EITI Multi-stakeholder Group held a meeting

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The next meeting of the Multi-stakeholder Group (MSG) on implementation of Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in Azerbaijan was held on December 25, 2015.
During the meeting participants discussed execution of the 2015 EITI Work Plan, draft of the 2016 EITI Work Plan, draft of the Administrator’s opinion on the EITI Report for 2014, NGO Coalition’s research on SOCAR’s 2013 quasi-fiscal operations and draft of the MSG Ethical Codecs.

The meeting participants also discussed and made decisions on number of important issues, including execution of Activity Plan for restoration of Azerbaijan’s EITI Compliant Country status, defining the materiality of compulsory social insurance payments by companies to the State Social Protection Fund (SSPF) and its inclusion into contextual information of the EITI Report.

SGC Upstream joins EITI implementation process in Azerbaijan

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SGC Upstream became 39th extractive sector company that joined Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on implementation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in Azerbaijan by signing the Instrument of Accession to MOU on November 12, 2015. SGC Upstream will submit the 2014 EITI report on payments to the government of Azerbaijan (19th EITI report).


On June 10, 2014 38 local and foreign companies operating in extractive industries of Azerbaijan signed new Memorandum of Understanding in line with EITI Standard accepted at the 6th EITI Global Conference held in 2013.

 

EITI Multi-stakeholder Group held a meeting

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The meeting of the Multi-stakeholder Group (MSG) on implementation of    Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in Azerbaijan was held on October 8, 2015.
During the meeting with the participation of the Chairman of the EITI Board Mrs. Clare Short participants discussed the compliant member status of Azerbaijan in the EITI, EITI International Secretariat’s and NGO Coalition’s opinions on the EITI Report for 2013, adaptation of 2015 Work Plan’s action steps to the national priorities of the extractive industry of Azerbaijan and other issues.

Training on EITI implementation was held

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The training for the members of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Memorandum - local and foreign companies operating in mining field was held on July 30, 2015 at State Oil Fund of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The training was on improvement of professionalism in filling of EITI reports and increasing of EITI report quality. Members of Coalition of Non-Government Organisations for Improving Transparency in Extractive Industries also participated at the training.

EITI Multi-stakeholder Group held a meeting

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The meeting of the Multi-stakeholder Group (MSG) on implementation of Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in Azerbaijan was held on July 16, 2015.
2013 EITI report, training program for companies and list of the participants was discussed and approved at the meeting.

EITI Multi-stakeholder Group held a meeting

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The meeting of the Multi-stakeholder Group (MSG) on implementation of Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in Azerbaijan was held on May 5, 2015.
During the meeting with the participation of the President of the Natural Resource Governance Institute, member of the EITI Board Daniel Kaufmann participants discussed the 2013 EITI Report, Activity Report for 2014, perspectives of EITI in Azerbaijan and other related issues.

The Coalition of Azerbaijan Non-government Organizations for “Improving Transparency in Extracting Industries” continued the realization of “Roundtables in regions”

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On April 17, 2015 The Coalition of Azerbaijan Non-government Organizations for “Improving Transparency in Extracting Industries” (NGO Coalition) held another event in Neftchala within the realization of the action step named “Roundtables in regions” in accordance with EITI Work plan for 2015. 
According to action step supported by the World Bank, NGO Coalition will hold number of meetings in various regions with the purpose of informing the civil society, representatives of local administrative entities and the citizens on the activities of EITI.

The Coalition of Azerbaijan Non-government Organizations for “Improving Transparency in Extracting Industries” starts the realization of “Roundtables in regions”

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On April 10, 2015 The Coalition of Azerbaijan Non-government Organizations for “Improving Transparency in Extracting Industries” (NGO Coalition) started the realization of the action step named “Roundtables in regions” in accordance with EITI Work plan for 2015. Within the action step supported by the World Bank, NGO Coalition will hold number of meetings in various regions with the purpose of informing the civil society, representatives of local administrative entities and the citizens on the activities of EITI.

EITI Multi-stakeholder Group held a meeting

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The meeting of the Multi-stakeholder Group (MSG) on implementation of    Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in Azerbaijan was held on April 3, 2015.  

Validation process in Azerbaijan, 2015 EITI Activity Report and other issues on EITI implementation in Azerbaijan were discussed at the meeting.  Draft project of 2015 EITI Work plan was discussed and approved by MSG members.

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