sharing in governance of extractive industries

A weekly digest of activity on GOXI

From 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Tuesday, Nov. 17, tune in via WebEx to follow a discussion on the African Mining Legislation Atlas (AMLA) project a year after its pilot launch.

OECD, EU, and China regulatory update; US court ruling on conflict minerals; responsible gold--RCS Global shares a few thoughts on the state of responsible sourcing.

From extractive industries to economic diversification. Sounds good, but how to do it? Africa Research Institute shares some ideas.

Jeff Geipel adds his voice to the local content debate in the context of the World Trade Organization's (WTO) ministerial conference, calling for balance and policy space to avoid a race to the bottom.

Keith Slack looks at the mining disaster in Brazil and wonders if the rewards are really worth the risks.

And, following the recent Board meeting of the EITI, Eric Joyce worries if some elements of civil society are anti-industry, anti-government, even anti-EITI.

These and more jobsblogsphotosvideos, and discussions.

New GOXIans - Welcome
  • Ingvald Heldal; Coordinator Community of Practice - INTOSAI Working Group on audit of Extractive Industries; Kampala, Uganda.
  • Brad Brooks-Rubin; Policy Director - Enough Project; Washington, DC, United States
  • Richard Williams; Consultant - Oxford Policy Management; Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • CSMI at Wits; Admin - Centre for Sustainability in Mining and Industry; Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Grain Malunga; Principal Consultant - Geomine Services; Lilongwe 2, Malawi
  • Eric Joyce; Founder - Extractive Industries Civil Society (EICS): "Civil Extractives"; Scotland and England, United Kingdom
  • Chilos Godsent; President - Center for Leadership & Development (CLD); Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria
New Posts
  • 2015 Wrap up for responsible sourcing and conflicts minerals - RCS GlobalRead
  • The "resource curse" or economic transformation: local content policies and realising the potential of hydrocarbon reserves - Africa Research InstituteRead
  • RCS Global progress work on the IGF ASM Management Guidance - RCS GlobalRead
  • Brazil mining disaster: Are the rewards really worth the risks? - Keith SlackRead
  • The need to balance global trade with local content pushes in the extractive sector - Jeff GeipelRead
  • A partnership in Burkina Faso to educate and train practitioners on the implementation of mining best practices - Sarah BasqueRead


  • African Mining Legislation Atlas; AMLA Project one year in: Customizing legal data and mobilizing capacity in mining governance; World Bank HQ; November 17, 2015 - RSVP
  • Dr. Micheal Warner; LCS November 2015 Local Content Master Class; Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire; November 18-20, 2015 - RSVP
  • Africa Centre for Energy Policy; Africa Oil Governance Summit; Accra, Ghana; November 23-24, 2015 - RSVP
  • Intersocial Consulting; Training Course on Land Access and Resettlement; Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; December 7-8, 2015 - RSVP
  • Latin America Dialogue Group; Transparency and Dialogue in Extractive Industries in Latin America; Lima, Peru; December 10-11 2015 - RSVP
  • EITI; EITI Global Confrence; Lima, Peru; February 24-25, 2016 RSVP

Remember: GOXIans are everywhere

Jobs and More
  • Publish What You Pay - Data Consultant- Apply
  • South African Institute of International Affairs - Researcher and Programme Head - Apply
  • Publish what you pay - Eurasia Regional Coordinator - Apply
  • ACET - Extractive Industries Analyst/Researcher - Apply
  • Estelle Levin Ltd.- Senior Manager - Apply
  • Critical Resource in London - Senior Associate/Associate - Apply
  • Governance of Africa's Resources at SAIIA in Cape Town - Programme Head - Apply
Remember: Post a job as a blog and we'll do the rest
Featured GOXIan - Uwe Michael Neumann

Uwe Michael Neumann is Project Manager at German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ). He is responsible for the GIZ REMAP project (Renforcement de la Gouvernance dans le secteur des matières premières en Afrique Centrale) which aims at strengthening the Central African Economic and Monetary Community‘s (CEMAC) governance in the extractive sector. Therefore, the project aims at harmonising CEMAC‘s legal framework in the extractive sector as well as strengthening the CEMAC Commission's capacity. The project is also involved in strengthening civil society in the CEMAC.

Uwe Michael's past experience involved working in the German public service as legal officer in authorisation procedures in the extractive sector, authorising and supervising waste management sites, working in government reform projects and implementing European law. Furthermore, he worked as an expert for the European Commission in different countries, the last of which was as a key expert in a project on PPP and concessions in Moldova. His special areas of interest are monitoring the practical impact of legal provisions and government reform projects on the extractive industries, local societies and the environment; finding practical solutions; and transparency.

(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
  • Brazil mining flood could devastate environment for years - Green Business - Read
  • Mining in Europe began more than 4,000 years ago, study reveals - Mining.com - Read
  • These two record-breaking diamonds were bought for $77 million, by the same person - Mining.com - Read
  • Why oil could rally big in 2016 - CNBC - Read
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