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Companies have pushed it too far with discounts and incentives. They haven’t understood that in the end the resource belongs to the people and they need to see benefits." This comes not from a government official or an NGO, but from a mining CEO, as Kaisa Toroskainen reports of "a bit" of common ground on resource nationalism at Mining Indaba.

Publish What You Pay reports of collaboration at the EITI Board meeting in Ukraine too.

As she recaps Gender & Extractives in 2019 so far, Alice Powell says the agreements in Kiev included adding gender provisions to the EITI standard.

"Without suitable legislation and/or a clearly defined and enforced management approach," Kim Rahel Schultze writes, "resettlement is conducted in an ad hoc fashion, often with unsustainable outcomes for the affected people." Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and SRK Consulting are doing something about it by helping the Government of Guinea develop a national resettlement framework.

As Norway's sovereign wealth fund divests from oil and gas exploration, Kenya is setting up its own sovereign wealth fund to channel the nation's petroleum and minerals revenue to savings, budget, stabilization, and domestic spending and investment. So why do Andrew Bauer, Silas Olang, and David Mihalyi call Kenya's "transparent but risky?"

And the people? The Turkana communities who will be affected directly by Kenya's oil&gas production activities? Gilbert Makore says they have been forgotten and reduced to spectators. "We are like a carcass and vultures are circling to have their fill," one man remarks, according Makore.

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

New members - Welcome
  • Douglas Barilla Morris; Small Scale Mining Engineer - Autonomous Bougainville Government; Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

  • Manu Isaac Kwesi; Program Officer - Artisanal and Small-scale Mining Hub; Tarkwa, Ghana

  • Tsaurai Andrew Kambunda; Extractives Lead - Oxfam; Harare, Zimbabwe 

  • Nare Clemence; Law Advisor and Outreach Manager - IISD-IGF; Winnipeg, Canada

  • Toby Pomeroy; Founder - Mercury Free Mining Challenge; Corvallis, United States
New posts
  • Gender & Extractives: 2019 so far... - Alice Powell - Read
  • Governments, companies find a bit of common ground on resource nationalism at Indaba - Kaisa Toroskainen - Read
  • Breaking new ground at EITI - and looking ahead to the global conference in June - Publish What You Pay - Read
  • A forgotten people on a not so forgotten land: Travails of the Turkana living with oil on their land - Gilbert Makore - Read
  • Development of a national resettlement framework for the Guinean government for conflict mitigation - Kim Rahel Schultze - Read
  • Kenya proposes transparent, but risky new sovereign wealth fund - Andrew Bauer - Read


  • UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS); >Open Govt Week event: Transparency in the world's oil, gas and mining industries: the UK's contribution; London, United Kingdom; 13 March, 2019, 10:30-13:00 - RSVP
  • Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Hub; Africa Conference on Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining & Quarrying; Accra, Ghana; March 28 - 29, 2019 - RSVP
  • AusIMM; SDIMI 2019; Sydney, Australia; May 27 - 29, 2019 - RSVP
  • Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Consultant - International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) - Apply
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Featured GOXIan - Rocio Avila Fernandez

Rocio Avila Fernandez is Oxfam’s Latin America Regional Program Coordinator for Extractive Industries. She coordinates the organization’s efforts to promote greater transparency and respect for human rights in the region’s extractive industries projects. She has experience in promoting participatory processes with civil society through network-building, capacity strengthening, campaign coordination, and political advocacy with governments, international financial institutions and corporations. She has in-depth knowledge and political analysis of natural resource issues in Latin America countries. She is based in Washington, DC. Prior to Oxfam, she worked on mining and human rights issues in Peru, Bolivia.

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(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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