sharing in governance of extractive industries

Weekly GOXI: Guilty! - Transparency: Food on the Table? - FARC goes for oil

A weekly digest of activity on GOXI - May 4, 2012

No, Ms. Campell, that wasn't just dirt on those little stones. It's easy for the substance of the drive to improve transparency and accountability in extractive industries to get lost in the talk. But with Charles Taylor's conviction for aiding and abetting unspeakable suffering and death in exchange for diamonds, we're reminded that talk can lead to action through commitment and perseverance. The talk over long-term approaches to transparency, accountability and sustainability will continue - including here on GOXI - but with this verdict, business, government, academia, civil society, and others can agree that the people of Sierra Leone have received some justice and the world has taken a step towards ending impunity.

As part of the long-term solution, USAID, Diamond Development Initiative and CASM will follow the Kimberley Process Intersessional meeting with a conference on enhancing the development potential of artisanal and small-scale mi....

On his part, Daniel Gilbert argues that transparency and accountability initiatives would be more successful if they put food on the table.

Lucy Wallwork explains that for decades the FARC guerrillas in Colombia got most of their revenues from [America's addiction to] drugs. Now they plan to get most of their revenues from [America's addiction to] oil.

And Peru's gold may offer "Un Mundo de Oportunidades," as the upcoming 10th International Gold Symposium in Lima proclaims, but don't tell that to Newmont. The company threatens to declare sunk cost on the Minas Conga project and move on to other opportunities in Nevada, Australia, Ghana and Indonesia...

...the same Indonesia that is to impose new taxes of raw gold exports? (Alas, asteroid mining can't come fast enough!)

New GOXIans - Welcome!
  • ACruicks; Environmental Specialist - Hatfield Consultants; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Job A. Kahigwa; LL.M candidate, Petroleum Taxation and Finance - CEPMLP; Kampala, Uganda
  • Karen McNab; Research Project Manager - University of Queensland; Brisbane, Australia
  • James Morrell; Project Support Officer - University of Queensland; Brisbane, Australia
  • Kitty Hamilton; Reporter on Mongolian current affairs; Beijing, China

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Featured Member - Shubha Chandra

Shubha Chandra is a law student passionate about corporate social responsibility and human rights. She is on GOXI to learn more about extractive industries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. She is also interested to find out what job opportunities are available for attorneys in this field.

New Posts
  • User survey for EI Source Book - Daniel Gilbert - Participate
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  • RE: GOXI Innovation Series: pioneering a new gold standard 2 - New comment by Shawn Gulliman - Read
  • RE: OIl in Uganda website launched - New comment by Daniel Gilbert - Read
  • RE: Extractives in Mozambique - New comment by Eva Thorne - Read
  • RE: GOXI Innovation Series: Innovative Approaches for Creating Social and Commercial Value in the Extractives Industry - New comment by Shawn Gulliman - Read
  • RE: Investment and shareholder issues- extractive industries - New comment by Daniel Gilbert - Read
  • Government publishes consultation rules - Peter Low - Read
  • FARC's new Big Oil strategy in Colombia - Lucy Wallwork - Read
  • Implementing GOXI reform in developing and post conflict countries - Daniel Gilbert - Read
  • Center for Social Responsibility in Mining, University of Queensland: Research Assistant - Apply

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News, Books and Reports
  • Indonesia to impose tax, curbs on raw metal exports - Reuters - Read
  • Congo clashes thwart plans to export conflict-free minerals - Bloomberg - Read
  • Report: Understanding unconventional oil - Carnegie Endowment of International Peace -Read
  • Mongolia going the way of Zimbabwe with mandatory state control of foreign miners - Mining.com - Read
  • Official court's ruling of Charles Taylor trial - Read
  • Newmont chief says Conga mine could be abandoned - Winnipeg Free Press - Read

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