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With input from 18 producing countries and experts, Chatham House has released a set of guidelines for countries just beginning the adventurous journey of oil production.

The UK too is taking its own baby steps towards EITI as civil society begins mobilizing.

And if you want to know whether the Lake Malawi dispute will be resolved by the September 30 date, you just need to know how to count.

These and other intriguing blogs, videos, tweets, and openings on GOXI this week. Explore...

New GOXIans - Welcome
  • Jane Korinek; Economist, Trade Policy Analyst - OECD; Paris, France
  • Liyang Li; Advisor, External Affairs - Rio Tinto; London, UK
  • Matt Jeschke; Regional Communities Manager - Rio Tinto; Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • Frank Avery; Principal - Eco-Planners; Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Steve Utterwulghe; Global Lead - Public Private Dialogue (PPD); Washington, DC, USA
  • Bashir Twesigye; Executive Director - Civic Response on Environmental Development; Kampala, Uganda
  • Weini Li; Communication and Advocacy - The World Bank; Washington, DC, USA

New Posts
  • RE: Combating oil theft to redress budget deficits in Nigeria - New comment by Jeremy WeateRead
  • South Africa's minerals legislation before parliament -  Ross Harvey - Read
  •  ICGLR Regional certificate launch - Angone MaboliaRead
  • New guidelines for emerging oil and gas producers - Valerie Marcel - Read
  • Resolution of Lake Malawi dispute by 30 September unlikely as Malawi and Tanzania given 3 weeks to respond to each other's position papers - Mining in MalawiRead
  • Self-reliance should dominate African mineral resources appraisal - Dr. Antipas MassaweRead
  • How to improve community relations, a case study in Madagascar - Sarah BusqueRead
  • Action points from the first UK EITI civil society meetings - Miles LitvinoffRead
  • Acquisition of principal shareholder of Malawi-focused Mkango Resources will not proceed - Mining in MalawiRead
  • Jonathan Berman talks about "Success in Africa" at Columbia - Kari LipschutzRead
  • RE: EITI to a new level - a quick update for those that are new and old to the EITI - New Comment by Marinke Van Riet - Read
  • VIDEO: A brief history of gold - By GOXI - Watch
Events

Upcoming events

  • US Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Advisory Committee: Public Information Meetings:

1. September 24, 2013, Various locations - RSVP

2. October 2, 2013, Washington DC - RSVP

3. October10, 2013 Pittsburgh, PA - RSVP

4. October 22, 2013, Denver, CO - RSVP

5. October 22, 2013, Anchorage, AK - RSVP

  • Adam Smith International:  Training course - Extractive Industries Governance; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; December 2 - December 6, 2013 - RSVP
  • Center Universitas Indonesia: Call for papers -Extractive Industries Governance in Southeast Asia - Apply
  • Penplusbytes: Ghana's oil and gas sector - Online Discussion; September - November 2013 - Join
  • The World Bank: Conference on Local Content Policies in the Oil, Gas, and Mining Sectors - Extractive Industries for Economic Diversification; Vienna, Austria; September 30 - October 1, 2013 -RSVP

Remember: GOXIans are everywhere

Jobs and more
  • US Extractive Industries Transparency Federal Advisory Committee: New members - Apply
  • Adam Smith International: Young Professional for Extractive Industries Governance team - Apply
  • Cordaid: Extractive Advisor South Sudan - Apply

Remember: Post a job as a blog and we'll do the rest
Featured member - Larissa Stendie

For the last year, Larissa Stendie has worked with the Lancet-University of Oslo Commission on Global Governance for Health, where she worked primarily on the impact TNCs have on environmental and human health issues. She recently completed her Masters of Philosophy in Culture, Environment and Sustainability at the University of Oslo, Norway, with a focus on extractive industries and their effects on communities and the environment. She conducted extensive fieldwork in Peru and Western Canada, looking at the issues of consent and consultation with indigenous peoples with regard to subsoil resources projects. Originally from Canada, She has worked for many years with NGOs involved in environmental and HR advocacy (particularly related to the Tar Sands), as well as in the field at a diamond exploration camp in the arctic, as an industrial medic in the oil patch, and with the National Parks Service in the Rockies. In 2008-9, she coordinated a CIDA/One Sky/Conservation Society of Sierra Leone project (with additional funds from the IUCN and DDI) to reclaim diamond mined-out areas in the Kono region of Sierra Leone with organic farming cooperatives. They also made a short film of the project, "Life After Diamonds" http://vimeo.com/4698383 which has since screened in classrooms and in festivals around the world.

(Information on featured members and organizations is based on content shared by members or publicly available information, 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
  • IHS: World’s tight oil resources hold large potential - Oil & Gas Journal - Read
  • Police searched Geneva home of billionaire Steinmetz - Chicago Tribune - Read
  • Community relations and mining: Core to business but not “core business” - Deanna Kemp, John R. Owen - Read
  • South Africa mining bill sparks controversy - Financial Times - Read
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