Critical Resource Founder and MD Daniel Litvin will be teaching a module on local challenges facing extractive investments at the Executive Course on Oil, Gas and Mining governance, held at Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government in collaboration with the Natural Resource Governance Institute between 8 and 14 September 2019. The course is directed by Sir Paul Collier, Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School, who also serves on Critical Resource’s Senior Advisory Panel.
Daniel will be joining a leading teaching faculty which includes Dr Eric Parrado, Chief Economist and General Manager of the Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Dr Carol Nakhle, founder and CEO of Crystol Energy, Dr Daniel Kaufmann, President and CEO of the Natural Resource Governance Institute, and Ngaire Woods, Dean and Professor of Global Economic Governance at the Blavatnik School of Government, among others.
In previous years, the Executive Course was only open to selected top officials from governments around the world. To date, the course has hosted over 150 high-level officials, including former prime ministers, ministers of energy and natural resources, chief economists, parliamentarians, and top leaders from intergovernmental organisations. They have come from more than 30 resource-rich countries, including: Afghanistan, Chile, Colombia, Myanmar, Mongolia, Timor Leste, Indonesia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya and Tanzania, to name a few.
From this course, senior executives gain practical knowledge as well as the strategic foresight and decision-making skills required to create a better future for both the countries they operate in and their companies. The course also helps leaders address core challenges of their roles and in working within country-specific extractive sectors. It explores the many dimensions of resource management including:
- Discovery of resources
- Managing public expectations
- Tax and contracts
- Understanding national resource ministries and legislation
- Local issues and environmental concerns
- Governance and political commitment
For more information and to apply, visit the course website here.