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CSR-IN-ACTION, NEITI, MINISTRIES OF PETROLEUM RESOURCES, MINES & STEEL DEVELOPMENT, TO CONGREGATE AT THE 11TH SITEI CONFERENCE IN LAGOS
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CSR-in-Action will be hosting its 11th Sustainability in the Extractive Industries (SITEI) Conference and CAHR Africa Awards 2022 on Tuesday, 22 November 2022 at Victoria Island, Lagos. Existing and invited partners of the Conference include 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 SITEI Conference was birthed in conjunction with the Deputy High Commission of Canada in October 2012, in Lagos. The SITEI Conference which is in its 11th year, is an annual conference, would feature active dialogue and focused interactions among global industry stakeholders – business, government, community, civil society, a 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 the 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 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; Mrs Alero Onosode, Chair, Diversity Social Working Group, NCDMB; 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; Mr. Eberechukwu Oji, Managing Director/Chief Executive officer, ND Western; 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”.

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