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A weekly digest of activity on GOXI - March 15, 2012


Haul trucks are beginning to displace more than just earth; they are displacing men and women. As mining companies introduce driverless trucks and trains, the Center for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM) at the University of Queensland wants to understand the societal implications of this transition: Who will be affected?  When will the changes be felt? Where will the new "mining towns" be located? And so on.

Batshur Gootiz asks: "Who can build the capacity of local governments?" --and Revenue Watch Institute responds.

And Coletta Nyawira Wanjohi wonders who has the responsibility for Corporate Social Responsibility--your answers are welcome.

Do you have questions too? Post them as blogs or discussions.

New GOXIans - Welcome!
  • Francis JK Mwale; Legal Specialist - Transparency International Zambia; Lusaka, Zambia
  • Heang Thy; Communications Officer - Cambodians for Resource Revenue Transparency; Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Chan Ramy; Extractive Industries and Climate Change Unit Coordinator - YRDP; Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Julie Owono; Head of Africa Desk - Internet Without Borders; Paris, France

 

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Featured Member - Michael L. Ross

Michael L. Ross is a professor of political science at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has done done academic research and published widely on natural resources and the 'resource curse,' especially the effects of oil wealth on democracy, conflict, and gender rights. He has also also worked as a consultant for several NGOS and the World Bank, and sits on the Advisory Board of the Revenue Watch Institute, and the Technical Group of the Natural Resource Charter. His new book is "The Oil Curse: How Petroleum Shapes the Development of Nations."


New Posts
  • Who can provide capacity building to local governments? - By Batshur "Shuree" Gootiz - Read
  • RE: Can Ghana avert the resource curse? The debate continues - New comment by Christiane Badgley - Read
  • Robots, red dust and the future of mining towns - By Daniel Franks - Read
  • Corporate Social Responsibility: Who should do it? - By Coletta Nyawira Wanjohi - Read

 

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Submit a case story on extractives contract monitoring- Apply by March 31

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News, Books and Reports
  • Pass the books. Hold the oil - Thomas Friedman in the New York Times - Read
  • Risks challenging Latin American miners - The Gold Report - Read
  • Zimbabwe, Implats agree on 51 percent stake transfer - Reuters - Read
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