News from the initiative

Advanced Course “Reversing the Resource Curse: Theory and Practice 2014”

Published: 3 years and 7 days ago

Conducted 24th of March to the 4th of April 2014 at the Central European University in Budapest

Revenue Watch Institute (RWI), Natural Resources Charter (NRC) and the School of Public Policy (SPP) at the Central European University in Budapest is organizing a two week course designed to equip a pool of exceptional individuals from civil society, government, international organizations, and academia with the knowledge and tools necessary to help reverse the “resource curse”. The course is open to exceptional individuals from civil society (including journalists and qualified members of parliament), government, international organizations, and academia that already have a solid understanding of the subject matter but seek to enhance their knowledge and skills in order to play a more prominent role in developing, monitoring/evaluating the mineral and petroleum sectors in their countries and across the globe.  The full course brochure can be found HERE

In order to support accountability efforts in OfD-programme countries, the OfD-Secretariat will be providing a limited number of scholarships to finance the participation of senior civil society leaders (including journalists and qualified members of parliament) from the following priority countries Bolivia, Ghana, Tanzania and Myanmar. Applications for scholarships will also be considered from the following other countries: Iraq, Lebanon, Liberia, South Sudan, Sierra Leone, Uganda and East Timor.

We kindly ask that your organization and your partner organizations kindly help publicize the course and encourage relevant candidates from OfD-countries to apply.

To apply, interested individuals should submit the online application form by January 5, 2014, accompanied by:

  1. a resume
  2. a letter from their employer in support of their application, which also describes their organization’s work related to the extractives industries
  3. a short essay (no more than two pages) on the challenges faced by the extractives industries in their country of origin/residence (or internationally) and their expectations of how the course will benefit them in their efforts to help address those challenges.

The link to apply to the advance course can be found HERE

For questions concerning the OfD scholarships, please contact: Ida Aronsen Ida.Aronsen@norad.no  or Nina Kristin Sørheim Nina.Kristin.Sorheim@norad.no

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