Core Courses

Since 2008, the Natural Resource Governance Institute has established six regional hubs in partnership with academic institutions in Anglophone and Francophone Africa, Asia Pacific, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa. Through our core courses, we help citizen leaders, lawmakers and journalists gain the knowledge and the skills they need to conduct their own analyses of oil, gas and mining policies and develop robust advocacy campaigns. We also work to build the capacity of partner institutions to manage and sustain these hubs, so as to increase the number of skilled local civil society members in these regions.

Additionally, at the global level, NRGI offers advanced courses in partnership with the School of Public Policy at the Central European University and the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford.

 

NRGI and the School of Public Policy at the Central European University are now accepting applications for the 2015 edition of their advanced extractives course. A limited number of scholarships are available on a competitive basis to qualified applicants from Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Indonesia, Iraq, Libya, Mexico, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nigeria, and Tanzania.

The Lebanese Center for Policy Studies, in partnership with the Natural Resource Governance Institute, offer a ten-day course that aims to support and build capacities of civil society, journalists and policymakers to improve the governance of the oil and gas sector for more sustainable development in the Middle East and North Africa.

The Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, in association with Revenue Watch/Natural Resource Charter offers an annual high-level executive course on natural resource management for the most senior policy makers in government.

The Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, in collaboration with the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) and USAID, conducts an annual comprehensive training for stakeholders from the Asia Pacific region.

The Catholic University of Peru, in collaboration with the Natural Resource Governance Institute offers an annual diploma course on extractive industries governance open to students from Latin America and Equatorial Guinea. The diploma takes place over 6 months and mingles virtual teaching and 2 weeks of residential course in Lima, Peru.

Khazar University and NRGI offer a comprehensive course on the extractive industries decision chain and thematic courses in issues relevant to the Eurasia region such as the EITI, revenue management and economic diversification.

The Catholic University of Central Africa in Yaoundé, Cameroon, in partnership with NRGI and with support from the French Cooperation, offers an annual two-week training that covers the extractive industries decision chain for participants from Francophone Africa.

Since 2009, 120 participants have attended this summer school from countries including Ghana, Liberia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Zimbabwe.