The Global Conference is the flagship event in natural resource governance. Governing oil, gas and minerals is no easy task for any country. Improving transparency and accountability to strengthen systems and inform public debate is an essential first step for all countries.
The Bank’s 50th Annual Meeting will take place in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, from May 25-29, 2015.
During the last two decades, the African continent has experienced an impressive “mining boom” that has either revitalized long-term and established mining economies (such as Ghana, South Africa, Zambia) or allowed for new economies to emerge (such as new gold producers in West Africa). In the meantime, oil production has increased steadily from the 1980s.
The UK is committed to strong rules for transparency in the oil, gas and mining industry. In May 2013 the Prime Minister committed the UK to implement the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI).
The focus of 2014 Intergovernmental Forum's Annual General Meeting is "Social Benefits and Engagement".
The Second Annual Oman Energy Forum will bring together key stakeholders in the Oman energy industry to have a dynamic knowledge exchange about Oman's expanding global footprint on the energy map in a bid to tap into a new trade route; combined with intensifying efforts to stimulate the creation of in-country value, accelerate Omanization and build out key domestic infrastructu