Procedures for Selection of MSG Members
Formation of the EITI Multi-stakeholder Group composed of representatives of the Government, mining companies and civil society is one of the mandatory steps of the EITI implementation process. The EITI MSG is responsible for management of the process of EITI implementation, and its primary goal is to ensure Armenia’s EITI candidacy, thereafter, EITI compliance. Armenia’s EITI MSG is responsible for guiding the processes the EITI implementation, monitoring, evaluation and decision-making. The EITI MSG shall ensure the establishment of public debate in the extractive industry.
Armenia’s EITI MSG is composed of the representatives of the Government, mining companies and civil society. Armenia's EITI MSG has 19 members, of which 7 representatives from the Government (authorized state bodies), 8 representatives from mining companies, 3 civil society representatives and 1 representative from academic institutions.
Procedures of the election of the MSG members
Mining companies’ and civil society representatives had selected and nominated the MSG member candidates of their constituencies independently.
Mining Companies’ Constituency
Mining companies nominated the MSG candidates of their constituency on March 1, 2016. (the official letter in Armenian, the official letter on MSG member reaffirmation in Armenian)
Civil Society Constituency
On August 19, 2019, the broader Civil Society constituency of Armenia approved the Procedure of formation of constituency, nomination, election and termination of members and alternate members of the Civil Society constituency of the EITI Multi-stakeholder Group of Armenia (in Armenian word, pdf).
Civil society nominated the MSG candidates of their constituency (including science) on June 14, 2016 (the official letter in Armenian, the official letter on MSG member replacement in Armenian).