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Harnessing the Extractive Industries for Development in sub-Saharan Africa 2017 #EX4DEV17

On Thursday 2nd November, over 50 PhD researchers, academics and practitioners gathered at Royal Holloway, University of London for the 2nd annual workshop on harnessing the extractive industries for development: EX4DEV17. With a focus on sub-Saharan Africa, the aim was to share ideas and foster collaboration on how to realise the extractive industries' development potential.

As expected, there is no definitive answer for harnessing the extractive industries. However, what did become clear from the workshop is that by drawing on the range of expertise, disciplines, sectors, and data beginning to become available we can work together to put the right tools in the right hands. GOXI is one platform that offers a space where we can create a dialogue; share opinions and information; connect people; and seek collaboration to this end.

Yet, with big ideas, we need bold leaders who are willing to drive positive change and solutions, and make faster, better-linked progress at harnessing the extractives industries for national and local development. As part of the extractives community, we need to take ownership of these big ideas. 

Highlights from the event are summarised in the EX4DEV17 Briefing Note and on the Storify Twitter summary.

You can also find more materials, including photos from the day, on the EX4DEV website at ex4dev.com.

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