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A weekly digest of activity on GOXI 

Jasmin presents an interview with Sara Sales Juarez of the Renova Foundation on how Brazil has responded to its worst environmental disaster. 

Meanwhile, a UN report lists a total of 40 such mine waste dam failures in the past decade alone.

Is the resource curse local? Juan David Gutiérrez shares a call for papers on natural resources and subnational constituencies. 

"Countries make more natural resource commitments when compared to other sectors like health or education. Yet only about half of the reviewed natural resource commitments have been completed or substantially implemented." This, according to a new report by the Openness in Natural Resource Working Group (ONRWG). Marie Lintzer shares some recommendations based on case studies. 

Mukasiri Sibanda reports that artisanal mining in Zimbabwe has come a long way from the days of Operation “Chikorokoza Chapera” (An end to artisanal mining) to the “no questions asked policy.” It's not clear whether the next phase will be one of partnership or an arm wrestling match between government and artisanal miners. 

And in its 50-page submission for the review of the UK's Reports on Payments to Governments Regulation, PWYP UK emphasizes "the value of mandatory payment reporting in deterring corruption and fiscal mismanagement, preventing conflict, enhancing public understanding and citizen empowerment, and delivering business benefits for companies and investors." Miles Litvinoff reports. 

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

(Due to a technical handicap last week, this week's digest actually covers two weeks. We apologize for any inconvenience)

New members - Welcome
  • Ntombifuthi Monedi; PhD Candidate - Wits University; Johannesburg South Africa
  • Shari Leinen; Junior Advisor - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ); Bonn, Germany
  • Altynai Sydykova; Consultant - KEITI Secretariat; Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  • Urvashi Singh; Senior Manager (Technical Assistant Contract) - British Council; New Delhi, India
  • Fanwell Kenala Bokosi; Executive Director - African Forum and Network on Debt and Development (AFRODAD); Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Silje Ander; Advisor - Norwegian Church Aid (NCA); Oslo, Norway
  • Stephen Metcalf; Consultant Engineer -Nelson BC, Canada
  • Jenik Radon; Adj. Professor, Lawyer - Radon Law Offices, Columbia University; New York, NY, United States
  • Rocio Chain; Programme Officer - UNDP; La Paz, Bolivia
  • Toon De Bruyn; Consultant - FAO; Kampala, Uganda
  • Richard Parson; Social Impact Assessment Specialist - NSW Department of Planning and Environment; NSW, Australia
  • Tobias Charles Berkman; Senior Associate - Consensus Building Institute; Watertown, MA, United States
  • Sonigitu Asibong Ekpe; Head, Biodiversity, Marine Protection and Conservation  - Department of Biodiversity, Marine Protection and Conservation; Calabar, Cross River, Nigeria
  • Yaw Osei-Owusu; Executive Director - Conservation Alliance Int; Accra, Ghana
  • Luis Francisco Thais; Project Coordinator Prevention of Social Conflicts with the Use of Natural Resources - UNDP; Lima, Peru
  • Eugenia Piza Lopez; Cluster Leader, Gender for Latin America and the Caribbean - UNDP; Panama
  • Elizabeth Moses; Research Analyst II - World Resources Institute; Washington DC, United States
  • Nuno Delicado; Partner - Pluris; Dili, Timor-Leste
  • Micheal B. Sabondo Jr.; Geologist - Liberian Geological Survey; Monrovia, Liberia
  • Alexander MacKenzie; Principal - MacKenzie Development Consulting Ltd.; Peterborough, ONT., Canada
  • Lloyd Lipsett; President - LKL International Consulting Inc.; Montreal, Canada
  • Roberto Salas; Research Assistant - Santiago, Chile
  • Patricia Perez Prieto; Programme Officer - UNDP; Panama
  • Aoife McCullough; Research Fellow - Overseas Development Institute; London, United Kingdom
  • Kim Wilson; Mediator - Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • Saa pascal Tenguiano - Programme Coordinator - Conakry, Guinea
  • Romolo Tassone; Project Manager of Online Global Consultations - UNDP; New York, NY, United States
  • Michele Ferenz; Senior Mediator - Consensus Building Institute; New York, NY, United States
  • Ana Cabria; Executive Director - Fundación Cambio Democrático; Tucuman, Argentina
  • Araba Attua-Afari; Senior Associate - Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah; Accra, Ghana
  • Graciela Tapia; Experto Consultant Dilaogue and Mediatio Process Design - UNDP; Buenos Aires. Argentina
  • Adjoa Ghunney; Associate - Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah; Accra, Ghana
  • Mia Theresa Corpus; Executive Director - The Conflict Resolution Group Foundation Inc; Manila, Philippines
  • Levin Sources; Social Venture and Consultant - Levin Sources; Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Clémence Contensou; Paris, France
New posts
  • Where the rubber meets the road: Winning conditions for effective implementation of OGP natural resource commitments - Marie Lintzer - Read
  • Call for Papers: Special issue on ‘Natural Resources and Subnational Constituencies: Is the resource curse local?’ - Juan D. Gutierrez-Rodriguez - Read
  • No questions asked policy for artisanal miners; a pulse check - Mukasiri Sibanda - Read
  • Sara Sales Juarez of the Renova Foundation on how Brazil has responded to its worst environmental disaster - Jasmin GOXI Facilitator - Read
  • Interview with Sara Juarez Sales - Jasmin GOXI FacilitatorRead
  • New UN report urges global action on mining pollution - Ines Abdelrazek - Read
  • Keystone pipeline oil leak - Audrey Cash - Read
  • Transparency champions and PWYP call on UK to maintain oil and mining disclosure momentum - Miles Litvinoff  - Read


  • 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
  • UN Environment; Taking Action to Reduce Pollution in the Extractive sector; Nairobi, Kenya; December 4, 2017 - RSVP
Jobs and More
  • Fundraising and Administration - Responsible Mining Foundation (RMF) - Apply
  • Global Initiatives and Impact Coordinator - EITI - Apply
  • Global Initiatives and Impact Assistant - EITI - Apply
Remember: Post a job as a blog and we'll do the rest
Featured organization - Fundação Renova

Fundação Renova is a nonprofit organization set up by Samarco, Vale, and BHP Billiton to implement the rebuilding, restoration, and repair programs in the region affected by the collapse of the Fundão dam (Minas Gerias – Brazil). Renova was created under the Conduct Adjustment Agreement (TTAC) signed by the companies and the different federative instances of the Brazilian government.

The organization is responsible for 17 socio-environmental programs defined under the TTAC that address tailing management, water quality, water security, biodiversity conservation, environmental management, land use management, and agricultural, forestry and livestock sustainable development. 

On GOXI, you can contact Sara Juarez Sales for more information. 

(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.)

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