SITEI 2018 Conference Program

The SITEI 2018 Conference themed “Managing Conflict and Security in the Extractive Industries” will be packed with several insightful technical sessions, led by heads of government, business, CSOs and communities, international policy makers and other private sector stakeholders, discussing topical, strategic technical and social issues in the sector.

The aim of SITEI 2018 is for the industries to achieve an integrated package of services that support resource governance (management, participation, transparency and accountability), resource development, and environmental and social sustainability in extractive communities in Nigeria especially as these issues relate to the underserved - children, women and youth.

SITEI 2018 Objectives

  • Create awareness on the economic and socio-environmental impacts of conflicts and insecurity in Nigeria’s extractive business
  • Discuss local causes of conflicts and insecurity in Nigeria’s extractive industries
  • Identify best practice solutions to managing conflicts in extractive communities
  • Showcase companies and communities that have co-existed harmoniously over the years, as learning points for struggling parties
  • Inspire government to develop and implement strong legal and regulatory frameworks for conflicts and security management in the oil and gas and mining sectors.

Over the years, the SITEI initiative has

  • 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.

Oil and Gas: Mon, 21 May, 2018

Panel Sessions:
  • Extractive industries and conflict - Causes
  • Creating the institutional framework for conflicts and security management
  • Unpacking conflicts and insecurity?

Mining: Tues, 22 May, 2018

Panel Sessions:
  • Extractive industries and conflict - Causes
  • Creating the institutional framework for conflicts and security management
  • Unpacking conflicts and insecurity?

SEEP Roll Out

Background

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.


Our Mandate

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.

For organisations that are looking to roll-out SEEP in their host communities or want to find out more about SEEP, please contact us on SEEP@csr-in-action.org