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Day One, 22nd January 2018

08:00 - 08:45

Registration Opens for Uganda & Tanzania Localisation


 

Agenda - Day 1

08:45 - 09:15

Welcome Address: Up-skilling Uganda as a National Priority

Honourable Minister & First Lady Janet Museveni, Minister of Education & Sports, Uganda

Official Patron of the Uganda & Tanzania Localisation Assembly


 

09:15 - 10:00

Opening Summit: Strengthening national content collaboration between Uganda & Tanzania for the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) & beyond

The shared local content agreement for the EACOP offers a unique opportunity for Uganda & Tanzania to work in partnership to maximise the national potential of oil/gas investments for their economies and citizenry. The Opening Summit offers high level insight into this partnership, and highlights opportunities for further collaboration on other oil and gas projects and later for non-petroleum projects in the two countries.


 

10:00 - 10:30

VIP Speaker Tour of the Learning Arena


 

10:30 - 11:30

Forming a clear national strategy for localisation

  • Outlining a clear path towards localisation for Uganda & Tanzania: updates on the local content policy of each country
  • From baseline surveys to reality: building a clear strategy to engage local people and businesses
  • Highlighting the importance of collaboration among the government, industry, education, training and development partners

11:30 - 12:30

Networking break in the Learning Arena


 

12:30 - 13:30

Mapping out skills needs across the lifecycle of projects: Meeting the expectations of employers

  • Mapping out local skills and supply chain requirements in numbers across each stage of upstream, pipeline and refinery projects
  • Outlining the expectations and fears of employers: What makes a person employable? Where are the risks?
  • Adapting local content policies to meet the needs of each project stage

13:30 - 14:30

Networking Lunch in the Learning Arena


 

14:30 - 15:30

Quality in big numbers: Scaling up skills development

  • How to scale up and accelerate skills development to match local demand and supply for projects
  • How to attract and identify talent for training and employment opportunities
  • Building on existing skills and prior learning for on-boarding into the oil/gas industry
  • The role of local institutions including UPIK in Uganda and VETA colleges in Tanzania
  • Current policies and labour laws – are there opportunities to harness the informal sector into wage employment?

15:30 - 16:30

Networking break in the Learning Arena


 

16:30 - 17:30

Transferable skills and cross sector initiatives

  • Working towards a collaborative, efficient approach across industries including transport, logistics and infrastructure
  • Identifying transferable skills to develop a long term, sustainable solution

 

16:30 - 17:30

Harnessing university graduates into technical roles

  • Forming a strategy to harness university graduates into technical roles
  • Making technical roles aspirational
  • Importance of practical, field ready skills to maximise employability

 

Close of Day One