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'Will India be the first to adopt a 21st century mineral policy?," Rahul Basu asks as he examines the principle of minerals as a shared inheritance over which future generations have equal rights.

In a similar vein, the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) shares a piece looking at the deep seabed as "the common heritage of mankind" and calls for a moratorium on licences to extract from it.

With the expansion of commercial interest in oil in Turkana, how can small and medium-sized enterprises take advantage of direct and indirect supply chain opportunities? DFID'S Kenya Extractives Programme is trying.

With its listed extractives companies doing business in some 106 countries, Australia's proposed new payments-to-governments reporting law catches the attention of Publish What You Pay Australia and ActionAid Australia in their new report, Towards Transparency.

And Rachel Etter-Phoya's attention is drawn to Malawi's long-awaited Mines and Minerals Bill, including the fact that the version of the Bill that made it to cabinet and will be tabled in parliament is almost the same one that was presented for public consultation before receiving more than 140 proposals to strengthen it.

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

New members - Welcome
New posts
  • Video of the Turkana Catalyst Initiative - Mark Essex - Read
  • New report from Publish What You Pay Australia and ActionAid Australia - Miles Litvinoff - Read
  • On Malawi's mines and minerals bill - Rachel Etter-Phoya - Read
  • Mining in the deep-sea bed: are we ready? - Brendan Schwartz - Read
  • Will India be first - Rahul Basu - Read
Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • AusIMM; 4th Australasian Ground Control in Mining Conference (AusRock); Sydney; November 28 - 30, 2018 - RSVP
  • John Childs; RESEARCH EXHIBITION: The Geopolitics of Deep Sea Mining in Papua New Guinea; Lancaster, UK; November 30, 2018 - RSVP
  • International Association for Impact Assessment; Improving Impact Assessment and Management in the Mining Sector; London, United Kingdom; December 3-5, 2018 - RSVP
  • IGF Secretariat; Webinar: The impact of VSIs in mining; December 5, 2018 - RSVP
Jobs and More
  • IMPACT, Ottawa- Technical Director (maternity leave replacement) - Apply
  • Responsible Mining Foundation in Geneva - Head of Research - Apply
Remember: Post a job as a blog and we'll do the rest
Featured GOXIan - Edward Lange

Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW) is a program managed by the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA), with a clear mandate to look at the general governance of mineral resources in the Southern Africa Development Community member states. Edward Lange is in charge of community campaigns and mobilization in Zimbabwe, Malawi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, and Zambia. In that capacity he works with different communities, specifically communities that host and are affected by mining, on Corporate Social Investment, Research, Social and Environmental Accountability, and Transparency and Accountability.

(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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Beyond GOXI: Books, news, papers and reports
  • Venezuela pays miner $425 million in move to safeguard Citgo - Bloomberg Read
  • Iron ore is in free-fall - Business Insider Australia - Read
  • The biggest losers of the current oil price slump - Richard Talley - Read
  • Mexican senator to work against proposed changes to mining code - Mining.com - Read
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