Course Announcement: Reversing the Resource Curse 15 – 26 April 2018

Applications are now open for the 2018 edition of NRGI’s Reversing the Resource Curse, which will be held from 15-26 April 2018 at the Central European University. Full information on the course can be found at:; some highlights below.

We would love to have more SAI participants this year so please consider applying and/or sharing this notice with others who might be interested. NRGI can also offer a few country-specific scholarships for individuals from Colombia, DRC, Ghana, Guinea, Indonesia, Mexico, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Tanzania, Tunisia, and Uganda.

Reversing the Resource Curse 2018

15-26 April 2018, School of Public Policy, Central European University, Budapest

Applications close: 1 December 2017


This is an advanced-level, multi-stakeholder course for exceptional, committed actors in the resource governance sector. Over ten days, participants will equip themselves with the knowledge, tools and contacts needed to influence natural resource governance in their own contexts. Focusing on rigorous analysis and advanced techniques, the course is designed primarily for individuals who already have a solid understanding of the subject matter but are seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills to play a more prominent role in developing, monitoring, and/or evaluating the mining and petroleum sectors in specific countries or globally.


This course is open to the following: civil society leaders, mid- to senior-level government officials, officials from state owned companies, members of parliament, parliamentary staffers and researchers, journalists, academics and doctoral students, professionals from development agencies and consultancies, representatives from extractive industry associations. Applicants are expected to be active in the resource governance sector. Further information on eligibility can be found in our course brochure. Women are particularly encouraged to apply.


Scholarships are available for eligible candidates from the following countries: Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Indonesia, Mexico, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Tanzania, Tunisia and Uganda.  A restricted number of exceptions may be made from this list for outstanding applicants from other countries.


Applications for Reversing the Resource Curse 2018 can be submitted online at this link: Interested individuals will need to submit: 1) A current résumé/CV; 2) A letter of support from their employer; 3) Two essays that will be used to assess their suitability for the course; 4) A supporting statement for a bursary application (optional).

Applications are due by 1st December 2017. Longlisted candidates will receive a pre-course exercise on 15th December 2017, which must be completed and submitted by 5th January 2018 (applicants must pass this exercise in order to be admitted to the course).


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By Dana Wilkins

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