The Albanian Secretariat of Extractive Industries Transparency
Initiative (EITI Albania) in collaboration with Columbia Center on Sustainable
Investment, Columbia Law School – The Earth Institute, conduct a training
sessions on good governance of Natural resources, Fiscal Regime, Legislation,
the EITI standard and Social and Environmental aspects of the Extractive
The first day see an Introduction to the basics of Extractives and
12:30pm – 12:40pm – Introduction
12:40pm – 1:00pm – Energy sector – basics – Perrine Toledano
This session give a quick introduction to the Petroleum sector, giving
an overview of the market, the players and the value chain
1:00pm – 1:45pm – Nexus of extractives and development – Paulo Cunha and
This session give an overview on how extractive industries can
constitute a spring-board to development if the right policies are in place.
This session cover concepts like resource curse and Dutch disease and also deal
with the social and environmental safeguards that need to be put in place to
ensure sustainable development
1:45 pm – 2:30pm – Introduction to the EITI – Paulo Cunha
This session present the EITI and the associated theory of change. EITI was
presented as a tool to escape the resource curse talked about in the previous
sessions. Case studies and examples were provided.
230pm – 245pm – Coffee Break
2:45pm – 3:30pm – Introduction to the legal framework – Lise Johnson
This session introduce the participants to the legal and regulatory
framework that governs the relationship between a host-country government and
investors in the extractive industries, situating the legal framework of
Albania in the global context.
3:30pm – 4:30pm – Introduction to the fiscal framework – Lise Johnson
This session will give the basic theoretical tools of a fiscal framework
in order to facilitate the understanding of Albania’s fiscal regime for oil.
4:30pm – 4:45pm: Wrap up and questions
The training was conducted by professors of Columbia University.
Participants were representatives of the Albanian Government, parliamentarians,
journalists and members of EITI Albania Multi-stakeholder Group (MSG).