Natural Resource Governance and Energy Transition: Policies and Practice
24 April–23 June 2023
Registration for this course is now closed.
The Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) and NADEL-Center for Development and Cooperation at ETH Zürich will host the “Natural Resource Governance and Energy Transition: Policies and Practice” course online.
This advanced-level multi-stakeholder course is open to exceptional individuals from government, civil society, parliaments, media, international development agencies, and the private sector, as well as academics, researchers, and analysts.
The course will equip participants with the knowledge and tools necessary to contribute towards better governance and oversight of natural resources for a better future, particularly considering the energy transition and its impact on the extractives sector. The advanced course will provide a platform to further analyze the political economy of governance in resource-rich states and explore how it impacts domestic policy debates and practice. In light of the global imperative of a transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy, these skills are paramount to leaders in natural resource governance who need to manage the challenges that come with it and understand the impact of politics and power on policy outcomes.
Course duration: 24 April – 23 June 2023
Live instruction weeks: weeks of 24 April, 12 June, and 19 June 2023
For detailed information on mandatory live sessions and self-study phases, refer to the course brochure.
Course fee: CHF 1500
A limited number of scholarshipscovering either the full course fees or 50% of the course fees are available on a competitive basis for members of government, civil society, parliaments, and the media from selected resource-rich countries: Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Mexico, Mongolia, Nigeria, Peru, Senegal, Tanzania, Tunisia, and Uganda. Women and gender diverse candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. A restricted number of exceptions from this list may be made for outstanding applicants from other countries.
For detailed information on the application process and dates, refer to the course brochure.
Teaching format: Online
The 2023 course will cover topics including:
Energy transition-related challenges on natural resource sectors
The political economy of natural resource extraction
Discovery and allocation of resource rights and licensing
Fiscal regimes and taxation
Managing natural resource revenues and investment
State-owned companies’ governance
Socio-environmental impacts and conflicts
Citizen engagement policies and initiatives
Local content and local transformation of minerals
Corruption and accountability
The online advanced course includes self-study material (readings, videos, assignments, and exercises), online forum discussions, interactive live lectures by leading experts, group discussions and skill-building workshops. Participants will also have the possibility to attend supplementary optional sessions and sign-up for online one-on-one clinics with our experts to discuss individual challenges they face in their countries and request advice.
Workload: Approximately 70 hours (live sessions, group discussions, individual assignments, readings, videos, exercises)
The course is delivered online and consists of two phases:
• Introductory week (approx. 10 hours of study): 24 and 25 April, 2pm–4pm CET: introductory live sessions 28 April, 2pm–4pm CET: live group discussion
• Self-study phase (approx. 30 hours of study): 1 May - 2 June: self-study phase Every Friday 2pm–4pm CET: live group discussions
• Live phase (approx. 30 hours of study): 12 June – 23 June: live sessions Every day 2pm – 4pm CET: mandatory live sessions Additional supplementary live sessions are offered at 5pm CET
The course is delivered fully online and in English.
This post originally appeared on the ETH NADEL website. Photo by Miguel Gutierrez Chero for NRGI