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A weekly digest of activity on GOXI

GOXI has been active as ever during your weekly digest's summer break. From Ian Gary's interaction with Kenya's president at the US-Africa Summit to PWYP's commentary on the UK's groundbreaking steps towards transparency to ICMM's first aggregated safety data, there's lots to explore and we invite you to do just that.

New GOXIans - Welcome
  • Ludwig Pascual;  COO - Pilipinas MetDev, Inc.; Baguio City, Philippines
  • Marriella Regh;  Special Assistant on Local Governance and Extractive Industries - UNDP; Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Kirsty Wissing; Programs Manager - African Center for Energy Policy(ACEP); Accra, Ghana
  • Holle Wlokas; Student - University of Cape Town; Cape Town, SA
  • Bonaventure; Haiti Country Director - ACFE/ BuildOn/Duke; Les Cayes, Haiti 
  • Samer Araabi; Consultant - Individual; Washington, DC, USA
  • Ebenezer Doku; Director - Deamapps Company Limited; Accra, Ghana
  • Ndanga Kamau; Oil and Gas Advisor - Oxfam Kenya; Nairobi, Kenya
  • Anyola Tufon; Coordinator - Justice and Peace Commission; Bamenda, Cameroon
New Posts
  • Minerals in Africa must benefit all parties says expert - Eugene Obiero  - Read
  • Africa trades billions in secret crude oil deals, experts warn - Eugene Obiero - Read
  • Power Africa Initiative To transform economies?-ACEP - Seibik Bugri - Read
  • Latin America Notes: Solutions to ASM mining conflicts, a need for stakeholder participation - Resource Consulting Services - Read
  • Ghana : Second round of investigative reporting grants for journalists covering the oil, gas, and mineral sectors in Ghana – Kwami AhiabenuRead
  • ACEP'S Executive Director appointed to two Int. advisory boards - Seibik Burgi Read
  • SA's DTI finances Malawi rare earth pre-feasibility study - Mining Review (Special Edition 2014) - Mining in MalawiRead
  • Airborne geophysical survey to attract mining investors - Mining Review (Special Edition 2014) - Mining in MalawiRead
  • Mining in Malawi featured in the Centre for Environmental Policy and Advocacy's publication Nature's Voice - Mining in MalawiRead
  • UN Women Consultancy: Review of best practice on gender responsive HIV/AIDS strategies within EI Sector - Carey KluttzRead
  • North American mining disasters remind us of risks for developing countries - Keith Slack Read
  • UNESCO examines potential impact of oil exploration in Lake Malawi National Park amid unresolved border dispute - Mining in MalawiRead
  • Malawi pursues mining reforms – Mining Review (August 2014) - Mining in MalawiRead
  • ICMM member companies share safety data on fatalities and injuries - ICMMRead
  • Corporate social and environmental responsibility: China's track record in the Peruvian mining Sector - Renee WilliamsRead
  • UK government announcement on oil, gas and mining payments a key step in fight against corruption and global poverty - Miles LitvinoffRead
  • Ghana’s PIAC's severe financial challenges deepens - Seibik BurgiRead
  • Tips for implementing an effective grievance mechanism - Marie-Eve RodrigueRead
  • An interactive game to explain CSR - Marie-Eve RodrigueRead
  • IPIECA new guidance on water risk tools - Marie-Eve RodrigueRead
  • Did you know you can shape Ghana’s 2015 budget? (including extractives) - Kwami AhiabenuRead
  • “Absolutely” – Kenya President backs full oil contract disclosure - Ian GaryRead
  • First artisanal mining organization is certified under the Fairmined Standard V2.0 - Siri Teilmann-IsbenRead
  • Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace launches report: Land displacement, involuntary resettlement and compensation practices in the mining sector - Mining in MalawiRead
  • Making Mercury free artisanal gold work for development - Kevin TelmerRead
  • The intergovernmental forum on mining, minerals, metals and sustainable development (IGF), August 2014 Newsletter - Arash IrantalabRead
  • New open-access 'journal': Natural resources and the community review - The Editors @ NRC ReviewRead


  • International Tax Compact, the European Commission and the World Bank Group: Conference on Taxation of Extractive Industries; Brussels, Belgium; September 9-September 11, 2014 - RSVP 
  • IGF: The Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development; Geneva, Switzerland; October 20-24, 2014 - RSVP
  • IAIA: Special Symposium for Resettlement; Kruger National Park, South Africa; October 20-24, 2014 - RSVP

Remember: GOXIans are everywhere

Jobs and More
  • World Bank: Call for Resumes: Gender and Extractive Industries Expert Consultant Roster  - Submit
  • TDM: Call for Papers - Arbitration in the Middle East - Expectations and Challenges for the Future - Submit by September 30
  • The Editors @ NRC Review: Call for Articles and Submissions - Natural Resources and the Community - Submit by September 10
  • OGEL: Call for Papers - Emerging Emerging Issues in Polar Energy Law and Governance - Submit by November 15

Remember: Post a job as a blog and we'll do the rest
Featured Company - National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC)

The National Iranian Oil Company is the third biggest in the world by production, according to Forbes' estimates for 2013. The company's history dates back to first major oil find in the Middle East in 1908. Current production is estimated to be 6.1 million BOE per day (oil + natural gas equivalents).  NIOC is fully government-owned under the control of the Ministry of Petroleum and is a member of OPEC.

Information on featured members and organizations is based on content shared by members or publicly available information, 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
  • Tullow struggles to please locals at its oil discoveries in Kenya - Financial Times - Read
  • The effect of the mining boom on the Australian economy - Reserve Bank of Australia - Read
  • Arbitration cases heard in London surpass financial crisis peak - Financial Times - Read
  • Glencore’s Dominican mine in limbo after national park plan approved - Mining.com - Read
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