sharing in governance of extractive industries


A weekly digest of activity on GOXI

Between oil and corn: Keith Slack previews Oxfam’s new report that maps extractives concessions with a potential to cause conflict as they displace farmers.

But oil can be converted to corn, so to speak, by reinvesting extractive revenues into agriculture, according to some experts who gathered in Kigali at a workshop on contract negotiation and law-making for East Africa’s mineral boom. The experts emphasized the greater job-creation potential of agriculture and agro-processing.

Another important approach for contributing to the development of host communities is through local procurement, and Jeff Geipel argues that Canadian companies have become much better at this.  Consider that From 2011 to 2012, the number of the 50 largest Canadian mining companies reporting an official local procurement policy tripled, from 4 to 12.

Be sure to explore Revenue Watch Institute's web guide to the EITI standard and remember: Custers is looking for good studies that compare underground vs open pit mining with regard to costs, efficiency, profitability, trends, etc.

New GOXIans - Welcome
  • Andrew Udo Samuel: Executive Director - Community Enhancement and Environmental Awareness Foundation; Port Harcourt, River State,  Nigeria
  • Eric Camp: Attorney - Decker Jones;  Nairobi, Kenya
  • Steffen Fischer PhD Student - Queen Mary, University of London; London, UK
  • Richard Nii Kotey:  Health and Safety Officer - Extrail Support Services Limited; Accra, Ghana
New Posts
  • Malawi airborne minerals survey expected to draw more investors to mining sector - Mining in Malawi - Read
  • Mapping big oil, mega mining and small-scale agriculture - Keith SlackRead
  • Local Procurement: an effective way for mining companies to contribute to economic and social development - Jeff Geipel - Read 
  • Future of East Africa is in agriculture not oil - Nuwagira Stephen - Read
  • RE: Aggrieved refinery residents to sue government - New comment by David Osoro  - Read
  • Workshop organized by ACEP for civil societies and tax experts from all over Africa on illicit capital flight - Seibik BurgriRead
  • Oxfam America - Geographies of Conflict: Mapping Overlaps Between Extractive Industries and Agricultural Land Uses in Ghana and Peru - Washington, DC; March 27, 2014 - RSVP
  • RWI: Short course - Improving the Governance of Extractive Industry; Yogyakarta, Indonesia: April 28 - May 10, 2014 - RSVP
  • Synergy Global: Training course - Dealing with the Extractive Industry's Negative Impacts; Johannesburg, South Africa; May 5-9, 2014 - RSVP
  • IAIA: Special Symposium for Resettlement; Kruger National Park, South Africa; October 20-24, 2014 - RSVP
  • Queen's University: Forum on Community Relations in the Extractive Sector; Toronto, Canada; August 18 - 29, 2014 - RSVP

Remember: GOXIans are everywhere

Jobs and More
  • OGEL: Call for Papers - The Governance of Unconventional Gas Development Outside the United States of America - Submit
  • TDM: Call for Papers - The Pacific Rim and International Economic Law: Opportunities and Risks of the Pacific Century- Submit
  • RCS GLOBAL: French sp engineer with ASM experience / Ingénieur avec expérience en orpaillage -  Submit
  • Adam Smith: Experienced Project Manager, Extractive Industries Governance - Submit

Remember: Post a job as a blog and we'll do the rest
Featured Member - NAMCOR

The National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (NAMCOR) holds the right to carry out reconnaissance, exploration and production operations either on its own or in partnership with other organisations in the industry. It is a limited liability entity with the Government of the Republic of Namibia as its sole shareholder. NAMCOR's main activities include:

  • ensuring the optimum exploitation of Namibia's petroleum resources
  • promoting the hydrocarbon potential of Namibia
  • advising the sector ministry on policy

NAMCOR people on GOXI include Dugald O C Hammerslacht.

The featured member/organization section is based on content submitted by members/organizations and should not be taken as an endorsement by the authors of the Weekly GOXI.

Beyond GOXI: Books, News, Papers and Reports
  • Revenue Watch Institute Guide to the EITI Standard - RWI - Read
  • Equatorial Guinea seeks to shake off 'oil curse' image  - Reuters - Read
  • Brazil to probe Petrobras bribe claims - Financial Times - Read
  • Miners among most productive, happiest workers in the world: study - Mining.com - Read
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