sharing in governance of extractive industries

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Lately, there seems to be no love for extractives. Fresh from the Mining Indaba, Isabelle Ramdoo has some ideas for how African countries can survive the double effect of more supply and less demand for extractive resources.

Are you using drones or satellite imagery in your projects? Michael Jarvis asks for you to share your ideas and examples to build up understanding of how such tools can strengthen governance on the ground.

How does Mexico’s local content framework differ from The Philippines’? And Indonesia's? The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI) is conducting a comparative survey of local content frameworks of a selection of resource-rich countries to identify key legislation, contractual provisions, and policies to promote local content in the mining and petroleum sectors. The Center is keen for your feedback.

As Mongolia struggles to make deals over giant mining projects like Oyu Tolgoi and Tavan Tolgoi, Mendee Jargalsaikhan offers three lessons from the Erdenet project regarding elite unity, resource nationalism, and state-ownership.

Daniel Franks writes, “In comparison to the metals sector, Neglected Development Minerals have closer links with the local economy, and have the potential to generate more local jobs, with a greater potential to reduce poverty.” Find out more.

Steve Wade summarizes the main elements of successful partnership between the extractive industries and indigenous commun...: TEAM (Time, Engagement, Agreements & Mind-set).

Also on Indigenous Peoples, Sarah Daitch shares a blog on involving IPs in the transparency movement.

And Claire Short writes on integrating the EITI into transparent and robust government systems, as she reflects on her tenure in Oslo.

These and more jobsblogsphotosvideos, and discussions.

New GOXIans - Welcome
  • Davy Jambo; Geologist - Nottingham Trent University; Forest Fields, United Kingdom
  • Elizabeth; Tax Auditor - Malawi Revenue Authority; Blantyre, Malawi
  • Joshua Read; Mining Engineer - Exmouth, United Kingdom
  • Justine Lacey; Senior Research Scientist - CSIRO; Brisbane, Australia
  • Muriel Treibich; Forest Governance Expert - European Forest Institute; Barcelona, Spain
  • Richard Quayson; Network Coordinator - Western Region Development Network of NGOs; Takoradi, Ghana
  • Mats Mwanasosholojia; Lecturer and Senior Researcher - University of Dar es Salaam; Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Izzah Akram Malik; Governance Analyst - World Bank; Washington, DC, United States
  • Stephen Adjei; Superintendent-Land Access - Anglogold Ashanti; Tarkwa, Ghana
  • Suzanne Greene; Metals and Minerals for the Environment - MIT; Cambridge, MA, United States
New Posts
  • CCSI comparative local content profile - Sophie ThomashausenRead
  • Mining governance: Learning from Erdenet - Mendee JargalsaikhanRead
  • With metal prices down, which minerals will pave Africa's development? - Daniel FranksRead
  • How to successfully manage partnerships between indigenous communities and the extractives industry - Steve WadeRead
  • Emerging practices in community development agreements - Sam Szoke-BurkeRead
  • AngloGold Ashanti give real deal to Ajopa Community - Seibik BugriRead
  • Natural resources on indigenous lands, and growing transparency movement - Sarah DaitchRead
  • Extractive industries and sustainable human development, an oxymoron? - ChristiannaRead
  • What's needed to help mining minnows get off the ground in Africa? - Rachel Etter-PhoyaRead
  • Challenge one: Integrating the EITI into government systems - EITIRead
  • To harness the private sector to achieve the SDGs we need real measurement of impact - Janne KaiserRead
  • Latest blog fresh from Mining Indaba 2016: Thinking beyond the resource boom: African countries must avoid procrastination - Isabelle RambooRead
  • Get a bird's eye view: drones and satellites for improved extractives governance? - Micheal JarvisRead
  • Mixed blessing in Africa. Does oil windfall leads to economic downfall? - Ishmael Ackah - Read
  • Now is the time for mining companies to support the African mining vision - Charles Akong - Read 


  • Mohamed Ramadhan Ruwange; Bridging the gap between the extractive industries and academia in East Africa; Nairobi, Kenya; February 16, 2016
  • Steve Wade; Free webinar: How to create a successful local content strategy with Bechtel and Engineers without borders; February 17, 2016 - RSVP
  • Rebecca Gilbert; Join Oxfam in Lima, Peru!; Lima, Peru; February 22 - 25, 2016 - RSVP 
  • EITI; EITI Global Conference; Lima, Peru; February 24-25, 2016 - RSVP
  • Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral; Emerging Legal and Governance Frameworks for Extractive Industries: Laying the Foundations for Advancing Sustainable Development in Africa and Latin America; Dundee, Scotland; March 19, 2016 - RSVP

Remember: GOXIans are everywhere

Jobs and More
  • NRGI in Tanzania  - Full time Economic/Policy Analyst - Apply
  • EITI - Regional Director/Country Manager at EITI International Secretariat in Oslo - Apply
  • GIZ Abidjan - Conseiller/Conseillère Technique - Apply  
  • Adams Smith international London - Professional development scheme - Apply
  • ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme - Trainer on Environment, Community, Health and Safety in the mining of neglected development minerals - Apply
Remember: Post a job as a blog and we'll do the rest
Featured member - Thomas Measham

Thomas Measham leads a team of economists and geographers focused on regional and community sustainability at CSIRO Land and Water (Australia). His research focuses on how regional communities are affected by and engage with the social and economic challenges and opportunities which face them, including the development of mining and energy sectors. He holds a PhD from Australian National University where he continues to serve as an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Fenner School of Environment and Society. He also holds a Masters Degree in Environmental Science from James Cook University and a Bachelors Degree in social history from Sydney University.

(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
  • Argentina's new government scraps mining taxes - Mining.com - Read
  • BP: Fossil fuels to remain 'dominant form of energy' through 2035 - Oil&Gas Journal - Read
  • AngloGold says Ghana troops need to protect Obuasi after attack - Mining.com - Read
  • Negative impacts of water usage in mining are avoidable with proper training - Mining.comRead
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