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D-EITI Special Representative: Elisabeth Winkelmeier-Becker

Elisabeth Winkelmeier-Becker is Parliamentary State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). The Federal Government appointed her D-EITI Special Representative in December 2019. She supervises the implementation of the D-EITI. The standard specifies her tasks and competencies thus:

“The appointee must have the confidence of all stakeholders, the authority and the freedom to coordinate EITI actions across relevant ministries and agencies and must be able to mobilise resources for the EITI implementation.”

Multi-Stakeholder-Group

The Multi-Stakeholder-Group consists of representatives from government, business and civil society. They are appointed by the Federal Government for a period of at least two years. The main task of the MSG is to control and monitor the implementation of the D-EITI; it also bears the responsibility for work plans and progress reports.

Financial Support for Civil Society

The D-EITI multi-stakeholder process is based on a representative involvement of all stakeholders of the German resource sector and on an active, equal and informed participation of all organisations involved. With a view to enable this participation and to guarantee for a successful implementation of the EITI in Germany, civil society is receiving financial  support from the government in order to build up necessary resources and implement activities. In 2018 the following organisations received a grant  of 100.000 € in total  (2015: 146.000 €; 2016: 120.000 €; 2017: 90.000 € in total):


Forum Ökologisch-Soziale Marktwirtschaft e.V., Forum Umwelt und Entwicklung, Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland e.V.  and Transparency International Deutschland e.V.

This grant enables the organisations to inform their respective stakeholders on the status of  EITI implementation in Germany and to build up a differentiated opinion on future implementation. Furthermore the grant provides the opportunity to have an intensive preparation and follow-up of the issues discussed in the MSG by building up expertise on these issues.

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