sharing in governance of extractive industries

A weekly digest of activity on GOXI 

It's back, Hass Kouao-Bile says of La Cote d’Ivoire as he lists the attributes that he believes make the West African country a prime destination for investment and Africa's best kept secret in mining.  

In East Africa, Gilbert Makore shares advice for the Government of Kenya to set the proper governance framework before the petro-dollars start flowing.

Jasmin Blessing interviews Diego Armando Ramírez and Nadya Aranguren on the role of the Colombian government in preventing or enabling conflict in the extractive sector. (Disponible en español)

Levin Sources is keen for feedback from others in the jewelry industry as it plans to unpack the barriers to responsible sourcing and offer actionable guidance for breaking them down. 

Aasmund Andersen explains how new Online Repository portals in Mali, Ghana, Liberia, and Sierra Leone help meet the EITI mainstreaming strategy.

EITI says more about mainstreaming as the future. 

Also with the future in mind, IGF looks at minerals in the green economy

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

New members - Welcome
  • Eneya Maseko; Programme Coordinator-Extractives - Oxfam Zambia; Lusaka, Zambia
  • Georgina Bencsik; Consultant - UN Association of Canada and Rotary International; Ontario, Canada
  • Hope Gertrude Muli; Africa Regional Project Manager - Hivos; Nairobi, Kenya
  • Foumena; Consultant - Douala, Cameroon
  • Jeremey Maxie; Consultant - Fort Collins, United States
  • Gladys; Parliamentary Liason Officer - Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops -Catholic Justice and Peace Commission; Nairobi, Kenya
  • Stella Muheki; Research Fellow - Great Lakes Institute for Strategic Studies; Kampala, Uganda

  • Orlando José Camacaro Pineda; Experto Ambiental II - Ministerio Público; Caracas, Venezuela

  • Nils Krauer; Regional Advisor - Project-Consult GmbH; Bern, Switzerland

  • Jihae Hong; Director - Project on Resources, Development and Governance; Los Angeles, CA, United States
New posts
  • How the jewellery industry can address the responsible sourcing issues raised in the human rights watch report, 'The Hidden Cost of Jewelry' - Levin Sources - Read
  • Kenya’s new government and imperatives for extractives governance reform - Gilbert Makore - Read
  • EITI mainstreaming and government online repositories - Aasmund Andersen - Read
  • Interview with Diego Armando Ramírez and Nadya Aranguren: The role of the Colombian government in preventing or enabling conflict in the extractive sector - Jasmin Blessing - Read
  • Is RBZ’s gold mobilization fund a jack pot for artisanal and small-scale miners? - Mukasiri Sibanda - Read
  • New journal article on resource  nationalism in Tanzania - Thabit Jacob - Read


  • Ellen De Keyser; Practical Training in Resettlement and Livelihood Restoration (in French), 20-22 March, Abidjan - deadline to register; Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire; February 26, 2018 - RSVP
  • Jasmin Blessing; Free Online Course on Environmental Security and Sustaining Peace; Online; March 1, 2018 - RSVP
  • Cognition; ITRI International Tin Conference 2018; Budapest; April 23 - 25, 2018 - RSVP
Jobs and More
  • Commodity Trading Expert for Study on Tax Avoidance - IISD - Apply
  • Manager of the Mining Legislation Reform Initiative - American University of Armenia Center for Responsible Mining - Apply
Remember: Post a job as a blog and we'll do the rest
Featured member - Robert Pitman

Rob Pitman leads NRGI's organizational advocacy and research on contract transparency and manages the use of the Natural Resource Charter as a tool to structure analysis and dialogue. In this role, he has managed programming in Tanzania, Sierra Leone and Myanmar among other countries. Prior to joining NRGI, Rob worked as a lead member of the Carter Center Access to Justice and Governance Program in Liberia, and as member of the Carter Center Conflict Resolution Program in Atlanta. He has also worked on access to justice projects in Namibia and on farm forestry projects in India. Rob holds an MSc from the London School of Economics. He is based in Washington D.C.

(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
  • How Tesla and Google Jets could enrich a money-losing gold miner - Bloomberg Quint - Read
  • INFOGRAPHIC: The 35 minerals critical to U.S. national security -  Visual Capitalist - See
  • NYMEX, Brent crude prices rise on US inventory, Libya’s force majeure -  Oil&Gas Journal - Read
  • Geopolitical risk is on the rise in oil markets - Oilprice - Read
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