Extractives online course / Myanmar digital forum / Philippines education transparency

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NRGI/WB/UN/Columbia online course on extractives launches.  The Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) relaunches its online course on Natural Resources for Sustainable Development: The Fundamentals of Oil, Gas, and Mining Governance with new and revised content on 5 February 2018, including video transcripts in Spanish, French and Russian, and a fully Arabic version at http://bit.ly/resource-course-arabic.

To know more or apply, please visit https://resourcegovernance.org/natural-resources-sustainable-development-fundamentals-oil-gas-and-mining-governance

Thank you to Katarina L. Kuai, Senior Program Officer, Natural Resource Governance Institute, for sharing this information.

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Second Myanmar Digital Rights Forum Widens the Digital Rights Community.  On 18 January, over 130 participants attended the second digital rights forum in Yangon hosted and co-organised by Phandeeyar Myanmar Innovation Lab together with Myanmar ICT for Development Organization, Engage-Media, Free Expression Myanmar, and Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB), with support from the Government of Sweden.

MCRB: http://www.myanmar-responsiblebusiness.org/news/digital-rights-forum-2018.html

Thank you to MCRB for sharing this information.

Philippine education agency reiterates use of open school data to combat corruption.  The Department of Education said that among its strategies to show better transparency were the publication of a school report card (which discloses school funding, student enrollment, and pupil-teacher ratios) and the creation of a transparency board in schools in strategic areas.

Ma. Cristina Arayata, Philippine News Agency/Philippine Canadian Inquirer: http://www.canadianinquirer.net/2018/01/31/deped-reiterates-use-of-open-school-data-to-combat-corruption/

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