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  • Towards an improved governance system of the Publish What You Pay campaign Africa Regional Meeting, Kinshasa, May 2011
  • Working Group on Governance
    • Objectives: The mandate of this working group was
    • to listen to all positions, suggestions, ideas and draft a proposal to reform the governance of PWYP in Africa
    • a governance system that can govern the African campaign and make it more effective, credible, accountable, cohesive, visible and participatory
    • a proposal that can find consensus within the regional workshop in Kinshasa
    • In addition, the group shall also work on an action plan for implementing the new system of governance
  • Working Group on Governance
    • Members
    • Carlo Merla (Coord.)
    • Jean Claude Katende
    • Rafsanjani
    • Taran Diallo
    • Tiemoko Sangare
    • Yarba Fall
    • Claudia Celia Manjate
    • Vincent Lengwe
    • Cecilia Mattia
    • Consultative process:
    • Radhika Sarin (former IC)
    • Meetings in Ouagadougou and Paris
    • Mission to Uganda, DRC, Burkina Faso
    • Non-mission to Ivory Coast
    • Meetings with Steve Manteaw and Ali Idrissa
    • Management Committee
    • Informal interactions
  • Overview
    • PWYP Africa Story
    • The International level: current set up and review process
    • The Africa level
      • Principles and elements of an improved governance
      • The process
    • Improving accountability to PWYP values
    • The national level: Improving the coalition model
    • Towards and improved governance system
  • The PWYP-Africa story
    • 2004
    • Launch of first African national PWYP coalitions: Congo-Brazzaville (2003), Chad and Nigeria (both 2004)
    • 2005
    • First PWYP Africa regional workshop, Pointe-Noire, Republic of Congo (February 2005)
      • Civil society from six African countries (Congo-Brazzaville, Chad and Nigeria coalitions; representatives also from Cameroon, DRC and Angola)
      • Purpose : to develop a coordinated CSO strategy to ensure consistent standards of EITI implementation across the Gulf of Guinea region
  • The PWYP-Africa story
    • Pointe-Noire specific outputs / outcomes:
      • To facilitate information exchange on best practices and lessons learned (especially in context of similar socio-political and economic constraints);
      • To collaborate on joint-advocacy initiatives at sub-regional level (Gulf of Guinea)
      • To encourage creation of new PWYP national platforms (and to strengthen existing ones)
      • To organise capacity-building (at regional/national levels)
      • To harmonise support from donors and technical partners
  • The PWYP-Africa story
    • December 2005:
    • Second PWYP-Africa regional strategy meeting – Kribi, Cameroon
      • CSO representatives from 16 west and central African countries
      • Evolution into a ‘pan-African’ initiative
      • Creation of an “ad-hoc” committee to recommend on future institutional structure
      • A new Africa Regional Coordinator (Matteo Pellegrini)
      • Elaboration of a Regional Strategy / 2006 Action-Plan
  • The PWYP-Africa story
    • 2006 Regional Action plan:
      • Purpose: to formalise regional cooperation (“consolidate the regional framework of the campaign”) and to enhance coordination of financial / technical partners.
      • Priority areas identified:
      • Creation of a regional network (incl. governance structure) to coordinate national coalition activities
      • Training and capacity development for members
      • Coordination of financial and technical partners
      • Encourage creation of new national coalitions
      • Information exchange between national coalitions
      • Collaborative advocacy (to governments / companies)
    added-value
  • The PWYP-Africa story
    • 2007:
    • Limbe, Cameroon (March, 2007)
      • Idea for regional governance structure mooted
    • Follow-up meeting in Libre-ville, Gabon (June 2007)
    • 2008:
    • New PWYP Africa Coordinator in post ( Marie-Ange Kalenga )
    • PWYP Africa Regional Meeting – Abuja, Nigeria
      • Proposal for a regional governance structure (to ensure distinct African identity and ownership of the PWYP campaign)
  • The PWYP-Africa story
    • 2009-10 Regional Action plan (developed in Abuja) :
      • Six priority areas identified:
      • Advocacy (including EITI and regional / IFI advocacy targets)
      • Operations and networking
      • Communication and information dissemination
      • Campaigners’ protection
      • Capacity development
      • Regional governance
    added-value
  • The PWYP-Africa story
    • 2010 :
    • Marie-Ange Kalinga leaves (April 2010)
    • New Africa Coordinator recruited, Carlo Merla (October 2010)
    • Regional governance structure still under discussion:
    • 2011:
    • Africa Regional Meeting: Kinshasa, DRC, May 2011
      • Time to take action on the regional governance!
  • Essential characteristics of PWYP
    • PWYP is a campaign , not an organisation: our operating structure reflects that difference – i.e. loose, flexible, responsive to changing situation / trends
    • PWYP is a global network of (independent) national coalitions of civil society organizations: governance of the global coalition is thus bottom-up (i.e. we remain responsive to the concerns identified by members)
  • The international level: current structure
    • International Strategy Meeting:
      • Strategic orientation: advocacy, civil society participation, etc,
      • Exchange of experiences
    • SAG: Strategic Advisory Group:
      • To oversee international strategy and advocacy
      • Composed of 12 members
    • PWYP International Team :
      • International Director: Vacant
      • Advocacy and Information Officer (Joe Williams)
      • Programme Officer (Sophia Harding)
      • Africa Coordinator (Carlo Merla)
      • The PWYP International team is hosted by the Open Society Foundation in London; the Africa Coordinator is based in Accra, Ghana and hosted by Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
  • The international level: Review process
    • Recruitment of International Director
    • Consultative process with national coalitions to:
      • Review the governance spaces of decision making
      • Review of the strategic plan
      • Introduce policy on the use of the brand
      • Review the coalition model and membership criteria
    • National Coordinators meeting :
      • Validate the new governance set up and strategic plan
    May 2011 December 2011 Early 2012 International Director Consultative process National Coordinators Meeting
  • The Africa level: Current set up
    • Africa Regional Meeting :
      • Strategic orientation
      • Exchange of experiences
    • Ad hoc Working Groups
    • Africa Coordinator :
      • Facilitator of the PWYP campaign
    • Management Committee of the Africa Coordinator:
      • Oversee management, administration and implementation of action plan Africa Coordinator project administered by CRS Ghana as well as performance of the Africa Coordinator
  • The Africa level: Overview
    • Basic principles
    • The Africa Regional Meeting
    • The Africa Steering Committee + Sub-Committees
    • The Working Groups
    • The Sub-Regional meetings
    • The Africa Coordinator
    • The Process
    • VALIDATION
  • The Africa level: Basic principles for an improved governance system
    • Simple, efficient and participatory, allowing all the coalitions to participate and feel part of it
    • Inspired by the principles of transparency and accountability that inspire the campaign
    • Sustainable, effective and flexible to adapt to external conditions, strategic priorities and resources available.
    • A governance that can strengthen the campaign in each country, and at the same time give a regional dimension to our advocacy efforts
    • Reinforce visibility and participation of African coalitions within the international network of PWYP
  • The Africa level: Basic principles for an improved governance system
    • Strengthen cohesion between the different levels (global, regional, sub-regional and national).
    • Governance shall be accompanied by effective communication enabling decision making and consensus building based on timely and relevant information; without a good flow of information governance becomes an obstacle rather than a strength of the campaign.
    • Advocacy and Capacity building should be the central priorities of PWYP Africa; PWYP capacity and advocacy strategy in Africa must constantly evolve and adapt to innovations and the changing context in order to respond effectively and strategically to arising challenges; capacities should be extended gradually and constantly at all levels.
  • The Africa level: Elements of an improved governance system
    • The Africa Regional Meeting
    ROLE PARTICIPANTS MODALITIES
    • Strategic direction of the campaign in Africa, including:
    • Nomination of the Steering Committee
    • Setting up of Working Groups
    • Forum to advance the EI transparency agenda in Africa
    Representatives of African National Coalitions (voice and vote) Individual Member organizations from other African countries (voice without vote) PWYP representatives from other regions PWYP International Team Guests and partners Convened at least once every 3 years Decision making: by consensus
  • The Africa level: Elements of an improved governance system
    • The Africa Steering Committee
    ROLES COMPOSITION MODALITIES Oversees the implementation of the strategic action plan and provide strategic guidance as needed Ensures that National Coalitions and members comply with PWYP principles and standards Oversees and validates the setting up of national coalitions Ensures the implementation of the protection policy
    • A. Representatives from African sub regions (1 representative every 4-6 national coalitions):
    • Eastern and Southern Africa
    • Central Africa
    • Anglophone West Africa
    • Francophone West Africa
    • B. African civil society representatives in the EITI Board
    • C. Africa Coordinator and International Director
    - Term: 2 / 3 years - Convened at least twice per year - Regular communication - Partners and resource persons Decision making: by consensus Rotating chair
  • The Africa level: Elements of an improved governance system
    • The Africa Steering Committee – Nomination of Sub-Regional Representatives
    Sub-REGIONS CRITERIA OTHER FACTORS
    • Eastern and Southern Africa: Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique
    • Central Africa: Congo B., RDC, Gabon, Cameroon, Chad
    • Anglophone West Africa: Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia
    • Francophone West Africa: Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Niger, Mauritania
    • Endorsed by their PWYP national coalition
    • Belong to an organisation with aims, policies and programmes consistent with PWYP goals
    • Broad knowledge and experience pertinent to transparency and accountability in the natural resource sector
    • Time, willingness, commitment
    • Bilingual French/English
    • Constant access to internet and regular use of emails
    • Management skills
    • Rotation among the countries within the sub-region
    PROCESS: Sub-regional nominations
  • The Africa level: Elements of an improved governance system
    • The Africa Steering Committee – Sub Committees
    Sub- Committees ROLES COMPOSITION MODALITIES MANAGEMENT Committee of the AC Supervision of AC for administrative, financial and management aspects of the Africa Coordinator Project administered by CRS 1 SC Host Organization 2 Partners Quarterly meetings MEMBERSHIP Committee Ensure compliance with PWYP principles and values by national coalitions Setting up of coalitions 3 ASC members Resource persons Regular meetings, calls, emails RAPID RESPONSE Committee Ensures the implementation of the protection strategy 2 ASC members Partners and resource persons Regular monitoring of security situation Crisis situations
  • The Africa level: Elements of an improved governance system
    • The Working Groups
    ROLES COMPOSITION MODALITIES
    • Leading on advocacy activities at regional and sub-regional level
    • Improving policies and systems of governance
    • Special tasks
    • Resource persons, members of PWYP African coalitions
    • External resource persons
    Set up by the ARM Temporary status and definite mandate Supervised by ASC Work in coordination with AC
  • The Africa level: Elements of an improved governance system
    • The African Sub-Regional Meetings
    ROLE PARTICIPANTS MODALITIES Lead on advocacy at sub-regional level Prioritize and promote capacity building of PWYP national coalitions and members Constituencies of ASC members Outreach to other countries Representatives of African National Coalitions from the sub-region Individual Member organizations from other countries in the sub-region Convened once a year (depending on available resources …) Decision making: by consensus
  • The Africa level: Elements of an improved governance system
    • The Africa Coordinator
    ROLE ACCOUNTABILITY Support the implementation of the strategy of PWYP Africa and actively participate in the ARM and ASC activities, including sub-committees Facilitate regional and sub-regional advocacy and capacity building Support the implementation of the protection strategy Provide ongoing advice, support and assistance to national coalitions as needed Ensure effective flow of communication between the different levels of the campaign Directly supervised by the International Director Supervision by Management Committee for administrative, financial and management aspects of the Africa Coordinator Project administered by CRS
  • The Africa level: Steps towards an improved governance system May 2011 June - December 2011 Early 2012
    • Africa Regional Meeting:
    • Validate main elements of African governance
    • Set up first Africa Steering Committee
    • Africa Steering Committee to:
    • Prioritizing and overseeing the implementation of the Africa strategy
    • Draft a Chart of PWYP Africa, defining principles and rules of functioning of the new governance structure, consistently with the review of the international governance system
    • Participate in the review of the international governance system
    • Participate in and oversee the review of the national coalition model
    National Coordinators Meeting: - Validation of the Chart of PWYP Africa
  • A Value-based Governance: Improving accountability to uphold PWYP core values
    • In order to have an effective and accountable governance structure at regional and international level, there is the need to enhance compliance to PWYP’s core values and principles, and to strengthen the membership base:
      • Individual membership:
        • Develop criteria and clear process for becoming a member
        • Ensure compliance with PWYP principles
      • National Coalitions:
        • Establish rules and steps for becoming a PWYP coalition
        • Improve governance systems and accountability relating to PWYP principles of established national coalitions (coalition “best practices”)
      • The use of the Publish What You Pay logo:
        • Establish a PWYP brand policy
  • The country level: Improving the coalition model May 2011 June - December 2011 Early 2012 Setting up of new coalitions: (Zimbabwe, Togo, Kenya? Senegal?) Pilot experiences to introduce new coalition best practices National Coordinators Meeting: Validation of improved coalition model Improving governance and management of national coalitions External evaluation of more experienced national coalitions Self-assessment and reinforcement plans for national coalitions Best practices and lessons learnt
    • Improved coalition model:
    • Setting up
    • Minimum standards for governance and management
  • Towards an improved governance system of Publish What You Pay May 2011 June - December 2011 Early 2012 National Coordinators Meeting: Validation of new governance of PWYP
    • Improved coalition model:
    • Establishment of new coalitions
    • Improving governance and management of existing coalitions
    Africa Regional Meeting Africa Steering Committee to: draft the Chart of PWYP Africa International Director Consultative process Euro / Asia Meeting
  • The Africa level: VALIDATION
    • New element of the Africa governance
    • The Africa Steering Committee
      • Do you agree with the setting up of the ASC?
      • The proposed mandate of the first Africa Steering Committee:
        • Prioritizing and overseeing the implementation of the Africa strategy
        • Draft a Chart of PWYP Africa
        • Participate in the review of the international governance system
        • Oversee the review of the national coalition model
      • Do you agree with the composition of the ASC?
    • Thank-you