In a collaborative effort, the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) and the CONNEX Support Unit organised a measure aimed at strengthening corporate governance in the extractives sector, which was held on 14 and 15 November in Kigali, Rwanda. As the extractives sector has witnessed a sustained increase in equity participation by governments, there has been an emergent need for good governance and equitable benefits-sharing. The ALSF and the CONNEX Support Unit have partnered up in order to transfer relevant skills to members of Boards of Directors. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive: Participants agreed that the course was very informative and that it provided relevant knowledge and tools.
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These have been busy days for Brussels. More than 8,000 people from all over the world participated in the the 2017 European Development Days on June 7 and 8, listened to great speeches, took parts in more than 120 sessions or strolled around the ‘Global Village’ – the large exhibition with more than 80 instituitions, organiations and projects displaying their work. As part of this Global Village, the CONNEX Support Unit was proud to introduce the possibilities of CONNEX Support to an highly interested audience in various innovative ways. More than 200 visitors from governments, private sectior, civil society, academia as well as development partner stopped at the stand to learn about CONNEX. The colorful and interactive CONNEX Contract Walk and CONNEX Quiz invited to test the newly aquired knowlegde and skills and encouraged vibrant discussions. Some lucky people even had the chance to chat with Mr. ‘CONNEX’ Nooke who is the German Chancellor’s Personal Representative for Africa in the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development´and has been a big CONNEX Supporter from the very beginning. The reaction and feedback of visitors after two eventufl days were clear: CONNEX is highly relevant, innovative and unique in its approach! More of this is needed.
We are excited to annouce that the CONNEX Support Unit will showcase its work at the European Development Days (EDD) 2017 which will take place in Brussels, Belgium from June 7-8. We will be part of the EDD Global Village where organisations and initiatives from around the globe present successful and innovative projects. The Global Village is a key component of the event and will attract thousands of visitors. More information on our stand will be released soon. Stay tuned for more info and check out the European Development Days Webpage.