The African Centre for Leadership, Strategy & Development (Centre LSD) in partnership with Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA), will on September 15th 2016 hold a one-day policy dialogue on Achieving Effective Natural Resource Governance in Nigeria.
The dialogue which convened to open deliberations on the content of state policies, the institutions that formulate and implement them with a view to examining the impact of the policies will hold at Osborne La Palm Resort Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.
A statement by Ms. Ngozi Izuora, Women Rights Officer of the Centre, said the convening shall be diagnostic of the policy problems and also suggest alternative approaches to dealing with the problems with focus on research findings of formal and informal mining in Nigeria with focus on Ebonyi State.
The statement reads in part: “strengthening civic engagement and advocacy for effective natural resource governance in Nigeria” is aimed at providing opportunity for citizens to contribute to the improvement of governance, transparency and accountability frameworks in extractives industries sector at national and local levels. Additionally, the project will advance Economic Justice through strengthening extractive industries regulatory and policy framework for the benefit of national economies and affected communities.”