Panel Debate | Building Transparency into African Oil, Gas and Mining
On Friday 23 October, representatives from EITI, the trading company Trafigura and the civil society organisation ROTAB, joined at the Graduate Institute to discuss ways of improving transparency in the African oil and gas sector.
Taking place immediately after a board meeting of the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) in Berne, the event, moderated by DevPol’s Editor-in-Chief, Gilles Carbonnier, featured the following invited speakers:
- Bady Baldé, Regional Director for Central Africa and Madagascar, EITI
- Andrew Gowers, Global Head of Corporate Affairs, Trafigura
- Ali Idrissa, National Coordinator for Niger, Réseau des organisations pour la transparence et l’analyse budgétaire (ROTAB)
- Florent Michel Okoko, Advisor to the Minister of Economy & Finance, Congo
The participants discussed the major challenge of how to achieve open and accountable management of African natural resources. More specifically, they discussed how to deliver effective governance and revenue transparency, as well as better dialogue between governments, industrial producers, trading companies and civil society.
If you missed the debate, you can watch it here.