TOWARDS TRANSPARENCY, GENDER SENSITIVITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY: EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENTS IN EAST AFRICA

The East African Law Society in partnership with the Canadian Bar Association and Global Affairs Canada organised the first ever Regional Forum on the theme: “Towards Transparency, Gender Sensitivity And Accountability: Extractive Industry Developments In East Africa”, from 30 November to 1 December, 2017, in Arusha, United Republic of Tanzania. The Regional Forum is the inaugural event of the SIRD project, a project that brings together participants from East African law societies, and a range of national, regional and international stakeholders, including representatives from women’s groups, governments, private sector, community agencies, academic institutions and Non-Governmental Organisations, (NGOs). The overall objectives of the Regional Forum were to provide participants with opportunities to;

  • Exchange knowledge and share experiences on best practices related to gender sensitivity, transparency and accountability in the extractive sector;
  • Identify key challenges and opportunities to maximize benefits and reduce harms, in particular to women and girls affected by the extractive industry in East Africa;
  • Analyse the governance structures of the extractive industry in East Africa, and provide recommendations for the formulation of effective gender sensitive legal and policy reform and,
  • Build partnerships and develop networks for increased coordination among regional and international stakeholders.

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TOWARDS TRANSPARENCY, GENDER SENSITIVITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY: EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENTS IN EAST AFRICA
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Author: East Africa Law Society

Date Published: 19 Dec, 2017

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