Natural Resource Charter Annual Workshop
Building an Informed Consensus
15-16 September, 2010
The annual workshop on the Natural Resource Charter took place over two days in mid-September, 2010. The conference was held at the Department of Economics in Oxford and was hosted by Charter, the Oxford Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies (OxCarre) and the Centre for the Study of African Economies. It ran in parallel to OxCarre’s academic conference on ‘the Management of Natural Resource Booms’.
Industry consultants, officials from international financial institutions, civil society groups and NGOs, discussed, critiqued and contributed to the contents of the Charter as well as presenting their findings and experiences. Hailing from across the world – from Trinidad to Indonesia by way of North America and Nigeria – conference participants debated the overarching issues addressed by the Charter and offered detailed amendments to the texts at Charter’s different level of detail on matters ranging from technical matters to questions of tone.
Much new material was gratefully received and incorporated into the living document, and the Charter aims to continue in this fashion.