sharing in governance of extractive industries

 A weekly digest of activity on GOXI

What are the factors that help or hinder the effectiveness  of Supreme Audit Institutions in resource revenue oversight? Political will matters, Dana Wilkins reports.

Political choices -not just economic ones- too weigh heavily on how extractive resources are managed, and could be a decisive factor in whether or not there will be extractives-related violent conflict, Mauricio Rios writes, in summarizing the World Bank/UN report on Preventing Conflict in Resource-Rich Countries.

As the 22nd meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) approaches, big questions need to be answered. For instance, to what extent should developing countries be forced to abandon their fossil fuel ...? Lisa Sachs gives an overview of the issues.

"The people of the MENA region are standing on the edge of whatever is left of their finite natural resources, watching their oil either go up in flames or their gas smuggled and sold in black markets," says Diana Kaissy.

Diana Kaissy also has suggestions for Lebanese Civil Society on how it can play a vital role in breaking the existing norm of mistrust, miscommunication and secrecy in the country's nascent oil and gas sector.

PWYP Indonesia shares a video on the Open Mining Mobile Application.

Plus new publications--by CSRM on sustainable certification schemes, Dr. Michael Warner on local content regulation, and CCSI on training and capacity building.

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

New GOXIans - Welcome
  • Elvis Melia; Researcher and Consultant - University of Duisburg-Essen; German Development Institute; Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Debra Strokes; Principal Sustainable Development Consultant - TBL Consultants Ltd.; Terrace BC, Canada
  • Anga Timilsina; Programme Manager - Anti-corruption, UNDP; Singapore
  • Howard Adams; CEO - SustaiNet Software International Inc.; Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Shane Quinn; Senior Policy Expert - Stockholm Environment Institute; Stockholm, Sweden
  • Lex Huurdeman; Sr. Gas Specilaist - World Bank; Teteringen, Netherlands
  • Sandy Worden; PhD Scholar - Sustainable Minerals Institute, The University of Queensland; Brisbane, Australia
  • James Nicolson; Head of Corporate Responsibility - Trafigura; Geneva, Switzerland
  • Jelson Garcia; Asia Pacific Director - NRGI; Manila, Philippines
New Posts
  • ASM dialogue creates ambition for change in Ghana - IIED - Read

  • Supreme Audit Institution: guardians of resource governance - Dana Wilkins - Read

  • Call for expression of interest - 2016 media course on oil, gas and mining governance - Kwami Ahiabenu - Read

  • Ghana's new petroleum (E&P) act is progressive, panelists proclaim - Seibik Bugri - Read

  • Preventing conflicts in resource-rich countries? Start with the value chain - Mauricio O. Rios - Read

  • A right to fossil fuels? Pressure mounts for developing countries to leave fossil fuels in the ground - Lisa SachsRead

  • Drilling for peace: The violent price for oil exploitation in the Middle East and the North Africa - Diana Kaissy - Read

  • Report illustrates how sustainability certification schemes can help deliver positive outcomes in the mining and minerals sector - Renzo Mori Junior - Read

  • Local content regulation and inward investment - Dr. Micheal Warner - Read

  • Breaking the norm: A wake-up call for Lebanese civil society - Diana Kaissy - Read

  • New publication: Increasing the effectiveness of training and capacity building programs: M&E, alumni engagement, and opportunities for coordination - Sam Szoke-Burke - Read


  • ACEP; Africa Oil Governance Summit; Accra, Ghana; September 26-27, 2016 - RSVP

  • Mark Jessel; Exploration Geoscience Training Courses; Ouagadougou and Accra ; October 3 - December 9, 2016 - RSVP

  • Cathy Amenya; CALL FOR PAPERS Conference topic: Extractive Industries in Africa: Addressing Conflicts and Integrating Sustainable Development; Nairobi. Kenya; October 5-6, 2016 - RSVP

Remember: GOXIans are everywhere

Jobs and More
  • SME - SME Expert - Apply

  • CDA Collaborative Learning Projects - Executive Director - Apply

  • APPA Secretariat in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo - Assistant to the Executive Secretary in charge of Administrative and Financial matters - Apply

  • CRC Sogema - Expert(e) en entrepreneuriat et soutien aux PME - Apply

  • Transparency International Australia - Contract Researcher - Apply
  • Responsible Mining Foundation - Chief Operations Officer - Apply

  • Estelle Levin Ltd. in Cambridge UK - Responsible Mining and Development Specialist - Apply

  • Estelle Levin Ltd. in Cambridge UK - Responsible Sourcing and Due Diligence Specialist - Apply
Remember: Post a job as a blog and we'll do the rest
Featured member - Sefton Darby

Sefton Darby is a consultant specializing in resource governance and community engagement issues. His clients include mining companies, governments, NGOs, international donors and indigenous peoples groups - working in places from Te Waipounamu, to Melbourne, to Suriname. He was previously the National Manager of Minerals for the New Zealand government with responsibility for assessment of all minerals permit applications and managing compliance of existing permits. Prior to that he worked at Newmont Mining's Waihi mine as External Affairs Manager with responsibility for community relations and managing complex social and economic impact issues. He first got involved with extractive issues when he worked on the development of EITI and other natural resource governance issues for DFID, and then the World Bank.

(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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