sharing in governance of extractive industries

A weekly digest of activity on GOXI

The debate on the ethics of "ethical" gemstones continues, with new comments by Majala Mlagui and Marc Choyt.

Marc Choyt also weighs in on the environmental and social impacts of the 47,084 abandoned gold mines in California.

Those abandoned mines have had extreme impact on local communities. This week, the EI Academy shares a short video on how communities can negotiate the costs, risks, and benefits in negotiating.

Also this week, Patricia I. Vasquez shares her paper on Argentina's Oil and Gas sector and Emma Wilson shares a report on CSR and petroleum in Russia.

Speaking at the launch of the African Oil Governance Report, Oxfam America's Ian Gary expressed his hope that countries can be more resilient to downward prices in the future. Kwabena Atta Mensah too comments on the report.

In the case of African mining, Malawi joins Chad, Congo-Brazzaville, Equatorial Guinea and Niger to build capacity for mining negotiation towards the African Mining Vision--Rachel Etter-Phoya reports. Also, Ngalim Bernard Yongabi shares a report on environmental protection in artisanal and small-scale mining in Cameroun.

Less attention is paid to beneficiation and value addition of  industrial and construction minerals in Africa. To help fill that knowledge gap, the African Mining Legislation Atlas (AMLA) Project is calling for papers for a research symposium.

After issues were raised regarding structure and composition, Semkae Kilonzo reports that CSOs have elected their representatives to Tanzania Extractive Industries Transparency and Accountability (TEITA) Committee.

Meanwhile, Eric Joyce reports that 10 out of 17 EITI "supporting" countries are not quite supporting the EITI.

Finally, who controls, say, Kansanshi Mining Plc? Paul Dziedzic does some digital digging

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

New GOXIans - Welcome
  • Brandon Brockmyer; Scholar in Residence - American University; Washington DC, United States

  • Dennis Clyton; Chairman - Oil, Natural Gas & Environmental Alliance; Dar es salaam, Tanzania
  • Marta Erquicia; Senior Programme Coordinator - Transparency International; Berlin, Germany
  • Ruth Bookbinder; Research Analyst - Verisk Maplecroft; Bath, United Kingdom
New Posts
  • CSO's elect their representatives to the TEITA Committee - Semkae Kilonzo - Read
  • ACEP launches publication with appeal to civil society, media & development partners - Seibik Bugri - Read
  • CSR and petroleum in Russia - Emma Wilson - Read
  • Protection de l'environnement et rse des entreprises minieres dans les regions de l'est et Adamaoua - Ngalim Bernard Yongabi - Read
  • Call for Papers: Symposium on reframing the role of Industrial and Construction Minerals in Africa - African Mining Legislation Atlas - Read
  • Legacy gold mining issues in the Sierra Nevadas and Sierra Funds - Marc Choyt - Read
  • EITI's 'supporting states' - support means money, not presumed moral superiority - Eric Joyce - Read
  • "Argentina's Oil and Gas Sector: Coordinated federalism and the Rule of Law"  - Patricia I. Vasquez - Read
  • Minister Msaka launches Malawi's mining contract negotiation capacity building project - Rachel Etter-Phoya - Read


  • CSMI & Synergy at Wits - Certificate Programme in Community Relations Practice in the Extractive Industry: Developing and Maintaining Stakeholder Relations; Johannesburg, South Africa; June 6 - 10, 2016 - RSVP
  • Olga Cherepanova - Mining Communities Solutions 2016; Vancouver; June 6 - 8, 2016 - RSVP
  • Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment - Columbia University's 4th annual Executive Training Program on Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development; Columbia University; June 6 - 17, 2016 - RSVP
  • James McQuilken - Call for paper presentations and participants: Harnessing Extractives Industries for Development in sub-Saharan Africa #EX4DEV16; Surrey Business School, University of Surrey, United Kingdom; June 9 - 10, 2016 - RSVP
  • World Bank/University of Groningen - 2016 Summer School on Land Acquisition, Resettlement and Social Sustainability - Almaty, Kazakhstan (in Russian); Almaty, Kazakhstan; June 13 - 17, 2016 - RSVP

Remember: GOXIans are everywhere

Jobs and More
  • Adam Smith International - Business/ Marketing Development-Renewable Energy - Apply
Remember: Post a job as a blog and we'll do the rest
Featured member - Waseem Mardini

As a Policy Advisor at Publish What You Pay - US, Waseem Mardini identifies strategic research needs, develops research plans and coordinates coalition input in support of securing a strong SEC rule implementing Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Act. He drafts and edits letters, policy comments, fact sheets and other materials in support of the SEC rule-making, as well as advocacy on the importance of extractive industries transparency and disclosures to US government officials, the media, and the public. In addition, he develops data visualizations and narrative content based on analysis of extractive companies' mandatory disclosure reports and government data.

(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
  • Barrick to settle Pascua-Lama investors' suit for $140m - Canadian Mining Journal - Read
  • Oil may not be ready to breach $60 - Oilprice.com - Read
  • INFOGRAPHIC: Why does solar power make sense for mines in Latin America? - Mining.com - See
  • Producing nations face big reform tasks amid low prices, speakers say - Oil&Gas Journal - Read
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