Advanced Course on Reversing the Resource Curse Opens at CEU


The Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) and the School of Public Policy (SPP) at the Central European University (CEU) are now accepting applications for an advanced course on “Reversing the Resource Curse: Theory and Practice.”

The advanced-level multi-stakeholder course is open to exceptional leaders from government, civil society, parliaments, media, international development agencies and industry associations as well as academics, researchers and analysts from universities and think tanks.

The Natural Resource Charter will be used as a framework and focused 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.

The programme offers limited number of scholarships comprising travel, accommodation and full tuition costs, which will be based will on competition for leaders from government, civil society, parliaments, and media from the following countries: Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Indonesia, Mexico, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Tanzania, Tunisia and Uganda.

Restricted number of exceptions may be made from the above list for outstanding applicants from other countries.

 Interested applicants are required to upload the following additional documentation:

  • Résumé/CV
  • Letter from his/her employer in support of the application. The letter should also describe how the organization’s work relates to extractive industries and the applicant’s responsibilities within it
  • Two short essays on the governance challenges associated with extractive industries in the applicant’s country of origin/residence (or internationally for global practitioners) and the applicant’s expectations of how the course will benefit him or her in efforts to help address those challenges.

Applications are to be summited by December 01, 2017. Interested applicants should apply using this form.

Shortlisted applicants will be offered a provisional place in the week of December 11, 2018. A pre-course task will also be given to be completed satisfactorily and submitted to the course organizers by January 5, 2018. Failure to submit the task will result in a withdrawal of the provisional offer.

For more information on the course, please contact