Who Really Owns it?


Using company ownership data for Investigation

As part of events to mark the OpenGov week, join us for an introduction to using data on company ownership: what it is, where to find it, how to put it to good use, and what impact it can have.

When: 9 May 2023, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Where: Online/ Webinar

Speakers: Mfon Gabriel, Senior Programme Officer, Policy Alert, Nigeria.

Mukuka Chilalika, Researcher, Centre for Trade Policy and Development, Zambia.

(speaker tbc) Fundación para el Desarrollo de Políticas Sustentables (Fundeps),


Delgermaa Boldbaatar, Mongolia Data Club Agustina De Luca, Open Ownership


Partners: Mongolian Data Club, Policy Alert Nigeria, Centre for Trade Policy and Development

Zambia, Fundeps and Ruido, Argentina.

This webinar will bring together examples from three continents of how investigating beneficial ownership data can help journalists, civil society and others connect the dots in terms of who truly owns and benefits from companies.

Showcasing investigations by Opening Extractives partners, we will show how using open company data and investigative tools can impact the transparency and improve open governance.

What Will be Covered?

What sources are available, and how can they be used to get deeper into the story?

Show the diversity of what can be done using ownership data.

Showcase examples of how data from three continents have been used in investigations and what impact it had.

Policy Alert in Nigeria in partnership with the Tax Justice Network Africa looked into the beneficial owners of four oil and gas companies and their involvement in oil-for-product swaps. These swaps are complex barter agreements where oil companies and private traders swap crude oil for refined petroleum products, rather than for money. Policy Alert had some wins and is paving the way for improved transparency, which will be revealed on 9 May.

Eager to join?

Register and sign up for the event: https://bit.ly/who-really-owns-it-OGW-webinar

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