January 2017: Cowater’s 18M, five-year project, Improved Oversight of the Extractives Industry in Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa officially launches

Cowater’s 18M, five-year project,  Improved Oversight of the Extractives Industry in Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa (PASIE) officially launches. The project is financed by Global Affairs Canada (GAC). The launch event for this initiative, currently Canada’s largest pan-African project, was held in Yaoundé, Cameroon and attended by senior officials from all four beneficiary countries: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Madagascar, and Mali. Canada’s High Commissioner to Cameroon, Rene Cremonese, represented GAC at this event. The High Commissioner noted the importance of the extractive industry to African economies to improved oversight of the sector through improved auditing standards.