News and blog posts
On 28 September 2009, the members of civil society have decided to return to work with the EITI national committee in Niger. This decision follows the provisional release of Marou Amadou and Wada Maman, two civil society members in Niger.
US Senators introduced on 23 September the The Energy Security Through Transparency (ESTT) Act.
The Kyrgyz EITI Secretariat hosted an international conference on “Experience of Implementation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative” on 14-15 September at Lake Issyk-Kul in Kyrgyzstan. The conference included Kyrgyz government representatives, delegations from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Tajikistan, civil society organizations, mining companies and development institu
By Negbalee Warner, Head of the LEITI Secretariat, and Eddie Rich, Deputy Head of the EITI International Secretariat.
At the 1st session of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN) stated that he is preparing to introduce legislation to include US implementation of the EITI with bipartisan co-sponsors, including Senator Cardin (D-MD).
The French investment fund "Fonds de Reseve pour les Retraites" (FRR) declared on September 7 their backing of the EITI. The FFR states in their press release that promoting good governance and transparency is part of their SRI strategy. The fund also encourages the members of the extractive sector in its portfolio to fully endorse and actively support the Initative.