by Delly Waigeno – EM TV, Port Moresby
The U.S. Agency for International Development or USAID, partnered with the World Bank and several Asia-Pacific nations including Papua New Guinea for an Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) boot camp.
The boot camp, held in the Philippines, focused on transparency in the extractive sector. The workshop introduced the EITI process and the role of data and communications in the EITI.
Like the United States, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands are EITI candidate countries.
Workshop attendees learned how to communicate the data from EITI reports to their respective sector audiences.
USAID is fully committed to support the EITI and helping governmen’s around the globe promote openness, meaningful civic engagement, and shared responsibility in the sustainable management of natural resources.
EITI encourages a new approach to participatory government, by bringing representatives from industry, government, and the public together to develop new ways to bring greater transparency to the revenue that is generated and collected from natural resource extraction.