Over 100 delegates are expected to participate in this year’s Africa Conference of the Publish What You Pay (PWYP) network from the 11th to the 13th of July 2017 in Livingstone, Zambia. On top of the agenda will be how to make oil, gas and mineral wealth work communities across the African continent.
Co-hosted by the Zambian and Zimbabwean PWYP coalitions, this year’s Africa Conference will provide space for PWYP campaigners from 23 African countries to exchange experiences, learn from one another and advance the extractive industry transparency agenda. This sixth edition follows those that took place in Pointe Noire (2004), Kribi (2005), Limbe (2006), Abuja (2008) and Kinshasa (2011).
The PWYP Africa Conference 2017 aims to identify strategic sub-regional priorities to inform a two-year pan-Africa PWYP strategy; build the capacity of PWYP members on issues relating to a transparent, accountable, sustainable and equitable extractive sector in Africa; and elect a new Africa Steering Committee that will provide strategic guidance and support to the PWYP Africa.