Arakan Oil Watch to launch Revenue Transparency Report / BEWG to launch Benchmarks
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Tuesday, 20 March 2012 16:39

AOW-2012-BurmasResourceCurseYou are invited to the launch of a new report by Arakan Oil Watch titled ‘Burma’s Resource Curse’ the case for revenue transparency in the oil and gas sector at 10 am on March 22, 2012. Read it here! EnglishBurmese

The report highlights the lack of transparency and accountability by successive Burmese governments and continuing military control over the country's natural resources. Arakan Oil Watch suggests alternative models of revenue transparency management from oil and gas rich countries such as Timor Leste, Brazil and Norway, and analyzes key lessons for Burma at this critical time.

The Burma Environment Working Group (BEWG), an alliance of grassroots-based organizations, will also be presenting its “Benchmarks for Responsible Investment in Burma’s Energy, Extractive and Land Sectors”.  Benchmarks have been developed to ensure that growing investment in Burma does not undermine effective political, social and environmental progress in Burma.

Speakers:
Jockai, Arakan Oil Watch
Paul Sein Twa, Burma Environment Working Group
Launch Date: March 22, 2012
Place: Laeelawadee Room ( IC ), Chiang Mai
Contact email: info@arakanoilwatch.org
Phone: +66 (0)82 184 1335
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written by pokies , 29 March 2012
Revenue Transparancy Report must be compulsory...
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written by jaffa , 24 June 2012
Great blog.
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