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Deep concern about the possible prosecution of Ketakandriana Rafitoson in Madagascar

The Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Africa Steering Committee is deeply concerned by the possible prosecution of Ketakandriana Rafitoson, National Coordinator of PWYP and Executive Director of Transparency International Initiative – Madagascar (TI-MG).  Ketakandriana and TI-MG’s Chairperson Dominique Rakotomalala have been summoned to authorities on the basis of accusations filed by Groupement des Exportateurs des […]

EITI Association membership registry

We are in the process of refreshing the EITI Association membership registry.  Does your organisation specialize in issues related to extractive industries governance or transparency?  Is your organisation dedicated to the objectives of the EITI, and interested in being involved in its governance processes?  If so, applications are due by March 14, 2023. EITI Association members are responsible for participating in EITI Members’ Meetings […]

Many crises, one movement

Peoples’ needs must be at the heart of the global energy transition. Our global movement can help achieve this, writes PWYP’s new Executive Director, Edwin Ikhuoria. My role as Executive Director of PWYP begins as COP 27 in Egypt ends. There, once again, governments fell short of taking adequate action to meet the greatest challenge […]

Transition minerals could transform the DRC, but local communities must have their say

This op-ed has first been published on November 13, 2022 in the Independent – Uganda Transition minerals could transform the Democratic Republic of Congo, but local communities must have their say, writes Jean-Claude Katende, National Coordinator of Publish What You Pay Democratic Republic of Congo. Congo’s natural resources have been plundered at a terrible cost […]

COP27: Local communities must not pay the price as the world scrambles to extract transition minerals

Human rights and the environment must be protected in the scramble to extract minerals used in clean energy technologies, more than 230 civil society organisations from 62 countries have told world leaders attending the United Nation’s COP 27 climate summit in Egypt in a statement published today. The signatory organisations work in various fields, from […]

Transition minerals open statement for COP27

More than 250 organisations call on COP leaders to urgently ensure the exploitation of transition minerals doesn’t undermine a just and equitable energy transition COP27 is a key moment to initiate a real shift in the way minerals are extracted and used, and to look at solutions that will reduce dependence on mining. The world […]

EITI Civil Society Board Members Selection 2023

Update February 8, 2023: The Civil Society Advisory Group (CSAG) has been established for the next three years. It will begin working immediately on the selection of 10 civil society representatives to serve on the EITI International Board. Learn more about the CSAG, including its membership here. For more information about applications to the EITI […]

EU legislation gives mandate to put the spotlight on oil, gas and mining companies in future European Sustainability Reporting Standards

Publish What You Pay reaction to the deal on the final text of the EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) Publish What You Pay (PWYP), the global movement for open and accountable extractive industries, welcomes the guarantee and prioritisation of the development of specific disclosure standards for “high-risk sectors”, including oil, gas and mineral extraction, […]

Ending Iraq’s damaging oil dependency 

This article has first been published in a shorter version in Annahar. Transparency is the key for a just energy transition, writes Iraqi campaigner Nuralhuda Muntazar Hassan al-Fadli. My mother helped me understand how an individual can contribute positively to society. She was a social activist, and as a child I traveled with her to […]

Get ready for PWYP Global Assembly 2022 !

The 5th Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Global Assembly will take place as an online event from Monday, 27 to Thursday, 30 June.  Go to registration This Global Assembly is special. It marks the 20th anniversary of the Publish What You Pay campaign, launched in June 2002. Over the last 20 years, PWYP has become […]

Strategic goals edge closer as PWYP coalitions make their impact felt in 2021

In 2021 PWYP’s national coalitions secured significant successes despite the ongoing COVID-19 crisis hindering their networks, a survey of PWYP National Coordinators has found. The survey, which was carried out in February 2022, reveals coalitions’ progress on the five strategic outcomes which form the bedrock for PWYP’s Vision 2025 strategy, our roadmap towards a world […]

Civil Society members of the International Board of the EITI condemn Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine

Summary: ● International Civil Society members of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Board condemn Russia’s war of aggression in Ukraine. ● We invite extractive and trading companies and governments to disclose all the information on oil and gas purchases from Russia, and to provide full details of their business relationships, including actual and planned […]