Last week saw the Executive Course on Oil, Gas and Mining Governance take place in person again after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For this year’s programme 44 participants from 21 countries across the world – including Colombia, Ghana, Uzbekistan and Indonesia – gathered in Oxford to look at both the technical policy aspects of managing resources and the complex interplay between governments, companies and citizens. Participants were individuals working in senior positions within the public, private and non-governmental sectors of their country.

Led by programme director Professor Sir Paul Collier and globally recognised experts and academics, over the course of five days they covered discussion topics such as taxation policy, communications and managing revenue, as well as energy transition strategy and socio-environmental governance.

The intensive programme, a collaboration between the Blavatnik School and the Natural Resource Governance Institute, provides the training and insight required for policy leaders in the private and public sectors to work towards better management of resources for a better future.