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Press-release about Х-th Anniversary National Conference on the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) September 26, 2019

26
September 2019

The anniversary Х-th National Conference on the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (hereinafter referred to as the EITI) was held at the EXPO Congress Center and organized by Kazenergy Association as a part of the Energy Week on September 26, 2019. Welcome addresses were made by the Mazhilis deputies of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Government members and the public.

The following issues were discussed during the conference: International requirements of the EITI Standard on a disclosure of the companies’ beneficiaries, a content of the EITI reports, the data verification, a transition to the integrated EITI implementation in open data monitoring systems, legislative norms, the validation process in Kazakhstan, problematic issues related mainly to insufficient funding for non-governmental participation, and the international requirements of the new EITI Standard-2019.

The conference was held in a friendly atmosphere. An interest in the further development of the EITI in Kazakhstan and a strong desire for the information disclosure in open data monitoring systems were demonstrated during the event.

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