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.
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.
Workshop organised by the Transparency and Accountability Initiative: 10th February 2015, Washington DC
The issue of civic space
On February 12, 2015, MSI Integrity will release Protecting the Cornerstone: Assessing the Governance of Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Multi-Stakeholder Groups.
NRGI, in collaboration with Penplusbytes will pilot a series of trainings for journalists, under their CODEX project ("Catalyzing Open Data for Extractives") to unleash the potential of open data in the extractive sector in Ghana - focusing on EITI data, company information and fiscal modeling.
Data revolutions for better governance of extractive industries in FCV, organised as part of the World Bank Fragility, Conflict and Violence Forum 2015
An Extractive Industries Stakeholders Seminar will be convened by the Ministry of Energy and Mining of the Dominican Republlic on 9 February 2015.