Impact of the extractive industries transparency initiative (EITI) on the promotion of transparency and accountability in Southern and East Africa | Land Portal

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January 2012
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The first regional conference for southern and East Africa on the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) was held in Cape Town on 21st May 2012. The overall aim was to evaluate the EITI’s impact on the promotion of transparency and accountability in southern and East Africa. Its specific objectives included:

explaining the international EITI process, including discussing the emerging strategy;
sharing lessons learnt and best practises in the implementation of EITI in the region
agreeing on messages to take back to the EITI International Board on opportunities and challenges in the region
agreeing on mechanisms to help nations in their efforts to become candidate and compliant countries and discussing how best to support these mechanisms
discussing deeper and wider processes, which link better to other transparency and accountability initiatives at the international level
debating the merits of holding an annual event to promote the EITI in the region

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