Participants from 20 different countries gathered in Accra, Ghana for the OECD Watch Inter-regional Training and Strategy Seminar. The seminar focused on the mining companies and their activities in Africa.

Following the 2-day conference, participants embarked on 3 days of fact-finding trips to the Wassa area in the Central and Western regions of Ghana. Participants observed the devastating social and environmental effects of gold mining by multinational companies and met with community members to hear their stories of life in and around the mining sites.