Training Workshop on "Transparency Portal" - Nimroz

A training on “Transparency Portal” was organized and conducted on 21 June 2020 in Directorate of Information and Culture Hall (DoIC) hall, Nimroz province. The provincial program representative of the Organization of Fast Relief and Development (OFRD) and the representative of Free Election and Transparency Watch Organization provided the training to the employees on transparency portal.

The training was intended to confer and train all the participants on “using the transparency portal website” to save more information regarding mining and extractives in Nimroz province. The participants discussed the concerns, issues and the challenges existed in mining sector as a general in Afghanistan with a special focus on the mining activity in Nimroz province – elaborating ideas and opinions regarding upcoming plans and their process in Nimroz province of Afghanistan.

The Directorate of Mining and Petroleum (DoMP) employees appreciated the training on transparency in the mining and extractive sector and mentioned that they will be trying their level best to utilize the mentioned process for an accurate data entry and a good system within the directorate of mining and petroleum of Nimroz province.

During the training a certain time was allotted for discussion where the participants and the Organization of Fast Relief and Development (OFRD) and Free Elections Transparency Watch Organization (FETWO) representatives urged the ministry of Mines and Petroleum and other interested parties to train all the participants of related sectors and directorates and to exchange ideas on how to enable transparency and to hold more information regarding mines, companies working in the area in Nimroz province.

The workshop also discussed ways to increase the private companies contribution and coordination in this sector, OFRD and FETWO organizations both tried their level best for all the employees in order to encourage them to use the transparency portal as best tool for mining and also let them know that through such kinds of trainings they could improve their capacity.

OFRD and FETWO the organizers of the training, made considerable efforts to encourage the participants on using the transparency portal as a best tool for mining.