Augustine Niber is the Executive Director of the Center for Public Interest Law (CEPIL). He holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) Degree from the University of Ghana, Legon and a Master of Laws (LL.M) Degree from Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, USA.
He is a qualified legal practitioner/consultant with more than twenty years of experience in providing legal assistance and consultancy to diverse clientele and civil society organizations in Ghana and within West Africa and the United Nations. Mr. Niber has ample experience working on the legal and regulatory framework in the natural resource sector especially mining and oil and gas
Mr. Niber has consulted for the Constitution Review Commission, Ghana. He served as a member of one of the Technical Committees set up by the Ministry Finance for review the Petroleum Revenue Management Act 2011 (ACT 815) and the drafting of proposed regulations for the Petroleum Revenue Management Act.
He has also consulted for Oxfam America West African Regional Office to review the ECOWAS Mineral Development Policy and Participated in the development of the ECOWAS Directive on the Harmonization of Policies and Guiding Principles in the Mining Sector (The ECOWAS Directive).
Mr. Niber served as a consultant for the training of Parliamentarians, Civil Society Organizations and Journalist in Sierra Leone on minerals and mining laws and policies. He has also consulted for the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) to review the Gender dimension of existing policy, legal and regulatory frameworks in the mining sector in Ghana. He also served as a consultant for UNDP Ghana, on Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Legal Regime in Ghana: Policy Options for Addressing Gaps and Challenges.