Selection Process of Extractive Industries Companies

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN ALBANIA EITI -EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES TRANSPARENCY INITIATIVE AND FIAA- FOREIGN INVESTORS ASSOCIATION OF ALBANIA CLICK HERE

THE REPLACEMENT OF THE STATKRAFT MEMBER WITH THE ALBPETROL JSC. IN MSG EITI BOARD  CLICK HERE

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The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative – The EITI is an international initiative aimed to develop and implement a mechanism to declare revenue generated from the use of Natural Resources through Extractive Industries, the publication of such data in an understandable format by everyone and their oversight in order to enable the general public to have information regarding income and public spending, contributing to a public debate and the establishment of mechanisms for good administration of these revenues for the benefit of communities. The EITI process can be further dimensioned and adapted according to the current context of each implementing country to meet the information needs of stakeholders as well as the needs to tackle the sector with important reforms based on this data. As set out in the EITI Standards Requirements, the EITI Standard Implementation requires effective oversight of the EITI process by all stakeholders. This is accomplished through the establishment and functioning of a Multi-Stakeholder Group, which includes government representatives, companies operating in this sector, and full, independent, active and effective participation of civil society, who are committed to work together to develop and promote the transparency and good governance of this sector.

The EITI Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG) was established by the Prime Minister’s Order no. 71, dated 21. 07. 2011, on the follow-up of Albania’s membership procedures as the implementing country of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative and the ongoing fulfillment of the obligations of this initiative.

The Multi-Stakeholder Group for EITI Albania is the decision-making body in charge of overseeing the implementation of EITI in Albania. This group is headed by the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Energy and Industry and consists of government representatives, companies operating in extractive industries and civil society. The Multi-Stakeholder Group approves the work plan for the secretariat, submitting the EITI annual report, ensures that EITI contributes to the public debate and supports the work of the Albanian EITI Secretariat.

For more info: http://www.albeiti.org/legjislacioni/

The EITI Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG) operates under its Internal Regulation “REGULATION ON ORGANIZATION AND FUNCTIONING OF THE MULTI-STAKEHOLDER GROUP (MSG) WITHIN THE EITI INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION” 

– Adopted by the Minister’s Order, no. 454 Prot, dated 30. 12. 2016 “Order for the adoption of the Regulation of the Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG) in the Membership Framework of the EITI International Organization”

For more info: http://www.albeiti.org/grupi-i-punes/rregullorja/

Members of the Multi-Stakeholder Group

The Multi-Stakeholder Group chaired by the Deputy Minister of Energy and Industry consists of 16 representatives from whom, 6 representatives from the government, 5 from civil society and 5 from the companies operating in the extractive industry. Representatives from other institutions may also participate by the invitation of the chairman at the Multi-Stakeholder Group meetings.

Method of Selection of Extractive Industries Operators Representatives to the EITI MSG and Current Representatives

Representatives of Extractive Industries Operators, Members of Albania EITI MSG shall be elected, mandated and replaced in accordance with the procedures described in Articles 10 and 11 of the Internal Regulation: 

In order to maintain diversified thinking and broad representation, each interest group has the right to designate its representatives in MSG for EITI in Albania. The nomination process is independent within each subgroup.

 ·         Participation in the MSG for Civil Society representatives and business representatives, in order to enable broad-based representation, is made at an open public invitation by the Chairman of this Working Group and is administered in an independent and transparent manner by each grouping. Each of the groups must make the procedure for selecting MSG members transparent and must fully document the Chairman of the MSG, the selection process and procedure and the validity of each member’s mandate;

·         The EITI Albania Secretariat will provide technical support throughout the selection process if this is required by each of the groups to fulfill the transparency of each process;

For more info: http://www.albeiti.org/grupi-i-punes/rregullorja/

On  November 16, 2016, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with FIAA and Albania EITI National Secretariat was signed, 118 Prot, which stipulates that FIAA will be the only formal Institution that represents Investors in Extractive Industries, that FIAA will undertake the process of selecting MSG members from company representatives, ensuring a transparent and independent representation.

For more info: http://www.albeiti.org/procesi-i-rekrutimit-te-industrise/

Within the Corrective Actions left by the First Validation Process where the ALBPETROL sh.a. must be in MSG as a rightful member, and within the resignation given for work purposes by Statkraft representative on 11.01.2019, by the Chairman of MSG Mr. Enis Aliko was requested by letter no. 17 Prot, dated 22. 01. 2019, the replacement of Statkraft member with the representative of Albpetrol.

 For more info: http://www.albeiti.org/procesi-i-rekrutimit-te-industrise/

Over the years Representatives of Operators at MSG have been the largest extractive companies in the country, such as:

  1. Bankers Petroleum;
  2. Devoll Hydropower Sh.a./STATKRAFT;
  3. Beralb Sh.a. Albchrome;
  4. Stream Oil;

Currently representatives of MSG Extractive Industry Operators are as follows:

  1. Perparim Alikaj, FIAA
  2. Dritan Dervishaj, Antea Cement
  3. Rohan D`Souza, Shell Upstream
  4. Pandeli Bombaj, Selenica Bitum
  5. Safet Ebeja, Albpetrol Sh.a.  

For more info: http://www.albeiti.org/grupi-i-punes/