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Executive Course on Oil, Gas and Mining Governance

6 December–10 December 2021

  • Training

  • Starting 4:00AM

  • Ending 12:00PM BDST

  • Online

  • Applications closed

The in-person course for 2021 has been postponed. It will run again in Oxford in September 2022. For further information and other events, please register below or email [email protected]. An online event will take place on 7 December. Information will follow soon.

Led by globally recognized experts, this course is designed to encourage senior-level policy makers from around the world to share their own experiences while gaining insights and specialist knowledge about natural resource management. This course has been developed through a unique collaboration between the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government and the Natural Resource Governance Institute.

  • Licensing and discovering minerals
  • Taxing companies and combating tax abuses
  • Directing state-owned enterprises
  • Protecting local societies and the environment
  • Managing revenues and investment
  • Communicating with citizens
  • Implementing your strategy and ensuring accountability


This course is aimed at policy leaders in the public and private sector, alongside those in senior research and non-profit roles, who are committed to better governance in natural resources and are in a position to influence the governance of these sectors. Participants should have at least 12 years of experience and should be in a senior leadership position or advisory role.

On completion of the course, participants will have a clear understanding of the elements of a national natural resource strategy, and the ability to lead on, or influence, the formation of effective policies for the governance of natural resources. A limited number of scholarships will be offered on a competitive basis to public sector applicants from select resource-rich countries: Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Mexico, Myanmar, Tunisia and Uganda. In exceptional cases, scholarship applications from outstanding candidates from other countries may also be considered. We strongly encourage women to apply, with a number of bursary and scholarship opportunities currently available to help support current and rising female leaders in the natural resource sector. Scholarships can partially (or fully) cover tuition and, in select cases, may assist with travel. 

This year, we are offering additional bursaries for childcare costs associated with attendance. This is intended to enable participants to attend who otherwise might not be able to because of childcare needs. Requests will be assessed on a case-by-case basis, dependent on need.

Applicants will be asked to upload the following documentation:

  • A current résumé
  • A brief personal statement addressing the governance challenges associated with the extractive industries in the applicant’s country of origin or residence, and the applicant’s expectations about how the course will benefit them in addressing those challenges
  • A scholarship application (if applicable)

For additional information, or to express interest or nominate a participant for the 2021 course, email: [email protected].

The Blavatnik School of Government course page is available here.

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Online, or Oxford, United Kingdom