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Post-Paris reflections – staying afloat on a full sea

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Was the 5th EITI Global Conference in Paris just another huge, expensive and time-consuming development conference? To me, the answer was a resounding no, for three main reasons:

“Walking the talk” of EITI

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With one-third of the 35 implementing countries now compliant and many more working toward compliance in 2011, “what comes after

The theme of the second day of the Conference was the future of the EITI and revenue

Looking back, looking ahead

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As an EITI practitioner for the past four years with in-depth experience in six implementing countries, the closing of the fifth global conference is a time to reflect for a moment on the bigger picture of where the initiative is headed.  The fifth conference builds on the “coming-of-age” feeling from Doha two years ago.  One phrase which a delegate used yesterday to describe EITI which has stuck in my head is “planetary thinking”.  In a way, it really captures what is happening to EITI right now, as the 1000 delegates from over 80 countries can also attest.

Yemen? Yeah man

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Yemen was in the news again today. When the country’s delegation got the news that that the EITI Board declared their country one of the six newest ‘EITI Compliant’ countries—indeed the first

The first session

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The opening plenary session of the 2011 EITI Conference in Paris featured Richard Boucher, the Deputy Secretary General, OECD, Her Excellency Roza Otunbayeva, President of the Kyrgyz Republic, Christophe de Margerie, CEO, Total, Peter Voser, CEO, Shell, Bishop Louis Portella-Mbuyu, President, National Bishops Conference of Congo-Brazzaville and Simon Taylor, the founding Director of Global Witness.  The highlights from the presentations were as follows.  

The 5th EITI Global Conference in Paris was launched today with around 900 participants arriving the conference today.

PARIS, 2 March 2011 – The Central African Republic, The Kyrgyz Republic, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, and Yemen have achieved Compliance with the

Why serve on the EITI Board

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Many reasons.  It’s rewarding to be  a part of a global initiative which has achieved so much in a short time - 33 implementing countries with a total population of 880 million (and aiming for at least a billion by the end of this year).  All Board members have the privilege of working as a coalition team, consistently reaching consensus  - often after tough debate - between Governments, Civil society and Industry.

The 5th EITI Global Conference is around the corner. Don’t miss your chance to be there.  The deadline for registrations is 15 February 2011.

Call for nominations

The EITI Chair wishes to invite all EITI stakeholders to nominate implementing countries for awards t

EITI Chair's Awards

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Call for nominations

The EITI Chair wishes to invite all EITI stakeholders to nominate implementing countries for awards to be announced at the next Global Conference in Paris in March 2011. The EITI Chair's Awards recognise countries that have shown leadership, determination and resourcefulness in implementing the EITI. Up to three awards will be given. 

The countdown to the next EITI Global Conference 2-3 March 2011 has started and EITI stakeholders from around the world are now invited to register their participation at the conference online.

The EITI International Board today confirmed that the 5th EITI Global Conference will take place in Paris on 2-3 March 2011. The Conference will focus on ensuring deeper impact.

Paris 2011

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The EITI Global Conference 2-3 March 2011

The 5th EITI Global Conference in Paris is now at an end. Heads of states, government leaders, companies and civil society organisations gathered at the OECD in Paris to share how EITI has led to improvements in their country and how to shape the future of the EITI.

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