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February 2023 News and Analysis from NRGI

  • News from NRGI

  • 28 February 2023


One Year of War in Ukraine: The View from Resource-Rich Developing Countries
Impacts of the Russia-Ukraine war include a range of new challenges and opportunities for developing countries rich in oil, gas and minerals. Policymakers have three key priorities to consider, from carefully evaluating any new fossil fuel exploitation to bolstering anticorruption efforts related to transition minerals.

Nigeria’s Next Government Must Lead an Inclusive, Cohesive and Sustainable Energy Transition
Nigeria’s Energy Transition Plan is a pivotal step in responding to the shift toward cleaner energy systems. NRGI experts share recommendations for consideration by the incoming government on achieving the plan's key priorities.

Call for Applications: Executive Course on Oil, Gas and Mining Governance in Emerging Markets

NRGI and the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government have announced details of the 2023 executive-level Oil, Gas and Mining Governance in Emerging Markets. The course will run in person in Oxford, U.K., from 17 to 22 September 2023. Applications are open until 3 April. Apply.

Curious about the dialogues and debates that take place at the course? Learn more from a series of video interviews in which participants in the 2022 edition shared their perspectives on the challenges and opportunities in their countries' extractives sectors.

One Year on From the Russian Invasion: Impacts for the Middle East and North Africa

In this short video, NRGI's Laury Haytayan outlines three ways in which the Russia-Ukraine conflict and the resulting energy crunch have changed the prospects for resource-rich countries in the MENA region.

Courses and events

Final Call for Applications: Natural Resource Governance and Energy Transition: Policies and Practice
Applications for NRGI and ETH NADEL’s advanced course “Natural Resource Governance and Energy Transition: Policies and Practice” close 5 March. Apply.

Preventing Corruption in Transition Mineral Supply Chains

The Expert Group on Preventing Corruption in Transition Minerals, which brings together perspectives from civil society actors, governments, academia and international organizations, has developed a set of key recommendations to tackle corruption in mineral supply chains. Join this 16 March webinar to learn more about them. (Watch a related video.)

NRGI in the news and on the web

Guinea junta likely to allow business as usual in mining sector despite nationalist posturing
African Business

L’Afrique peut profiter du boom minier
New African

Debt crisis, energy security, and Nigeria’s slippery road to net-zero ambition
The Guardian (Nigeria)

Denuncian amenazas por evitar que reabra una de las grandes minas de carbón en Colombia
El País (Spain)

Nacionalización del litio en México: una oportunidad perdida
Deutsche Welle (Germany)

Energy Transition Plan: CSOs decry lack of host communities’ inclusion
Premium Times (Nigeria)

Unfriendly fiscal provisions thwart mining sector growth – experts
Business & Financial Times (Ghana)

Уул уурхайн салбарын засаглалын талаар Н.Дорждарьтай ярилцав
Bloomberg TV Mongolia