Datu Abdelawin A. Sangkula, assistant regional secretary for operations in the Department of Environment and Natural Resources of the Autonomous Region in Musliam Mindanao in the Philippines, spoke with NRGI at Advancing Accountable Resource Governance in Asia Pacific about legislative priorities to address Mindanao’s mining sector, improving extractives governance and the unique challenges in diversifying away from mining.
Lucila Cruz Gabriel, a supervising legislative staff officer on the Committee on Natural Resources in the Philippines House of Representatives, spoke with NRGI about the legislative branch’s role in clarifying Philippine mining policy, mining sector reforms and civil society’s push for transparency in minerals at Advancing Accountable Resource Governance in Asia Pacific.
Each year, the Natural Resource Governance Institute and Gadjah Mada University’s Department for Politics and Government host a residential training course on extractives governance in Indonesia. In 2018, NRGI and partners produced videos covering the course and interviews with course participants.
Since 2013, the AMDC has supervised the establishment of country-level mining visions in 13 countries in East, Central and Western Africa, facilitated the AMV Private Sector Compact, established an AMV Civil Society Forum, and initiated an African Minerals Governance Framework (AMGF).
Increasing transparency as well as business and civic engagement in government contracting are powerful ways to craft better agreements, improve public services, deter fraud and corruption, build trust and promote a more competitive business environment. A new report from NRGI and the Open Contracting Partnership details how to do it.
Petroleum contracts in Nigeria are fundamental documents that set out the legal framework for oil and gas projects. A report from NRGI specifies why these contracts should be disclosed, what type of documents should be released, and how the government can make it happen.
In an move welcomed by observers and oversight actors, the regulatory body overseeing the Lebanese oil and gas sector has published exploration and production agreements by the government and a consortium for two offshore blocks.