Selection of Civil Society Representatives on the International EITI Board (2019-2022)

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Seeking Civil Society Representatives for the EITI International Board (2019-2022)

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is a global standard promoting the open and accountable management of oil, gas, and mineral resources. The International Board, the EITI’s main governing body, is comprised of 21 representatives from the various Constituencies engaged in the EITI – governments of supporting and implementing countries, extractive companies and investors, and civil society organisations. The Board is supported by the EITI International Secretariat, an independent body based in Oslo, which is responsible for the day-to-day running of the EITI and the coordination of EITI implementation efforts worldwide.

June 2019 will mark the beginning of a new three-year term for EITI Board Members. The EITI Civil Society Constituency is, therefore, conducting a search for 10 new Board Members (5 full members and 5 alternates) to serve during the next mandate period. The EITI Civil Society Board Members seeks to work together as a diverse and integrated team to share a significant workload and collectively bring a strong civil society voice to the EITI.

Candidates will be considered through an open and transparent selection process managed by an independent Civil Society Advisory Group (CSAG) with the support of an Independent Organization (IO), the Consensus Building Institute (CBI). The names of the 10 successful candidates will be put forth for formal election to the Board at the EITI Members’ Meeting on 17 June 2019 in Paris, France.

The selection process is conducted in line with the new Constituency Guidelines for Civil Society, approved by the EITI CSO Board Members in February 2019 after a widely consultative process. These Guidelines aim to be inclusive of a wide array of civil society organizations while safeguarding the independence and legitimacy of the CSO Constituency.

For more information, including on the responsibilities of the role, qualifications sought and instructions for submitting an application, visit the CBI website by clicking here.

CSAG Regional Representatives

  • Eurasia: Olena Pavlenko, CV
  • Francophone Africa: Kossi Pius Kougblenou, CV
  • Anglophone/Lusophone Africa: Edmond Kangamungazi, CV
  • Latin American and Caribbean: Monique Essed Fernandes, CV
  • Europe, North America, and the Middle East and North Africa: Miles Litvinoff, CV
  • Southeast Asia and the Pacific: Buenaventura M. Maata Jr., CV
  • I-CSO: Sonia Zilberman (Crude Accountability), CV
  • Ex/Outgoing Board Member: Ana Carolina González Espinosa (Colombia), CV
  • Ex/Outgoing Board Member: Gilbert Maoundonodji (Chad), CV



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