2023 EITI Global Conference Holds in Dakar in June

Mark Robinson
Executive Director of EITI

The 2023 Global Conference of the Extractives Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is scheduled to take place from June 13 to 14, 2023 in Dakar, Senegal, and will be hosted by the Government of Senegal at the Centre International de Conférences Abdou Diouf, Diamniadio. 

EITI will host its flagship Global Conference in 2023, with over 1,000 stakeholders convening to assess the progress made in open data publication and utilization for informed decision-making in accountable natural resource management.

Twenty years on, the ninth EITI Global Conference will gather stakeholders from around the world under the theme “Transparency in transition” with a view to continue to build on the gains achieved in transparency in the evolving context of the energy transition.

It will acknowledge the achievements in natural resource transparency and multi-stakeholder dialogue while addressing the challenges of the energy landscape’s changing dynamics and growing demand for an open and accountable resource sector.

It will take stock of progress in publishing and using open data to inform decision-making, analysis and public debate on accountable natural resource management.

To mark the EITI’s 20th anniversary, the conference will celebrate achievements in natural resource transparency and multi-stakeholder dialogue, while also looking to the future to consider how the EITI should adapt to a changing energy landscape and growing demand for an open and accountable resource sector.    

Speakers expected at the conference include H.E. Mr. Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal; Rt Hon. Helen Clark, Chair of the Board, EITI; Rohitesh Dhawan, Chief Executive Officer, International Council on Mining & Metals (ICMM) and Mark Robinson, Executive Director, EITI.

Founded on the belief that a country’s natural resources belong to its citizens, the EITI was established with the vision that strengthened transparency of natural resource revenues can reduce corruption, help to transform economies, and raise the living standards of citizens in resource-rich countries.   Interested participants should please register at https://whova.com/portal/registration/eitig1_202306/