Last year, Tunisian journalist and filmmaker Adel Zarrouk produced an Arabic-language documentary with NRGI funding addressing the April 2017 al Kamour movement, a wave of protests and sit-ins in the Tataouine region demanding employment and subnational development. That film and an interview with Zarrouk is now available online.
C’est l’ambition du schéma directeur d’aménagement des infrastructures minières (SDIAM) actualisé que le Ministère des Mines et de la Géologie a présenté le 31 juillet 2018 à Conakry, prenant une option forte pour la mutualisation, pour réduire les coûts financiers, sociaux et environnementaux des projets miniers.
Across the world, journalists have been key to uncovering malfeasance in the natural resources sector. Media have exposed illicit activities by international oil companies like Royal Dutch Shell in Nigeria. They have shed light on Cameroon petroleum contracts that bring few benefits to locals and to national accounts.
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.
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.
Alexander Malden, Toyin Akinniyi, Zira John Quaghe
This level of immediate national press coverage reaffirms the importance of payments to government data to citizens in resource-rich countries, and how it is increasingly informing national debates on countries’ natural resources management.
Political parties can help ensure that their country gets the best deal for the extraction of its resources, manages revenues for the long-term best interests of citizens and avoids the resource curse.