2021 Resource Governance Index
NRGI has released two more country profiles from the 2021 Resource Governance Index. Assessments published in August included Senegal's oil and gas (also in French) and mining sectors (also in French), and Morocco's mining sector (also in French and Arabic). NRGI's Hervé Lado shared additional insights on Senegal in a commentary piece for La Tribune Afrique.
Database: Gender and Natural Resource Governance
NRGI has released its first gender and natural resource database, containing 60 documents that reference gender in the laws, policies and provisions that govern the extractive sector, from the 12 countries analyzed in the Gender and Extractives report, produced in partnership with World Resources Institute.
Beneficial Ownership Transparency Forum
NRGI president and CEO Suneeta Kaimal will speak at the Beneficial Ownership Transparency Forum organized by the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative on 7 September. Alongside other experts she will discuss the case for beneficial ownership transparency and the urgency of reform. The event will also provide examples of the potential uses of beneficial ownership data.
This blog post features infographics highlighting key messages and data shared in each of the three Spanish-language webinars from the Strategic Minerals, Supply Chains and Governance Challenges in the Andes series. A full Spanish-language overview of the series is also available.
In 2022, NRGI will launch a new website to give its audiences a better online experience. Current and prospective users can share their thoughts and experiences using the existing NRGI website through this ten-minute survey. The survey is available in English, Arabic, French and Spanish.
National Oil Companies and Climate Change
National oil companies wield major influence in the response to climate change. To explore the implications, NRGI and the International Institute for Sustainable Development organized a webinar series earlier this year. The recordings of the events and overview of the series are available in NRGI's new collection.
NRGI's New Africa Capacity Development Advisor
NRGI president and CEO Suneeta Kaimal has announced the promotion of Evelyne Tsagué to the newly created position of Africa capacity development advisor. In her new role, Evelyne will support the Anglophone and Francophone Africa extractive industries knowledge hubs, strengthen engagement with stakeholders and maximize the impact of NRGI's training.
The urgency of the global transition to clean energy sources and the need to implement the Paris climate agreement, coupled with economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, have significant implications for the extractive industries. (Also available in Spanish). Three new NRGI videos explore these issues in Andean countries.
NRGI in the news and on the web
Guyana hydrocarbons governance branded as 'weak'
Colombia improving oil governance despite Ecopetrol concerns
Guyana commits to 500MW, institutional reform
Guyana News Agency
Parliament must probe the deal between GNPC and Aker Energy - Anti-Corruption CSOs
تقييم دولي يدعو المغرب لمزيد من العمل لتحسين الحوكمة في قطاع التعدين
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Evaluation – Gouvernance du secteur extractif au Sénégal : Mention « Bien »
Le Quotidien (Senegal)
Aker energy, GNPC joint Operatorship: US$1.65bn deal to increase public debt by 5% – CSOs
Senegal Scores Well in First RGI Performance Assessment
Energy Capital & Power
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Los Angeles Times