The Parliamentary Assembly of the Francophonie (APF) will host its 37th Plenary Assembly in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo from the 6th to the 8th of July 2011, preceeded by comitee meetings from the 4th to the 7th of July. The Organisation of La Francophie will host an EITI event at the meetings. 

The International Economic Forum of the Americas will have its 17th Conference of Montreal with a focus on "A Changing Economic Order: New Realities, New Models". The International Organisation of La Francophonie (IOF) will co-organise a forum on States-Business-Civil Society partherships: The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.

The 5th EITI Global Conference  will feature four plenary sessions and numerous executive sessions, as well as workshops, all evolving around the headline ‘transparency counts’. There will also be special events such as the EITI Chair’s awards and the EITI National Exhibition. The conference events and sessions will reflect the following two main themes:

Consolidating the impact of the EITIThe future of the EITI and revenue transparency

The EITI Board will host a Members' Meeting,  in conjunction with the 5th EITI Global Conferenc, 01 March 2011, 16:00 at the OECD Conference Centre, 2, rue André Pascal, Paris.

The draft agenda for the Members' Meeting is:

To approve the 2009-2011 Progress Report and plans for the next Board term.To elect the EITI Chair, based on the proposal of the Board.To elect the Board Members and Alternates based on the nominations from the constituencies.Consider any other matters requested by member

EITI will have it's 14th Board Meeting in Brussels 13-14 December 2010. The agenda includes follow-up actions agreed in the previous board meeting in Dar es Salaam, as well as a report from the Validation Committee. The Validation Committee will discuss recommendations for eight countries, and possibly three additional countries.

For more information on the board meeting, please contact Leah Krogsund at the Secretariat.

The last year has seen unprecedented activity in EITI implementing countries as 23 of the 31 candidate countries have had validation deadlines. Twenty-three implementing countries have now produced EITI reports – more than half of them have produced these reports for the first time this year.Therefore, the 3rd National Coordinators' meeting in November will be a timely opportunity to discuss:

Friday May 21, 2010 12:30-2:00pm

Alfredo Okenve NdoCo-Founder and Secretary-General of the Centro de Estudios e Iniciativas para el Desarrollo; Representative on the National Commission Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

Simon TaylorFounding Director, Global Witness – International NGO co-nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for work on conflict diamonds, founding member of Publish What You Pay coalition and EITI

Moberg will discuss the current status and future of this voluntary initiative. His remarks will be followed by comments from Paulo de Sa  Manager, Oil, Gas and Mining Policy Division.  The World Bank provides funds and technical assistance to some of the countries implementing EITI.

The Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) aims to increase the transparency of payment made by the oil,

This hearing will focus on programs that support revenue transparency such as the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) and their ability to improve human rights in resource-rich countries.  One of the hallmarks of EITI is the equal seat that civil society is given at the table with government and industry through the multi-stakeholder working group.  Questions remain, however, as to the real role civil society is being allowed to play,