“East outmanoeuvres west over Africa” was the heading of a contribution by Patrick Smith, the longstanding editor of Africa Confidential, to a series in the Financial Times on the competition between East and West (FT 2 June 2010).
By Daniel Litvin and Brenda Won
The EITI crossed an important milestone last week: 9 March was the deadline for the first 22 countries that became EITI Candidates in 2008 to complete an independent EITI Validation, the EITI’s quality assurance mechanism.
<p><strong>The last few weeks I have been working on a project for the EITI Secretariat. The project has been to create a first draft of a "Social Media Strategy" for the EITI, helping the Secretariat begin their journey into the world of hyper-communication and user generated content. This is my summary.</strong></p>
With 22 of the 30 countries around the world having to go through the EITI quality assurance mechanism, Validation, by March 2010, it is tremendously encouraging to hear about implementation in full swing in so many countries.
On 5 October we at the EITI International Secretariat together with the Norwegian government’s Oil for Development (OfD), hosted a briefing for Norway based EITI partners and other interested parties. The briefing titled "Improving extractive industries governance" started off with updates from the EITI and OfD, outlining their progress.