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Balancing coal mining and conservation in South-West Ethiopia
K.K. Suleman / South African Institute of International Affairs 2017
Ethiopia is confronted by the challenges of a growing population and a diminishing natural resources base. The country’s economic growth has relied heavily on agriculture, but progress in this sector has been hampered by ...
Civil society’s role in shaping Zimbabwe’s diamond governance
J. Mupfumi / South African Institute of International Affairs 2017
Zimbabwe confirmed that alluvial diamonds had been discovered in the Marange area in Mutare District in 2006. However, as in many otherAfrican countries, the promise diamond mining holds for economic growth has been eroded by ...
South African banks footprint in SADC mining projects: environmental, social and governance principles
M. Milazi / Southern African Resource Watch 2017
Environmental,  social  and  governance  (ESG)  concerns  are  an  increasingly  important  factor worldwide for banks when they invest in large projects. In the Southern African...
Mineral governance barometer - Southern Africa
R. Alence; R. Mattes / Southern African Resource Watch 2017
Southern Africa is endowed with lucrative mineral resources such as diamonds, gold, copper, coal, platinum, and uranium.  This rich endowment can be a major asset in the quest for inclusive and sustainable development, yet mining...
Corporate social responsibility and political settlements in the mining sector in Ghana, Zambia and Peru
T. Frederiksen / Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre 2017
This paper explores and compares the political effects of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the mining sector in Zambia, Ghana and Peru. The paper adopts a political settlements approach to answer the question: How do t...
Can workplace secondments build trust in the mining sector?
J. Van Onselen / South African Institute of International Affairs 2017
Mutual suspicion has characterised the relationship between the South African government and mining companies, particularly in recent years. Resolving the current impasse would require a panoply of policy interventions because...
Land, biodiversity and extractive industries in southern Africa: How effective are legal and institutional frameworks in protecting people and the environment?
Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa 2016
In the natural resources sector, laws are often formulated to regulate the relationship between men and the environment. Ideally, the law can play a vital role in regulating and protecting communities from adverse environmental and so...
Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) (NRGI)
The Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) is a non-profit policy institute and grant-making organization that promotes the responsible management of oil, gas and mineral resources for the public good. Working in over thirty resource-rich countries, NRGI pursues this goal through research, advocacy, capacity development programs, and technical advice to governments and civil society actor...
Avoiding the resource curse in Lebanon
J. Chaaban / Lebanese Center for Policy Studies 2016
The discovery and extraction of oil and gas off the shores of Lebanon could ultimately translate into a boom in revenues for the government, which in light of current poor fiscal planning could lead to an uncontrolled expansionary bud...
Under sea pipedreams and India energy security
Research and Information System for Developing Countries 2015
Iran’s game-changing nuclear deal with the West and imminent ending of the US-led sanctions open a window of opportunity for deeper Indo-Iranian relations. On the sidelines of the BRICS summit in Ufa in July 2015, Iran’s P...
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Balancing coal mining and conservation in South-West Ethiopia
K.K. Suleman / South African Institute of International Affairs 2017
Ethiopia is confronted by the challenges of a growing population and a diminishing natural resources base. The country’s economic growth has relied heavily on agriculture, but progress in this sector has been hampered by ...
Civil society’s role in shaping Zimbabwe’s diamond governance
J. Mupfumi / South African Institute of International Affairs 2017
Zimbabwe confirmed that alluvial diamonds had been discovered in the Marange area in Mutare District in 2006. However, as in many otherAfrican countries, the promise diamond mining holds for economic growth has been eroded by ...
South African banks footprint in SADC mining projects: environmental, social and governance principles
M. Milazi / Southern African Resource Watch 2017
Environmental,  social  and  governance  (ESG)  concerns  are  an  increasingly  important  factor worldwide for banks when they invest in large projects. In the Southern African...
Mineral governance barometer - Southern Africa
R. Alence; R. Mattes / Southern African Resource Watch 2017
Southern Africa is endowed with lucrative mineral resources such as diamonds, gold, copper, coal, platinum, and uranium.  This rich endowment can be a major asset in the quest for inclusive and sustainable development, yet mining...
Corporate social responsibility and political settlements in the mining sector in Ghana, Zambia and Peru
T. Frederiksen / Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre 2017
This paper explores and compares the political effects of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the mining sector in Zambia, Ghana and Peru. The paper adopts a political settlements approach to answer the question: How do t...
Can workplace secondments build trust in the mining sector?
J. Van Onselen / South African Institute of International Affairs 2017
Mutual suspicion has characterised the relationship between the South African government and mining companies, particularly in recent years. Resolving the current impasse would require a panoply of policy interventions because...
Land, biodiversity and extractive industries in southern Africa: How effective are legal and institutional frameworks in protecting people and the environment?
Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa 2016
In the natural resources sector, laws are often formulated to regulate the relationship between men and the environment. Ideally, the law can play a vital role in regulating and protecting communities from adverse environmental and so...
Avoiding the resource curse in Lebanon
J. Chaaban / Lebanese Center for Policy Studies 2016
The discovery and extraction of oil and gas off the shores of Lebanon could ultimately translate into a boom in revenues for the government, which in light of current poor fiscal planning could lead to an uncontrolled expansionary bud...
Under sea pipedreams and India energy security
Research and Information System for Developing Countries 2015
Iran’s game-changing nuclear deal with the West and imminent ending of the US-led sanctions open a window of opportunity for deeper Indo-Iranian relations. On the sidelines of the BRICS summit in Ufa in July 2015, Iran’s P...
A perfect storm: migrancy and mining in the North West province
N. Makgetla; S. Levin / Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies, South Africa 2016
The platinum industry was severely affected by prolonged strikes in 2012 and 2014 , which lasted for months. Near Marikana in the North West Province of South Africa on 16 August 2015, police fired on strikers, killing 34 miners in th...
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Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) (NRGI)
The Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) is a non-profit policy institute and grant-making organization that promotes the responsible management of oil, gas and mineral resources for the public good. Working in over thirty resource-rich countries, NRGI pursues this goal through research, advocacy, capacity development programs, and technical advice to governments and civil society actor...
Southern African Resource Watch (SARW)
Advocacy and research organisation, aiming to monitor corporate and state conduct in the extraction and beneficiation of natural resources in Southern Africa region, in particular assessing to what extent these efforts contribute to sustainable development”.
Ministry of Energy, Kenya
The Ministry of Energy was formed in 1979 upon Kenya Government’s realization that energy was a major component in the country’s development process. The new Ministry is assigned the following functions: Energy policy development Electric power development Oil and other fossil fuels exploration and development Explor...
The Canadian Centre for the Study of Resource Conflict (CCSRC)
The Canadian Centre for the Study of Resource Conflict is an applied-research driven centre specializing in the analysis of natural resource based conflict, seeking to alleviate violence by engaging stakeholders, undertaking research, and disseminating information with regard to the effect and influence of natural resources in violent conflict.
The Oil, Gas and Mining Sustainable Community Development Fund (CommDev)
The Oil, Gas and Mining Sustainable Community Development Fund (CommDev) is a funding mechanism for practical capacity building, training, technical assistance, implementation support, awareness-raising, and tool development. CommDev promotes trilateral partnerships among communities, local governments, and extractive industry companies to develop not only immediate win-win-win benefits...
Amazon Watch
Amazon Watch works with indigenous and environmental organisations in the Amazon Basin to defend the environment and advance indigenous peoples' rights in the face of large-scale industrial development-oil and gas pipelines, power lines, roads, and other mega-projects. Some of Amazon Watch's programmes include: Amazon Communications Team - equipping Amazonian indige...
Global Witness: combating conflict diamonds campaign
Global Witness is working to prevent diamonds from fuelling conflict, human rights abuses and terrorism. The campaign to combat conflict diamonds is calling for the government-run Kimberley Process Diamond Certification Scheme to be strengthened.
Mines and Communities
Mines and communities is a project of three British-based organisations: People against Rio Tinto and Subsidiaries (Partizans), Indigenous Peoples Links (PIPlinks), and the Society of St.Columban. The organisation's aim is to answer the appeals of mining-affected communities, including workers organisations. The content of the site includes many links to other...
The Kimberley Process
The Kimberley Process is a joint government, international diamond industry and civil society initiative to stem the flow of conflict diamonds - rough diamonds that are used by rebel movements to finance wars against legitimate governments. The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme is an innovative, voluntary system that imposes extensive requirements on Participants to certify th...
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