Photo from EITI training seminar in Jakarta, September 2011
Building sufficient understanding of the EITI is an important activity for EITI stakeholders around the world. The sheer numbers of stakeholders requiring training is growing as more countries are following the EITI standard.
As EITI implementation deepens, more specialised training is required. Stakeholders can now benefit from lessons learnt in other countries, and from an increasing body of information and documentation. Peer-learning is becoming a central feature in EITI capacity-building.
The EITI International Secretariat supports implementing country stakeholders in building their capacity to implement the EITI and achieve Compliance. The focus is on providing guidance on the EITI Rules, facilitating lesson learning for improved implementation, and promoting good practices in other countries. The Secretariat is also coordinating the efforts by the growing number of other international partners providing training. The EITI website is a central depository for guidance materials and documentation about the best way to implement the EITI.
EITI encourages partners to submit EITI resources on their training efforts and to share a list of approved trainers/consultants. To have access to the list and/or to send information, email: email@example.com
For any further questions on EITI training, contact Regional Director and Training Coordinator Tim Bittiger at the EITI International Secretariat.
A number of organisations are involved in training, as providers, funders or bothThe EITI International Secretariat is providing the following overview of who is doing what. Check the EITI Calendar to learn more about planned EITI training events.
For more information on specific training, please contact the relevant organisations directly by following the links below.
Please note that most of EITI training events are on invitation only and with limited places available.
Revenue Watch Institute actively supports stakeholders in oil, gas and mineral producing countries as they navigate the process of implementing the EITI. RWI offers technical advice on improving the quality and scope of EITI reports, and trains civil society to utilize the information made available by the EITI to push for broader reforms and greater accountability. These capacity building programs are delivered across the globe, including at six regional "knowledge hubs", and draw from RWI’s research on how transparency can address the governance and development challenges faced by resource rich countries. RWI has developed six training modules on the different EITI implementation phases, including introducing the EITI, starting the EITI, defining the scope of the EITI, analyzing EITI reports, communicating about the EITI and dealing with the EITI Validation Process.
The German Government, through the German International Cooperation (GIZ) in addition to providing extensive technical bilateral cooperation, has together with the EITI Secretariat organised a cycle of EITI trainings since 2008 for EITI Stakeholders and practitioners from countries implementing the EITI.
Publish What You Pay has affiliated civil society coalition groups in 33 of the 35 countries currently implementing the EITI, offering valuable opportunities for peer-to-peer learning and knowledge exchange. PWYP regional coordinators collaborate with local and international actors to organise training workshops, conferences and seminars to help meet these training needs. As part of the 2012 Strategic review of the PWYP coalition, a series of regional workshops are taking place, offering an opportunity for training to enhance civil society engagement and understanding of EITI processes at national level.
PETRAD, a non-profit competence center, established as a foundation by Norwegian Authorities, offers eight-week programmes on sound management of petroleum resources, based on experiences of good governance of the sector in Norway, and with some components on the EITI as aspects of transparency and accountability in the state administration.
The World Bank Multi-Donor Trust Fund, is a leading provider of technical assistance in the EITI processes, and works with the EITI International Secretariat and other partners, mainly co-funding various training events.
The European Commission has been involved in co-funding partners and agencies for EITI training delivery through the EITI-MDTF and as part of its bilateral support to Public Finance Management in certain countries.
Events that are confirmed can be found in the events calendar on the EITI website.
Indonesia, Cambodia, Malaysia, Philippines, Timor Leste, Vietnam
Southeast Asian Partnership for Better Governance in the Extractive Industries
Eurasia, Latin America, Anglophone Africa,
RWI Regional Knowledge Hubs:
6 March 2012
Ensuring a Successful EITI validation for Iraq - Pre-validation self-assessment for the national MSG
12-15 March 2012
GIZ-REMAP, EITI International Secretariat, CEMAC and EITI CAR
Bangui, Central African Republic
Training for EITI MSGs in Francophone Central Africa.
27-28 April 2012
Ghana EITI MSG Revenue Management and Template Analysis Workshop
9 May 2012
Improving Civil Society Engagement in EITI Implementation in East and Southern Africa:
22-23 May 2012
Building Civil Society’s Capacity to Strengthen Good Governance of the Extractive Industries Sector in Libya:
RWI/PWYP workshop for Iraqi civil society on "Improving the EITI through effective communications".
PWYP regional consultation / event for civil society networks in Latin America and Caribbean (LAC).
Training for PWYP National Coordinators Francophone Africa.
15-17 June 2012
EITI Advanced Course in Eurasia:
4-6 July 2012
PWYP regional consultation workshop / training event for PWYP coalitions in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
13-14 July 2012
Improving Media and Civil Society Engagement in EITI Implementation in Francophone Africa:
Jakarta, Indonesia (tbc)
PWYP regional consultation workshop / training event for PWYP coalitions in Asia-Pacific.
10-12 July 2012 (tbc)
GIZ, EITI International Secretariat and Worldbank/MDTF
Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Training for EITI MSGs in Francophone West Africa.
20-22 August 2012
PWYP regional consultation workshop / training event for PWYP coalitions in Eurasia.
28-29 August 2012
RWI will be facilitating a workshop on EITI report analysis.
EITI National Coordinator Meeting and training aspects.
24-28 September 2012
GIZ, EITI international Secretariat and Worldbank/MDTF
Training for EITI MSGs in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
PWYP Global Conference.
17 September 2012 - 8 November 2012
8 weeks programme on Petroleum policy and Resources Management and 8 weeks programme on Petroleum Development and Operations. Training organised and conducted by PETRAD.
22-24 October 2012
European Commission, EITI Secretariat (by invitation only)
EITI National Coordinator Meeting hosted by the European Commission.
GIZ, EITI Secretariat (by invitation only)
Outreach Training East-Southern Africa.
GIZ, and EITI international Secretariat and Worldbank/MDTF
Training for EITI MSGs in Anglophone and Lusophone Africa.
GIZ, EITI International Secretariat, other partners
Academy of international cooperation of GIZ, Bad Honnef, Germany (by invitation only)
Training for EITI communication staff from all implementing countries.
The EITI International Secretariat and its partners have developed training materials and toolkits on different aspects of EITI implementation have been developed by various organizations. They can be uploaded and consulted here.
They cover the following core aspects of the EITI process:
1. Introducing and starting the EITI process
2. Reporting (Defining scope, preparation, disclosure, EITI reports
3. Communications (Dissemination and communicating the EITI)
4. Validation (Review and Validation process)
5. Post-Compliance (Retaining Compliance)
6. Wider value chain issues
EITI partners have provided these resources, specifically and exclusively for the use of stakeholders and the purpose of EITI training.
Under no circumstances should the training material provided (or any derivative thereof) be used by any party for commercial gain or for any non-educational purpose.
All training material provided, rights, title and information, in all languages, formats and media, throughout the world, including all copyrights, are and will continue to be the exclusive property of the authoring organisation.
Any suspected intellectual or property rights infringement shall be notified to the EITI International Secretariat and to the applicable Training partner organisation.
For any other interest in the training material provided by EITI partner organisations, contact the authoring organisation directly.