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Africa workshops: Beneficial ownership transparency

EITI regional virtual workshops on advancing beneficial ownership transparency in Africa

  • 17 July – 24 April 2024
  • Online

Dates: 17 and 24 July 2024

Location: Virtual

Registration: Register here to attend Session 1 (17 July, for MSG members), and register here to attend Session 2 (24 July, for non-MSG stakeholders)

Languages: English, French, Portuguese, Arabic

The EITI International Secretariat is hosting a regional virtual workshop aimed at sharing insights and best practices on the implementation of beneficial ownership transparency across EITI countries in Africa. This workshop will facilitate learning and collaboration among stakeholders to promote transparency in the extractive sector across the region.

The workshop is designed for National Coordinators, members of EITI multi-stakeholder groups (MSGs), relevant government agencies, civil society organisations, journalists and stakeholders whose activities are linked to beneficial ownership legislation, data collection and use. 

Workshop objectives:

  • Enhance understanding of beneficial ownership transparency
  • Share tools, methodologies and skills for analysing and using beneficial ownership data
  • Raise awareness of the importance of high-quality, timely beneficial ownership information

Workshop structure

The workshop will be held in two parts: 

Session 1: Wednesday 17 July

  • Focus: New requirements of the 2023 EITI Standard, legal frameworks, systematic disclosure and establishing beneficial ownership registers
  • Participants: National Coordinators and MSG members

Session 2: Wednesday 24 July

  • Focus: Using beneficial ownership data to identify corruption risks in the extractive sector, and linking beneficial ownership and licensing information
  • Participants: National Coordinators, MSG members, relevant agencies (including company registers, licensing agencies, and ministries), civil society organisations, and journalists