Uganda & Tanzania Localisation Forum 2018

 Developing sustainable, localised oil & gas projects in Africa through building partnerships between Governments, industry, NGOs and the education and training community

The Uganda & Tanzania Localisation Forum will be held in Kampala, Uganda on the 22-23rd January, in partnership with the Uganda Chamber of Mines & Petroleum. Bringing together chief decision makers across government, the oil and gas industry, education and training the workshop will advance productive discussions and form practical action plans for local skills and supply chain development in each country. As the Hoima-Tanga pipeline project progresses with speed, there is an immediate need for skilled local workers and suppliers to meet local content targets – an agreement shared between Uganda and Tanzania, strengthening collaboration between the two countries. At the same time, onshore upstream and refinery projects in Uganda and the LNG project in Tanzania progress, compounding skills and supplier shortages. To this end, we see no better time to hold the Uganda & Tanzania Localisation Forum as a means of focusing minds, fostering collaboration and engaging international education & training partners to support Uganda & Tanzania meet the local potential of their oil and gas resources.

Key areas of discussion will include:

• Maximising the potential of oil and gas investments for the Ugandan & Tanzanian national economies through developing local skills and suppliers
• Mapping out skills needs across the lifecycle of projects – upstream, pipeline and refinery
• Solutions for scaling up skills development, especially at the TVET level
• Transferable skills and cross-sector initiatives e.g. logistics, transport
• Harnessing university graduates for technical roles
• Engaging women and youth into employment and supply chain opportunities
• Identifying key sectors for local suppliers
• Building awareness of opportunities and access to information for local suppliers
• Access to financial services for SMEs and improving access to market
• Mentoring for local companies and suppliers
• Engaging local communities

If you would like any more information on the event, please do not hesitate one of the Getenergy team:

For programme enquiries:

Amy Miller, Group Managing Director, Energy Council

For sponsorship enquiries:

Richard Harmon, Corporate Development Director, Getenergy

Jack Pegram, Managing Director,





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2018 African Education Partner

2018 Strategic Partners



Johnson AbitekanizaPrincipal Officer Training & Business Skills Development, Ministry of Trade, Industry and CooperativesPeninah AheebwaNational Content Development Lead, Petroleum Authority of Uganda
Basil AjerDirector, Small & Medium Enterprises Division, Uganda Investment AuthorityRuth Biyinzika MusokeHead Skills Development Facility, Uganda Private Sector Foundation
Andy BrownDirector of Operations, Engineering Construction Industry Training BoardRichard BusingeCountry Manager, International Alert in Uganda
Thierry FoubertTechnical Lead, Belgian Technical CorporationGloria KagoyaHead of Commercial Unit, The Assessment and Skilling Centre, Q Sourcing
Hon. Minister Dr Elly KaruhangaChairman, Uganda Chamber of Mines & PetroleumBen KumumunyaPermanent Secretary, Ministry of Local Government
Dani MaxwellNational Content Lead, CB&IPhilippe MoisanCommercial Director, IFP Training
Emmanuel MugaruraCEO, AUGOSJames MusherureHead of the National Content Unit - Directorate of Petroleum, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Uganda
Veronica NamwanjeExecutive Secretary, USSIACharles OciciCEO, Enterprise Uganda
Bernard OngodiaHead of National Content, Ministry of Energy & Minerals Development, UgandaDr Michael OworHead of Department - Department of Geology & Petroleum Studies, Makerere University
Dr Olubunmi OwosoSecretary - General, Commonwealth Association of Polytechnics in Africa (CAPA)Godfrey SimbeyeExecutive Director, Tanzania Private Sector Foundation
Christopher SmithTeam Leader Uganda Employment and Skills for Eastern Africa, GIZSwithern TumwineCEO, Living Earth Uganda
Kirill VasilievSenior Education Specialist, World BankJim WaltonDirector of Corporate Strategy and Local Content, FLUOR
Josephine WapakabuloCEO, Uganda National Oil Company