The PH-EITI and Angat Bayi convened women local chief executives from local government units that host extractive operations to discuss opportunities for subnational EITI implementation and strengthening gender inclusion in the extractives. A total of 43 women leaders participated in the forum, including Bayi Inc. fellows and PH-EITI representatives.
A panel discussion with the title “G-Talks” was facilitated with panelists that include Prof. Ladylyn Mangada from the PH-EITI, Ms. Eleanor Layug from DIWATA-Women in Resource Development, Inc., and Undersecretary Goddes Hope Libiran from the Department of Budget and Management. EITI Chairperson Rt. Hon. Helen Clark also joined the discussion and gave a talk on the role of women leaders in resource governance and fostering open government partnerships.
A government-led, multi-stakeholder initiative implementing EITI, the global standard that promotes the open, accountable management, and good governance of oil, gas, and mineral resources. PH-EITI was created on 26 November 2013 through EO No. 147, s. of 2013. It is a government commitment first announced through EO No. 79, s. of 2012.