MULTI-STAKEHOLDER EXTRACTIVES TRAINING IN JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

TRAINING SEMINAR STIMULATES MULTI-STAKEHOLDER DISCUSSIONS ON SOCIAL ISSUES ON OIL, GAS, AND MINING IN SOUTH SUDAN

Juba, SOUTH SUDAN

The week of 11 August 2014 marked the first cross-sector training workshop on Social Issues in Oil, Gas and Mining in South Sudan since the crisis began in South Sudan at the end of 2013. The workshop, organized by Cordaid and co-facilitated by Cordaid Extractives Local Extractives Advisor Martin Kwori and Independent Social Performance Director Jordon Kuschminder, provided a constructive space for Social Issues to be shared and discussed across the sectors in a seminar training format.  Sessions on several topics including International Standards, Human Rights, Social License to Operate, Community Engagement, and Grievance Mechanisms provided the opportunity for discussion and collective learning in the unique event.

This week’s session is the first event of several planned for between now and spring of 2015. In these events the participants who included representatives and staff of the Government of South Sudan Ministry of Petroleum and Mines, South Sudan based Community Service Organisations and Oil Companies operating and based in South Sudan will be coming together as a multi-stakeholder group to participate in targeted training developed to support not solely the ongoing efforts to build capacity in South Sudan’s extractive sector but to also continue cross-sector dialogue on important Oil, Gas and Mining related social issues the country is facing.

A full article will be posted on the Cordaid website here.