Francophone Africa Extractive Industries Knowledge Hub

The Cameroon-based Catholic University of Central Africa (CUCA) is incubating and developing the Francophone Africa Extractive Industry Knowledge Hub to build capacity in Francophone Africa to influence the governance of the extractive industries sector in the region.

The Francophone Africa hub is one of six regional hubs RWI is creating in partnership with academic institutions to offer training and support for civil society organizations, members of parliament and journalists in Anglophone Africa, Francophone Africa, Asia-Pacific, Eurasia, Latin America and Middle East/North Africa.

Most Francophone resource-rich countries have decided to engage in the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI), but the success of civil society organizations (CSO) in engaging with the EITI process is offset by their analytical and reporting capacity.

With RWI support, CUCA is training CSO activists, legislators and journalists from nine countries to improve these skills and providing technical support to them as they get involved in EITI-related activities. Revenue Watch believes this training will increase the number and expertise of citizen groups focused on prudent management of natural resources, and help lead to policies for sustainable economic development.

The Catholic University of Central Africa (CUCA) is a sub-regional institution of higher education which, by combining a drive for academic excellence with a concern for ethical responsibility, seeks to provide a comprehensive education for a new generation of men and women to work for the social, economic, political and moral renaissance of Africa.

The 2015 edition of CEGIAF’s summer school will run 17 – 28 August. Attendance costs approximately $2,700, inclusive of flight, accommodation, food at venue and tuition. For more information, consult NRGI’s course page or contact CEGIAF at

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Related Grants

Title Year Amount
Francophone Africa Extractive Industries Knowledge Hub 2011 $120,000