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With 22 of the 30 countries around the world having to go through the EITI quality assurance mechanism, Validation, by March 2010, it is tremendously encouraging to hear about implementation in full swing in so many countries.


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.


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


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.