International EITI & IM4DC Conferences – Sydney May 2013
Mining for Development (M4D) Conference
The 2013 M4D Conference will take place on 20 and 21 May in Sydney. It will bring together prominent members from government, civil society, the private sector and the international donor community to discuss best practice in achieving inclusive and sustainable development from mining. Particular focus will be placed on improving community and women’s engagement and leadership.
Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Conference
The 2013 6th Global EITI Conference will follow on from the M4D Conference and will be held on 23 and 24 May in Sydney. The EITI Conference will bring 1,000 high level delegates from more than 37 countries to Australia and will focus on the impact of the EITI in the 37 implementing countries, as well as revisions to the EITI Standard to increase its effectiveness. The conference theme is ‘Beyond Transparency’. It will be an opportunity for implementing countries to share lessons learnt and address future challenges for the EITI.