Endorsement Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperation between the EITI National Secretariat and the OSCE Presence in Albania

On April 2, 2019 at the OSCE premises in Tirana was signed the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation between the Alb-EITI National Secretariat and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, OSCE – Presence in Albania.

The Memorandum was signed by Mr. Bernd Borchardt, the OSCE Ambassador to Albania and by Mr. Ardit Kamberi, the Head of EITI National Secretariat.

The institutional cooperation platform consists in Promoting Transparency and Public awareness of Good Governance of Natural Resources / Extractive Industries, Capacity Building of Local Government Authorities and Promotion of Responsible Sectorial Business Practices in accordance with International Standards.

The Memorandum of Understanding signed by the parties focuses on the establishment of a framework for enhancing effective cooperation and interaction between the OSCE Presence and AlbEITI in order to carry out joint activities: technical seminars / national conference on management, dissemination and revenue transparency at the local level, as well as enhancing the exchange of information and technical expertise needed to study local revenues and the environmental and social impact of the extractive industries activity in Albania.