Virtual Launch of the African Petroleum Legislation Atlas Platform

23 November 2020
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African Development Bank (Abidjan)

Event — Virtual

What: Virtual launch of the African Petroleum Legislation Atlas Platform

Who: African Development Bank

When: Thursday, 26 November 13:00 to 14:20 GMT

Where: Virtual (Via Zoom)

The African Legal Support Facility and the African Natural Resources Centre of the African Development Bank will host the virtual launch of the African Petroleum Legislation Atlas (APLA) Project pilot phase on 26 November 2020 at 13:00 GMT via Zoom.

The objective of the APLA Project is to support African countries to maximize petroleum resource benefits by: (i) promoting transparency, accessibility and comparison of Africa's petroleum laws; (ii) facilitating the preparation, revision and implementation of petroleum laws; (iii) providing a living database that will catalyse research and policy debates on legal and regulatory issues; and (iv) promoting the development of local legal expertise on African petroleum laws.

As a precursor to the development of the APLA Platform hosting the petroleum laws, regulations and related legislation of all the countries in the continent, a pilot phase has been developed covering four countries: Congo, Chad, Ghana and Nigeria. The APLA Pilot Platform is accessible here https://www.a-pla.org/site/index

The APLA Pilot Platform has been populated by advanced law students, who formed the Legal Research Team (LRT). The LRT was selected from a leading African university with a specialised programme in petroleum law. In order to populate the APLA Pilot Platform, the LRT undertook training on how to process and analyse petroleum laws and how to upload the laws and regulations on the platform.

You are encouraged to submit your questions about this session by Wednesday 25 November 2020 via Sli.do here

We count on your active participation in this outreach program.

Interpretation services from English to French and vice versa will be available.

In order participate, contact: Joash Moitui, African Natural Resources Centre, j.moitui@afdb.org

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