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Training Seminar on the Civil Society Organisations of the EITI-ITIE


The Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC), and the Project to Strengthen Governance of Raw Materials (REPAM) for Central Africa, together with the German Development Cooperation (GIZ), organized this training seminar for the Organisations of Civil Society (OSC) of the EITI.

This training follows a study under the REMAP project, carried out between 2012 and 2013, with the aim of drawing up an awareness-raising and training programme for the OSC, in order to improve and empower the Initiatives for Transparency for Extractive Industries (EITI), directed towards improving governance in the extractive sector in Central Africa.

Both Hinestrosa Gómez, as Director General of Civil Society, and, Elías Ondo Mbana, welcomed interest from the EITI in training professionals in all member States of the institution. To the Equatoguinean Government, led by the Head of State, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, he welcomed the constant support for projects in favour of the population.

Other aims of the seminar include facilitating the OSC in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea in learning about the tools, methods and mechanisms of its organisations, in order to improve its efficiency, and boost sustainable governance in the extractive sector.

The workshop will have three phases; the frost from 13th to 17th March in Malabo; the second in Libreville from 24th to 28th April; and the third in Malabo from 22nd to 26th May.

The training, which on this occasion has the banner "The handling of associations: Issues and Challenges", has already been provided to OSC members in Chad in 2014 and Congo-Brazzaville, in 2015.

REMAP intends, among other ends, to strengthen the capacities of organisations in civil societies through specific measures which should contribute towards the rational exploitation of raw materials, and the fight against poverty, together with the implication for the economic development of the subregion.

On the photo: Cesar Augusto Hinestrosa

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