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CSR-In-Action, NEITI, Petroleum Ministry, others set for 11th SITEI conference

ByBassey Udo

Nov 10, 2022


CSR-in-Action is counting down to its 11th Sustainability in the Extractive Industries (SITEI) Conference and CAHR Africa Awards 2022 in Lagos.

The conference scheduled for Tuesday, November 22, 2022 would be attended by key industry players, including the Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI), Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources (FMPR), Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development (FMMSD), Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Miners Association of Nigeria (MAN), Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN), and Zenera Consulting.

The annual SITEI Conference, which was birthed in conjunction with the Deputy High Commission of Canada in October 2012, in Lagos, would feature active dialogue and focused interactions among global industry stakeholders –business, government, community, civil society, development institution, academia, and the media – leading to enhanced community participation transparency and accountability, and increased gender considerations in the sector.

The presentation of the CAHR Africa Awards, which promotes and rewards individual and business best practices in human rights and development across Africa, would again be the highlight of this year’s SITEI Conference.

The theme for SITEI 2022 is “Holistic Inclusion in the Extractive Industries”, which seeks to explore the reforms that are possible with the implementation of national government and multilateral best practices recommendations for mineral resources exploration, with a focus on how the accruable benefits for suppliers, women, youth, business and communities are equally advanced.

Speakers expected at SITEI 2022 include Director, United Nations Regional Commissions, Rosa Malango; Minister for Mines and Steel Development, Gbemisola Saraki; Chief Executive Officer, NNPC, Mele Kolo Kyari; Managing Director, Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited, Elohor Aiboni; Chair, Diversity Social Working Group, NCDMB, Alero Onosode; Zacheus Olaniyan Opafunso, Professor of Mining Engineering, FUTA.

Others are Director-General, NOSDRA, Idris Musa; Chairman, PETAN, Nicolas C. Odinuwe; Acting Director of the African Natural Resources Centre (ANRC) of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Vanessa Ushie; Canadian Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria, Teshome Nkrumah; Managing Director/Chief Executive officer, ND Western, Eberechukwu Oji; Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of BOI, Olukayode Pitan; Group Head, ESG and Other Non-Financial Risks, BOI, Ifeoma Uz’okpala; Dr Franklin Ngwu, Director of Sustainability Centre and an Associate Professor of Strategy, Corporate Governance and Risk Management, and a host of others.

CSR-in-Action’s Chief Executive and Convener of SITEI, ‘Bekeme Olowola, said in a statement on Wednesday that the vision of the conference was to adopt an inclusive approach to solving problems within the industries.

“We strongly believe that we can only actualise strategies for the sector’s improvement through the active participation of diverse, relevant stakeholders, and SITEI provides an open and transparent platform to achieve this,” she said.

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