January 2017: Today marks the official launch of Cowater’s Extractives Industry in Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa Project.

Today marks the official launch of Cowater’s 18M, 5 year, Canada’s International Development – Global Affairs Canada funded Improved oversight of the Extractives Industry in Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa Project. This is Canada’s largest pan-African initiative at this time. The event was held at the Hilton Hotel in Yaoundé, Cameroon, and was attended by senior officials from all four beneficiary countries: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Madagascar, and Mali. Canada’s High Commissioner to Cameroon, Rene Cremonese, represented the GOC at this event. He noted the importance of the extractive industry to African economies as well as their continued support to audit reforms.