Building sufficient understanding of the EITI is an important activity for EITI stakeholders around the world. The sheer numbers of stakeholders requiring training is growing as more countries are following the EITI standard.
As EITI implementation deepens, more specialised training is required. Stakeholders can now benefit from lessons learnt in other countries, and from an increasing body of information and documentation. Peer-learning is becoming a central feature in EITI capacity-building.
The EITI International Secretariat supports implementing country stakeholders in building their capacity to implement the EITI and achieve Compliance. The focus is on providing guidance on the EITI Standard, facilitating lesson learning for improved implementation, and promoting good practices in other countries. The Secretariat actively coordinates with the growing number of other international partners providing training. The EITI website is a central depository for guidance materials and documentation about the best way to implement the EITI.
EITI encourages partners to submit EITI resources on their training efforts and to share a list of approved trainers/consultants. To have access to the list and/or to send information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A number of organisations are involved in training, as providers, funders or both. The EITI International Secretariat is providing the following overview of who is doing what. Check the events calendar to learn more about planned EITI training events.
For more information on specific training, please contact the relevant organisations directly by following the links below.
Please note: most of the EITI training events are on invitation only and with limited places available.
The Natural Resource Governance Institute actively supports stakeholders in oil, gas and mineral producing countries as they navigate the process of implementing the EITI. NRGI offers technical advice on improving the quality and scope of EITI reports, and trains civil society to utilize the information made available by the EITI to push for broader reforms and greater accountability. These capacity building programs are delivered across the globe, including at six regional "knowledge hubs", and draw from NRGI’s research on how transparency can address the governance and development challenges faced by resource rich countries. NRGI has developed six training modules on the different EITI implementation phases, including introducing the EITI, starting the EITI, defining the scope of the EITI, analyzing EITI reports, communicating about the EITI and dealing with the EITI Validation Process.
The German Government, through the German International Cooperation (GIZ) in addition to providing extensive technical bilateral cooperation, has together with the EITI Secretariat organised a cycle of EITI trainings since 2008 for EITI Stakeholders and practitioners from countries implementing the EITI.
Publish What You Pay has affiliated civil society coalition groups in 33 of the 35 countries currently implementing the EITI, offering valuable opportunities for peer-to-peer learning and knowledge exchange. PWYP regional coordinators collaborate with local and international actors to organise training workshops, conferences and seminars to help meet these training needs. As part of the 2012 Strategic review of the PWYP coalition, a series of regional workshops are taking place, offering an opportunity for training to enhance civil society engagement and understanding of EITI processes at national level.
PETRAD, a non-profit competence center, established as a foundation by Norwegian Authorities, offers eight-week programmes on sound management of petroleum resources, based on experiences of good governance of the sector in Norway, and with some components on the EITI as aspects of transparency and accountability in the state administration.
The World Bank Multi-Donor Trust Fund, is a leading provider of technical assistance in the EITI processes, and works with the EITI International Secretariat and other partners, mainly co-funding various training events.
The European Commission has been involved in co-funding partners and agencies for EITI training delivery through the EITI-MDTF and as part of its bilateral support to Public Finance Management in certain countries.
Please consult our events calendar.
The EITI International Secretariat and its partners have developed training materials and toolkits on different aspects of EITI implementation have been developed by various organizations. They can be uploaded and consulted here.
They cover the following core aspects of the EITI process:
NRGI online guide to the EITI Standard
The following modules do not reflect the changes introduced by the EITI Standard and therefore some content may be outdated:
1. Introducing and starting the EITI process
2. Reporting (Defining scope, preparation, disclosure, EITI reports
3. Communications (Dissemination and communicating the EITI)
4. Validation (Review and Validation process)
5. Post-Compliance (Retaining Compliance)
6. Wider value chain issues
EITI partners have provided these resources, specifically and exclusively for the use of stakeholders and the purpose of EITI training.
Under no circumstances should the training material provided (or any derivative thereof) be used by any party for commercial gain or for any non-educational purpose.
All training material provided, rights, title and information, in all languages, formats and media, throughout the world, including all copyrights, are and will continue to be the exclusive property of the authoring organisation.
Any suspected intellectual or property rights infringement shall be notified to the EITI International Secretariat and to the applicable Training partner organisation.
For any other interest in the training material provided by EITI partner organisations, contact the authoring organisation directly.