sharing in governance of extractive industries
I'm just about to go into observe the second day of the EITI Board meeting in Kiev. Civil society has this style I noticed at the last meeting in Berne and I'd be interested if anyone has a view.The…Continue
There's a dispute at the UK EITI multi-stakeholder group. The group is supposed to include fair representation of UK civil society. Publish What You Pay (PWYP) has, however, to date nominated as substantive members (or alternates) only white men in paid appointments at London-based international NGOs. Most of these NGOs, of course, have no community engagement in the UK at all.
Some of us decided that this was outrageous. Particularly in view of the high UK African interest in…Continue
Yesterday, at the first day of the EITI Board's 2-day meeting in Oslo, there was a stand-out moment.
It wasn't the worthy discussion of the validation schedule, or the meticulously prepared papers, or the sensible outreach work. It wasn't even the intelligent introduction to the new EITI beta website, which looks set to become a very handy resource for everyone.
The stand-out moment came while the secretariat…Continue
Tanzania Extractive Industry Civil Society (TEICS)'s Bubelwa Kaiza writes here at Goxi about an attempt by powerful, rich International NGOs to wrest control of the EITI initiative in Tanzania from dedicated local CSOs.
This is the latest episode in a new story about Africans determined to assert their will over their own civil society…Continue
We have the latest meeting of the UK EITI multi-stakeholder group tomorrow (Tuesday) and this comes just as we've issued our first year report. Elsewhere on Goxi, Miles Litvinoff of Publish What You Pay provides a super, detailed description of the administrative process so far. It’s worth flagging here a few quick lessons in respect of civil society activity on the MSG.
First, Extractive Industries Civil…Continue