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A weekly digest of activity on GOXI

Varsha Venugopal shares NRGI's new research on the "Peruvian Disease"--the effects of a booming
public sector on the local economy.

"When sellers come to sell gold to a [state gold buying program], the state has an opportunity to set or insist on the application of international due diligence and responsible sourcing standards that traders and their suppliers must meet," RCS Global argues in its report on how state gold buying programs can help formalize and better manage....

After lurking in Parliament since 2010, this MAY be the year for the passage of Ghana's petroleum Exploration and Production Bill, according to the Vice Chairman of the Mines and Energy Committee in Parliament.

Is 30% a good government take from a resource extraction project? Of course, it depends. David Mihalyi looks at the case of Angola.

NRGI asks for your input on the Natural Resource Charter.

And Ric Amansure needs feedback on renewable energy and community beneficiation in South Africa.

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

New GOXIans - Welcome
  •  Gokce Mete; Research Fellow - University of Dundee; Scotland, United Kingdom

  • Sarah Caven; Geologist - Belfast, United Kingdom.
  • Hilkka Komulainen; Project Manager - Principles for Responsible Investment; London, United Kingdom
  • Tom Ogwang; Lecturer - Mbarara University of Science and Technology; Uganda
  • Grace Nakku Matovu; Inspector of Mines - Kampala; Uganda
  • Paula Diaz; Manager Responsible Mining and Energy - NGO; Arlington, VA, United States
  • Gosia Nowakowska-Miller; Local Supplier Development Specialist - IFC; Washington, United States
  • Mollie Glieberman; Research Assistant - IOB/University of Antwerp; Antwerp, Belgium
  • Olga Smith; Marketing Assistant - The Energy Exchange; London, United Kingdom
  • Rob Foster; CEO - Karbine; Brisbane, QLD, Australia
New Posts
  • The missing element in Africa's industrialization agenda - Degol Hailu - Read
  • Is there evidence for a subnational resource curse? - Varsha Venugopal - Read
  • Ghana oil and gas: Exploration and Production bill may be passed this year-MP - Kwami Ahiabenu - Read
  • Cote d'Ivoire to implement a modern Mining Cadastre System - Bill Feast - Read
  • New publication: Can state gold buying programs help formalise and better manage ASM? - RCS Global - Read
  • Your input regarding the Natural Resource Charter - Alex Tilley - Read


  • Lydia de Leeuw; SOMO and OECD multi-stakeholder meeting on responsible business conduct in the context of fluctuating metal prices; Paris, France; May 10, 2016 - RSVP
  • Virginia Baker - 12th Annual Getenergy Global Meeting; London, United Kingdom; May 16 - 17, 2016 - RSVP
  • Baker and McKenzie - 3rd Global Oil and Gas Institute - Houston, Texas, United States; May 18, 2016 - RSVP
  • World Bank Group - Summer Institute 2016 - Reform Communication: Leadership, Strategy and Stakeholder Alignment; Los Angeles, United States; May 23 - June 3, 2016 - RSVP

Remember: GOXIans are everywhere

Jobs and More
  • NRGI Accra - Programs Manager - Apply
  • Critical Resource - Analyst - Apply
  • SDC Mongolia - International Consultant - Apply
Remember: Post a job as a blog and we'll do the rest
Featured member - Sarah Caven
Sarah Caven is a precious and base metal exploration geologist with over 6 years professional experience working for industry clients and government organisations in Ethiopia, Ireland, the UK, Canada and Hungary. She is looking for opportunities to contribute to sustainable development and capacity building initiatives within the natural resource sector.

(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
  • Crisis in Venezuela - A lesson from Saudi Arabia - Global Risk Insights - Read
  • Why agreements matter - Rio Tinto - Read
  • Silver demand hit record high in 2015 - Mining.com - Read
  • BHP, Vale disaster turned into mining's Deepwater Horizon - Mining.com - Read
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