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"How do you give speeches about good governance when soldiers are dying and the country is increasingly occupied?," asks EITI's Jonas Moberg. As he reports, much in Ukraine remains about energy, hence the need for reforms. 

"Why is workplace safety still overlooked in developing countries?," asks Olfa Hamdi.

And why is a nuclear physics engineer visiting Malawi's Kayelekera Uranium Mine to collect water samples and to provide feedback on radiation monitoring? Mining in Malawi explains.

Fishing is not exactly like drilling, but Mauritania has good reasons to include the sector in its EITI implementation. Saidou Arji tells us more.

As the world evolves, Ghanaians can see how events affects their country's oil revenue, and therefore budget, thanks to this tool. Also in Ghana, small-scale miners are calling a for a ministry to oversee their activities.

The latest OGEL journal looks at the Polish energy sector which is currently undergoing substantial change.

Remember:  Paul Cisneros is looking for people with experience in conflict management in the mining industry, especially experience in South America.

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

New GOXIans - Welcome
  • David Kienzler; Fellow - Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment; Astoria, NY, United States

New Posts
  • WERPO/ACEP to generate power from sea waves - Seibik Bugri - Read
  • Breaking out of the silo - EITIRead
  • Mining Indaba: the two conflicting agendas - Musime Chris  - Read
  • Reporting and conflict management (mining) - Paul Cisneros - Read

  • Independent monitoring at Paladin's Kayelekera Uranium Mine in Malawi - Mining in Malawi  - Read
  • Penplusbytes new media hub hosts Drilling Down: Ghana extractives data dive - Kwami Ahiabenu - Read
  • Mauritania to include the fishing sector in its implementation of EITI - Saidou Arji  - Read
  • Forecasting Ghana's oil revenues for the 2015 budget using an open fiscal model of the Jubilee Field - David Mihalyi  - Read
  • OGEL 2 (2015) Laws regulating the Polish energy sector - Transition - OGEL  - Read
  • Ukraine – concrete reforms, in the shape of the EITI - EITI  - Read
  • Intergovernmental forum on mining, minerals, metals and sustainable development (IGF), February 2015 Newsletter - Arash Irantalab Tehrani  - Read
  • Malawian Parliamentarians trained on the Southern Africa Resource Barometer - Mining in Malawi  - Read
Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Franco-Mine 2015; Totonto, Canada; March 2, 2015 - RSVP
  • IGF and UNICEF Canada; Children and Mining: Perspectives from Companies at Every Level; Toronto, Canada; March 3, 2015 - RSVP
  • Women and Mining in Africa: Making their voices heard; Washington, D.C., United States; March 4, 2015 - RSVP
  • Europahaus; G7 CONNEX Consultative Conference - Defining Values for Negotiation Support; Berlin, Germany; March 9, 2015 - RSVP
  • Wilton Park; African Infrastructure Projects: Driving Momentum, Delivering Jobs and Improving Livelihoods; Wiston House, UK; March 23, 2015 - RSVP
  • Intersocial Consulting; Training Course: Resettlement and Livelihoods; Florence, Italy; April 18, 2015 - RSVP
  • CCSI Executive Training on Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development; New York, NY; June 8 - 19, 2015 - RSVP
  • World Bank; Annenberg Summer Institute in Reform Communication; Los Angeles, USA; June 12, 2015 - RSVP
  • Summer School on Extractive Industries Governance; Yaounde, Cameroon; August 17 - August 28, 2015 - RSVP

Remember: GOXIans are everywhere

Jobs and More
  • NRGI - Capacity Development Associate - Accra, Ghana - Apply
  • UNDP - International Consultant - Background Study on Small-scale Low-value Mining in ACP (Africa, Caribbean and Pacific) Countries - Home Based - Apply
  • GIZ - Junior Advisor - For improving the raw material governance - Bamako, Mali - Apply
  • OGEL - Call for papers - International Taxation in the Energy Sector - Apply
  • Natural Justice - Legal Officer - Nairobi, Kenya - Apply
  • Adam Smith International : Manager, Extractive Industries Governance - Kabul - Apply
Remember: Post a job as a blog and we'll do the rest
Featured GOXIan -  David Kienzler

David Kienzler is an attorney and researcher on issues related to business and human rights and socially responsible investment at the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI). Before coming to CCSI he was a J. William Fulbright – Hillary Rodham Clinton Fellow working as a Special Assistant in Malawi’s Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining. His focus was on policy, regulation and contract drafting as the country began to develop its petroleum sector. Prior to that he worked at Conflict Risk Network in Washington, D.C., where he engaged with corporations over their responsibility to respect human rights and led efforts to improve the behavior of resource extractors operating in conflict-affected countries. He has previous human rights experience working in Cameroon and for the International Center for Transitional Justice in South Africa. He received his B.A. and J.D. from New York University and is admitted to practice law in the state of New York.

(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
  • Going for Mexican gold -  Zeal LLC - Read
  • Akara gold mine allowed to reopen - Bangkok Post - Read
  • The world's top 10 gold producers - Mining.comRead
  • Unearthing Canadian Complicity: Excellon Resources, the Canadian Embassy, and the Violation of Land and Labour Rights in Durango, Mexico - Miningwatch Canada - Read
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