EITI week in Oslo

The Board meets in Oslo, Norway

The international Board of the EITI, the global standard for natural resource governance, is meeting in Oslo, Norway on 1 and 2 June. 

The Board meeting will be chaired by Fredrik Reinfeldt, Swedish Prime Minister from 2006-2014. The Board will review progress in the 51 EITI implementing counties, as summarised in the country pages here. Other key topics will include agreeing a revised schedule for Validating EITI implementation, a review of funding, and governance changes following the Global Conference in Lima.

Public event on beneficial ownership

The EITI is organising a public debate on beneficial ownership of oil, gas and mining companies. 

The event "From outrage to solutions: Identifying who owns the world’s oil, gas and mining companies and preventing corruption in the oil sector" will be held at the Litteraturhuset in Oslo at 16:00-17:30 on 1 June. More about the event.

Earlier this year the 51 EITI countries agreed to disclose beneficial ownership information, including politically exposed persons. More information.

Speakers of the event include:

Fredrik Reinfeldt, EITI Chair and Swedish Prime Minister from 2006-2014
Carine Smith Ihenacho, Global Chief Compliance Officer, Statoil
Sigrid Klæboe Jacobsen, Director of Tax Justice Network, Norway
Siri Meling, Member of Parliament for the Conservative Party and Member of the Parliamentary Finance Committee, Norway
Zainab Ahmed, Minister of State Budget, Nigeria
The event will be moderated by Kalle Moene, Professor of Economics, University of Oslo. 

The Panama files show the importance of the EITI's new rules on ownership reporting. 

EITI Chair Fredrik Reinfelt reflecting on the Panama Papers leak.