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The Opening up Ownership Africa conference was the largest gathering of beneficial ownership transparency practitioners yet. 

Conference co-host and keynote speaker, President of Senegal, HE Macky Sall started by highlighting action on past commitments

Papua New Guinea achieves meaningful progress in EITI implementation, but further institutional reforms are necessary.

At its meeting in Dakar on 30 October 2018, the EITI Board decided that Papua New Guinea (PNG) has made meaningful progress in implementing the EITI Standard. The Board recognised PNG’s efforts in implementing reforms to address weaknesses in government systems and in improving the level of transparency on state participation in the country’s extractive industries. 

First EITI country to systematically disclose all information required by the Standard holds first annual meeting on extractive industry revenues.

Norway’s Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (MPE) is hosting the country’s first annual stakeholder meeting on petroleum activities on 23 October in Oslo, following extensive national discussions on how to structure stakeholder engagement.

Tonu works as the Lead on Thematic Engagement at the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Secretariat. She works with OGP staff, Steering Committee and partners to ensure that the 99 countries and localities that are OGP members can use the platform to deliver on reforms in priority thematic issues like anti-corruption and priority sectors such as the extractive industries.

OSLO, Oct. 15, 2018 – The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative’s (EITI) Board today announced that Mark Robinson has been named executive director of the EITI. Currently the global director of the World Resources Institute’s (WRI) Governance Center, he will assume his position at the end of November 2018.

“Mark Robinson is a widely respected figure in the international development community, spanning the worlds of policy-making,

Rob Pitman works as a governance officer for NRGI, where he leads organisational advocacy and research on contract transparency and manages the use of the Natural Resource Charter as a tool to structure analysis and dialogue. He is a co-author of the Natural Resource Charter Benchmarking Framework.

We spoke with Rob on the sidelines of the EITI’s gathering of key partner organisations, dedicated to discussing priorities for strengthening extractive industry governance,

EITI Board assesses the island nation as having achieved “meaningful progress” against the EITI Standard.

The EITI Board decided on 1 October that the Seychelles has made “meaningful progress” overall in implementing the EITI Standard, following the conclusion of the Validation process – the EITI’s quality assurance process.

The Board recognises the commitment by the Government of Seychelles and the Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG) to good governance in its nascent oil sector and commends the

Rashad Abelson works at the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), for the Responsible Business Conduct Unit, where he implements the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Mineral Supply Chains. He is also working on the development of an online Risk Portal. The OECD Portal for Supply Chain Risk Information will be a one-stop shop for information on 38 different mineral supply chains.

Sven works as a program manager for the World Bank’s Extractives Global Programmatic Support (EGPS) Multi-Donor Trust Fund, which supports developing countries govern their oil, gas and mineral resources in a sustainable and transparent manner to reduce poverty and boost shared prosperity. We spoke with Sven on the sidelines of the EITI’s gathering of partner organisations, dedicated to discussing priorities for strengthening extractive industry governance, which was held in Oslo in September 2018.

Ukraine’s national parliament passed the widely-backed Law 2545-VIII ‘On ensuring transparency in extractive industries’ on 18 September 2018. The new legislation sets out legal principles for the collection, disclosure and dissemination of data on Ukraine’s extractive industries. It is hailed by campaigners as a milestone on the road to transparency and accountability in the country’s oil, gas and mining sector.