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January 2023 News and Analysis from NRGI

  • News from NRGI

  • 31 January 2023

Highlights

The Future is Now: NRGI’s 2023 Priorities
NRGI president and CEO Suneeta Kaimal shares a look ahead at the coming year, previewing expansions to the organization's programming. This includes new work on lithium in Chile, renewed engagement on how national oil companies in Mexico and Ghana are navigating the energy transition, and support to policymakers amid elections and political shifts. 

Constellation of Crises: Why Tackling Extractive-Sector Corruption Is Crucial in 2023
A boom in demand for transition minerals that underpin renewable technologies poses major corruption risks, while actors with vested interests in fossil fuels stand in the way of a greener future.

African Mining Indaba and Alternative Mining Indaba


NRGI experts will be in Cape Town 6-9 February to speak at this year's flagship African mining events for officials, executives and civil society actors. Key engagements include: 

What Role for State-Owned Companies in the Energy Transition?


NRGI's Patrick Heller spoke to The Economist about how national oil companies are—or aren't—supporting the move toward green energy. 

Training

Call for Applications: Natural Resource Governance and Energy Transition: Policies and Practice
Applications are now open for NRGI and ETH NADEL’s advanced course “Natural Resource Governance and Energy Transition: Policies and Practice.” The course will run online from 24 April to 23 June 2023. Applications are open until 19 February 2023.

Professional Perspectives: Voices from the Executive Resource Governance Course
Hear from participants in the NRGI and Blavatnik School of Government executive resource governance course on the challenges and opportunities in their countries' extractives sectors:

Alaka Lugonzo on Regulatory and Policy Gaps in Kenya's Extractives Sector


Batnairamdal Otgonshar on License Allocation in Mongolia's Mining Sector

NRGI in the news and on the web

Tanzania working on energy shift to fight climate change
The Citizen (Tanzania)

Mission critical: How Africa can profit from its mineral boom
African Business

‘Fixing energy deficit critical to Nigeria’s economic growth’
The Guardian (Nigeria)

Comment mesurer la dépendance d’un pays aux industries extractives : la nouvelle approche proposée par le NRGI
Agence Ecofin

Transparence et redevabilité dans le secteur extractif : Le Forum Civil entre en action…
Senego (Senegal)

نظم معهد حوكمة الموارد الطبيعية لقاء متعدد الأطراف في المغرب في دجنبر 2022 حول فوائد وتحديات التحول العادل للطاقة في إفريقيا والشرق الأوسط
Al Aoula (Morocco)

Thiès : Le Forum Civil appelle à la transparence dans la réglementation des revenus pétro – gaziers et miniers au Sénégal
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