Topic: CONFLICT & FRAGILITY…. Improving Transparency & Accountability In The Oil and Gas Sector & Promoting Agency For Host Communities.
Capacity building for CSOs located in the Niger Delta on the NAP/UNGP and Oil and Gas Sector Accountability.
Introduction of participants (Facilitators and participants introduce themselves. Project partners and roles ascertained).
Welcome address by Henry-OXFAM and Ojonwa-CODE.
Session: Experience sharing on projects and activities in the extractives industry by CSO participants
Learning Objectives: Gain experience of participants to better inform insightful discourse. BudgIT to share Best Practices in Mobilizing Stakeholders in the Extractives Sector by Adejoke, BUDGIT.
BUDGIT collect corporate data from host communities and guide the government on how to spend public funding. The Extractive Industry, which consist of Oil and Gas sector and mining sector. Key stakeholders in the sector are; Citizens, Government, CSOs, IOCs e.t.c. Area of interest to stakeholders: a.Revenue generation, b.Taxes, c. Bonuses, d.Royalties, e.Fees. Infrastructure Improvements: a.Developments that can be gotten from the sector, b.Transparency and accountability, c.Open data, d.Regulatory Policies, e.Host Communties related issues, f.Enabling environment, g.Stability in government. How have we been engaging/mobilizing stakeholders: a.Simplification of extractive data, b.Inforgraphics, c.Explainer videos, d.Tweet meets, e.Tweet sessins, f.Radio programmes. www.yourbudgit.com www.fixouroil.com #Fixouroil #Askquestions
Session: Overview of the Conflict and Fragility Programme
Learning Objectives: Enlighten participants on the theory of change of the conflict and fragility project by Henry OXFAM.
Strategic Partnership: Supporting Civil Society strength and influence. Facilitating the connection between local and global in the event, campaign and the make tax fair campaign. Strategies: a.Research, b.Influencing, Campaign, Lobby & Advocacy c.Citizens Mobilization & Enlightenment. F4D…Aims to change fiscal and financial systems to increase finance for development and empower citizens to monitor resources.
Session: Legal instruments on the regulation of the extractive industry
Learning Objectives: Gain knowledge on other legal instruments in the extractives industry, analysis on their major differences and gaps by Chinedu CISLAC.
Legal framework: set of documents that include the constitution, legislation, regulations and contracts. Overview of the Extractive Sector in Nigeria; With an estimated 37billion barrels of oil and 167trillion cubic. Existing laws and policies in the Nigerian Extractive industry.
Session: Income trail of the oil and gas sector
Learning Objectives: Provide knowledge on the financial system of the extractive industry, including leakages, inflows and outflows, contribution to the economy, illicit financial flows by Zira, NRGI
The Natural Resources Governance Institute (NRGI) promotes the transparent; a.Policy Advocacy b.Technical Assistance c.Research & Data Analysis d.Capacity Development. Oil & Gas Value Chain: Production to Refining & processing to Marketing. Upstream (E&P) to Downstream (R&M). Oil & Gas Production in Nigeria. Licensing & why it is important. Defines the relationship among stakeholders in the oil sector. Revenue sharing to Production sharing contracts. Revenue sharing….Joint venture agreements. Illicit Financial flows. Resource Governance Scenario. Revenue Distribution in Nigeria. Data on the Oil sector. Role of the media.
Session: Recap of day1 and overview of the agenda for day2; while participants give feedback on day1.
Learning Objectives: Follow The Money by Chambers, CODE
We empower Rural Communities. Data mining for local aid, Growth truth, Community engagement, Offline Advocacy, Online Advocacy, Government Citizen feedback. Community outreach, Town Hall Meetings, Follow the Money Radio. www.ifollowthemoney.org
Session: Presentation of findings from the conflict and fragility Community outreach activities in Delta and Akwa Ibom states.
Learning Objectives: Sensitize participants on the major findings from the community outreach by Kolo, CODE
Session: Presentation on the National Action Plan on Business and Huan Rights (NAPBHR)
Learning Objectives: Provide deeper insight into the NAPBHR with a background on the UNGP-BHR by Henry, OXFAM
State are the primary source of Human Rights law. Government which establish laws, implement and enforce them, are the prerequisite for effective respect by companies. A huge challenge are weak governance zones. Expectation on states to address existing gaps in protection. Business needs to track Government’s intentions; Risk of constraints on business, Reporting requirements-regulations, Conditionality. Corporate responsibility to respect Human Rights. Premise of “do no harm”, Framework is “guidance”, not a “standard”. Access to Remedy, Know national legal context.
Session: Group session on advocacy for subnational and national adoption of the NAPBHR, and creating awareness around it.
Learning Objectives: Develop advocacy strategy for adequate subnational and national adoption of the NAPBHR by all participants.
Presentation of group work by participants.
Session: Commitments by participants, Feedback and Way Forward
Learning Objectives: To get commitments from the CSO participants on advocacy strategy on the full adoption of the UNGP NAP by all participants.
Lunch and departure