By Sefton Darby, Director of S.E.B. Strategy Ltd
The first day of the Berne Board meeting saw tough negotiations on improving the EITI’s quality assurance mechanism.
As an EITI practitioner for the past four years with in-depth experience in six implementing countries, the closing of the fifth global conference is a time to reflect for a moment on the bigger picture of where the initiative is headed. The fifth conference builds on the “coming-of-age” feeling from Doha two years ago. One phrase which a delegate used yesterday to describe EITI which has stu
The Board discussed the way forward on the final day of the Berne meeting.
The opening plenary session of the 2011 EITI Conference in Paris featured Richard Boucher, the Deputy Secretary General, OECD, Her Excellency Roza Otunbayeva, President of the Kyrgyz Republic, Christophe de Margerie, CEO, Total, Peter Voser, CEO, Shell, Bishop Louis Portella-Mbuyu, President, National Bishops Conference of Congo-Brazzaville and Simon Taylor, the founding Director of Global Witn