sharing in governance of extractive industries

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An IGF assessment cites “the level of open and transparent data on tax and royalty flows, largely a result of Mongolia’s decade of experience implementing the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative,” as a major strength of Mongolia’s minerals sector. The report also identifies a lack of government capacity to audit complex tax returns and to deal with transfer pricing, beneficial ownership and related issues as a weakness. Read more.

Meanwhile, IGF presents its annual report and introduces its extractives hub.

Jasmine Blessing announces a five-part webinar on strengthening indigenous peoples and local communities' capacity and Julie Kim announces a panel discussion in Washington, DC also on negotiations with indigenous peoples.

In Kenya, the Ministry of Mining in conjunction with the Association of Women in the Extractives Industry in Kenya will host the First Kenya Gem and Jewellery Trade Fair.

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

New GOXIans (this week) - Welcome
  • Janet Salem; Program Officer - UN Environment; Bangkok, Thailand
  • Gillian Davidson; Board of Directors - Lydian International; Scotland, United Kingdom.
  • H. John Hacker; Chairman - Nova Scotia, Canada
  • John Godec; President - Godec, Randall & Associates Inc.; Phoenix, AZ, United States
  • Isabella Kima; Communications Assistant - Publish What You Pay; London, United Kingdom
  • Lilya Shushanyan; Project Manager - Government Staff of the Republic of Armenia; Yerevan, Armenia
  • David Delavier; Knowledge Management Consultant - UNDP; Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Joanne Jones; Consultant - RCA; Buckingham, United Kingdom
New Posts
  • IGF Publishes its first annual report - Mira Oberman - Read
  • IGF Guest Column: Introducing the extractives hub - A new information tool - Mira Oberman - Read
  • IGF releases mining policy framework assessment: Mongolia - Mira ObermanRead
  • Webinar series: Strengthening indigenous peoples’ capacity: Leadership and rights - Jasmin Blessing - Read


  • Kwame Ofori; African Youth in Mining (AYiM) Summit & Expo; Accra, Ghana; July 5-6, 2017 - RSVP
  • Centre for Social responsibility in Mining, University of Queensland; Local Content Training Course; Brisbane, Australia; July 19 - 20, 2017 - RSVP
  • Julie Kim; Let’s Make a Deal? Learning from Extractive Industry Negotiations with Indigenous Peoples; Washington DC, Online; July 18, 2017 - RSVP
  • Saleem H. Ali; Research Methods Masterclass  for Resources Sector; Brisbane, Australia; July 31 - August 4, 2017 - RSVP

Remember: GOXIans are everywhere

Jobs and More
  • Consultancy Services - Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives, Kenya - Apply
  • Senior Policy Advisor, Tax and Extractive Industries - Oxfam America - Apply
  • Consultant - Dragonfly Initiative - Apply
  • Short Term Consultancy on a Mining Project - Transparency International Australia - Apply
Remember: Post a job as a blog and we'll do the rest
Featured member - Dr. Rebecca Golden Timsar

Dr. Rebecca Golden Timsar is the Associate Director of the Graduate Certificate in Global Energy, Development, and Sustainability (GEDS). She holds a PhD in anthropology from Tulane University (2012), a Master of International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas, Austin. Dr. Golden Timsar is a specialist in Africanist cultural anthropology. She has been awarded grants from agencies such as Fulbright, the US Institute of Peace, and the Philanthropic Education Organization. She spent much of her career as Head of Mission for Médecins sans Frontières/MSF (Doctors without Borders) in Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and India. She also served as an elected member of the board of directors of MSF USA (2007-2010). Prior to her humanitarian work, she was an international financial controller in the oil services industry in Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the United States.

In terms of extractive industries research and expertise, Dr. Golden Timsar focuses on petrol violence, youth, health, subversive oil and gas activities, gender, religion, and contemporary African society. Her current work is concentrated on concepts of post-conflict masculinity, oil theft, and social contestation among the Ijaw of Nigeria. A recent publication, “Oil, Masculinity, & Violence: Egbesu Worship in the Niger Delta,” (2015) is centered on power, youth, and religion during the armed struggle against oil companies and the Nigerian government (1997-2010). http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/?GCOI=80140100370980

Dr. Golden Timsar has delivered invited lectures and papers on the subject of extractive violence, security, and health at locations across the globe, including the Keynote Speaker for the “Extractive Industries and Health Conference” Médecins sans Frontières Geneva; The Niger Delta University in Bayelsa State, Nigeria; the Harrison Program on the Future Global Agenda, University of Maryland: College Park; Louisiana State University; Rice University; and Wichita State University’s Jackman Lecture Series.

(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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