Panel Discussion Lunch

Friday May 21, 2010 12:30-2:00pm

Alfredo Okenve Ndo
Co-Founder and Secretary-General of the Centro de Estudios e Iniciativas para el Desarrollo; Representative on the National Commission Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative


Moberg will discuss the current status and future of this voluntary initiative. His remarks will be followed by comments from Paulo de Sa  Manager, Oil, Gas and Mining Policy Division.  The World Bank provides funds and technical assistance to some of the countries implementing EITI.


<p>The US Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (US Helsinki Commission) said 22 April that the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is a model for addressing the challenges seen when governments receive a windfall of revenue from their resources but fail to pass that benefit to their citizens.


This hearing will focus on programs that support revenue transparency such as the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) and their ability to improve human rights in resource-rich countries.  One of the hallmarks of EITI is the equal seat that civil society is given at the table with government and industry through the multi-stakeholder working group.