Transparency and Accountability in the South Sudanese Petroleum Industry

Date: 28 November 2015

Location: 10:30a.m - 1: 30p.m, Freedom Hall, Quality Hotel

Organizer: The Sudd Institute & Cordaid

 

Transparency and accountability have not only become norms for guarding corporate reputation but also instruments for countries to reduce the so-called resource curse that has ravaged many resource rich countries. Having emerged as effective tools for reducing the resource curse, the government of South Sudan stipulated transparency and accountability in its Petroleum Act, 2012.

 

To assess the extent to which South Sudan might be succeeding with respect to the implementation of the Petroleum Act, the Sudd Institute in conjunction with Cordaid is sponsoring a public lecture. Among the key elements of transparency and accountability that the lecture assesses include disclosure and publication of information about petroleum revenues, production, expenditure, contracts, licenses, permits, agreements, policies, laws, regulations, local content, health, safety and environment as provided for in sections 77, 78 and 79 of the Act. It also presents a conceptual framework on transparency and accountability and makes recommendations on the way forward.

 

Speaker

Nhial Tiitmamer, Policy Analyst, The Sudd Institute

 

Discussants

Hon. Mohamed Lino, Undersecretary, Ministry of Petroleum, Mining and Industry

 

Hon. Gatwech Lam, Chairperson, Committee on Energy, Mining, Trade, Investment and Industry, National Legislative Assembly

 

Museme Munira Issa, Public Sector Specialist, World Bank

 

Moderator

Dr. Milton Melingasuk, Dean of College of Natural Resources, University of Juba

 

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