sharing in governance of extractive industries
On Day 8 of the workshop the students had the opportunity to hear from the main partners of the AMLA project, learning about each institution’s role in the development of Africa’s mining sector. Frank Mugyenyi of the African Union Commission highlighted the African Union in its role as a regional institution, focusing in particular on the creation of the Africa Mining Vision and how the policy is changing national approaches to the development of the mining sector. Thierno Olory-Togbe of the African Legal Support Facility spoke to the need for legal expertise, revealing how the African Legal Support Facility provides legal advisory services to African governments in the areas of infrastructure, energy, and commercial transactions. Lastly, Ousmane Deme of the World Bank Group spoke about the place of the World Bank in the current context, and how the institution uses its knowledge and operational know-how to grow capacity and encourage transparency in the extractive sectors of African countries.
On the career development front, Legal Research Team* members from cohorts 2014 and 2015 spent time working on their presentations. On the last day of the workshop, each graduating student will give a presentation on a topic related to the mining sector based on their original research.
Curious about what the students’ final presentations will be? Check back for more updates on the AMLA workshop.
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