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Day Two, 23nd January 2018

08:00 - 09:00

Registration Opens & Morning Coffee


 

09:00 - 10:00

The multiplier effect: Developing local entrepreneurs and supply chains

  • Identifying key target sectors for local entrepreneurs and enterprises to engage in the oil/gas supply chain
  • Understanding the gaps and areas for investment to support local businesses meet international standards and requirements including business administration, structure & management, ethics and compliance, HSE and credit risk
  • Mapping out current SME initiatives by the government, industry and development organisations to work towards a collaborative approach

 

10:00 - 11:00

Networking break in the Learning Arena


 

11:00 - 12:00

Building awareness of opportunities and access to information for local suppliers

  • Bridging the information gap on both sides - for local businesses and entrepreneurs to have access to information on the opportunities available and for IOCs and contractors to build an understanding of local suppliers
  • Importance of outlining international standards requirements, streamlining registration and procurement processes and adapting expectations to the local context
  • Ensuring an enabling business environment with fair competition and bidding

 

12:00 - 13:00

Networking Lunch in the Learning Arena


 

13:00 - 14:00

Ensuring access to financial services for SMEs and improving access to market

  • Exploring different finance solutions for local SMEs including pre-financing by IOCs, guarantor systems with the International Financial Institutions, using contracts and purchase orders as collateral and mobile money
  • How can the government, banks and the oil/gas sector work more closely together to overcome the finance barrier?
  • Building financial management capacity within the private sector

 

14:00 - 14:30

Networking Break in the Learning Arena


 

14:30 - 15:30

Engaging local communities, women and youth in opportunities presented by the oil and gas sector

  • Targeting training and skills development programmes for local communities, women and youth – what are the opportunities and challenges?
  • Solutions for delivering shared value for governments, operators and local communities
  • How can CSR initiatives targeted for local communities, women and youth complement skills development programmes?

 

Close of Day Two