Partners of the conference include 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 was birthed in conjunction with the Deputy High Commission of Canada in October 2012, in Lagos. Now in its 11th year, the conference will 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, will 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 the 2022 event include Rosa Malango, Director, United Nations Regional Commissions; Sen. Gbemisola Saraki, Honourable Minister for Mines and Steel Development; Mallam Mele Kolo Kyari, Chief Executive Officer, NNPC; Elohor Aiboni, Managing Director, Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited and Mrs Alero Onosode, Chair, Diversity Social Working Group, NCDMB
Also included are Prof. Zacheus Olaniyan Opafunso, Professor of Mining Engineering, FUTA; Mr. Idris Musa, Director-General, NOSDRA, Mr. Nicolas C. Odinuwe, Chairman, PETAN; Dr. Vanessa Ushie, Acting Director of the African Natural Resources Centre (ANRC) of the African Development Bank (AfDB); Teshome Nkrumah, Canadian Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria and Mr. Eberechukwu Oji, Managing Director/Chief Executive officer, ND Western.
Others are Mr. Olukayode Pitan, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of BOI; Ifeoma Uz’okpala, Group Head, ESG and Other Non-Financial Risks, BOI; Dr Franklin Ngwu, Director of Sustainability Centre and an Associate Professor of Strategy, Corporate Governance and Risk Management; and a host of others.
According to ‘Bekeme Olowola, CSR-in-Action’s Chief Executive and Convener of SITEI, ”Our vision at CSR-in-Action is 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”.
Olowola said delegates could anticipate the usual engaging conference with novel insights and strategic networking opportunities and are encouraged to visit the organisation’s website
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