Faculty students attend 2016 EITI Summit

Students at the EITI summit 2016A small team of academics and students from across the Faculty of Social Sciences have attended the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) 2016 summit in Lima, Peru.

Four undergraduates and two postgraduate students attended the EITI Global Conference from February 21-27. The conference is the flagship global event in natural resource governance and brings together key stakeholders in the debate from across 100 countries to develop solutions to improve transparency and accountability across all countries.

Students attended the event and provided real time policy analysis as part of the Global Leadership Initiative (GLI); a unique programme that funds students to work as fully accredited policy analysts at major global summits.

All students attending the summit had their work published by the Global Policy Journal while working as student policy analysts at the EITI summit.

The policy briefing written by second year BA Geography student Laura D’Henin, calls for improvements and progressive steps to allow for increased participation of communities in the Extractive Industry Sector.

Dr Deborah Sporton, Director of GLOSS, said: “This is a real achievement for an undergraduate student to have her work that holds international Policy makers to account, reviewed and published alongside established academics in the journal Global Policy.”

The GLI is supported through the Faculty's Global Learning Opportunities within the Social Sciences (GLOSS) scheme.

GLOSS provides undergraduate and postgraduate students from the Faculty of Social Sciences with a pioneering range of international opportunities. Students can engage with international policy; pursue international research; and take action in the field of international development.