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Getenergy Africa 2016 Programme – 22nd November

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08:00 - 08:45

Registration Opens for Getenergy Africa 2016

08:45 - 09:00

Official Opening of Getenergy Africa, H.E. Samia Hassan, Vice President, United Republic of Tanzania

09:00 - 09:45

2016 Opening Summit: Government localisation agendas across the Sub-Saharan Africa oil and gas industry

In both nascent and mature markets across Sub-Saharan Africa, the ‘new norm’ low oil price has strengthened a political agenda among Governments to ensure hydrocarbon resources translate into national development and sustainable growth. It is widely recognised that this can only be achieved through the localisation of projects: engaging skilled local workforces and a capable local supply chain.

Building national capacity and making this a reality is not just the responsibility of the oil and gas industry, but also of these same Governments as they shape and monitor policy, and engage in their own localisation initiatives.

This high level Government panel will provide strategic insight into how they are leading localisation agendas across the region, sharing their key priorities and how they plan to support the industry in implementing these goals.

Invited Speakers:

Hon. Mahaman Gaya, Executive Secretary, African Petroleum Producers Association (APPA)

09:45 - 10:15

VIP Speaker Tour of the Learning Arena

09:55

Stream A – ACHIEVING LOCALISATION

10:15 - 13:15

Working groups: Recommendations for improving the quality, quantity and sustainability of education, training and local workforce development outcomes

With massive skills shortages across the Sub-Saharan Africa region, constrained budgets, low levels of baseline education, formal training and ambitious local content targets, investments into local skills development need to be effective and sustainable, benefitting both businesses and citizenry.

This highly practical workshop has been designed to collaboratively determine a number of success factors to improve the quality, quantity and sustainability of education, training and local workforce development outcomes and identify steps and recommendations on how they can be implemented.

Divided into working groups and led by senior representatives from government, industry, education, training and development we discuss:

• How to increase and integrate practical training and apprenticeships
• Creating a closer alignment with industry on curriculum development, training processes and assessment
• Moving towards competency based education and training as the favoured approach
• National, regional and international collaboration between governments and education institutions
• Strategies for attracting youth into the industry
• Strategies to increase gender diversity within local workforces
• Incorporating personal and behavioural skills into curriculums
• Strategies to attract, train and retain teaching talent
• Creating local ownership of education and training programmes
• Developing leadership and management skills and increasing professional development programmes

Invited Speakers:

Robert Gerrits, Social Performance Manager, Tullow Kenya

Gosia Nowakowska-Miller, Local Supplier Development and Strategic Community Investment, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

11:00 - 12:00

Networking break in the Learning Arena

12:00 - 13:15

Continued: Working groups: Recommendations for improving the quality, quantity and sustainability of education, training and local workforce development outcomes

13:15 - 14:30

Networking Lunch in the Learning Arena

14:30 - 17:15

Case studies of effective methods of building the capacity of local enterprises and supply chains

While employing local companies and suppliers forms a crucial part of local content requisites, the capacity within the local supply chain to engage in large scale, technical projects often falls short.
A big emphasis therefore, is being placed on developing local companies and entrepreneurs to a level of competency which meets international standards.

Training in areas such as business administration, mentorship and support with business model design and implementation are all methods of nurturing SME and entrepreneur development.

Joint venture partnerships with international contractors are an opportunity to build local capacity, using a transfer of knowledge, training programmes, technology, skills and experience to raise the competency of local companies to international standards.

Offering case studies of best practice and lessons learned, this workshop will determine effective methods of developing a capable local supply chain, and focus on the following:
• Best practice for nurturing the development of local companies and entrepreneurs, to an international standard
• Effective methods of transferring knowledge, skills and technical capacity from international to local companies as part of a joint venture
• How to implement and ensure a culture of HSE
• Ensuring awareness of and access to tenders
• Optimising mentorship as a method of developing local entrepreneurs and companies
• Strategies for engaging and supporting young entrepreneurs

 

15:30 - 16:15

Networking break in the Learning Arena

16:15 - 17:15

Continued: Case studies of effective methods of building the capacity of local enterprises and supply chains

17:15

Close of Day

09:55

Stream B – EAST AFRICA COUNTRY WORKSHOPS

10:15 - 13:15

Workshop: Determining education & training priorities for the Uganda-Tanzania pipeline

The recently agreed Uganda-Tanzania pipeline will create significant local skilled workforce demands in both countries, especially in technical and artisan skill sets. Already with TVET a major priority for upstream projects in Uganda and Tanzania, more urgency now pursues. In this workshop, we gain insight from the Tanzanian and Ugandan governments, prospective pipeline and EPC companies and local and international education and training institutions on the following topics:

• Estimated labour requirements in Uganda and Tanzania for the construction of the pipeline and a breakdown of which skills will be needed across professional and artisanal areas
• Skills gap analysis of what local skills already exist and where development is needed
• Gap analysis of the capacity of local education institutions to train local workforces
• Capacity of local companies to engage in the supply chain and where investment is needed to raise the competency of the local supply chain
• Identifying education and training priorities for meeting local skills demands and supply chain opportunities
• How the Governments in Uganda and Tanzania are supporting skills and supply chain development
• How prospective EPC and pipeline companies can support skills development and proposed strategies
• Opportunities for bilateral programmes and education partnerships between Uganda and Tanzania
• Opportunities for international education and training partnerships

With contributions from Total, Tullow Oil and CNOOC Uganda

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  • Ernest Rubondo Executive Director - Petroleum Authority of Uganda (pending final confirmation)
  • Dr Rose Nassali Permanent Secretary - Ministry of Education and Sports, Uganda
11:00 - 12:00

Networking break in the Learning Arena

12:00 - 13:15

Continued: Workshop: Determining education & training priorities for the Uganda-Tanzania pipeline

13:15 - 14:30

Networking Lunch in the Learning Arena

14:30 - 17:15

Country Workshop: Assessing public and private training routes for local skills development in Mozambique

The next 12 months promises another milestone for Mozambique’s oil/gas industry, with FID expected for Eni’s FLNG Coral Project and progress accelerates for Eni’s Area 4 and Anadarko’s Area 1 Rovuma basin projects. Sasol also recently announced plans to spend $1.4 billion to increase capacity of its processing facility and increase production from its Temane and Pande gas fields. The deadline, therefore, moves ever closer for delivering skilled local workforces and building the capacity of local universities and training centres in alignment with industry standards and skills requirements.

In the North of Mozambique, plans by Eni, Anadarko and joint venture partners to create new training centres to train local technicians, artisans and operators waits confirmation. Within the public education system, the partnership between Anadarko and Universidade Eduardo Mondlane is flourishing with its Petroleum Engineering Masters programme. In this workshop, we focus on the value of both public and private training routes, exploring the following:

• Capacity of the national education system to train a local workforce, and how much investment is needed to bring it up to capacity
• The challenge of sustainability for private training centres, and whether alternative options can be found through local universities and colleges
• How the government, industry, education, training and development community can work more effectively together to develop local skills and a capable supply chain
• Strategies to attract, train and retain teaching talent
• Partnership opportunities for international education and training institutions for both public and private training centres
• Best practice for remote community outreach in the north of Mozambique to engage them in training programmes
• Importance of investment into primary and secondary education to overcome entry barriers to training programmes

15:30 - 16:15

Networking break in the Learning Arena

16:15 - 17:15

Continued: Country Workshop: Assessing public and private training routes for local skills development in Mozambique