CCSI is pleased to announce the third edition of a massive open online course (MOOC) on Natural Resources for Sustainable Development: The Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mining Governance, co-developed by CCSI, the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), and the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), with support from the World Bank. The third run will launch on February 13, 2017, and will run for 12 weeks. The MOOC, offered twice a year, covers a range of topics including the challenges and opportunities that come with extractive industries, key political economy considerations, legal frameworks, tax policy, environmental issues, community rights, artisanal mining, economic linkages to the wider economy, and the management and investment of revenues for sustainable development. The course is particularly suitable for those who seek to build a solid comprehensive understanding of the field. Access to the course requires a reliable internet connection to be able to view the videos. Registration information can be found here.
We are accepting applications for our three upcoming executive trainings: on Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development (June 5-16, 2017), Sustainable Investments in Agriculture (July 12-21, 2017), and Investment Arbitration for Government Officials (July 31-August 10, 2017). Each program is designed to equip participants with the necessary skills, analytical tools, and frameworks to address relevant challenges and opportunities, and to encourage a rich dialogue about best practices from around the globe. More information about each training, including brochures and applications, are available at the links above. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Participants will receive a Statement of Attendance from Columbia University.