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Natural Resource Decision Chain Course: Eurasia

29 May–6 June 2017

  • Training

  • Starting 5:30AM

  • Ending 5:30AM Asia/Baku

  • Online

  • Applications closed

The Eurasia Extractives Industries Knowledge Hub is running a training course on the natural resource governance decision chain, which is planned for 29 June to 6 July in Baku, Azerbaijan. The ultimate goal of the course is to deliver skills and knowledge to government officials, parliamentary staff, civil society organizations, academia and media representatives that will help them to explore most effective scenarios for transforming extractive wealth into sustained prosperity.

Based on the Natural Resource Charter, this course helps participants understand the linkages between extractive sector transparency, accountability and management issues as an integrated system.

Participants of the course will be actively engaged in in-depth analysis and practical implementation scenarios associated with domestic foundations for resource governance; the chain of economic decisions required to manage resources for prosperity; and the international foundations for resource governance.

The course will cover following topics:

  • Inclusive and comprehensive national strategy development
  • Accountability and transparency mechanisms
  • Exploration and license allocation
  • Taxation
  • Local effects from extractive operations
  • State-owned enterprises
  • Managing volatile revenues
  • Government spending and investing for sustainable development
  • Role of international foundations in ensuring highest environmental, social and human rights

The course will be delivered by professional trainers of NRGI and Eurasia Hub. Simultaneous translation into English/Russian will be provided.

The course is open (with coverage of all expenses) to officials, academicians, CSO and media representatives from Mongolia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Ukraine and Tajikistan. Representatives of international organizations, foundations, companies and individuals can also apply, paying a course fee. The fee is USD 1,450, excluding airfare.

Applicants should complete and send application form in the link and CV to Eurasia EI Knowledge Hub [email protected] not later than 26 May. For more information, please contact Nazaket Azimli at [email protected].