Event 1: Online Tools to Support Planning, Negotiation and Monitoring of Mining Investments. Hosted by the World Bank Group.
Monday, February 9th, at 12:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Cape Town International Convention Centre, Auditorium 2. The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment will present online tools to support the planning, negotiation and monitoring of mining investments, namely:
NegotiationSupport.org, a portal to link host governments with technical assistance and resources for preparing and planning for, negotiating, implementing, and monitoring mining-related investments
Event 2: Get to know the Negotiation Support Portal: An interactive session on how the Portal can support you in the preparation, negotiation, implementation, and monitoring of extractive industry investments
Monday, February 9th, at 2:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m., in Cape Town International Convention Centre, Room CTICC 1.63. Please RSVP to Sam Szoke-Burke at email@example.com.
The Negotiation Support Portal is an online web portal that aims to improve the accessibility and visibility of useful tools, resources, and technical support available to assist host governments planning, preparing for, negotiating, monitoring, and implementing large-scale investment projects in the extractive industries, land & agriculture, and infrastructure sectors.
The Portal includes:
A roadmap that visually lays out the investment process, with a brief description of what should happen at each stage of the investment, featured tools and resources, and links to providers that provide support to host governments at each stage;
A searchable database of major support providers that provide technical assistance on a not-for-profit basis to host governments in the investment process. The database includes detailed information about each provider including the types of support provided, the sector and stage at which the support is provided, the general response time for a request for assistance, and the fee arrangements for the types of support on offer. A hard copy of amatrix of major negotiation support providers(updated June 2014) is also available;
A repository of tools & resources to better inform and guide governments at each stage of the investment; and
A list of short term trainings and professional development courses aimed at government officials and policy makers in relation to one or more stages of the investment process in the extractive industries, land & agriculture, or infrastructure sectors.
The Negotiation Support Portal was developed by CCSI in consultation with a wide range of experts from government, the World Bank, civil society, and academia. Funding for the project was provided by the Australian Government and the United States Department of State. In June 2014, the Negotiation Support Portal was officially endorsed by the G7 CONNEX initiative.
Event 3: Maximizing the Impact of Extractives on Human Development in Africa. Panel discussion hosted by the African Development Bank, in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Tuesday, February 10th, at 9:30am in Cape Town International Convention Centre, Ballroom East. Panelists include:
Sheila Khama, Director African Natural Resources Center, AfDB
Najib Balala, Minister of Mines, Kenya
Lisa Sachs, Director at the Columbia Center on Sustainable Development, Columbia University
Richard Morgan, Head of Government Relations at AngloAmerican