EITI Mediterranean Roundtable Co-hosted by Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank, and Peter Eigen, Chairman of the EITI

The Roundtable will bring together government and company representatives from the Mediterranean’s Southern (Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Libya, Egypt, plus Sudan) and Northern (Spain, France, Italy, plus Norway) neighbours to discuss the growing demands for corporate social responsibility and transparency in the extractive industries,

Panel Discussion: Senate Foreign Relations Staff Report on

The Petroleum and Poverty Paradox: Assessing U.S. and International Community Efforts to Fight the Resource Curse

4:30-5:50 PM in the HERTER ROOM, Nitze Building, Johns Hopkins - SAIS, 1740 Mass Ave., Washington DC

Reception and Photo Exhibit with Ed Kashi, Photographer: Curse of the Black Gold: 50 Years of Oil in the Niger Delta

6:00-7:00 PM in the Student Lounge off the Nitze Cafeteria

  Open multi-stakeholder meeting on the Norwegian implementation of the Extractive Industries transparency Initiative (EITI)

  18th September 2008 12:00 - 15:00

“Abakaliki” meeting room, 1st floor at Norwegian Church Aid

12:00 – 12:05 Welcome and introduction, Mona Thowsen

12:05 – 12:15 What is the EITI? Eddie Rich, Regional Director, EITI secretariat

12:15 – 15:00 - Panel debate