A high-ranking delegation from the Nigeria Extractive Industry Transparency (NEITI) is among delegates from member countries of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in Kenya to study the new rules introduced by the global organization.
The training is organized by EITI Headquarters in Oslo, Norway with support of German International Corporation, to build the capacity of member countries based on the new rules of moving EITI implementation from promoting transparency to attaining grassroots impact through accountability.
The new rules cover strategies in implementation process, reporting requirement, data collation, civil society participation and country ownership. The objective of the new rules is to ensure that the implementation of EITI in the member countries translates to how resources from oil, gas and solid minerals support provision of basic infrastructure such as roads, healthcare, education, security and general programmes aimed at poverty reduction.
NEITI is being represented at the training by Peter Ogbobine and Tariye George, Directors of Legal Services and Technical respectively, as well as representatives of the civil societies