On the sidelines of Advancing Accountable Resource Governance in Asia Pacific, Grice spoke with NRGI about a formative early work experience in Papua New Guinea as a sustainable development group manager with Newcrest Mining, his more recent work and quantifying the unquantifiable.
Unlike in the resource-rich country in the film Black Panther, much of Africa’s mining sector is currently dominated by foreign direct investment; its raw minerals are often exported with limited local participation in the sector and tax revenues are eroded.
The pilot phase of the Eurasia Extractive Industries Knowledge Hub last year featured an on-campus residential phase component of a blended learning course, bookended by an online learning module and a final assignment. Applications are now being accepted for this year's blended learning course.
Villanueva is the director of the Philippine civil society organization Alternative Forum for Research in Mindanao. AFRIM focuses on natural resource management, sustainable rural development and peacebuilding.
Tolonen’s research focuses on how natural resources affect labor markets, criminal behavior, health and social welfare, and, in particular, gender inequality. Tolonen also focuses on the economics of gender in the household and child health in developing countries.
Carole Nakhle, the founder and CEO of Crystol Energy and a new NRGI board member, spoke with NRGI before International Women’s Day about the growth of AccessWIE, “anemic” female participation in the extractives sector, and the roles NRGI can play in addressing gender inequality and women’s empowerment.
Along with diverse mineral resources, Ukraine has approximately 900 billion cubic meters of proven reserves of natural gas. And over the past years, the country has made important strides in extractive industries governance.
Guinea’s Ministry of Mines and Geology (MMG) has just released an updated, expanded mining contracts portal. This is the latest milestone in a multi-year journey toward better and more complete online disclosure of agreements critical to the country’s development.