Session 8 - Key Recommendations

The participants made the following key recommendations:

Claude Kabemba's picture

Director of the Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW)

October 3rd, 2012

The participants made the following key recommendations:

  • Ensure that transparency goes beyond just revenue and includes contract transparency;
  • Intensify lobbying on South Africa to ensure that it implements the EITI;
  • Encourage greater integration between EITI and the AU Mining Vision;
  • Build the capacity of civil society and enhance its participation in the entire EITI process;
  • Enhance the capacity of civil society to analyse audit reports as there is a general feeling that transparency is growing but that accountability is still lacking – this will require that funding is provided to civil society organisations promoting the EITI;
  • Support the expansion of the EITI to include monitoring how governments are spending the revenues raised from the extractive industries;
  • Expand stakeholder participation in the EITI to include communities;
  • There is a need to strengthen civil society’s representation on multi-stakeholder groups and participation in the entire process to ensure that credible and critical issues are pushed forward;
  • There is need for regular capacity enhancement for all key players in the EITI process;
  • Efforts must continue to ensure that more western countries sign up to the EITI; and,
  • Efforts must be made to promote the domestication of the EITI.

About the author(s)

Claude Kabemba is the Director of the Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW). In 2006, the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) asked him to spearhead the formation of SARW. He holds a PhD in International Relations (Political economy) at the University of the Witwatersrand (Thesis: Democratisation and the Political Economy of a Dysfunctional State: The Case of the Democratic Republic of Congo). Before joining SARW, he worked at the Human Sciences Research Council and the Electoral institute of Southern Africa as a Chief Research Manager and Research Manager respectively. He has also worked at the Development Bank of Southern Africa and the Centre for Policy Studies as Policy Analyst. Dr. Kabemba’s main areas of research interest include: Political economy of Sub Saharan Africa with focus on Southern and Central Africa looking specifically on issues of democratization and governance, natural resources governance, election politics, citizen participation, conflicts, media, political parties, civil society and social policies. He has consulted for international organizations such Oxfam, UNHCR, The Norwegian People’s Aid, Electoral Commissions and the African Union. He has undertaken various evaluations related to the work of Electoral Commissions and civil society groups interventions in the electoral process in many African countries. He is regularly approached by both local and international media for comments on political and social issues on the continent. His publication record spans from books (as editor), book chapters, journal articles, monographs, research reports, and newspaper articles.

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