The Resource Governance summit saw 40 fellows from around the world assemble in Abuja, Nigeria. The thematic part of the meeting covered governance of water and land resources as well as resource politics of oil and gas. The themes were especially interesting in light of Nigeria's own dealing with natural resources and Abuja being home to the headquarters for the Economic Community for West African States (ECOWAS) headquarters. The participants were opportune to visit the headquarters as part of the program.
Excerpts of the program:
Laila Oualkacha (Programme Officer, African Ministers’ Council on Water):
"Water Governance in Africa – Challenges and Solutions"
Dr. Sope Williams-Elegbe (Associate Director and Head of Research, Nigerian Economic Summit Group):
"Land Administration and Governance in Nigeria: The Case for Reform"
Amadou C. Kanoute (Executive Director, The Pan African Institute for Consumer Citizenship and Development):
"Land grabbing and Small-scale farmers and consumers in West Africa"
Dr. Hoinathy Remadji (AGGN Senior Fellow):
Case study Chad