Beneficial Ownership Transparency in Africa

Day 1

Webinar: High-level discussion on beneficial ownership transparency in Africa 

Date: 19 May 2021

Time: 12:00 Abidjan | 14:00 Johannesburg | 14:00 Oslo | 15:00 Nairobi | 8:00 AM EDT

Duration: 90 minutes

Languages: English and French

Registration: Register to attend (open to the public) 

Video recordings:

During the Open Gov Week 2021, Open Government Partnership (OGP) and the EITI convened leaders from government, civil society, public and private sectors for a high-level engagement on advancing beneficial ownership transparency in Africa.

These leaders shared best practice guidance on instituting beneficial ownership reform infrastructure to enhance its effectiveness and impact and ultimately mitigate corruption and mismanagement in the natural resource sector, as well as supporting governments in adapting to new challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

For more information, see the event concept note.

Day 2

Technical Roundtable: Advancing beneficial ownership disclosure in Africa

Date: 20 May 2021

Time: 10:00 Abidjan |  12:00 Johannesburg |  12:00 Oslo |  13:00 Nairobi |  6:00 AM EDT

Duration: 3 hours 30 mins (including interval breaks)

Languages: English and French

Registration: Upon invitation only

Video recordings:

  • Plenary including Break out room 1 (English) (French)
  • Break out room 2 (English) (French)

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Open Government Partnership (OGP), EITI and Open Ownership hosted a technical roundtable on beneficial ownership disclosure in Africa. 

The technical roundtable brought together high-level technical officials within government agencies working on Beneficial Ownership disclosure, members of the national multi-stakeholder groups (MGS), national secretariats and implementers from EITI, OGP and Open Ownership countries to share best practices in developing legal provisions, improving data collection and management, ensuring quality assurance and encouraging data usage by stakeholders. The session took place during the OGP week and was preceded by a plenary session where high-level officials will champion BOT disclosure through commitments and engage in a panel discussion on the prospects and challenges of advancing BOT disclosure in Africa.

For more information, see the programme and concept note


Should you require any further information on either events, please feel free to contact the event coordinators: