The 38th meeting of the EITI International Board holds in Manila, Philippines from the 25th to 26th October 2017 at the Conrad Manila Hotel.
The meeting will be preceded by a conference on Beneficial Ownership holding in Jakarta, Indonesia from the 23rd to 24th October 2017.
Government agencies in member countries responsible for tax collection, drafting or implementation of laws, establishing and managing company registry regulating the petroleum and mining sector as well as those coordinating issues are expected at the conference.
The EITI meeting will begin on the 24th with meetings of committees on Civil society, Companies, implementing and supporting countries constituencies.
The 38th Board Meeting will hold on Wednesday 25th at 10am in Manila with Fredrik Reinfeldt presiding.
Two Nigerians are currently serving on the 20 -member EITI International Board. They are Mrs Zainab Ahmed, Nigeria’s Minister of State for Budget and National Planning representing the Anglo- Lusophone member countries in Africa and Ms.Faith Nwadishi, a Civil society representative.
In each of the implementing countries, the EITI is supported by a coalition of government, companies, and civil society. The main aim of EITI is to strengthen government and company systems, inform public debate and promote understanding.