The G7 CONNEX Initiative was established in 2014 with the objective to strengthen advisory support to governments of low-income countries in the negotiation of complex commercial contracts in the extractive sector.
The CONNEX Support Unit is the implementation body of the G7 CONNEX Initiative. It provides independent, high-quality, demand-oriented, multi-disciplinary and rapid support to governments of developing countries and transition economies during the negotiation of large-scale, complex investment contracts in the extractive sector. Established in 2017 by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, it is based in Berlin and is currently managed by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). The CONNEX Support Unit’s work is guided by an International Advisory Committee. A Secretariat is responsible for its day-to-day activities, including the implementation of support activities.
Representatives of governments of developing countries and transition economies that are facing ongoing or upcoming negotiations are invited to get in touch to get in touch with us.
In addition, government representatives as well as private sector entities and civil society organizations are invited to join the dialogue through the CONNEX Negotiation Support Forum which is currently organized by the OECD.