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From 16 – 26 August, the 6th Summer School on Governance and Extractive Industries took place at the Centre of Excellence for Governance and Extractive Industries in Francophone Africa (CEGIEAF) located at the Catholic University of Yaounde, Akounou-Yenne Campus.

The purpose of the training sought to strengthen capacities of CSOs and journalists working in the field, improving the quality of their work, providing a platform for networking between CSOs and journalists from Africa, along with teaching participants to work towards transparency and a better management of natural resources. There was a total of 28 participants at this year' Summer School which included: 6 women and 22 men from different parts of the French-speaking world which included: Congo Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal, Chad, Central African Republic and France. Participants were selected on the basis of their professional experience and their on the ground work.

Towards the end of the training, participants had the opportunity to attend an international conference on the reform of legal frameworks and regulatory frameworks on natural resources in Africa: what are the opportunities for improving governance in this sector?

The Summer school is held annually by the CEGIEAF in collaboration with the Catholic University of Central Africa (UCAC) along with international organisations such as Natural Resource Governance Institute and MISEREOR.

Dieudonné TSHIMPIDIMBUA
Secrétaire Exécutif of CRONGD KASAI ORIENTAL/DRC

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