2015 Executive course on oil, gas and mining governance

6-11 September 2015, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

A short course for senior policymakers and industry leaders

An executive-level, challenge-focused course for professionals and senior policymakers. Over the duration of six days, participants will examine extractive resource management and develop strategies to transform resources into sustained prosperity.

Course Overview

Countries with non-renewable resource wealth face both an opportunity and a challenge. When used well, these resources can create greater prosperity for current and future generations; used poorly, or squandered, they can cause economic instability, social conflict and lasting environmental damage. For countries to benefit from resource wealth, citizens and their governments must make a broad range of decisions. Each decision requires governments to consider complex options and trade-offs and devise strategies to implement these policy choices. Government decisions take into account the interests of, and risks borne by, extractive companies, in order to strike a mutually beneficial deal.

With this in mind, this intensive six-day course will provide the training and insight required for policy leaders in the public and private sector to work towards better management and governance of oil, gas or mineral resources for a better future. The course will build a better understanding of the interests of the public and private sectors and facilitate dialogue and mutual appreciation of respective positions between different groups.

See the links below for details regarding the Executive Course on Oil, Gas, and Mining Governance, including additional information regarding the course programme, faculty, and application materials.