Changes to the Board.

Published Date: 
May, 2019
Publisher: 
EITI

Reference: 2019-41/BC-274

The Board agreed that Awa Marie Coll-Seck, Minister of State and Chair of the Senegal-EITI is to succeed Marième Diawara Thiaw, Permanent Secretary/Coordinator, EITI Secretariat, Senegal, from the constituency of implementing countries as alternate Board member.

Where: 42nd Board meeting in Kyiv

Based on: Article 5, Articles of Association

Public domain: EITI Board members

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The Board lifted Madagascar's suspension

Published Date: 
May, 2019
Publisher: 
EITI

Reference: 2019-40/BC-273

The Board had suspended Madagascar on 1 February 2019 for missing the deadline for the 2017 annual progress report. The Board agreed that “the suspension will be lifted if the EITI Board is satisfied that Madagascar has published its 2017 annual progress report.

The Secretariat can confirm that Madagascar published this report on 29 April 2019 and thus the suspension was lifted. The report also covers the year 2018 and is available here

The Board agreed that Germany has made satisfactory progress overall with implementing the EITI Standard.

Published Date: 
May, 2019
Publisher: 
EITI

Reference: 2019-39/BC-273

Description: see below for the decision in full. PDF attached at bottom of the page.

Based on: Requirement 8.3 EITI Validation deadlines and consequences

Internal: Board Circular 273Public domain:Germany Validation 2018News item on the decision: Germany EITI leads by exampleScorecard: (to be added)

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The Board approved the updates to the EITI Open data policy.

Published Date: 
May, 2019
Publisher: 
EITI

Reference: 2019-37/BC-272

The EITI Board adopted a revised EITI Open data policy (see Annex 1 of the paper attached below).

The Board-approved EITI Open data policy is part of the EITI Standard and has been an important reference for implementing countries in their open data efforts. The revised policy reflects various developments in the open data field and the Board’s encouragement of systematic disclosure by companies and government. It also addresses stakeholder feedback and challenges encountered in implementing countries as documented in Validation. 

The Board approved the final changes to the 2016 EITI Standard and transitional arrangements.

Published Date: 
May, 2019
Publisher: 
EITI

Reference: 2019-36/BC-272

The Board approved the final changes to the 2016 EITI Standard. The updated Standard will be formally adopted and launched the at the 43rd Board meeting in Paris. 

The changes that were agreed by the Board in Kyiv are indicated in blue, while further edits proposed by the Implementation Committee that were put to the Board for approval in Board circular 272 are indicated in red.

The Board also approved the inclusion of supporting companies expectations (see decision 2018-40/BM-40) in the 2019 EITI Standard.

The Board lifted Guatemala's suspension.

Published Date: 
April, 2019
Publisher: 
EITI

Reference: 2019-35/BC-271

The EITI Board had suspended Guatemala on 1 February 2019 for failing to publish its Annual Progress Report and 2016 EITI Report by 31 December 2018. The Board agreed that “the suspension will remain in force until the EITI Board is satisfied that the country has met requirement 8.4”.

The Secretariat can confirm that Guatemala published its 2016-2017 EITI Report and its 2017 Annual Progress Report on March 2019 and rec

Board agreed to extend CowaterSogema International as the Independent Validator for the 2019 Validations.

Published Date: 
April, 2019
Publisher: 
EITI

Reference: 2019-34/BC-271

The Board agreed to extend the contract of CowaterSogema International as the Independent Validator for the 2019 Validations. This recommendation is based on the small number of first Validations scheduled for 2019 and the Independent Validator’s satisfactory performance with regards to the 2018 Validations. The appointment is subject to successful contract negotiations.

EITI Board adopted a revised Summary data template.

Published Date: 
March, 2019
Publisher: 
EITI

Reference: 2019-33/BC-271

The EITI Board adopted a revised Summary data template, to be required for EITI reporting on, or after, 1 July 2019.

The Board-approved summary data template is the EITI’s tool for collecting and publishing structured extractive sector data. The revised template draws on experience gained since the introduction of the summary data template in 2015 and on stakeholder consultations conducted in late 2018 and early 2019.

The Board concluded that Tanzania is eligible for an extension for the second Validation.

Published Date: 
April, 2019
Publisher: 
EITI

Reference: 2019-32/BC-271

Although Tanzania is not facing exceptional circumstances to be eligible for an extension of its second Validation deadline under Requirement 8.5 of the EITI Standard, the Board agrees that Tanzania’s second Validation will commence on 1 July 2019. Tanzania’s second Validation was scheduled to begin on 25 April 2019. In taking this decision, the Board considered the progress made towards meeting the deadline and alignment between Validation and deadlines for EITI reporting.

Based on: EITI Requirement 8.5 on EITI extension requests

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