Delivered in English.
The Natural Resource Governance Institute and the School of Public Policy at the Central European University host Reversing the Resource Curse: Theory and Practice in April 2019.
This advanced-level multi-stakeholder course is open to exceptional leaders from government, civil society, parliaments, media, international development agencies and industry associations as well as academics, researchers and analysts from universities and think tanks.
Using the Natural Resource Charter as a framework and focusing on rigorous analysis and advanced techniques, the course is designed primarily for individuals who already have a solid understanding of the subject matter but are seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills to play a more prominent role in developing, monitoring, and/or evaluating the mining and petroleum sectors in specific countries or globally.
A limited number of scholarships comprising travel, accommodation and full tuition costs will be available on a competitive basis for leaders from government, civil society, parliaments, and media from the following countries: Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Guyana, Indonesia, Lebanon, Mexico, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nigeria and Tunisia. A restricted number of exceptions may be made from this list for outstanding applicants from other countries.
Applicants will also be asked to upload the following additional documentation:
- Letter from his/her employer in support of the application. The letter should also describe how the organization’s work relates to extractive industries and the applicant’s responsibilities within it.
- Two short essays on the governance challenges associated with extractive industries in the applicant’s country of origin/residence (or internationally for global practitioners) and the applicant’s expectations of how the course will benefit him or her in efforts to help address those challenges.
The application deadline for this course is 26 November 2018. Learn more and apply here. Longlisted applicants will be contacted by 14 December 2019 and will need to complete and submit a pre-course task by 7 January 2019. Failure to submit the task will result in a withdrawal of the provisional offer.
The course brochure is available here.
For additional information contact [email protected].
In 2019, course organizers are offering additional bursaries for childcare costs associated with attendance. This is a pilot and is intended to enable participants to attend who otherwise might not be able to because of childcare needs. Organizers will offer up to USD 500 as part of this bursary, which will be assessed on a case-by-case basis, dependant on need. Please indicate on the application form whether you will be applying for the childcare bursary. Those who are long-listed during the participant selection process and intend to apply for this benefit will then need to provide a letter describing their child care costs associated with the course.
- Watch the video “Falling Commodity Prices, Rising Tensions” featuring Sir Paul Collier and NRGI president Daniel Kaufmann, shot at a previous edition of the course.
- Watch the video "Voices From Budapest: Advanced Resource Governance Course Students Talk Challenges, Solutions"
- Read “Does More Data Mean Enhanced Transparency? Ghana, Mexico, Tanzania and Tunisia Sector Experts Weigh In”
Reversing the Resource Curse FAQs
What do course scholarships cover?
The organizers offer three kinds of scholarship. The first is a fully-funded scholarship which includes tuition, flights, accommodation, ground transport, visas and most meals. Lunch is provided during the course days along with an opening and closing dinner. You will need to cover additional meals. The second is a tuition waiver whereby the organizers cover the EUR 2800 tuition fee. You will need to cover flights, accommodation, ground transport, visas and meals that are not provided as part of the course. The third is a childcare bursary, which can cover up to USD 500 of childcare costs for individuals who face significant additional costs for childcare due to their participation in the course.
Can I apply for scholarships if I am not from one of the listed scholarship countries?
Organizers will prioritize the following countries for scholarship: Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Indonesia, Mexico, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Tanzania, Tunisia and Uganda. However, they will consider applicants from other countries for a limited number of additional scholarships on a competitive basis.
How do I apply for the scholarships?
Indicate on your application form if you would like to be considered for the course scholarships. These decisions are made on a competitive and need basis. Organizers consider the following: qualifications, positioning for future work, pre-course exercises, country weighting, and other demographic balancing factors for the course.
For the childcare bursary, please note in your application if you are interested. Those who are long-listed to the second round of the application process who wish to apply for this will be asked to submit an additional letter describing their projected childcare needs and associated costs during the course.
How will you decide who receives a childcare bursary?
The childcare bursary programme is a pilot project for 2019. This will be offered on a case-by-case basis and will be assessed based on individual needs. We will consider the following factors:
- Child care needs
- Child care costs
- Financial need
Note: Preference will be given to sole child care providers who do not have alternative options for providing for their child’s care.