In 2008-2009, TRACE was offered in Africa for English speaking participants with 27 civil society representatives from seven countries taking part and forming a vibrant regional network across both countries and different civil society actors (NGOs, workers’ unions and the media).

Countries represented: Ghana, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sudan, Uganda, Zambia

Specific information about participants from each country can be found on the country pages or through the participant search tool.

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The second round of the TRACE programme was concluded in October 2011. 17 participants from three Latin-American countries successfully completed the programme, representing a variety of civil society organisations (NGOs, workers’ unions and the media) working for transparency and accountability in the extractive industries.

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Region 3 will be open for French, Portuguese and Spanish speakers from African countries, mainly those with an agreement with Oil for Development TRACE is scheduled to be implemented in Region 3 in 2011-2012.

The list of eligible countries may become subject to change.

Eligible organisations will be invited to nominate candidates as soon as we start the application process.

We are currently NOT accepting applications from Region 3


In 2013-2014, PWYP Norway delivered the third round of its TRACE programme. This round of the programme aimed at increasing the capacity of civil society in six resource-rich countries in Africa, namely Ghana, Liberia, Mozambique, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. The countries were grouped based on geographic and linguistic factors, to allow both for regional network creation and for learning and sharing in a common language.

Module 1 of the programme was held in Oslo, Norway, on 18-28 November 2013.
Module 2 was held Kampala, Uganda, on 7-9 April 2014.

Specific information about participants from each country can be found on the country pages or through the participant search tool.

The programme is financed by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, Norad.


In 2014-2015, PWYP Norway organized the fourth round of the capacity building programme TRACE (Transparency and Accountability in the Extractive Industries). The TRACE-programme 2014-2015 aimed at increasing the capacity of civil society in four resource rich countries in Latin America: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Guatemala. 

Lourdes Molina, economist from ICEFI participated in TRACE 2014-2015
Lourdes Molina, economist from ICEFI participated in TRACE 2014-2015

Said by one of the participants:

“La mayor fortaleza de TRACE es la posibilidad de contar con expertos en transparencia y la posibilidad de hacer incidencia en uno de los países participantes.”

“The greatest strength of the TRACE program is the possibility to enter into contact with experts on transparency and the possibility of doing advocacy work in one of the participating countries.”

- Lourdes Molina, economist TRACE 2014-2015

Module 1 of the programme was organized in Oslo, Norge 10-21 November 2014, and lasted for ten days. The goal for these days was to increase the participants possibillity to identify in wich way their country is exposed to revenue and tax leakages, and present and discuss possible transparency mechanisms and measures that can be implemented, unilaterally or internationally, to stop such leakages. The last day of the module was held at the House of Litterature in Oslo as a open conference-day. More than 150 people came to discuss the Industry of Tax Avoidance. 

Module 2 was organized in Antigua, Guatemala in cooperation with one of the participating organizations. The participants met 23-25th of March 2015 to analyze different oil contracts and discussed different issues regarding contract transparency. The last day was held in Guatemala City. Together with more than 160 representatives from civil society, government, extractive industries and media, the participants contributed to put financial transparency in the extractive industry on the agenda in Guatemala. See the video from the conference here.

In between module 1 and module 2 the participants worked together in country groups to conduct communication work in their countries.

Results of the communication work:

Together the participants have published 51 articles and 74 reports about financial transparency, where they have directly used knowledge acquired through the TRACE-programme. Additionally they have arranged 96 external meetings and 121 internal meetings in their countries, where they have used knowledge from the TRACE-programme. 

  • Number of participants: 21
  • Gender balance: 43% women and 57% men
  • Participating countries: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Guatemala
  • Number of modules: 2
  • Participating organizations: 5 media, 4 workers union and 12 civil society organizations

Are you interested in more information about the participants and the organizations they represent you can search for them in the participant search tool

The Programme is financed by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation Norad. 

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