* This was authored by Joe Williams in an independent capacity. Joe is currently Director of Strategy and Communications Green Hydrogen Organisation, but formerly led advocacy efforts at Natural Resource Governance Institute and the Publish What You Pay coalition.
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A key moment has arisen for advocates pushing for improved natural resource governance (NRG). How can these advocates ensure that resource-rich countries and their citizens are able to navigate the challenges brought about by the enduring global pandemic, the subsequent economic recovery which is underway and the accelerating climate crisis?
Some of the key initiatives and campaigns aimed at improving NRG – the Extractive Industries
Transparency Initiative (EITI) and the Publish what You Pay (PWYP) campaign/coalition – will soon mark twenty years since their establishment in 2002. The Open Government Partnership (OGP) which has promoted open government reforms in 78 countries – many related to NRG – has also just marked ten years since its own launch in 2011. The COP26 climate summit in November 2021 saw more participation from the NRG community than ever before suggesting that an important shift in priorities is underway.
Amid this context, the time is right to consider new ways of collaborating to progress NRG in the service of people and the planet. This advocacy mapping – commissioned by TAI and the BHP Foundation – is a contribution to that effort. It is useful for funder strategizing and we hope will prove useful for the NRG field as a whole
What did we miss? What nuance would you add? The list of events and processes to target is meant to be a living resource for all. We invite you to access these editable tables and add/comment.