In partnership with Khazar University, NRGI offers a comprehensive course on the extractive industries decision chain. In addition, the hub also provides thematic courses on issues relevant to the Eurasia region, such as the revenue management and economic diversification in period of low commodity prices. Courses are open to civil society actors, government officials, journalists and researchers.

Learn more from the Eurasia Regional Extractive Industries Knowledge Hub homepage, here.

Courses

Decision chain course (eight days)

Taught by a diverse group of national, regional and international experts, this course covers the full decision chain, focusing on legal, fiscal and revenue management issues. Participants with the highest marks receive additional instruction in the “training of trainers” course, which helps them develop training skills and modules for civil society in their own countries.

Training of trainers

A program to address regional capacity challenges. Because the area is diverse both in languages and in natural resources, the goal of the hub is to identify a core group who will become trainers in their own countries, where they can tailor their own lessons to each country's specific needs. Core courses are presented annually with some auxiliary courses offered to respond to emerging needs.

Course on revenue management (three days)

This course covers government policies to diversify the economy as well as the governance of natural resource funds.

EITI courses

These courses aim to improve the knowledge about the purpose, governance, reporting and scope of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). It also covers the role of civil society organizations in EITI, negotiation skills and EITI innovations.

For more information about Eurasia hub courses and costs, visit NRGI’s course page or contact Prof. Ingilab Ahmadov, Eurasia hub director at ingilab@khazar.org.

Course materials

  • 2016 Transforming Natural Resource Wealth Into Sustainable Prosperity course program in English and Russian
  • 2015 Managing and Distributing Natural Resource Revenues agenda in English and Russian

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