Chair & venue confirmed for Open Gov Week event: Transparency in the world's oil, gas & mining industries: the UK's role 13 March 10:30-13:00, London

All are welcome at this event, which will be chaired by Matthew Ray, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and Chair of the EITI Multi-Stakeholder Group, and take place at The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4B.

Please circulate widely among your networks.

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The UK and other countries have achieved good progress in promoting natural resource transparency over the last 15 years, through both reporting under the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), which 51 governments have signed up to implement, and mandatory reporting rules.

However, more work is needed to progress from transparency to accountability; gaps remain in the scope and coverage of extractive companies’ disclosures of payments to governments and in the clarity and accessibility of the disclosed data; and the complementary opening up of contract and beneficial ownership information is also needed.

This session will cover the current state and future actions for natural resource transparency from a UK perspective, providing an overview from the UK government, civil society, and private sector representatives.


10:30 - 11:30 presentations:

Miles Litvinoff – PWYP UK

Joe Williams - NRGI

Dominic Eagleton - Global Witness

Sophie Durham - Kosmos Energy

Rhona Birchall - Department for International Development

11:40 - 13:00 discussion and Q&A

Chair: Matthew Ray, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Chair of the EITI Multi-Stakeholder Group