Meeting of the G7 CONNEX-Initiative in Lima


01.04.2016 |

The support of developing countries with regard to complex resource contracts will further be strengthened. This was decided by the CONNEX Consultative Group on the margins of the Global Conference of the EITI (‘Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative’) from 24 to 26 February 2016 in Lima, Peru. The personal representative of German Chancellor Angela Merkel for Africa at the Federal Ministry for Economic Co-operation and Development (BMZ), Mr Günter Nooke, represented Germany at the CONNEX meetings.

The G7 initiative CONNEX strengthens assistance for complex resource contracts in developing countries. The current G7 presidency by Japan focuses especially on capacity building of national negotiation teams in complex contract negotiations. The Consultative Group meetings mainly concerned the relationship between CONNEX and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the working plan of the Japanese presidency as well as the implementation of pilot projects.

At the EITI conference, there was plenty of opportunity to enter discussions on CONNEX with ministers from partner countries, especially from African states, OECD and World Bank representatives as and other partners – with highly positive feedback.

The sector programme Extractives and Development implements the German contribution to the CONNEX initiative since its formation in 2014. To date, a CONNEX pilot project is running in Mongolia, where negotiations on the Agreement on Investment in gold mining are being supported. Further trainings are carried out in Bangkok, Mali and Mozambique.

For further information on CONNEX, please click here.

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