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A lawyer, an economist, and a development theorist fly into the Republic of Petronia soon after it discovers oil. Expectations are high, and so is anxiety. What happens next depends on you. Play the game.

But how does oil revenues affect the occurrence and course of internal armed conflicts in contexts of political decentralisation? With a comparative case study of Colombian municipalities, Juan David Gutiérrez tackled this question through his PhD work and shares his conclusions.

The Canadian Institute for Resource Development (CIRDI) focuses on conflict in mining operations and the role of host government.

While Robert Pitman looks at the role of companies in making 2019 a big year in contract transparency.

Levin Sources announces an initiative to establish a commercially viable, conflict-free supply chain of Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM) gold in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Global Communities, Fair Congo, and IMPACT.

And Mukasiri Sibanda shares ideas for using diamonds to champion the fight against inequality in Zimbabwe.

While CIRDI too shares ideas for realizing the potential of mining community benefits in Ghana.

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

New members - Welcome
  • Laurent BarrerePartner | Principal Consultant - enCulture; Perth, Australia
  • Funda Kök Filiz; Finance Manager - Mediterranean Conservation Society; Izmir, Turkey
  • Roger Dery; President -  Roger Dery Gem Design; Royal Oak, MI, United States
  • Julian Poniewierski;  Senior Mining Engineer - Deswik; Brisbane, Australia
New posts
  • Levin Sources partners with Global Communities, Fair Congo and IMPACT on USAID-funded initiative to Support Responsible Sourcing of Gold from Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo - Levin Sources - Read
  • Three ways companies can make 2019 a big year for contract transparency - Robert Pitman - Read
  • Report (full-length) - The role of host governments in enabling or preventing conflict associated with mining - CIRDI - Read
  • Report - Mining Community Benefits In Ghana: a case Of unrealized potential - CIRDI - Read
  • Diamonds should sparkle in the fight against inequality - Mukasiri Sibanda - Read
Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Jan Kosmol; Raw Materials and Environment 2019; Umweltforum; February 19-20, 2019 - RSVP
  • The County Government of Taita Taveta; The County Gemstone Expo 2019; Taita Taveta; February 23, 2019 - RSVP
  • Kyela de Weerdt ; ELLED CoP Webinar: Gender and Local Content; Online; February 26, 2019 - RSVP
  • Community Insights Group; University of Strathclyde;Social Impact Assessment e-learning Programme; Online; March 4-May 10, 2019 - RSVP
Jobs
  • Levin Sources - Marketing and Communication Specialist - Apply
Remember: Post a job as a blog and we'll do the rest
Featured GOXIan - Maxime Paquin

Maxime Paquin works as a Media and Communications Specialist for UN Environment’s Crisis Management Branch in Geneva. Since joining the UN Environment in 2018, he has been leading the communications and media outreach activities of the Crisis Management Branch and its projects in Afghanistan, Sudan, South Sudan and Haiti. Maxime is passionate about getting the wider public interested, engaged and actively involved in protecting the environment and preventing environmental disasters.

(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
  • The truth about big oil and climate change - The Economist (You may need to register to read) - Read 
  • Who will get Citgo? - Bloomberg Read
  • A tidal wave of mud - New York Times - Read
  • INFOGRAPHIC: Visualizing corruption around the world - Visual Capitalist - See
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