Managing oil, gas and mining governance in exceptional times

A discussion with the world's experts
Online event
Open to the public
This event is free - register below to attend
September 2020

This event is run in partnership with the Natural Resource Governance Institute.

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Our intensive in-person Executive Course on Oil, Gas and Mining Governance, aimed at senior professionals in the extractives sector and run in conjunction with the Natural Resource Governance Institute, has been postponed this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. This online event will examine the effects on the sector of the current unparalleled conditions, and also demonstrate the globally recognised expertise on offer on the executive course.

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. Squandered, they can cause economic instability, social conflict and lasting environmental damage. In the drive to benefit from resource wealth, the decisions of governments, companies and citizens all matter – and often they go wrong.

But we are living in exceptional times – COVID-19, shocks to commodity prices and a new emphasis on reducing carbon emissions all demand fresh decisions. The difference between getting them right and getting them wrong is even more important now that our economies are so stressed. Join Sir Paul Collier, Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, and other experts, for two hours of quick-fire ideas, followed by the opportunity to pose your own questions.

There will be insights from Dr Eric Parrado, Chief Economist and Manager of the Research Department at the Inter-American Development Bank; Dr Jim Cust, Economist in the Office of the Chief Economist, Africa Region at the World Bank; Daniel Fletcher, BP’s Area Development Manager for Mauritania and Senegal; Alexandra Readhead, expert in international taxation and the extractive industries, and Lead, Tax and Extractive Industries at the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining; and David Manley, Senior Economic Analyst at the Natural Resource Governance Institute. Ngaire Woods, Dean of the Blavatnik School, and Suneeta Kaimal, Interim President and CEO of the Natural Resource Governance Institute, will also be part of the event.

Please note: The event will run from 14:00–16:00, with Q&A taking place 16:00–16:30. It will take place online via Zoom as well as streamed live via YouTube

Please register using the form below and you will be emailed a link with joining instructions nearer the time.

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Paul Collier speaking at the Executive Course on Oil, Gas and Mining Governance in 2019. Image credit: John Cairns