• Contact the Getenergy Team now for more information on speaking and sponsorship opportunities

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

Introductions by:

Honourable Minister & First Lady Janet Museveni, Minister of Education & Sports, Uganda (Official Patron of the Uganda & Tanzania Localisation Assembly)
Honourable Minister Dr Elly Karuhana, Chairman, Uganda Chamber of Mines & Petroleum 


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.


  • Ruth Biyinzika Musoke, Head Skills Development Facility, Uganda Private Sector Foundation 
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


  • Josephine Wapakabulo, CEO, Uganda National Oil Company
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


  • Dani Maxwell, National Content Lead, CB&I
  • Jim Walton, Director of Corporate Strategy and Local Content, FLUOR 
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

Quality in big numbers: Scaling up skills development and improving the employability of graduates

  • How to scale up and accelerate skills development to match local demand supply for projects
  • Building on existing skills and prior learning for on-boarding into the oil/gas industry: How can the employability of existing graduates be improved?
  • The role of local insitutions including the Uganda Petroleum Institute Kigumba
  • Importance of practical, field ready skills to maximise employability


  • Bernard Ongadia, Principal, Uganda Petroleum Institute Kigumba
  • Andy Brown, Director of Operations, Engineering Construction Industry Training Board
  • Patrick Mbonye, Managing Director, Q Sourcing 

Close of Day One