Last week the mining industry held the African Mining Indaba, its annual sector meeting in Cape Town. Concurrently, civil society organizations from across the region met for the ninth annual Alternative Mining Indaba (AMI).
Yan Naung Oak is a 2017 School of Data fellow for NRGI Myanmar working on data literacy and data availability in the jade mining sector. Last year, he participated in NRGI's massive online open course, Natural Resources for Sustainable Development: The Fundamentals of Oil, Gas, and Mining Governance. These are his takeaways.
Journalists confront informal and regulatory obstacles. In many cases, private companies and the government prevent media from accessing existing sources of free information. This may take the form of lengthy response times, publicly exposing information requests and managing the approval of how information is presented publicly.
Civil society actors fighting for better resource governance must engage with reformers in government and business and speak “truth to power” with those parties hampering progress, NRGI president and CEO Daniel Kaufmann tells RAW Talks.
NRGI president and CEO Daniel Kaufmann has published a "commodity note" op-ed in the Financial Times regarding the United States government decision to cease its implementation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.