Regional Hubs

Advanced Course: Reversing the Resource Curse - Theory and Practice 2014

Revenue Watch Institute, Natural Resources Charter and the School of Public Policy at the Central European University are accepting applications for this advanced course open to exceptional individuals from civil society, government, international organizations, and academia... Learn More

Revenue Watch is establishing six regional "knowledge hubs" in partnership with academic institutions to offer training and support for civil society organizations, members of parliament and journalists to help them analyze issues linked to oil, gas and mining, and develop robust advocacy campaigns.

An informed, active citizenry is critical to good governance in countries rich in natural resources. However, many oversight groups lack in-depth knowledge of the industries and of how best to measure and manage the economic and social impacts. Few training programs target these groups, or are affordable.

Through regional hubs, RWI and its partners help these groups acquire the necessary expertise. RWI builds the capacity of academic institutions to manage and sustain the hubs. In turn, the hubs build the capacity for civil society, parliamentarians and journalists to spread the lessons, using case studies and examples of good practice. RWI believes this training will increase the number and expertise of citizen groups focused on prudent management of natural resources, and help lead to policies for sustainable economic development.

RWI created the first hub in 2008. It plans to have six in operation by the end of 2012—one each in Anglophone Africa, Francophone Africa, Asia-Pacific, Eurasia, Latin America, and Middle East/North Africa.