[img_assist|nid=517|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=149|height=150]The EITI Secretariat and the African Development Bank co-hosted a Mediterranean EITI Roundtable in Tunis 25-26 November, chaired by Peter Eigen and addressed by AFDB President, Donald Kaberuka.
The Australian oil and gas company Santos has become an EITI Supporting Company. It is the 41st company to express its support of the EITI on the international level.
The EITI's stakeholders are invited to the Constitution Meeting of the EITI Association. The meeting will take place at the Ritz-Carlton, Doha, 16 February 2009 at 15:30.[img_assist|nid=606|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=106|height=150] The purpose of the meeting is to constitute the EITI Association, a non-profit association organised under Norwegian law.
Dr Peter Eigen, Chair of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), will visit Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria this week to recognise and encourage the progress being made towards the EITI standard. Like so many in the region, these countries are characterised by violence, corruption and poverty, as well as an abundance of natural resources. This paradox is often called the r