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) has announced its Extractive Sector Media Fellowship Program. The Fellows will provide leadership by highlighting key issues that will contribute to enhancing transparency and accountability in the oil and gas sector in Ghana.
Penplusbytes Extractive Sector Media Fellowship Program is an intense practical 12-months experience designed for independent researchers,scholars and practitioners interested in contributing to research in Penplusbytes’ Extractives (Mining, Oil and Gas) thematic area.
This announcement was made at the recently ended 3-day writeshop in Koforidua from Friday 11th May to Sunday, 13th May 2018. The writeshop was to generate collaborative articles, which will throw light on topical issues, contribute to the body of knowledge and above all shape policies in Ghana’s oil and gas sector. Present at the writeshop were Isaac Aidoo of Finder Business, Adnan Adams Mohammed of the Economic Times, Dennis Gyeyirof Public Interest and Accountability Committee, Lawyer Osman Ainoo Gyan of Agyeman Associates and Kwofi Maclean of Graphic Business Media. Fellows will be supported in their projects by Penplusbytes extractive department.
Executive Director of Penplusbytes, Kwami Ahiabenu II said “bringing on board experts from the extractives industry to conduct research and to discuss varied topics including fiscal regime, revenue management, local content and local participation and contract analysis & legal regime is key to unraveling nuances in the sector thereby ensuring effective oversight of the extractive sector”. He further added that the maiden cohort would conduct rigorous research and share their findings to improve the governance of the sector.
He therefore encouraged prospective researchers in the sector to subscribe to be part of this initiative so as to make prudent utilization of natural resource.
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