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With cases from Botswana, Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste and others, David Mihalyi illustrates the 12 core precepts of the Natural Resource Charter.

Also on the Philippines, Saleem H. Ali looks at prospects for the peace process following the murder of a Canadian mining executive in Mindanao, an island he describes as caught in a vicious cycle of lack of investment, economic exclusion, and absolutist movements.

What if communities decide against a project and choose not to engage in consultations? Emily Greenspan shares the highlights of a report by Inter-American Commission on Human Rights that addresses putting Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) into practice.

There's more on human rights as Arash Irantalab Tehrani reports on Canada's return as Chair of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights.

Ngalim Bernard Yongabi sheds light on the the translucent nature of Cameroon's artisanal mining.

Hyacinthe Kouassi reports on GIZ's workshop in Abidjan on "Gouvernance Régionale du Secteur Extractif en Afrique de l’Ouest (G...."

Antipas Massawe continues Pietro Toigo's post on using extractive industries as a platform for Africa's industrializ...

And Kendra Dupuy wants to know if anyone can share a copy of Ghana's Mineral Development Fund Bill.

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

New GOXIans - Welcome
  • Jessie Cato; National Coordinator - Publish What You Say Australia; Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  • James Ghaffari; Senior Project Manager - Invest in Africa; London, United Kingdom
  • Biedermann Zsuzsanna; Research Fellow - Institute of World Economics; Budapest, Hungary
  • Mark O. A. Agyeman; Technical Manager - Public Interest & Accountability Committee; Accra, Ghana
  • Nazgul Kulova; Director - Subsoil Public Foundation; Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  • Marcin Piersiak; Deputy Director - Alliance for Responsible Mining; Medellin, Colombia
  • Warwick Strong; Senior Manger - DAI; Bethesda, MD, United States
  • Kimuli Anthony; Senior principal Auditor - Office of the Auditor General; Kampala, Uganda
  • Etienne Lufanka Kidjana; Head of Data Bank Department - Cellule Technique de Coordination et de Planification Minière "CTCPM", Ministry of Mines; Kinshasa; Congo
New Posts
  • Natural Resource Charter case studies - David Mihalyi - Read
  • Acquisition of mining space in Cameroon - Ngalim Bernard Yongabi - Read
  • Canada assumes the role of Chair of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights Initiative + Annual Report - Arash Irantalab - Read
  • Atelier de planification et de validation des activités du projet «Gouvernance Régionale du Secteur Extractif en Afrique de l’Ouest» (GRSE) - Hyacinthe Kouassi  - Read
  • 123s and FPICs: New human rights report has all the community consent essentials - Emily Greenspan - Read
  • Murder of mining executive in Mindanao: Implications for Philippines peace process - Saleem H. Ali - Read
Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • 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
  • 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 - Kwabena Ata Mensah

Kwabena Ata Mensah is currently a PhD Researcher at Centre for Energy Petroleum Mineral Law and Policy of the University of Dundee (CEPMLP), a world-renowned Institution of high level multidisciplinary academic research and training in the fields of Natural resources law, policy and management.

Kwabena's past experience has involved regional and near mine mineral exploration, specifically the creation and management of field teams on the verification and evaluation of grassroots to advanced stage exploration programmes across Anglophone and Francophone West Africa and other parts of Africa. These have focused  mostly on Archaen greenstone terrain for several precious and bulk metals .

His current special areas of interest are research and development on the impact of linkages from FDI in the extractive industries on the growth of host communities and national economies at large.

(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
  • Higher coal use could cause droughts in Asia - Mining.com - Read
  • Halliburton-Baker Hughes merger officially dead - Oilprice - Read
  • Stanford University rejects demand to divest from fossil fuels - Bloomberg - Read
  • Global oil supply shortfall of 4.5 million b/d by 2035 if exploration results don't improve - Wood Mackenzie - Read
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