EICS meetings in May

EICS meetings in May

We’ve been busy with the UK EICS meetings this month, along with working with other EICS bodies abroad like Tanzania EICS, and ensuring EICS voices are represented at a number of fora outside London, in both Scotland and England.

The UK EITI MSG first year report is out, of course – we heartily congratulate the private sector and both the UK and Scottish governments for their hard work in ensuring this important milestone has been reached. A few days after ‘the launch’ of the report in London, Martin Brown (EICS) presented the report and an an overview of the UK EITI MSG’s work to student’s and staff in the University of Sussex, the Department of Corruption and Governance.

We also attended  anti-corruption meetings with the Anti-corruption APPG in the House of Commons on the 10th May and the Commonwealth Institute on the 11th May in the run up to Prime Minister David Cameron’s International conference on Corruption and money laundering in London.

Here, at Goxi – the World Bank-run website for everyone interested in the extractive industries – is a post about the lessons we feel have been learned for civil society at the UK EITI and elsewhere.

We will write more shortly drawing on members conversations at our annual (main) Scottish get together in Dundee this week.