Delivered in English.
The Anglophone Africa Regional Extractive Industries Knowledge Hub has announced its annual summer school on oil, gas and mining governance. The knowledge hub was established by the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) in collaboration with German International Development Cooperation (GIZ).
The summer school is open to the following groups: senior-level civil society activists and journalists/editors who cover extractive industries; youth activists; traditional authorities who are engaged in the sector; as well as government officials, members of parliament and clerks serving in extractive industries-relevant parliamentary sub-committees.
Over the last five years, 212 participants from countries including Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Mauritania, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Switzerland, Tanzania, U.K., U.S., Zambia and Zimbabwe have participated in the course.
The two-week residential course comprehensively covers the extractive industries decision chain. It seeks to deepen knowledge and equip participants with the skills necessary to undertake independent analysis of fiscal and revenue management policies, EITI reports, contracts and key legislation in their own countries. Resource persons are seasoned experts from across the continent who have backgrounds in academics and activism. Learn more about the course here.
The course is limited to 40 participants.
A limited number of places at the summer school will be fully funded by the organizers, but further participation is made possible through sponsorship from interested grant-making institutions. Grant-making institutions are therefore strongly encouraged to consider sponsoring staff from their recipient organizations to attend this course. The total cost for sponsoring a participant for the two-week course (including accommodation, food, tuition and field trip expenses) is USD 2,500. In addition, sponsoring institutions would need to cover separately visas, travel to and from the summer school, and also provide for any extra incidental expenses for their recipients.
Individuals interested in participating in this year’s summer school should complete the application form and all supporting documents no later than 30 June 2016. Further information, including a detailed course outline, will be sent to successful applicants by the end of July 2016.
To register your interest to be a sponsor, please contact NRGI’s Africa program assistant, Rushaiya Ibrahim-Tanko at firstname.lastname@example.org or NRGI’s Africa deputy director, Emmanuel Kuyole at email@example.com, or call +233 303 223815/+233 302242345.
Click here to apply directly as a participant.