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You've heard it before: First impressions count. But to what extent do they affect community relations for a mining project? A new paper finds out

Askhar Bakeyi too looks at community relations, but through the lens of Cooperation Agreements in Mongolia (called Community Development Agreements in other places).

Oxfam gets yet more specific on community relations in its new report on the implementation of the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) standard for a Tullow Oil project in Turkana, Kenya.

“Illicit Financial Flows are simple theft of public resources” was one of the key takeaways contained in Mukasiri Sibanda's report from the Zimbabawe Alternative Mining Indaba. 

Alison Taylor argues for extractives companies to remain committed to transparency in spite of the U.S. government's decision to withdraw from the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. 

And Martin Brown commends Daniel Gilbert and CEPLMP for an excellent event for CEPMLP@40

These and more jobs, blogs, photos, videos, and discussions are on GOXI.


The NBSAP Forum, the Swedish Environmental Protection AgencyGOXI, and UNDP are hosting a webinar series on Environmental Governance of the Mining Sector. 

The webinars, which started in September, look at how better environmental governance of the sector can help prevent socio-environmental mining conflicts, and ensure between environment and social outcomes. 

All webinars are available in English. There will also be one webinar each in Spanish, Portuguese, and Mongolian.

Register once and attend as many webinars as you want. See more info

New members - Welcome
  • Clarisse Kehler; Research Fellow - Stockholm Environment Institute; Stockholm, Sweden
  • Bazira Henry; Executive Director - Water Governance Institute; Kampala, Uganda
  • Mark Westbury; Principal Social Consultant - AECOM; London, United Kingdom
  • Altangerel; Secretariat - National Human Rights Commission; Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • Azaria Botta; Community Engagement and Communications; Vancouver, Canada
  • Claudia Victoria; Director - Autoridad Nacional de Licencias; Bogota, Colombia
  • Galina Alova; Economist - OECD; Paris, France
  • Jesús Elías Córdoba; Assessor - Codechoco; Quibdó, Columbia
  • Sr. Rwengabo, PhD; Fellow - Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment; Kampala, Uganda
  • Maria Artist; Community Development Specialist - VIDS; Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Sibusiso Dlamini; Geologist - Geological Survey of Swaziland; Mbabane, Swaziland
  • Alice Powel; Communications and Research Consultant; London, United Kingdom
  • Alou Adesse Dama; Student - CERDI; Clermont-Ferrand, France
New posts
  • First impressions count: initial terms of engagement and their role in Social Licence - Thomas Measham - Read
  • Mining cooperation agreements in Mongolia - Askhar Bakeyi - Read
  • Launch of Mining Suppliers Development Programme in Ghana - John Sloan - Read
  • Curbing IFFs & use of open data to promote transparency & accountability - Mukasiri Sibanda - Read
  • New Oxfam report on Tullow Oil's FPIC implementation in Turkana, Kenya - Julie Kim - Read
  • Engaging government on tax justice, illicit financial flows and open data - Mukasiri Sibanda - Read
  • OGEL 4 (2017) Special Issue on "Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)" - OGEL Journal - Read
  • Negotiating transparency: NGOs and contentious politics of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative in Ghana - Nelson Oppong - Read
  • CEPMLP@40 - International Energy Transitions: Challenges and Responses - Martin Brown - Read
  • In defense of transparency: Why extractives companies should remain committed - Alison Taylor - Read
  • Oxfam Kenya's new report- Testing community consent: Tullow oil project in Kenya - Gilbert MakoreRead


  • World Refining Association; GPS - Global Petrochemicals Summit; Athens, Greece; November 13-15, 2017 - RSVP
  • World Refining Association; ERTC 22nd Annual Meeting; Athens, Greece; November 13-15, 2017 - RSVP
  • Africa Centre for Energy Policy; Africa Oil Governance Summit; Accra, Ghana; November 13-14, 2017 - RSVP
  • Omar Yussif; Executive Training for State Representatives on Boards of Directors; Kigali, Rwanda; November 14-15, 2017 - RSVP
  • Martin Brown; Niger Delta Development Forum; Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria; November 14-15, 2017 - RSVP
  • World Refining Association; ERTC: Energy Efficiency; Athens, Greece; November 16, 2017 - RSVP
  • World Refining Association; CIS Downstream Summit; Budapest; Hungary; December 4-6, 2017 - RSVP
  • World Refining Association; CEE & Turkey Refining & Petrochemicals Summit; Budapest; Hungary; December 4-6, 2017 - RSVP
Jobs and More
  • Director - PWYP-US - Apply
  • Extractives Hub Consultant - United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) - Apply
Remember: Post a job as a blog and we'll do the rest
Member profile - Janyl Moldalieva

Janyl Moldalieva is a development researcher and practitioner with solid experience of developing and managing programs on good governance and public sector performance. She is currently a Ph.D. Candidate at the United Nations University—Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology/Maastricht Graduate School of Governance in The Netherlands. Her research focuses on contested and relational spaces of resource governance, community mobilization and engagement, and transparency and accountability dynamics in natural resource governance in developing countries. She has been a visiting research fellow at the Accountability Research Center in D.C., George Washington University in D.C. and Columbia University in New York. 

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