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Tuesday, November 1 • 16:15 - 17:45
Who benefits from Infrastructure Investments? // À qui profitent les investissements dans les infrastructures ? // من يستفيد من استثمارات البنية التحتية؟

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This session aims at assessing the potential of beneficial ownership to help ending the use of anonymous companies linked to corruption and mismanagement in infrastructure procurement.

This session will bring together stakeholders from Infrastructure, Extractives and Beneficial Ownership to share ideas and highlighting the value of joint efforts to draft a journey in opening data and shaping reforms and explore the potential to scale efforts beyond procuring public infrastructure into Public Private Partnerships.

EITI is supporting reforms to disclose the ownership of extractive companies and CoST is aiming to implement a similar approach, learning from its sister initiative.

We have also invited the Government of Ghana to share lessons from their application of Beneficial Ownership Disclosure and CoST Malawi on what beneficial ownership means for SMEs.

Presentations will be followed by breakout discussions with participants to brainstorming ways to tackle challenges to unlock benefits of ownership data in the public infrastructure sector and beyond.

The outcome of this session is an inspired group of participants committed to collective action to implement beneficial ownership connected to infrastructure transparency. CoST will work with its partners to turn some of the ideas into guidance on beneficial ownership for infrastructure.

Each speaker will be given 6-7 minutes to share their approach and experience of beneficial ownership and the lesson that may be relevant to infrastructure. Followed by 10 minute Q&A

Small group breakout discussion will then follow for 25 minutes followed by a 15 minute plenary where a rapporteur will briefly share the conclusions of each table. Each rapporteur will be asked to take a brief note of the discussion and share it with the session organisers.


Olive Kabatwairwe

CoST Infrastructure Transparency Initiative

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Regional Manager, Africa, Open Ownership
I am the Regional Manager for the African region at Open Ownership. I lead our technical support to national governments in Africa which are committed to Beneficial Ownership Transparency (BOT), helping them implement legal, technical, and other changes required to achieve BOT reforms... Read More →

Rueben Lifuka

Vice Chair, Zambia, Transparency International

Yaw Osafo-Maafo

Senior Presidential Advisor and OGP Ghana National Steering Committee Chair, Government of Ghana

Edwin Wuadom Warden

Country Officer, Anglophone Africa, Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)

Tuesday November 1, 2022 16:15 - 17:45 GMT+01
Palm Plaza Hotel - Mimosa 2 Av. du 7ème Art, Marrakech 40000, Morocco