sharing in governance of extractive industries

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Early recognition of potential conflict situations in the extractive industries is key to resolution. GOXI and the Extractives Hub present a new destination for topic overviews, library, and guides on Conflict and Extractives.

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The diamond business has worked hard to shake off its association with conflict. For some consumers, the answer has been to buy diamonds made in a laboratory in a developed country. The business is now turned upside down as De Beers moves into synthetic diamonds, a gem of a move, according to Dr. Yolande Kyngdon-McKay of  Levin Sources.

In the real diamond world, Dr. Roy Maconachie shares a video on artisanal diamonds and resource governance in Sierra Leone.

"In less than five years, 120 mining licenses have been issued in Malawi, according to Winston Mwale. But is it enough to transform the country from one of the poorest in the world to a mineral-rich awakening giant? And how can ordinary citizens benefit?

But, really, is a mining license a license to operate? Alexandra Truchot explores.

In some Albanian communities in extractive regions, citizens seem unaware of the benefits they are getting from extractive operations. In Albania EITI's survey of 13 communities, 90 percent of respondents knew little about the payments the companies made, including the 5% sub-national royalties.

Thomas Lassourd shares the United Nations' new extractives tax guide.

Katherine Stanley posts the latest Gender and Development Journal on Natural Resource Justice.

And nominations for the International Conference on Artisanal and Small-scale Mining & Quarrying (ASM18) are open.

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


NB: Please note that we are working on a glitch in the URL display in the address bar. In the meantime, to be able to share links, please access GOXI with extractiveindustries.ning.com

New members - Welcome
  • Gad Amankwah Amoako; Business Development Director - Green Evolution Ventures Ghana; Kumasi, Ghana
  • Oyeniyi Abe; Sessional Lecturer -University of Cape Town; Cape Town South Africa;Adam Cassady; Research Assistant - CIRDI; Vancouver, Canada
  • Micheal Gibb; Campaign Leader - Global Witness; London, United Kingdom
New posts
  • Improving community participation in natural resource governance - EITI - Read
  • After Babel, a new common language emerges - Winston Mwale - Read
  • What is the licence to operate - Alexandra Truchot - Read
  • Launch of new conflict & extractives topic overview and online library - Sarah Daitch - Read
  • Albania: Facts over rumours in the extractives - EITI - Read
  • ASM18: Nominations for sponsored and self-sponsored delegates now open! - Daniel Franks - Read


  • Perrine Toledano; Executive Training on Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development - Columbia University; New York - Columbia; June 4 - 15, 2018 - RSVP
  • European Commission; European Development Days in Brussels; June 5 - 6, 2018 - RSVP
  • Kyela de Weerdt -Webinar: Buyer-Supplier Portals in Extractives - Enhancing Local Procurement; Online; June 12, 2018 - RSVP
  • Natural Resource Governance Institute;Introducing Petronia! A Launch and Discussion on Gaming for resource governance; Washington, DC, United States; June 13, 2018 - RSVP
Jobs and More
  • Executive Director-EITI Secretariat in Oslo- Apply
  • Sustainability Analyst - Kumi Consulting (London) - Apply
  • Research Director - MSI Integrity - Apply
  • National Consultant - UNDP, Mozambique - Apply
Remember: Post a job as a blog and we'll do the rest
Featured member - Anja Straumann

Anja Straumann is doing research about gold, copper, mercury, coal and energy projects, until now in Burkina Faso, DRC, Colombia, Cambodia, Philippines and Kenya and she is studying the functioning of commodity companies and refineries in Switzerland and abroad. Anja is also familiar with international regulations and initiatives on resource extraction. At the same time, she is doing a MAS at the Institute for Development and Cooperation at the Federal Institute of Technology.

(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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Beyond GOXI: Books, news, papers and reports
  • No, Dodd-Frank was neither repealed nor gutted. Here's what really happened - Brookings - Read
  • State governance lessons in mining and lessons for Armenia's future - EVN Report - Read
  • Visualizing U.S. energy consumption in one chart - Visual Capitalist - Read
  • The history of North American cooperation on aluminum and steel - Visual Capitalist - Read
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