PWYP Norge inviterer til debatt: Afrika trenger politikk, ikke veldedighet

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Afrika tapar enorme summar i ulovleg kapitalflukt, pengar som kunne ha blitt brukt for å skapa utvikling og gjere kontinentet mindre avhengig bistand. 28. November kjem 25 representanter fra sivilsamfunnet i seks afrikanske land til Litteraturhuset i Oslo for å møte norske politikarar og næringsliv. Dei krev politisk vilje til å stansa kapitalflukta.

NB: Programmet har blitt noe forskjøvet i siste øyeblikk på grunn av uforutsette hendelser. Legg merke til at debatten nå starter klokka 12.50!

PWYP Norge inviterer til seminar om finansiell openheit, 28. november på Litteraturhuset mellom klokka 12 og 15.

Seminaret kjem til å foregå på engelsk, og er ope for alle og gratis. For å få ei oversikt over kor mange som kjem, ber me om påmelding til maria.lavik@pwyp.no. Du kan også melde deg på hendinga på Facebook.

ABOUT THE SEMINAR “POLITICS, NOT CHARITY

  • Financial secrecy has covered up enormous profits from trade in non-renewable natural resources, like oil and minerals.
  • 2/3 of the poorest people in the world live in resource-rich countries. Revenues from natural resources in Africa are at least nine times larger than aid.
  • Between 1980 and 2009 Africa lost $1,4 trillion in illicit financial flows.
  • Citizens need to detect whether their resources are channelled to reinvestment for domestic development, or if resources are exported to tax havens.
  • Investors need to follow the money in the companies they invest in.

25 citizens from six resource rich African countries have come to Norway to demand politics to stop capital flight from their countries, rather than charitable donations.

PROGRAM

12.00-12.10 Welcome by Mona Thowsen, secretary general of PWYP Norway.

12.10-12.30 Presentations by two of the African delegates: Abena Afari (Christian Aid Ghana) and Winnie Ngabiirwe (PWYP Uganda).

12.30-12.55 Investors for an extended country-by-country reporting, Heidi Finskas, Advisor Responsible Investments, KLP.

12.55-13.25 Panel discussion. Each panel member has a 5-minute appeal.

13.25-14.10 Moderated panel discussion. Moderator: Ingerid Salvesen.

The panel consists of:

  • Inger Coll, head of Norwegian Economic Forum.
  • Bjørn Otto Sverdrup, Head of communication, Development & Production International, Statoil.
  • Jose Correia Nunes, Head of Budget Support and Public Finance Management at the European Commission, Development and Cooperation – EuropeAid.
  • Hans Olav Syversen, Member of Parliament, leader of the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs (KrF).
  • Bård Vegar Solhjell, Member of Parliament, member of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence (SV).

14.10-14.25 Coffee and cakes

14.25-15.00 Presentation of PWYP Norway’s new report on windfall taxes by Frian Aarsnes, public accountant and chairman in PWYP Norge.