sharing in governance of extractive industries

A weekly digest of activity on GOXI

To find the person behind the company behind the company behind the company behind an oil, gas or mining deal can be a frustrating task. EITI highlights how DR Congo is leading the way. EITI also shows  the importance of copper to the Zambian economy.

Jeff Geipel comments on the report, Extracting with Purpose, and the advantages of local procurement initiatives over traditional community investment.

Nicolas Maennling reports on the outcome of the Roundtable on Governing Natural Resources, convened by the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment.

And if you have experience in administration of mining departments, analysis/assessment of resource governance; analysis of aspects such as decentralisation, corruption risks, transparency, accountability, payment systems; and related areas, Alan Wolfe would appreciate your input for a diagnostic framework for civil society on corruption risks in the award of mining permits, licences and contracts.

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

New GOXIans - Welcome
  • Elisa Canqui; Regional Coordinator - IBIS Denmark ; La Paz, Bolivia
  • Anders Pedersen; Open Data Program Officer - Washington, DC, United States
  • Roshelle Ramfol; Lecturer - Durban University of Technology; Durban, South Africa
  • Roper Cleland; Senior Programme Officer, Corporate Engagement;- International Alert; London, United Kingdom
  • Kathleen Brophy; Extractive Industries Program Officer - Transparency International Uganda; Ellicott City, MD, United States
  • Erin Yates; Intern - SAIDE; Minneapolis, MN, United States
  • Scott A Sellwood; Program Fellow - Oxfam America; Washington, DC, United States

New Posts
  • TDM 6 (2014) - Dispute resolution from a corporate perspective - OGEL - Read
  • The casualties of cheap oil: big oil? - Audrey CashRead
  • Fresh on eiti.org: DR Congo leads the way in disclosing owners of companies - EITI - Read
  • Ghana Extractive Industry Safety Conference (GEISC) 2015) - Matthew Kwabena Adeyanju  - Read
  • Shared value in extractives and the advantages of local procurement initiatives over traditional community investment - Jeff Geipel - Read

  • Fracking led to Ohio (USA) earthquake - Audrey Cash  - Read
  • Diagnosing corruption risks in mining sector licencing - Alan Wolfe - Read
  • The socio-economic contribution of responsible gold mining - Arash Irantalab Tehrani  - Read
  • Outcome report of roundtable on governing natural resources - Nicolas Maennling  - Read
  • Zambia: Balancing on a copper wire - EITI  - Read
  • Republic of the Congo’s parliament using EITI reports to approve state budget - EITI  - Read
  • Eye on Malawi's EITI: signing up to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative - Mining Review (January 2015) - Mining in Malawi  - Read
  • Extractive sector governance: getting a fair deal for all stakeholders - Sandry Koo  - Read
  • African infrastructure projects: driving momentum, delivering jobs and improving livelihoods - Sandry Koo  - Read


  • Intersocial Consulting; Training Course on Land Access and Resettlement; Cape Town, South Africa; February 6, 2015 - RSVP
  • The Governance of Africa’s Resources Programme (GARP): Governance of Africa's Resources Programme Indaba Roundtable; Indaba, South Africa; February 9, 2015 - RSVP
  • Governance of Africa’s Resources Programme: Forum: Land Acquisition and Resettlement; Toronto, Canada; February 27, 2015 - RSVP
  • World Gold Council and Intergovernmental Forum; The Socio-Economic Contribution of Responsible Gold Mining; Toronto, Canada; March 1, 2015 - RSVP
  • Ministry of Energy and Mines of Peru - EITI National Committee, Embassy of Canada in Peru, and Peruvian-Canadian Chamber of Commerce; Decentralisation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative: A regional perspective; Torono, Canada; March 1, 2015 - RSVP
  • Wilton Park; Extractive Sector Governance: Getting a Fair Deal for all Stakeholders; Wiston House, UK; March 1, 2015 - RSVP
  • Wilton Park; African Infrastructure Projects: Driving Momentum, Delivering Jobs and Improving Livelihoods; Wiston House, UK; March 23, 2015 - RSVP

Remember: GOXIans are everywhere

Jobs and More
  • Cardno Emerging Markets USA, Ltd. (Cardno): Deputy Chief of Party - Artisanal Gold Mining and Environmental Impact Reduction - Colombia - Apply
  • Cardno Emerging Markets USA, Ltd. (Cardno): Activity Fund Manager - Artisanal Gold Mining and Environmental Impact Reduction - Colombia - Apply
  • Adam Smith International: Project Manager, Extractive Industries Governance - London - Apply
  • Adam Smith International : Manager, Extractive Industries Governance - Kabul - Apply
  • Tetra Tech ARD: Chief of Party Mining - Colombia - Apply
  • Tetra Tech ARD: Technical Specialists, Mining - Colombia - Apply
  • PWYP: Tanzania Interim National Coordinator - Tanzania - Apply
  • The Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI): Associate, Data and Analysis - London - Apply
Remember: Post a job as a blog and we'll do the rest
Featured member -  Arash Irantalab Tehrani

Arash Irantalab Tehrani is a Policy Analyst with the Natural Resources Policy unit at the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD).

Arash’s current role includes acting as the Secretariat for the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF), assisting the Natural Resources Policy unit in developing IGF work plans, organizing and implementing annual and regional IGF meetings, and coordinating Secretariat engagement with IGF member countries and key stakeholders.

In addition, Arash contributes to the advancement of DFATD's policy approach to extractives and sustainable development as well as the department's domestic and international engagement on natural resources policy.

Arash holds a Master of Arts degree in Political Science, International Relations, and a collaborative Master of Arts degree in African Studies from Carleton 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
  • China shows intentions to be key Antarctic player - for science or resources? - ABC News - Watch
  • Mining stocks fall as copper, iron price reach new lows - Mining.com - Read
  • Gold CEO captured on bus in $970 million laundering case - BloombergRead
  • IMF: Most oil exporters facing deficits - Oil&Gas Journal - Read
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