NRGI has developed training courses and materials that meet the learning needs of civil society advocates, government officials, journalists and parliamentarians working toward improving the management of oil, gas and minerals. NRGI's materials are tailored to the learning styles of adults, with a focus on learning through participants' own experiences, sustained debates and interaction. The training materials present balanced views and facilitate debates about the pros and cons of policy decisions.

Our materials include courses and modules to help others prepare effective trainings on the management and oversight of oil, gas and mining, agendas and outlines from regional knowledge hub courses on natural resource governance, global advanced courses offered in partnership with the School of Public Policy at the Central European University and the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford and information from country-specific courses from NRGI in-country trainings.

In 2014 NRGI’s MENA Regional Knowledge Hub (a partnership with the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies [LCPS]) offered its first foundation course on natural resource governance to civil society actors and members of the media from Iraq, Lebanon, Libya and Tunisia. In this course, participants strengthen their understanding of the oil and gas sectors and develop skills to engage in effective policy advocacy or reporting.

NRGI is rolling out this year’s training program for African journalists interested in improving their knowledge of and skills in covering the extractive sectors of oil, gas and minerals.

NRGI and Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government are again offering an executive-level, challenge-focused course, which this year is aimed both at senior policy makers and industry professionals.

The Eurasia Extractive Industries Knowledge Hub announces a call for applications for participation in a three-day training course on “EITI Data Analysis,” planned for 23-25 June in Istanbul, Turkey.

NRGI and GIZ invite senior-level civil society activists, journalists, youth activists, traditional authorities, government officials, members of parliament, and parliamentary clerks to apply for an Accra-based two-week residential course in comprehensively covers the extractive industries value chain.

NRGI and Petrad are pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for the 2015 NRGI-Petrad Petroleum Governance Fellowship. The program seeks to increase civil society leaders’ effectiveness in promoting the better management of petroleum for the public good. In 2015 the fellowship will be open to civil society leaders from the following countries: Ghana, Iraq, Myanmar, Tanzania and Uganda.

Training Modules

Media plays a key role in supporting good policies and building well-governed societies that aspire to raise the living standards of their citizens. Through articles and radio or TV broadcasts, journalists can inform policy makers...

This module provides an overview of the RGI and its potential use as a comparative analysis and diagnostic tool.

Core Courses

NRGI and the School of Public Policy at the Central European University are now accepting applications for the 2015 edition of their advanced extractives course. A limited number of scholarships are available on a competitive basis to qualified applicants from Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Indonesia, Iraq, Libya, Mexico, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nigeria, and Tanzania.

The Lebanese Center for Policy Studies, in partnership with the Natural Resource Governance Institute, offer a ten-day course that aims to support and build capacities of civil society, journalists and policymakers to improve the governance of the oil and gas sector for more sustainable development in the Middle East and North Africa.