The 7th EITI Global Conference

From Reports to Results

Lima, Peru, 24-25 February 2016

As the world was entering a new era of lower commodity prices, the need for increased trust, better information, and good governance, was stronger. The 2016 EITI Conference focused on highlighting the results from implementing the EITI Standard, informing policy dialogue, and integrating the EITI into how governments and companies operate.

The 2016 EITI Global Conference focused on highlighting the results from implementing the EITI Standard, informing policy dialogue, and integrating the EITI into how governments and companies operate.

Country highlights

The EITI Standard, which was adopted at the 2013 Global Conference, has led to innovative reporting and policy changes in EITI countries. The Global Conference and the National Exhibition were an opportunity for countries to share their stories on increased scrutiny over license allocations, oil sales, reforms in the utilisation of subnational revenue, the impact of the disclosure of beneficial owners, recommendations from EITI reports leading to improvements, improving the timeliness of data, and many other themes.  

Informing policy 

Informed public debate and better policy making will determine whether citizens benefit from their resources. In February 2016, EITI Reports covered nearly 250 financial years and over USD 1.7 trillion in revenue. More data is available than ever before. Citizens of EITI countries now have access to information about how licenses are awarded in their country, how much revenue local governments receive and how state-owned companies operate. But more needs to be done. The Global Conference provides a platform to share innovations and create new ones.

Mainstreaming transparency

In the long term, extractive industry transparency should not be confined to EITI reporting, but become an integral part of how governments manage their sector. Countries are already increasingly making data about their oil, gas and mining sectors available through government and corporate reporting systems such as databases, websites, and portals. Mainstreaming helps make EITI data timelier and more useable. The Global Conference provided an opportunity to discuss the direction of EITI reporting to ensure sustainable transparency.

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The conference was organised in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy and Mines of Peru, and with support from BHP Billiton, Chevron, the governments of Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom, the European Commission, Freeport McMoRan, the Inter-American Development Bank, The International Monetary Fund, the Omidyar Network, and the World Bank.

EITI National Exhibition

The EITI National Expo is a forum where EITI countries and key supporters of the EITI present progress and innovations in mineral resource governance, share experiences and get to know each other.

All 51 EITI countries took part in the 2016 National Expo, alongside the EITI International Secretariat, Publish What You Pay, the Natural Resources Governance Institute, Map X, Promo Peru, and the working group on audit of the extractives industries, which ran in parallel with the Global Conference.

Conference Programme

Plenary sessions

Opening plenary and Report from the Board

See video.

Speakers:

  • HE Pedro Cateriano, Prime Minister, Peru
  • Jose Ugaz, Chair, Transparency International
  • Gary Goldberg, President and Chief Executive Officer, Newmont Mining Corporation
  • HE Rosa Maria Ortiz, Minister of Mines, Peru
  • Clare Short, EITI Chair 2011-2016
  • VIDEOHE Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia
  • HE Georges Wembi, Minister of Planning and Chair of the DRCMulti-stakeholder group
  • HE Mona Quartey, Deputy Minister of Finance, Ghana
  • HE Rentsendoo Jigjid, Minister of Mining, Mongolia
  • HE Cesar Purisima, Secretary of Finance of the Philippines received the awards on behalf of their countries
  • Fernando Castillo, General Director, Social Management Office, Ministry of Energy and Mines, Peru
  • Prof Jeremy Mack Dumba, National Coordinator, Democratic Republic of Congo EITI
  • Jean-Francois Lassalle, Vice President Public Affairs, Total
  • Faith Nwadishi, Executive Director, Koyenum Immalah Foundation, Nigeria

Informing better polices in the extractive sector

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Speakers:

  • HE Zainab Ahmed, Minister for Budget and Planning, Nigeria
  • Stephen McIntosh, Head of Exploration, Rio Tinto
  • Simon Taylor, Director and Co-Founder, Global Witness
  • Daniel Kaufmann, President, Natural Resource Governance Institute
  • Michael L Connor, Deputy Secretary, Department of the Interior, United States
  • Julie T Katzman, Executive Vice President and COO, Inter-American Development Bank (moderator)

Improving governance in an era of low commodity prices

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Speakers:

  • HE Dederiwe Ably-Bibamon, Minister of Mines and Energy, Togo
  • Rintaro Tamaki, Deputy Secretary-General, OECD
  • Sir Paul Collier, Professor, Oxford University
  • Shahmar Movsumov, Executive Director, State Oil Fund, Azerbaijan
  • Harry M “Red” Conger, President and Chief Operating Officer – Americas and Africa Mining, Freeport McMoRan
  • Fredrik Reinfeldt, EITI Chair (moderator). 

Stakeholder Forum and Closing Plenary

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Speakers:

  1. HE Antonio Isa Conde, Minister of Energy and Mines, Dominican Republic
  2. HE Uwe Beckmeyer, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany
  3. HE Alamine Ousmane Mey, Minister of Finance, Cameroon
  4. HE Patrick Pruaitch, Minister for Treasury, Papua New Guinea
  5. HE Damian Gjiknuri, Minister of Energy, Albania
  6. HE Américo de Oliveira Ramos, Minister of Finance and Public Administration, São Tomé and Príncipe
  7. HE George Wembi, Minister of Mines, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  8. VIDEO: Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and CEO, Total
  9. HE Ato Tolessa Shagi, Minister of Mines, Ethiopia
  10. HE Antonio José Galdámes, Minister of Energy, Natural Resources, the Environment and Mines, Honduras
  11. HE Laura Alonso, Head of Anticorruption Office, Argentina
  12. HE Aly Ngouille Ndiaye, Minister of Mines, Senegal
  13. VIDEO: Eldar Sætre, President and CEO, Statoil
  14. Dave Abeleven, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Natural Resources, Suriname
  15. Sheila Khama, Director of Africa Natural Resources Centre, African Development Bank
  16. HE Irene Horejs, Ambassador of the European Union in Lima
  17. HE Mauro Marsili, Italian Ambassador to Peru [Statement]
  18. Vladimir Tkachenko, Director of the Department of Europe, North America and International Organizations of the Ministry of Economic Development, Russia
  19. VIDEO: Sam Walsh, CEO, Rio Tinto
  20. Elisa Peter, Executive Director, Publish What You Pay
  21. HE Nathaniel Kaaya, Ambassador of Tanzania to Brazil
  22. Harrison Karnwea, Managing Director, Forestry Development Authority of Liberia
  23. VIDEO: Richard Adkerson, President and CEO, Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold
  24. Bazarbay Nurabaev, Chairman, Geology and Subsoil Use Committee, Ministry of Industry and New Technologies, Kazakhstan
  25. Ulan Ryskulov, Deputy Director, State Geology Agency, Kyrgyzstan
  26. Ameur Larayedh, President of the parliamentary commission on industry, energy, natural resources, infrastructure and the environment, Tunisia [Statement]
  27. Kais Mejri, Director General, Ministry of industry, energy and mines, Tunisia [Statement]
  28. Telmo Paz, Institutional Relations and Social Responsibility Manager in Peru, Pacific Rubiales
  29. Helga Helland, Senior Advisor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway
  30. Eric Joyce, Extractive Industries Civil Society

 

Parallel Sessions

Making the most from the extractive sector

Speakers:

  • HE Saidu Conton Sesay, Chieff of Stadd of the Office of the President in Sierra Leone and Chair of the SLEITI
  • Charles Feinstein, Director, Energy & Extractives, World Bank
  • Günter Nooke, Commissioner for Africa of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperationa & Development & Personal Representative of the German Chancellor for Africa, Government of Germany
  • Pilar Camero, Associate and member of the board of the Civil Society organization Law, Environment and Natura Resources (DAR), Peru
  • Isabelle van Notten, CEO, Responsible Mining Index
  • Ian Wood, Director BHP Foundation (moderator)

Digging down – disclosure and dialogue at the subnational and local level

Speakers:

  • HE Joëli Valérien Lalaharisaina, Minister of Mines and Petroleum, Madagascar
  • HE Mona Quartey, Deputy Minister of Finance, Ghana
  • Cielo Magno, Bantay Kita, the Philippines
  • Carlos Santiso, Head of Institutional Capacity, Division of State Institutions, Inter-American Development Bank
  • Brent Bergeron, Executive Vice President, Goldcorp
  • Reynaldo Hilbck, President of Piura region (Perú)
  • Fernando Castillo, General Director, Social Management, Ministry of Energy and Mines, Perú (moderator)

Who stands behind the companies? Identifying beneficial owners

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Speakers:

  • Hon Martin Kabwelulu, Minister of Mines, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Gbehzongar Milton Findley, former Senator, Liberia
  • Oleksiy Orlovsky, Democratic practice Program Initiative Director, International Renaissance Foundation, Ukraine
  • Yvonne Mbala Tshibwaya, Director, Perenco
  • Heather Lowe, Legal Counsel and Director of Government Affairs, Global Financial Integrity
  • Karina Litvack, Director, ENI S.a.P (speaking in a strictly personal capacity)

Transparency in commodity trading

Speakers:

  • Andrew Gowers, Head of Corporate Affairs, Trafigura
  • Dominic Emery, Vice-President, Long-Term Planning, BP
  • Lorenz Kummer, Policy Advisor, SWISSAID [presentation]
  • Faten Dawwaf, Director of Crude Credits Department, State Organization for Marketing of Oil (SOMO), IRAQ [presentation]
  • Alex Matute Johns, Chief of Legal Affairs, Cochilco, Chile [presentation]
  • Bady Balde, Regional Director, the EITI International Secretariat (moderator)

Chinese overseas investments in the extractive sector

Speakers:

  • HE Guillermo Shinno Huamaní, Vice Minister of Mines, Peru
  • Sefatullah Rahimi, Deputy Director, MCC-JCL Aynak Minerals Co. Ltd., Afghanistan
  • Min Zarni Lin, Team Leader, Myanmar EITI
  • Paulina Garzón, Director, China-Latin America Sustainable Investments Initiative (IISCAL)
  • Sun Lihui, Director of the Liaison Department, China Chamber of Commerce of Metals, Minerals and Chemicals Importers and Exporters (CCCMC) [video presentation]  
  • José Javier Tam Pérez, President of the Chinese Peruvian Chamber of Commerce, Peru (moderator)

From reports to reporting: Country experiences of integrating transparency in government and company systems

Speakers:

  • Paul Mussenden, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Natural Resources Revenue Management, USEITI Deputy National Coordinator, U.S. Department of the Interior (moderator)
  • Natalya Yantsen, Director, Tax standards formation, Kazakhstan
  • María Isabel Ulloa Cruz, Vice-Minister of Mines, Ministerio de Minas y Energía, Bogota, Colombia
  • Sheila Khama, Director of the African Natural Resources Center of the African Development Bank
  • Erica Westenberg, Senior Governance Officer, NRGI
  • Sam Bartlett, Technical Director, EITI International Secretariat 

Transparency in corporate reporting

Speakers:

  • Maryati Abdullah, Director, Publish What You Pay Indonesia
  • Olga Bielkova, Member of Parliament, Ukraine
  • Alan McLean, Executive Vice President Taxation, Royal Dutch Shell (moderator)
  • Mark Pearson, Director General, Natural Resources Canada
  • Joseph Williams, Senior Advocacy Officer, Natural Resource Governance Institute

Lessons from multi-stakeholder governance

Speakers:

  • HE Alamine Ousmane Mey, Minister of Finance, Cameroon
  • He Lourdes Melgar, Deputy Secretary of Energy and Hydrocarbons, Mexico
  • Carlos Aranda, Southern Peru Copper
  • Jean-Claude Katende, Coordinator, PWYP DR Congo
  • Aidan Davy, Chief Operating Officer, International Council on Mining and Metals
  • Eddie Rich, Deputy Head, EITI International Secretariat (moderator)

Contract transparency

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Speakers:

  • Gavin Hayman, Director, Open Contracting Partnership (moderator)
  • Nava Touré, General Secretary, Ministry of Mines and Geology
  • Carine Smith, EITI Board member and Chief Compliance Officer, Statoil
  • Christian Fredrik Michelet, Partner, Michelet & Co, Norway
  • Lance Crist, Global Head for Natural Resources, International Finance Corporation
  • Milton Rodriguez, General Manager, PeruPetrol
  • Ana Carolina González, Professor, Universidad Externado de Colombia 

Using information to improve the artisanal and small scale mining sector

Speakers:

  • H.E. Dèdèriwè ABLY-BIDAMON, Minister of Mines and Energy, Chairman of the national EITI Steering Committee, Togo
  • Amylkar Acosta, Executive director of the Governors' association, Colombia
  • Ni Ni Win, MATA National Office, Myanmar
  • Paulo de Sa, Practice manager Energy and Extractives, World Bank
  • Alessandra Herrera, Director of the Office for the formalization of mining, ministry of Energy and Mines, Peru
  • Nicholas Garrett, Director, RCS  Global

The 2016 EITI Chair's Awards

The DRC, Ghana, Mongolia and the Philippines received awards.

Chair of the EITI, Clare Short announced the winners of the 2016 EITI Chair's Award at the opening session of the EITI Global Conference in Lima on 24 February.

The four winners in 2016 were:

  1. The Democratic Republic of Congo for leading the way on beneficial ownership.
  2. Ghana for taking the recommendations from its EITI Reports and turning them into reforms.
  3. Mongolia for its improvements in making data available.
  4. The Philippines for the impact of its EITI.

HE Georges Wembi, Minister of Planning and Chair of the DRC Multi-stakeholder group; HE Mona Quartey, Deputy Minister of Finance, Ghana; HE Rentsendoo Jigjid, Minister of Mining, Mongolia; and HE Cesar Purisima, Secretary of Finance of the Philippines received the awards on behalf of their countries. 

Previous winners

At the EITI Global Conference in Sydney in 2013 three awards were given:

  • Nigeria, for going beyond the EITI minimum standard and for making the EITI relevant and influencing policy in the country.
  • Togo, for producing a video that captures the spirit of the EITI and how it benefits citizens.
  • Sonny Mulenga from Zambia, for producing a video that captures the spirit of the EITI and how it benefits citizens.

At the 2011 EITI Global Conference in Paris in 2011 three countries were awarded:

  • Mongolia for consistent improvement in reporting; the 
  • Central African Republic for rapid implementation; and the
  • Kyrgyz Republic for achievement despite political instability.

At the EITI Global Conference in Doha in 2009, the following three countries won:

  • Liberia for its rapid progress;
  • Azerbaijan for being the first compliant country, and
  • Kazakhstan for its communication efforts.