CSR-in-Action partners agencies to host SITEI 2017
CSR-in-Action, and in partnership with other government agencies have announced the 6th Sustainability in the Extractive Industries (SITEI) Conference.
The agencies include the Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI); the Federal Ministries of Petroleum Resources (MPR); and Mines and Steel Development (MMSD); the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC); the Miners Association of Nigeria (MAN), and the Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN).
SITEI is scheduled to hold for the first time as a two-day event between July 19 and 20, in Abuja. This year, the Conference has been structured to focus on various aspects of the sector on different days to enable richer discussions as well as result in more actionable outcomes.
The SITEI Conference, which is in its 6th year, is an annual workshop, established by CSR-in-Action, to bring together key stakeholders to discuss critical issues and stimulate meaningful exchange of ideas and best practices among key stakeholders and industry experts from the government, business, community, academia, CSOs, and media.
The theme for SITEI 2017 is, Building Local for Global, and is focused on harnessing the estimated and promising potential inherent in the industries locally.
According the organisers, “SITEI 2017 will create a platform to encourage private sector leadership in driving the agenda, whilst building local capacity in our extractive sector to ensure that local entrepreneurs and investors seamlessly harness the opportunities in the sector. It is also adding value to the local economy, positively influence the development of ancillary industries, and make the sector competitive globally.”
The Founder/Convener of SITEI, Bekeme Masade, said the objective of this year’s conference is “to set indigenous businesses on the course to becoming global enterprises in order to sustainably advance the Nigerian economy.”
This, he said, is critical to building local capacity for the human capital and institutions in the sector, as well as for sustainable national development.
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