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Remember to take the GOXI member survey by this Thursday, October 26


It was a week of numbers -- Last year, 281 people were killed while defending Indigenous lands and environmental rights, Terry Mitchell reports. These in addition to violent attacks and threats, enforced disappearances, illegal surveillance, travel bans, blackmail, sexual harassment, and other forms of violence and discrimination point to increased risk of criminalization, violence, and death by exercisin..., she argues.

With 40 percent of the world's sapphires and 75 percent of its people living below the poverty line,  Madagascar faces environmental degradation from artisanal sapphire ..., IIED reports. Now poor communities in the south of the country are taking steps to fight environmental degradation and loss.

Mukasiri Sibanda lists 11 lessons CSOs can learn from Zimplats' 2017 integrated report.

Nobody had ever costed Cote d’Ivoire’s 20-year-old tax holiday. OpenOil worked with colleagues from Cote d’Ivoire’s Ministry of Mines to build the financial model. Billions of dollars could be in play. 

In addition to that, OpenOil and the African Development Bank have joined forces to launch a report on how African governments use financial models to manage oil&gas ...

Finally, "Mining requires particular attention in Mongolia, because it is so important to the economy and because it can be so environmentally destructive,”  Jasmin Blessing quotes John H. Knox, United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment, in her report on Knox's first visit to the resource-rich country. 

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

New members - Welcome
  • Eva Gurrua; Policy Advisor Equator Initiative - UNDP; New York, NY, United States
  • Sarah Weber; Junior Advisor - GIZ; Kinshasa, The Democratic Republic Of Congo
  • Akua Sarpong Manu; Legal Officer - Minerals Commission; Accra, Ghana
  • Maxwell Chuma; Lecturer - Richfield Institute of Technology; Pretoria, South Africa
  • Nicoletta Ferrro; Communications and Corporate Affairs Officer - Milan, Italy
  • Omar Yusuf; Communications Officer - African Legal Support Facility; Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
  • Kyrillos Intzesiloglou; Consultant - NIcosia, Cyprus
New posts
  • GOXI Members Survey - Share your feedback by October 26 - Norma GarzaRead
  • Analysis of Zimplats' 2017 integrated report: 11 things CSOs can learn - Mukasiri SibandaRead
  • COO: Chief Operations Officer - Responsible Mining Index - Read
  • Call for Papers: OGEL/TDM special issue with ArbitralWomen "Strategic Considerations in Energy Disputes" - OGEL Journal - Read
  • Exercising indigenous rights increases risks of criminalization, violence and death - Terry Mitchell - Read
  • Is the recent Tanzania-Barrick deal on Acacia's gold mines a win-win enough to emulate? - Antipas MassaweDiscuss
  • Visit of United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment to Mongolia - Jasmin GOXI Facilitator - Read
  • LONGREAD: Sapphire mines become forests - IIED - Read
  • Is your tax break really necessary? The story of Yaoure gold mine in Cote d'Ivoire - Johnny West - Read
  • Running he Numbers: ADB and OpenOil launch a report on government modeling capacity - Johnny West - Read
  • Extractive Hub Consultant - Ines Abdelrazek - Read


  • Joshua Sandin; Harnessing the Extractive Industries for Development 2017; Egham, United Kingdom; November 2, 2017 - RSVP
  • Environmental Governance Program; Environmental Governance Programme (EGP) Annual Event; New York, United States; November 6-8, 2017 - RSVP
  • Martin Browm; UK Trade Mission to Nigeria; Lagos and Abuja, Nigeria; November 7-11, 2017 - RSVP
  • Gecamin Chile; Enviromine-Srmining 2017; November 8 - 10, 2017 - RSVP
Jobs and More
  • Knowledge Management and Learning Specialist - USAID South America Promotion of Best Environmental and Social Management Practices ,Peru - Apply
  • Grants Manager -  USAID South America Promotion of Best Environmental and Social Management Practices ,Peru - Apply
  • Finance and Administration Director - USAID South America Promotion of Best Environmental and Social Management Practices, Peru - Apply
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Manager - USAID South America Promotion of Best Environmental and Social Management Practices, Peru - Apply
  • Tax Justice Network - Researcher (African Hub, francophone) - Apply
  • National Project Administrator - ASI Tanzania - Apply
Remember: Post a job as a blog and we'll do the rest
Member profile - Benjamin Clair

Benjamin Clair is the founder of Better Sourcing Program (BSP) - an independent initiative to assist Artisanal and Small-scale Mining communities in their access to compliant minerals markets.
At BSP, they have developed systems and tools to efficiently collect community-level data and improve supply chain due diligence. At Better Chain, he is now developing incentive mechanisms to stimulate compliance, and models for end-users / conscious consumers to directly fund the local transparency process.

(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
  • Saudi Aramco's IPO is a mess - The EconomistRead
  • Boron; Making modern life possible - Visual CapitalistSee
  • "Fear of failure?": Why Rio Tinto and its former bosses are facing fraud charges in the United States - ABC - Read
  • Shell executives charged in Italy over Malabu deal - ThisDay - Read
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