From Reports to Results: How can GIZ help in framing EITI’s Future Impact?

Workshop Session 3
October 7, 14:30 – 16:00, Venue: Neue Mälzerei/Kuppelsaal Süd
Language: English

Organisers

Juliane Weymann, Advisor, Regional Resource Governance West Africa (Liberia), Workstream Coordinator in GGA

Michael Roesch, Project Director, Regional Cooperation for the Sustainable Management of Mining (REDLAC)

Gerhard Schmalbruch, Program Director, Promotion of Integral Civil Security and Transformation of Social Conflicts (FOSIT Guatemala, REDLAC)

Torge Hamkens, Advisor, Sector Programme Extractives for Development

 
Speakers

Lutz Neumann, International Consultant on Resource Governance

Lothar Rast, Country Director Guatemala and Belize, GIZ

Michael Roesch, Project Director, Strengthening regional cooperation for the sustainable management of the mining sector in the Andean countries, GIZ

Juliane Weymann, Project Manager Liberia, Regional Resource Governance in West Africa, GIZ

 
Moderation

Kristian Lempa, Senior Advisor, Extractives for Development Programme, GIZ

 
Objective

By requesting voluntary cooperation between state, private sector and civil society and by reconciling revenue data from private sector and governmental side, the global Extractives Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) contributes greatly to transparency in the extractives resource sector and is a driver for improved sector governance on national as well as global level. The German Government through GIZ has been a strong partner to EITI from the very beginning.

Context
The initial (EITI) approach to increase transparency is under revision and shall be broadened to assure maximum impact. The next EITI Global conference, scheduled for Lima in February 2016, will reflect on recent reform efforts. Additionally, Germany will soon become a member of the EITI Board with increased influence and decision-making power on a future EITI structure and implementation strategy.

Relevance for GIZ
EITI is among the important GIZ governance topics, with regionally differentiated approaches and partner demands. This is reflected in work streams in the sectoral networks of Latin America (REDLAC) and Africa (GGA). Considering this, the workshop provides a great opportunity to review our current advisory and cooperation approach and strategies by bringing together the different internal stakeholders working with EITI structures in our host countries as well as those who advise BMZ on EITI policy issues.

Planned Outcomes

Catalogue of innovative topics to be integrated into the cooperation with local /regional EITI bodies (sectoral networks and project level)

Proposal for reviewed GIZ advisory approach (towards BMZ / German Government) regarding EITI

Establishment of an EITI Community of Practice closely linked to the existing work streams on resource governance

Content

(Self-)Reflection on cooperation regarding EITI processes based on survey conducted by SV, and with commentaries from REDLAC and GGA as well as external advisors

Exchange of current trends and ideas towards new activity areas for EITI, considering national and regional priorities and capacities

Discussion of future advisory approach towards BMZ, (including e.g. further expansion, regional trends and approaches validation requirements, and global-local exchange)

Discussion of coordination and exchange between sectoral networks and SV

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