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A weekly digest of activity on GOXI

From Canada to Madagascar, Tar Sands explores the impact of the "dirty oil."(In English and French).

Investing in Indonesia? Maybe not? Kristy Haymon reports that resource nationalism is hurting making the mineral-rich country less attractive.

How well does the G8 Summit communiqué support progress towards transparency and accountability in the world’s oil, gas and mining industries? Miles Litvinoff offers his opinion.

Lucy Wallwork shares her new favorite catchphrase -zombie transparency- and questions whether Azerbaijan has begun sleepwalking through implementation of the EITI.

Stephen Nuwagira reports that procurement challenges have halted a critical government-initiated bio-fuel project in Rwanda, as the country struggles between procedure and speed.

The Open Contracting Partnership has released the Open Contracting Global Principles, global best practices related to disclosure and participation in public contracting.

And la Iniciativa para Conservación en la Amazonía Andina is looking for three organizations working in Colombia and Perú to build the capacity of civil society groups.

Remember to take PDAC's web survey.

New GOXIans - Welcome!
  • Kendra Dupuy; PhD Student - University of Washington; Seattle, Washington, USA
  • Anne Johnson; PhD Student - Queen's University; Kingston, Ontario, Canada
  • Adam Hewson; Communications Consultant - Partnership Africa Canada; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Nicole Shaw; International Development Consultant; London, United Kingdom
  • Bridey Kerwick; Key Administration and Coordination Manager - Australia-Africa Partnerships Facility; Pretoria, South Africa
  • Daoud Usman; LLM Candidate - University of Dundee; Dundee, United Kingdom


New Posts
  • Film: Tar sands - to the ends of the earth - by Christopher Walker - Read
  • Indonesia’s policies continue to deter investors - by Kirsty Haymon - Read
  • Happy Birthday Mozambique - Personal reflections of GOXIan Daniel Gilbert - by Daniel Gilbert - Read

  • RE: The Kimberley certification process (KP) For “conflict free diamonds” must be abandoned (Part II) - New comment by Marc Choyt - Read
  • Procurement legalities threaten Rwanda's bio-fuel project - by Nuwagira Stephen - Read
  • PDAC web survey: CSR roadmap- by Emily Nunn - Read
  • Convocatoria Peru Y Colombia: Fortalecimiento de capacidades de sociedad civil en incidencia sobre impactos de infraestructura - by Aimee Maron - Read
  • Obama's June/July trip to Africa: Why now? - by Solomon Appiah - Read
  • The EITI and zombie transparency: what next for Azerbaijan? - by Lucy Wallwork - Read
  • G8 Summit communiqué reaffirms extractives transparency agenda - by Miles Litvinoff - Read
  • 51 Nigerians deported from Ghana on suspicion of illegal mining - by Justice Adoboe - Read
  • Introducing the Open Contracting Global Principles - by Lindsey Marchessault - Read



Upcoming events

  • UK EITI: UK EITI Launch Event; London, United Kingdom; July 9, 2013 - RSVP
  • Francophone Hub on Extractive Industries Governance in Africa: Summer Course on Extractive Industries; Yaounde, Cameroon; August 12-23, 2013 - RSVP
  • Synergy Global: Certificate Programme in Community Relations Practice in the Extractive Industry - Developing and Maintaining Stakeholder Relations; Johannesburg, South Africa; September 9-13, 2013 - RSVP

Remember: GOXIans are everywhere

Jobs and more
  • NEW - Publish What You Pay; Eurasia Regional Coordinator - Apply
  • Cordaid South Sudan (Re-posted); Extractives Advisor - Apply
  • Revenue Watch Institute; Senior Associate, Asia Pacific - Apply
  • Revenue Watch Institute; Annual Summer School on the Governance of Oil, Gas and Mining Revenues - Apply
  • Australia Africa Partnerships Facility (AAPF); Africa Program Support Group (APSG) Panel of Experts - Apply
  • Estelle Levin Ltd.; Intern/Researcher - Apply

Remember: Post a job as a blog and we'll do the rest
Featured initiative - International Council on Mining & Metals

The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) was founded in 2001 to improve sustainable development performance in the mining and metals industry. It works with 22 mining and metals companies as well as 35 national and regional mining associations and global commodity associations to address core sustainable development challenges.
ICMM requires member companies to make a public commitment to improve their sustainability performance and report against their progress on an annual basis. In addition, they engage with a broad range of stakeholders (governments, international organizations, communities and indigenous peoples, civil society and academia) to build strategic partnerships. Its work programs includes projects in social and economic development, environment and climate change, health and safety, and materials stewardship.

Continue reading about this and other initiatives in the Extractive Industries Initiatives Database

(Information on featured members and organizations is based on content shared by members or publicly available information, 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
  • Peru’s illegal mining exports problem worse than drug trafficking - Mining.com - Read
  • Central African Republic gold mine collapses - Reuters - Read
  • Social impact management plans: Innovation in corporate and public policy - University of Queensland, University of Groningen - Read
  • Mexico’s energy reforms will need to be bold, experts suggest - Oil&Gas Journal - Read
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