Civil society workshop

Civil society and the petroleum sector: Agents for transparency and accountability

November 25th - December 5th in Stavanger and Oslo, Norway

This is an extended workshop for personnel who are engaged with Non-Governmental Organisations in the partner countries of the Oil for Development programme.

The workshop is intended to strengthen civil society organisations in their capacity to work effectively with the petroleum sector. The general aims are transparency of transactions and accountability for decisions, actions and omissions which touch the public interest. This event is intended primarily for personnel working with NGOs in the Oil for Development partner countries. It is conceived partly as an educational event, partly as an opportunity for exchange of insights from several countries.

The educational aspect of the workshop entails learning about petroleum operations and how they are managed. Knowledge about the sector helps NGOs relate effectively to it. Exchanges of experience and insights will come from meetings with Norwegian institutions, including public institutions and NGOs, and from interactions between participants.

Download the course brochure.

Applications for the 2019 workshop are now closed. We have received a large number of applications, and expect to notify admitted participants by mid-October. If you have an interest in particiating at a later opportunity, you can submit an expression of interest on this link