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Niger Delta Development Forum at Nigeria, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State

November 14, 2017 to November 15, 2017
The Future in Our Hands: A State-Led Framework for Planning & Development in the Niger DeltaDate: November 14 – 15, 2017 Location: Uyo, Akwa Ibom State A new Niger Delta is only possible where there is a clear vision for the future, and that clear vision requires articulating a strongly co-created and owned long-term plan for growth and development by both state and federal governments.  NDDF 2017 will bring together a strong coalition of multi-sector stakeholders to discuss and influence…See More
Nov 3, 2017
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UK Trade Mission to Nigeria 7th-11th Nov 2017 at Lagos and Abuja

November 7, 2017 at 7pm to November 11, 2017 at 7pm
UK TRADE AND INVESTMENT MISSION TO NIGERIA7th – 11th of November 2017 Africa House London, working with the UK Department for International Trade and the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) is delighted to announce a Trade and Investment Mission to Nigeria. We are very pleased to return as guests of the FGN to Abuja and Lagos after our successful visit in February 2016-  in collaboration with the Westminster Africa Business Group (WABG) and supported by the Royal African Society. This mission…See More
Sep 10, 2017
Martin Brown commented on Asmara Klein's blog post 'Open consultation on how civil society should organise its engagement in the EITI'
"This is along overdue exercise. I am sure EITI have learnt so much about what is required in different parts of the world since Tony Blair first launched this great endeavour in the UK. I think the problem is EITI can see the need to adapt their…"
Feb 17, 2017
Martin Brown commented on GOXI's blog post 'With low commodity prices, the social license is more valuable than ever'
"Some people might think that  the success of the EITI can be tied to relatively simple measures of good governance  and economic development (see Corrigan, C 2013) The EITI has grown in number of ways and is pushing several directions.…"
Apr 11, 2016
Martin Brown favorited GOXI's blog post With low commodity prices, the social license is more valuable than ever
Apr 11, 2016
Martin Brown favorited Aasmund Andersen's blog post The Future of EITI is Using Government Systems
Mar 21, 2016
Martin Brown commented on Martin Brown's blog post 'President Buhari's anti-corruption measures and plans to invest in infrastructure'
"I am looking forward to that, should be good  M"
Mar 19, 2016
daniel gilbert commented on Martin Brown's blog post 'President Buhari's anti-corruption measures and plans to invest in infrastructure'
"Hi, Martin. Great post. I'm looking forward to hearing the keynote address of the Zambian High Commissioner to the aforementioned West Africa Business Group (confused? you should be, I am too..) event this coming May. Best, Daniel"
Mar 19, 2016
daniel gilbert favorited Martin Brown's blog post President Buhari's anti-corruption measures and plans to invest in infrastructure
Mar 19, 2016
Martin Brown commented on daniel gilbert's blog post 'Extractive Industries of Tajikistan & Happy Persian New Year! (Nowruz)'
"This blog makes me want to travel :-)"
Mar 19, 2016
Martin Brown favorited daniel gilbert's blog post Extractive Industries of Tajikistan & Happy Persian New Year! (Nowruz)
Mar 19, 2016
Eddie HoLmes and Martin Brown are now friends
Mar 18, 2016
Martin Brown replied to Jesse Salah Ovadia's discussion 'Is Natural Resource-Based Development Still Realistic for Africa?'
"Jesse thanks v. helpful on Nigeria and Ghana too. MB"
Mar 16, 2016
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"Reading this blog post by Eddy Holmes on: UK EITI, Ghana and Scotland http://investingindevelopment.org.uk/?p=2418"
Mar 15, 2016

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A parliamentary and government affairs adviser and alternate member of the UK EITI Multi-Stakeholder Group- consultant to the Extractive Consultant to the Extractive Industries Civil Society. Parliamentary and Government Affairs Adviser in London. Formerly, until July 2015, a Senior Parliamentary Adviser in the House of Commons. Policy areas include the digital economy, security, anti-corruption and African development. MA in Corruption and Governance from the University of Sussex in Brighton 2016.
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oil and natural gas, csr, governance and anti-corruption, investing, geology, redistribution and sustainable development
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PWYP walks out of UK EITI (again)

Posted on September 30, 2017 at 0:00 0 Comments

The UK EITI multi-stakeholder group (MSG) oversees the UK's membership of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). EICS recently agreed to be one of two 'nominating authorities' in respect of civil society members of the MSG. We want to ensure that civil society representation is fair and proper and from across the UK NI, Scotland, Wales and England-…


President Buhari's anti-corruption measures and plans to invest in infrastructure

Posted on March 13, 2016 at 21:30 2 Comments

Since those hard fought National elections, one year ago, President Buhari has been pushing ahead since his win, with a range of anti-corruption measures -he started with much needed reforms in key institutions, like Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC), Nigerian Maritime and Safety Administration (NIMASA), Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Military.

I could see evidence of this in Abuja, two weeks ago, while visiting the administrative capital, with the…


The EITI and the Challenge of Transparency

Posted on December 17, 2015 at 22:30 2 Comments

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) has now been around for well over a decade (see here for more on the EITI’s history).  Formed as a response to the much vaunted ‘resource curse’, the EITI has developed a position for itself as an important and innovative actor in the fight against natural resource-focussed corruption.  Indeed, it leads the way in developing consultative processes for more openness in the oil, gas and…


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