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On the eve of its Board meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine, from February 27 to 28, the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) reports that many of the proposals it has received to update the Standard are "about demonstrating what is good practice, without being prescriptive or requiring additional disclosures."

But Robert Pitman is pushing for the EITI to be more prescriptive and shift from "encouragement" to "requirement" as he gives four reasons for making State-investor contracts and licenses public.

Meanwhile, as it prepares for long-awaited oil production, Uganda is also preparing to join the EITI.

With some 225,000 direct artisanal and small-scale gold miners, Guinea has inaugurated its first mercury free gold processing system. Artisanal Gold Council and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit ( GIZ) implemented the project with funding German Development Cooperation. (Read in French).

In his paper, Charles Akong approaches mineral-led transformative linkages by looking at the "mineralscape."

Aysel Akhundova announces a multi-mode course on Natural Resource and Sustainable Development by Khazar University in Baku.

And EITI Armenia has shared infographics from the country's first EITI report.

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

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  • EITI and PWYP: What’s next after 15 years of successful collaboration? - EITI - Read
  • The first mercury free gold processing system in Guinea's ASM sector - GIZ and Artisanal Gold Council strengthening responsible mining practices - Kim Rahel Schultze - Read
  • Global communities is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party, DRC - Levin Sources - Read
  • #EITIArmenia published its first national report - Lilya Shushanyan - Read
  • It's time for EITI to require contract transparency. Here are four reasons why - Robert Pitman - Read
  • Re-framing matter: Towards a material-discursive framework for Africa’s minerals - Charles Akong - Read


  • 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
  • Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Hub; Africa Conference on Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining & Quarrying; Accra, Ghana; March 28 - 29, 2019 - RSVP
  • Levin Sources in Cambridge - Marketing and Communication Specialist - Apply
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Featured GOXIan - Thomas Measham

Tom 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.

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Beyond GOXI: Books, news, papers and reports
  • Steinmetz stages Guinea comeback in Sarkozy-brokered deal - Bloomberg - Read
  • Barrick CEO defends $18B hostile Newmont bid as logical tie-up - Reuters Read
  • Social licence, gender and mining - Thomas G. Measham and Airong Zhang - Read
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