sharing in governance of extractive industries
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Added by GOXI on June 19, 2018 at 1:30 — No Comments
Concerned that the community in Mutoko is unhinged from the main economic activity in their locality, black granite mining, Mutoko Rural District Council (MRDC) supported by The Civic Forum on Human Development (CFHD), Silveira House and Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) organised a district alternative mining indaba. The indaba was held at Nyamakwere hotel, Mutoko centre from 13 to 15 June 2018.
Participants comprised of mining affected communities, Community Based…Continue
Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on June 18, 2018 at 18:02 — No Comments
Africa Progress Panel report puts it simply: ''If Africa is so resource-rich, why are its people not better educated, its children well-nourished and its adults longer-lived?'' The decades old question remains spot-on today as yesterday.
Africa’s subsoil is rich enormously and will remain so, at least for some years to come. It host an estimated 30 percent of the world’s mineral reserves, and even greater share of key precious and base metals including diamond and platinum. Over 9…Continue
Added by charles akong on June 16, 2018 at 20:00 — No Comments
North Sea production and revenues rise for the first time in three years
The United Kingdom is the world’s 22nd largest producer of oil and gas. In addition, it produces small amounts of coal, industrial materials such as kaolin and potash, and construction materials. Overall, the extractives sector contributed a gross value-added of almost USD 30 bn to the UK economy in 2016. According to the UK Office for National Statistics, 35,500 people are directly employed in the…Continue
Added by EITI on June 10, 2018 at 13:00 — No Comments
Written by Gay Ordenes
While preparing for the Beneficial Ownership Global Conference that the EITI organised with the government of Indonesia in Jakarta last year, I witnessed how the discussion on ownership transparency started to gain traction. The Panama leaks had sparked a global debate on ownership transparency, Indonesia was due for its …Continue
Added by EITI on June 15, 2018 at 14:58 — No Comments
Governments around the world held about USD 3.7 trillion in oil, gas and mineral wealth in sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) at the end of 2016. There are many reasons why they have saved so much money. Some, like the…Continue
Added by Andrew Bauer on June 14, 2018 at 0:00 — No Comments
NRGI is proud to announce the arrival of Petronia, an interactive online course unlike any other in the resource governance field, where learners can “play” at influencing resource governance outcomes in a simulated context.
More than any other NRGI…Continue
Added by Max Brett on June 12, 2018 at 15:30 — No Comments
On 6 June 2018, Zimbabwe Platinum Mines (Zimplats) publicly announced that it has amicable resolved a six-year long dispute with government which was seeking to compulsorily acquire part of its mining claims measuring 27,948 hectares. This dispute was pending in the courts of Zimbabwe.
Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on June 10, 2018 at 11:25 — No Comments
Partnership and collaboration are often used interchangeably, but they really mean different things. Collaboration is simply working together, while partnership infers a closer, less transactional engagement between the parties—although, in most instances, this relationship is not strictly defined.
It is not just semantics: ever since the …Continue
Added by IGF Secretariat on June 8, 2018 at 18:01 — No Comments
The 2030 Agenda asks the global community to respond to a wide range of complex and multidimensional development challenges. This requires a paradigm shift supported by all actors, including governments, the UN System, business, and civil society, to work towards more “integrated approaches” that go beyond sectoral and thematic silo-thinking.
There is a need, however, to better understand what constitutes an “integrated approach”; how these can be…Continue
Added by Jasmin Blessing on June 6, 2018 at 19:57 — No Comments
By Stephen Nuwagira
Rwanda mining sector brought in $373 million (Rwf324.5 billion) export revenue this fiscal year, surpassing the $240 million projection set by Rwanda Mines, Petroleum and Gas Board by 55%, figures indicate. This was an increase from $166 million (Rwf144.4 billion) the country earned from mineral exports in the previous year; the country shipped out 7,000 tonnes of minerals during 2017.
According to Francis Gatare, the Rwanda Mines, Petroleum and Gas Board…Continue
Added by Nuwagira Stephen on June 5, 2018 at 19:00 — No Comments
The 2016 report confirms Trinidad and Tobago’s sharp decline in extractives revenues and draws attention to areas of concern including unpaid transfer licenses fees, unpaid payments from quarries, weak auditing practices in companies and government agencies, and poor production data.
On 11 May, Trinidad and Tobago (T&T)’s EITI published its …Continue
Added by EITI on June 5, 2018 at 10:40 — No Comments
Added by Daniel Franks on June 1, 2018 at 14:55 — No Comments
Establishing an evidence-based approach to reforms, in a land where rumours are rife.
In Albania, citizens are unaware of how much extractive companies have been paying and contributing to local communities.
EITI reporting revealed local government units (LGUs) have often not been receiving their statutory share of royalties. In the past, the transfer of 25% of royalties to LGUs was contingent on LGUs receiving 120% of their budgeted local taxes. This was nearly…Continue
Added by EITI on June 1, 2018 at 9:28 — No Comments
Conflict and Extractives
In many cases, the exploitation of natural resources has contributed to the emergence, funding or prolonging of conflict, not only imposing…
Over the past decades, stakeholders have increasingly insisted that organisations, both public and private, produce goods and services complying with international expectations and standards regarding human rights, as well as environmental and climate protection. It is not enough for organisations to be efficiently run. They must do good as well.
This has brought with it a complication. Businesses, and indeed governments, have spread their presence across the world…Continue
Added by Alexandra Truchot on May 31, 2018 at 15:48 — No Comments
Added by Winston Mwale on May 29, 2018 at 9:13 — No Comments
When you sign up for GOXI, you join a Community of Practice of professionals such as yourself, interested in governance of extractive industries. As such, the GOXI team tries to make it easy for members to connect and interact. We also strive to protect your privacy and make our community a safe space where knowledge exchange can flourish.
As many of you know several data protection laws and regulations are being…Continue
Added by Norma Garza on May 26, 2018 at 0:41 — No Comments
Jonas is the first Executive Director of the EITI. He established the EITI International Secretariat in Oslo. The International Secretariat supports the implementation of the EITI across the world. Prior to the EITI, governments and companies did not regularly disclose revenues. Since its inception, USD 2.4 trillion has been disclosed by EITI countries along with other information about the governance of the whole extractives sector in over 50 countries.
Added by EITI on May 23, 2018 at 13:00 — No Comments
Written by Tina Pimentel
In the Philippines, communities can be involved in developing social and community programs with extractive companies' support, such as the construction of schools, hospitals and roads. Communities are then involved in monitoring the terms of contracts and…Continue
Added by EITI on May 28, 2018 at 13:11 — No Comments