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Introduction to Extractive Industry Governance: Policy and Practice Course 2021

6 September–29 October 2021

  • Training

  • Starting 2:00AM

  • Ending 10:00AM EAT

  • Online

  • Applications closed

The Africa Regional Extractive Industries Knowledge Hub (AFREIKH) will host a virtual course "Introduction to Extractive Industry Governance: Policy and Practice" in September and October, 2021. The application period for this course is now closed.

Each topic of the course will include interactive lectures, group discussions, video simulation exercises, games, guest presentations by leading experts, short essays to evaluate the understanding of participants, case studies for participants to analyze real-life scenarios, as well as a policy dialogue session.

All participants will be required to attend all the online sessions, take part in the exercises and complete essay assignments. Participants will be awarded attendance certificates upon satisfactory completion of the course. They will also form part of the hub alumni to be engaged in training and mentorship of new participants.


This introductory course provides a combination of theoretical and practical perspectives aimed at introducing participants to the key essentials of governance and management of the extractives sector, highlighting the minimum standards required in the oversight of natural resources in Africa as well as give a glimpse into the upcoming Africa Extractives Learning and Governance Program (AELGP).

Expected learning outcomes
  1. Improved understanding of the key essentials for Africa’s extractives sector governance.
  2. Strengthened understanding of stakeholders on extractives sector value chain, challenges and opportunities in the management of extractives.
  3. Increased capacity of stakeholders to influence policy and practice through increased interaction and networking resulting in coalitions that promote policy change and improved governance of Africa’s extractive sectors.


The course targets a limited number of participants (40-45) with a direct or indirect influence in the governance and management of extractives in Africa. Eligible participants include government officials (including parliamentarians), private sector executives, civil society members, journalists with a strong interest in the sector, international development partners, as well as academics, researchers and policy analysts who would like to have a better understanding of the sector and ultimately influence resource governance and sustainable economic development in Africa.

Mode of delivery

The course will be delivered online.


  • The application and selection process will run in August 2021.
  • The course will be spread over 8 weeks starting from 6 September to 26 October with a break between. 
Contact Hours

1.5 hours a day / 8 hours a week

Each week will have a mixture of self-paced reading, exercises and a live session with the trainer and an expert Q&A at the end of the week.


The Anglophone Africa Regional Extractive Industries Knowledge Hub (AFREIKH), hosted at Strathmore University, is a partnership between Strathmore Extractives Industry Centre (SEIC) and the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI). AFREIKH’s aim is to address knowledge gaps in the extractive industries (oil, gas and mining) in Africa through training, research and evidence-based policy engagement with a view to improving the governance of the sector. 

For more information visit the AFREIKH site.