On 22-24 September 2014 representatives from civil society and donor organisations from Albania, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Ukraine and private foundation from Kazakhstan gathered in Istanbul, Turkey for the 10th Eurasia regional meeting.
Civil society welcomes UK candidacy for Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)
LONDON – UK members of the global Publish What You Pay coalition welcomed today’s decision by the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) to admit the UK as a candidate country. The EITI accepted the UK’s application to join the initiative at its international board meeting in Naypyidaw, Myanmar.
Publish What You Pay Zimbabwe participated in the 3rd Zimbabwe Alternative Mining Indaba held in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe from 24-25 September 2014. The Zimbabwe Alternative Mining Indaba (ZAMI), hosted by the Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association, was held under the theme ‘Communities Aloud! Fighting Corruption to Promote Transparency and Accountability’.
From the Albertine basin in Uganda to Mozambique’s gas windfall, countries in East & Southern Africa have been experiencing a flurry of extractive discoveries. Malawi hasn’t been left out, with an oil discovery under Lake Malawi and not insignificant deposits of uranium. With the majority of Malawi’s citizens living below the poverty line, discoveries such as these could be transformational for the country.
On September 22, Publish What You Pay – United States celebrated its 10-year anniversary with a reception on Capitol Hill. In attendance were members and friends of the PWYP-US coalition, Congressional staff, and allies in the United States government. Former U.S. Senator Richard Lugar, a longtime champion of transparency and co-author of the amendment that ultimately became Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Act, delivered keynote remarks.
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How has extractive project-level data been used at the subnational level?
Publish What You Pay Indonesia has led a project to increase the capacity of local CSOs to use project-level EITI data for identifying governance issues on the revenue chain, as well as for raising public awareness on the importance of extractive industries transparency.
July 24, 2014, Manila, Philippines - Bantay Kita (BK) and Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM) join forces to conduct a training on environmental regulations for local government units (LGUs). This is in line with the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), a global standard for transparency and accountability on the management of revenues from natural resources.