sharing in governance of extractive industries

A weekly digest of activity on GOXI

Submit your video on sharing benefits in the extractives and infrastructure sectors by May 12. Learn more.


Sefton Darby takes us through the good, the bad, and the ugly of mining in New Zealand as resource extraction companies begin to eye the islands as potentially the tip of a seabed full of treasures. (NOTE: Our Featured GOXIan this week, Leon Gerber, specializes in seabed mining).

How do you finance development as commodity prices decline? Degol Hailu offers three recommendations for those who will gather in Addis Ababa in July.

Kwame Ahiabenu shares a synopsis of J.R. Mailey's Anatomy of the Resource Curse, which traces the actions of Hong Kong-based Queensway Group.

This week, GOXI also features new job, consultancy, and fellowship opportunities from GIZ, Coventry University, Natural Resource Governance Institute, and PODER.

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

New GOXIans - Welcome
  • Habib Abubakar; District Community Development Officer - Adjumani District Local Government; Kampala, Uganda
  • Thomas Pichet; Team Leader - European Forest Institute (EFI); Barcelona, Spain
  • Landon Westbrook; President - Landon Westbrook & Associates LLC; Sugar Land; Texas, United States of America
  • Niral Patel; Program Associate - SNL; London, United Kingdom
  • Vigya Sharma; Postdoctoral Fellow - University of Queensland; Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Svenja Brachmann; Extractive Industries/ASM Advisor - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ); Antananarivo, Madagascar
  • Emma Wilson; Independent Researcher and Consultant; London, United Kingdom
  • Sara Bice; Research Fellow - The University of Melbourne; Carlton, Victoria, Australia
  • Kamwanga Tshamala Aldo; Chef de Bureau Contrats, Accords et Conventions - Ministere des Hydrocarbures RDC; Kinshasa, The Democratic Republic Of Congo
New Posts
  • Mining, resettlement and lost livelihoods: Listening to the voices of the Mualadzi community in Mozambique - Arash Irantalab Tehrani - Read
  • An interim report issued by the Ghana chamber of mines stated here on Thursday that Ghana earns far lower than it potentially should have from the mining sector - Xinhua - Read
  • Launch of the online public consultation on the draft guidance for governments on managing artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) - Arash Irantalab Tehrani - Read
  • Mining in New Zealand,interesting innovations, mixed results - Sefton Darby - Read
  • The anatomy of the resource curse, predatory investment in Africa's extractive industries - Kwami Ahiabenu - Read
  • Financing for development in resource-rich countries - Degol Hailu - Read
  • RE: Mining, resettlement and lost livelihoods, listening to the voices of the Mualadzi community in Mozambique  - New comment by Henry Mugisha Bazira - Read


  • World Bank - Annenberg Summer Institute In Reform Communication - Training/Course - Los Angeles, CA, USA; June 1-12, 2015 - RSVP
  • EITI - EITI’s 7th Global Conference In Natural Resource Governance; Lima,  Peru; February 24-25, 2016 - RSVP
  • SNL Metals & Mining - Mining on Top: Africa - London Summit; London, UK; June 24-26, 2015 - RSVP
  • Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining - Sustainable Development in the Minerals Industry (SDIMI) Conference - Vancouver, Canada; July 12-15, 2015 - RSVP
  • Blavatnik School of Government - Executive Course on Oil, Gas and Mining Governance - Course; Oxford, UK; September 7-12, 2015 - RSVP

Remember: GOXIans are everywhere

Jobs and More
  • Adam Smith International - Manager, extractive industries governance in London - Apply
  • EITI - EITI Chair - Apply
  • NRGI - Aglophone Africa Summer School - Apply
  • NRGI - Research Project Manager RGI (Consultant) - Apply
  • Chatham House - Research fellow, forging sustainable resource futures Energy, Environment and resource department - Apply
  • Oxfam Dominican Republic - IIEE Officer - Apply
  • World Economic Forum, Geneva - Community Manager for the Mining & Metals team - Apply
  • PODER Mexico - Research Coordinator - Apply
  • NRGI - Country Manager, Democratic Republic of Congo - Apply
  • The GIZ Resource Governance Team in West Africa - Additional Staff - Apply
  • NRGI in Sierra Leone - German-Speakers:Consultant (m/w ) in the Project " Regional - Apply
  • Commonwealth Professional Fellowships - Natural resource governance through citizen engagement - Apply
Remember: Post a job as a blog and we'll do the rest
Featured GOXIan - Leon Gerber

Leon Gerber is a legal and policy specialist, and a qualified Advocate of the High Court of South Africa. His expertise is in Mineral and Environmental Law and policy, with his research and teaching activities relating to the regulation and governance of mining, particularly the social and environmental aspects of the sector. He previously worked in the private legal industry, and has consulted and collaborated on various public and private sector HSE matters. At present, Leon is the Rio Tinto Research Fellow in the Mining Group of the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) at the University of Dundee in the UK, where his specific research interest is on the emergent field of regulatory legal frameworks for seabed mining.  His other interests include project finance in the mining sector; the impact of international environmental law on mining operations; rare earth elements supply, and mining agreements - topics on which he regularly lectures on post-graduate, CPD, and seminar level in the UK and internationally.  He is a Rio Tinto/FCO/Chevening Scholarship Alumnus and holds an LL.M. in Mineral Law and Policy from the CEPMLP. In addition, he holds an LL.M. in Constitutional Law and Administrative Law with specialization in Environmental Law (UP), and various training certificates in mining related fields. He is a member of the International Marine Minerals Society, the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, and the World Commission on Environmental Law.

(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
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  • Brazil's 13th bid round will be concession model, energy minister says - Oil&Gas Journal - Read
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