Deadline: 16 November 2020
The 9th Sustainability in the Extractive Industries conference will witness the convergence of over 5000 delegates from within & outside the extractive sector. Do you desire to interact with industry leaders in these sectors? Then you must attend the SITEI 2020 conference.
The Sustainability in the Extractive Industries (SITEI) Conference is an annual workshop, established and organised by CSR-in-Action, to bring together key stakeholders to discuss critical issues in the industries and stimulate meaningful exchange of ideas and best practices among key stakeholder groups and industry experts.
Over the years, the reach of the conference has continued to grow, and the conference is now a highly-anticipated event yearly. Annually, the conference is organised in partnership with key stakeholders in the industries, some of which include, The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI), Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development (FMMSD), and Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
- Increased discussions on “local content”, transparency and accountability” and cohesive governance of the extractive industries which have led to sectoral reforms
- Influenced the adoption of certain guidelines like PIB, 7-Big Wins, 12 points agenda for ending violence in the Niger Delta, and the Solid Minerals RoadMap
- Contributed to broadening Nigeria’s extractive industries focus from just oil to other solid minerals which have contributed to the economic growth of the nation’s GDP
- Increased the voice of marginalised youth and women in the activities of the extractive industries
- Facilitated open dialogue between government, business and the masses on hitherto uncharted matters
- Been instrumental to business linkages in the extractive industries
- Created direct impact and built CSR and sustainability awareness and implementation guidance for over 4,692 professionals and future leaders; and over 100,000, indirectly
- Popularised the embedding of CSR and sustainability in the business strategies of SMEs
- Provided a unique voluntary tool – the Sustainable Extractive and Energy Principles (SEEP) – to coordinate the affairs of the actors in the sector.
- Having noticed the dearth of knowledge existing in the mining sector, the College of Sustainable Citizenship and her international and local partners will be organising a pre-SITEI training.
- This training is designed to inform potential entrepreneurs, and investors about opportunities and threats in the sector, as well as how to harness the opportunities.
Sleep Roll Out
- Resource extraction continues to fund the growth of many economies in the world today, including Nigeria.
- Unfortunately, the extractive industries have been bogged down with issues of human rights violations, violence, financial misappropriation and mismanagement and a host of other issues, such that it has been difficult to translate the financial growth with any sort of development.
Resource extraction continues to fund the growth of many economies in the world today, including Nigeria. Unfortunately, the extractive industries have been bogged down with issues of human rights violations, violence, financial misappropriation and mismanagement and a host of other issues, such that it has been difficult to translate the financial growth with any sort of development.
In 2015, the 4th SITEI conference saw the birth of a post-conference Friends of SITEI Working Group dedicated to seeing that the recommendations made at the conference would be implemented accordingly. The result of this being – Sustainable Extractive and Energy accountability and responsibility, by incorporating sustainable business strategies into organisations’ operations.
The Sustainable Extractive & Energy (SEE) Principles (aka SEEP) are a set of principles established primarily for the Nigerian and then the African markets. In line with internationally recognised frameworks including Sustainable Development Goals, the United Nations Global Compact and the Global Reporting Initiative’s G4 Guidelines.
Consequently, it is expected that SEEP will be adopted by the Federal and State Governments and will be cascaded through stakeholder engagements at public, private and especially communities using education and awareness generation on human rights, right to inclusive communities and financial inclusion.
CSR-in-Action is looking to work with thought leaders in the extractive industries to roll-out SEEP in their various host communities. This would ensure business long term profitability, hinged on responsible and ethical practices, and facilitate cohesion across key stakeholders.