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Photo from EITI training seminar in Jakarta, September 2011


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Capacity-building and knowledge management

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 Standard, 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: training@eiti.org 

For any further questions on EITI training, contact Regional Director and Training Coordinator Wouter Biesterbos at the EITI International Secretariat.

Training partners

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 events 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:  most of the 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. 

Upcoming training events





18-22 November 2013EITI International Secretariat and Worldbank/MDTFBogota, ColumbiaWorkshop on the EITI Standard for EITI MSGs in Latin America and the Carribean.
2-6 December 2013EITI International Secretariat and Worldbank/MDTFJakarta, IndonesiaWorkshop on the EITI Standard for EITI MSGs in South East Asia.
Feb. 2014EITI International Secretariat and Worldbank/MDTFLocation tbcWorkshop on the EITI Standard for EITI MSGs in Anglophone Africa.

2012 (Ongoing)


Indonesia, Cambodia, Malaysia, Philippines, Timor Leste, Vietnam

Southeast Asian Partnership for Better Governance in the Extractive Industries
RWI works with three Indonesian NGOs to deliver capacity building programs in three areas: with the PATTIRO Institute, to encourage subnational EITI activities in the Philippines; with IPC, to share their experience promoting EITI implementation in Indonesia with counterparts in Cambodia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam; and with IESR, to lead regional EITI advocacy efforts within ASEAN.

2012 (Ongoing)


Eurasia, Latin America, Anglophone Africa,
Francophone Africa

RWI Regional Knowledge Hubs:
In Eurasia, Latin America, Anglophone Africa and Francophone Africa, RWI runs annual core courses on the governance of oil, gas and minerals that include units on EITI. Over the course of 2012, MENA and Asia Pacific hubs will be established and start running similar core courses in their regions.

Recent training events





21-25 October 2013 GIZ, EITI international Secretariat and Worldbank/MDTFBadhonef, GermanyCommunication training for Francophone EITI MSGs.
16-18 October 2013EITI International Secretariat and Worldbank/MDTFAbidjan, Ivory CoastWorkshop on the EITI Standard for EITI MSGs in Francophone Africa.
7-9 October 2013EITI International Secretariat and Worldbank/MDTFAstana, KazakhstanWorkshop on the EITI Standard for EITI MSGs in Central Asia.
25-26 September 2013EITI International Secretariat and Moore Stephens

Baku, Azerbaijan

EITI Conference in Baku, Azerbaijan.
23-27 September 2013EITI International Secretariat, RWI and WorldbankMongolia and PhilippinesTraining on the EITI Standard for the MSGs in collaberation with RWI and providing guidance on Workplan and Communication in Mongolia. Assisting the MSG's on the workplan in collaberation with the Worldbank in The Philippines.

20 September

EITI International Secretariat

Dili, Timor Leste

Training on the EITI Standard for the MSGs in Timor Leste.


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

RWI Training Module I: Introducing the EITI

2. Reporting (Defining scope, preparation, disclosure, EITI reports

RWI Training Module III: Defining the Scope of EITI

RWI Training Module IV: Analyzing the EITI Report

3. Communications (Dissemination and communicating the EITI)

RWI Training Module V: Communicating about EITI

4. Validation (Review and Validation process)

RWI Training Module VI: The EITI Validation Process

5. Post-Compliance (Retaining Compliance) 

RWI Training Module VI: The EITI Validation Process

6. Wider value chain issues


Disclaimer and terms of use

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.