The Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW) in partnership with the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) and the Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) through its affiliate the Mine Workers Union of Zambia (MUZ) organized a conference aimed at reflecting on the progress Zambia has made since joining the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). The conference was organised to also among other things review the role of civil society in the said initiative. The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is a global initiative that aims at strengthening governance by improving transparency and accountability in the extractive sector. This is done by comparing company payments for oil, minerals and gas and government revenues received from the said companies. The said comparisons are made public by way of publication and ensuring that access is guaranteed.