC: India's love for gold demystified - Times of India - Read
  • Dear Millennials, big oil is not your enemy - Oil Price - Read
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