By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad.
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MENA Natural Resources Governance Knowledge Hub – A Conceptual Framework
In a constructive collaboration effort between Revenue Watch Institute (RWI) and the Lebanese Center for Policy Research (LCPS), a two day closed meeting was held in Beirut during 6th and 7th March 2014.
The purpose was to help fine-tuning the proposed Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Natural Resource Governance Hub ("the HUB"). The meeting was attended by key representatives from RWI and LCPS in addition to many Lebanese academicians, experts and researchers; representative from the UN- Economic and Social Commission for West Asia (ESCWA) and three extractive sector experts from Iraq (2) and Tunisia (1).
The main objectives of this HUB will be to help engage stakeholders in measuring and managing the economic and social impacts of natural resources, to increase and improve knowledge and expertise relating to prudent management of natural resources, and to formulate and develop policies and strategies for sustainable development through learning and sharing knowledge.
Mr Jiyad is an independent development consultant, scholar and Associate with Centre for Global Energy Studies (CGES), London. He was formerly a senior economist with the Iraq National Oil Company and Iraq’s Ministry of Oil, Chief Expert for the Council of Ministers, Director at the Ministry of Trade, and International Specialist with UN organizations in Uganda, Sudan and Jordan. He is now based in Norway (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Skype ID: Ahmed Mousa Jiyad).