In-Country Trainings on Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development

CCSI regularly delivers adapted versions of the Executive Training Program on Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development in various host-countries around the world

Select trainings include:

Mozambique (June 2011): CCSI led a 2-day fiscal training to a diverse group of government officials from the ministry of mineral resources, the tax authority, the ministry of finance, and select other participants, hosted by the Government of Mozambique.

Kyrgyzstan (October 2013): CCSI organized and led a week-long training on the legal and fiscal framework for extractive industries and the negotiation of investment contracts for government officials. The training was organized by USAID and GIZ.

Mongolia (April 2014): CCSI organized and led a week-long training on the legal and fiscal framework for extractive industries and the negotiation of investment contracts for government officials, organized by GIZ.

Sierra Leone (May 2014): CCSI co-designed and led a training for both government officials and trainers from the Civil Service Training College in Sierra Leone on the legal and fiscal framework for extractive industries, organized by GIZ.

Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan (October 2014): CCSI, together with Jones Day LLP, designed and led intensive two-day trainings for government officials on legal and fiscal frameworks governing investments in extractive industries and on investment arbitration. The trainings were organized by GIZ.

Ghana and Peru (February/March 2015): CCSI has partnered with IBIS, LATINDADD and ACEP to develop a benchmarking model for gold mining projects, which allows users to compare fiscal terms across gold producing jurisdictions. CCSI led a two day fiscal modeling training in Ghana and Peru in February and March 2015 respectively, which will support ACEP and LATINDADD in using the benchmarking tool for analytical and advocacy purposes.

Tanzania (May/June 2015): CCSI has partnered with the International Senior Lawyers Project (ISLP) and Tanzania’s UONGOZI Institute to develop a capacity-development program for Tanzania’s Oil & Gas Negotiation Team. In early May 2015, CCSI and our project partners launched the program with a 2-day workshop in Zanzibar on “Establishing a Shared Vision for Tanzania’s Oil and Gas Sector.” In late June 2015, CCSI trained the oil and gas negotiation team of the Government of Tanzania in Arusha, Tanzania.

Istanbul (August 2015): CCSI and the International Senior Lawyers Project (ISLP) led a training for Afghan public officials from Afghanistan’s Ministry of Mines and Petroleum on issues of negotiating contracts and designing fiscal regimes for extractive industry investments. The course was organized by the US Government’s Commerce Law Development Program.

Albania (December 2015): CCSI, with the support of Albania’s Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (AL-EITI), led a 3-day training in Tirana, Albania on natural resource governance for stakeholders from Albania’s extractives industry, including parliamentarians, government officials and civil society. The training focused on extractive industries transparency standards, oil and mining fiscal regimes, legal frameworks and social and environmental best practices.

Kazakhstan (May 2016): CCSI led a 1-day focused training in Astana, Kazakhstan on fiscal regime design for the mineral sector. CCSI was invited by GIZ to support GIZ’s country partners (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan) in their reform of their mining fiscal regimes.

Mongolia (October 2016): CCSI led a two-day training for company, government and civil society representatives working within the extractive industry sector in Mongolia. The training piloted the “Linkages in Resource Rich Countries” course that has been prepared in collaboration with GIZ.

Kyrgyzstan (October 2016): CCSI led two sessions on taxation regimes, potential fiscal loopholes and financial modeling as part of a certificate program offered by the University of Central Asia (UCA) in mining policy and sustainable development, targeted at civil servants, journalists and civil society representatives involved in extractive industries in Kyrgyzstan. Additionally, CCSI taught a session on leveraging mining related infrastructure investments to UCA staff.

Tanzania (November/December 2016): CCSI conducted a three-day training for the Tanzanian gas negotiation team on fiscal and financial issues that need to be considered for the liquefied natural gas (LNG) investments. Apart from reviewing the various fiscal tools and international best practices, participants worked on an extensive modeling exercise that allowed them to better understand the tradeoffs between different taxes and structures among the upstream, pipeline and liquefaction investments.

Tanzania (April 2017): Prompted by the negotiation of the Uganda-Tanzania pipeline, in collaboration with the UNDP Tanzania Country Office and the Tanzanian Ministry of Energy and Minerals, CCSI organized a training for Tanzanian Government officials responsible for the oil and gas sector. The program, held in Arusha, covered the legal and fiscal framework governing the oil and gas activities from upstream to downstream as well negotiation skills and techniques.

Mozambique (April 2017): CCSI led a 2-day workshop for the Mozambican civil society on sub-national redistribution systems. The workshop provided participants with an overview of how other countries redistribute revenues from the extractive industry sector and key issues that need to be taken into account when designing such systems.

For parties interested in hosting an in-country training, please contact CCSI.