Two day forum brings together Canadian and African policy makers, officials, extractive industry executives, and others to discuss governing Africa's natural resource development.
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North-South Institute holds international conference on governing Africa’s natural resources


This Thursday and Friday (May 9-10) Canada’s North South Institute is hosting an international forum titled Governing Natural Resources for Africa’s Development.

The Institute, which focuses on international development around the world, has invited senior Canadian and African policymakers and government officials, extractive industry executives, civil society groups, diplomats, academics, and others to the Ottawa forum.

Among the specific topics to be discussed, Governing the Extractive Sector in Africa, Institutional Challenges and Opportunities, Development in Africa: Canada’s Role, and the Role of Free, Prior and Informed Consent.

RCI’s Wojtek Gwiazda spoke with Joseph Ingram, the President of the North South Institute.


More information:
Forum: Governing Natural Resources for Africa’s Development info – here
Forum agenda (pdf) – here
North-South Institute web site –

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