Delivered in English.
The Natural Resource Governance Institute, in collaboration with German International Development Cooperation (GiZ), is pleased to announce a call for applications to the Anglophone Africa Regional Extractive Industries Knowledge Hub course, an annual summer school.
The two-week residential course on oil, gas and mining governance will take place from 27 August-7 September at the International Students’ Guest Centre in Accra, Ghana.
The course seeks to deepen knowledge and equip participants with the necessary skills to undertake independent analysis of fiscal and revenue management policies, Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative reports, contracts and key legislation in their respective countries. The course is targeted at mid-career and senior-level professionals from civil society, government, the media and the private sector. Women are particularly encouraged to apply.
Individuals interested in participating to this year’s summer school should complete the application form and all supporting documents no later than 25 May here. The total cost of the two-week course (including accommodation, food, tuition and field trip expenses) is USD 2,500. Course organizers have a limited number of full scholarships available for selected participants based on need and a quality of application.
Self-sponsorship is strongly encouraged. Applicants are also encouraged to seek possible sponsorship from interested grant-making institutions. Sponsoring institutions will need to cover visas, travel costs and incidentals for their respective sponsors. Further information, including a detailed course outline, will be sent to successful applicants by the end of July.
The annual summer school has taken place since 2009. Over the last eight years, about 300 extractive sector actors from Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Switzerland, Tanzania, the U.K., the U.S., Zambia and Zimbabwe have participated.
Click here to apply to the course. To register your interest as a potential sponsor, please contact NRGI Africa co-director Silas Olan’g at [email protected] and NRGI Ghana country program manager Nafi Chinery at [email protected], or call +233 (0) 302 223815.