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Reversing the Resource Curse: Theory and Practice 2018

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Date(s) – 15/04/2018 – 26/04/2018
9:00 am – 5:00 pm


The Natural Resource Governance Institute and the School of Public Policy at the Central European University host the advanced course “Reversing the Resource Curse: Theory and Practice” in April 2018.

This advanced-level multi-stakeholder course is open to exceptional leaders from government, civil society, parliaments, media, international development agencies and industry associations as well as academics, researchers and analysts from universities and think tanks.

Using the Natural Resource Charter as a framework and focusing on rigorous analysis and advanced techniques, the course is designed primarily for individuals who already have a solid understanding of the subject matter but are seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills to play a more prominent role in developing, monitoring, and/or evaluating the mining and petroleum sectors in specific countries or globally.

A limited number of scholarships comprising travel, accommodation and full tuition costs will be available on a competitive basis for leaders from government, civil society, parliaments, and media from the following countries: Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Indonesia, Mexico, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Tanzania, Tunisia and Uganda. A restricted number of exceptions may be made from this list for outstanding applicants from other countries.

Applicants will also be asked to upload the following additional documentation:

  • Résumé/CV
  • Letter from his/her employer in support of the application. The letter should also describe how the organization’s work relates to extractive industries and the applicant’s responsibilities within it.
  • Two short essays on the governance challenges associated with extractive industries in the applicant’s country of origin/residence (or internationally for global practitioners) and the applicant’s expectations of how the course will benefit him or her in efforts to help address those challenges.

The application deadline for this course is 3 December 2017. Apply using this form. Shortlisted applicants will be offered a provisional place the week of 11 December 2018 and be given a pre-course task to be completed satisfactorily and submitted to the course organizers by 5 January 2018 Failure to submit the task will result in a withdrawal of the provisional offer.

The course brochure is available here.

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Kwabena is currently a project coordinator on the Extractives team at Penplusbytes. He holds a Masters degree in Social Policy Studies from the Centre for Social Policy Studies and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Linguistics.
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