Global Witness and Transparency International UK invite you to a discussion on the challenges of collective governance, drawing on the experience of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) which is the subject of a new book by Eddie Rich and Jonas Moberg.
In a world characterised by globalisation governments increasingly find themselves unable to govern. Corruption is everywhere, natural resources are being exploited, the environment damaged, markets distorted, and the fight against poverty is often ineffective. Certain challenges cannot be addressed by governments alone. Increasingly, collective governance “beyond governments” is seen as part of the solution with state and non-state actors working together.
Beyond Governments is a new book by Eddie Rich and Jonas Moberg. It sets out a framework for those wishing to implement collective governance, involving civil society, companies and governments as key actors. Based on over eight years of running the most advanced example of collective governance at international level, the Head and Deputy Head of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) outline the practicalities and pitfalls, and draw out the experience of the EITI as a case example.
Beyond Governments tells a positive story of how this type of innovative governance can make real achievements, but also cautions against those who see collective governance as a silver bullet to solve development challenges.
6.30pm – 9pm
45 St Martin’s Lane
Jonas Moberg and Eddie Rich, Head and Deputy Head of EITI
Robert Barrington, Transparency International UK