Publish What You Pay-Nigeria Elected Member Of The Africa Steering Committee

The Publish What You Pay-Nigeria (PWYP) has been elected as a member of the PWYP Africa Steering Committee. Mss Danladi Erisa, Northeast Zonal Coordinator was elected the Anglophone West Africa Representative at the PWYP Africa Conference held on 11th to 13th July 2017 in Livingstone, Zambia. The position has a three-year mandate, 2017-2020.

Other elected members are, Dupleix Kuenzob, PWYP Cameroon-Central Africa,   Mutuso Dhliwayo, PWYP Zimbabwe-East and Southern Africa, Tiemoko Sangare, PWYP Mali-Francophone West Africa, Brice Mackosso-EITI International Board representative, Moses Kulaba-EITI International Board representative and Faith Nwadishi-EITI International Board representative.

The executive members have key roles to oversee the implementation of the strategic action plan and provide strategic guidance as needed, ensure that National Coalitions and members comply with PWYP principles and standards, oversee and validate the setting up of national coalitions and ensure the implementation of the protection policy.

The conference had making oil, gas and mineral wealth work for communities in African as its core agenda, while not less than 100 delegates participated.

The event also focused on identifying strategic sub-regional priorities that will form the basis for a two-year pan-Africa PWYP strategy; strengthening the competence of PWYP members on transparent, accountable, sustainable and equitable extractive sector in Africa.

Besides accountability and transparency in the extractive sector, implementation of the African Mining Vision was also a dominant discourse at the event.

Other areas discussed at the conference were women and extractive, mineral conflict, mandatory disclosures and beneficial ownership.

The conference is the 6th edition and was hosted in collaboration with the Zambian and Zimbabwean PWYP coalitions.

The event provided space for PWYP members from 23 African countries to share experiences, learn from each other and move forward the extractive industry transparency work.

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