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Getenergy Africa 2016 Programme – 23rd November

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08:00 - 09:00

Registration Opens for Day Two

08:55

Stream A – LOCALISATION PARTNERSHIPS

09:00 - 12:00

Case studies of successful education partnership models for building national education capacity and local skills

Establishing long term partnerships between industry and education not only builds the capacity of local universities and colleges through faculty, teaching and curriculum development, but also gives access to local graduate talent and research. Similarly, partnerships between local and international education and training institutions, both at higher education and TVET level have massive potential for accelerating competency through skills and knowledge transfer, sharing curriculums and developing faculty. A number of existing successful partnerships are showcased in this session to share best practice, lessons learned and to demonstrate how these programmes can be replicated for other organisations. In this workshop, we discuss:

• Who to partner with within organisations and how partnerships should commence
• Optimising partnerships for business and workforce development needs
• Best practice for ensuring sustainability and local ownership
• How academic institutions can maintain relationships with industry during a low oil price
• Opportunities for industry to facilitate international partnerships with local institutions
• The value of aligning the needs of industry with education to support the alignment of faculty and curricula
• How education institutions can best position themselves as industry partners
• Opportunities in the SSA region for new education partnerships

10:00 - 11:00

Networking break in the Learning Arena

11:00 - 12:00

Continued: Case studies of successful education partnership models for building national education capacity and local skills

12:00 - 13:30

Networking Lunch in the Learning Arena

13:30 - 16:15

Partnership opportunities on development funded skills and supply chain projects

Development agencies, foreign aid investors and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) such as the World Bank, DFID and VSO are playing an increasing role in local skills and supply chain development programmes and government capacity building to support the localisation of nascent oil/gas industries and ensure the wider economic benefit of hydrocarbon resources.

This workshop provides an update on the major skills and supply chain development programmes led by development agencies and foreign aid investors and identify opportunities for future partnerships and collaboration. In further detail, we explore:

• How development agencies, governments and industry can support each other in local capacity building
• How funding is accessed and programmes determined
• Defining major challenges for project implementation and how they can be overcome
• Delivering skills for employability
• Creating flexibility within programmes to ensure investments are demand driven and respond to employment markets. The Skills for Oil and Gas Africa (SOGA) programme active in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique explains how it has now diversified to other sectors while oil and gas projects delays reduce immediate employment opportunities
• International partnership opportunities for major development programmes in SSA, including the Albertine Region Sustainable Development Project in Uganda, led by the World Bank and Ministry of Education
• Insight into the latest updates from VSO projects in Tanzania such as the Youth Economic Empowerment (YEE) and Tanzania Local Enterprise Development (T-LED) programmes
• The importance of international education and training partners for delivering the success of programmes

  • View full profile for Christian SeitlingerChristian Seitlinger Country Director, Tanzania - GiZ
  • Alan Copeland Senior Technical Advisor, Improving Skills Training for Employment Program (ISTEP) - Colleges & Institutes Canada
14:30 - 15:15

Networking break in the Learning Arena

15:15 - 16:15

Continued: Partnership opportunities on development funded skills and supply chain projects

16:15

Close of Getenergy Africa 2016

08:55

Stream B – WEST AFRICA COUNTRY WORKSHOPS

09:00 - 12:00

Solutions to overcome Ghana’s technical skills shortages and support the development of its oil industry

Building a competent and highly skilled national vocational and technical workforce to support the localisation of Ghana’s oil industry remains one of the nation’s biggest challenges.

A lack of formal education and practical training among the indigenous workforce has created a massive skills gap.

The Field-Ready programme at the Joint Technical Training Centre (JTTC) is offering an innovative approach in partnership with industry to offer fully competent and capable graduates with practical experience and industry Field-Ready certification.

In this workshop we gain insight into several initiatives active in Ghana, and discuss:

• Objectives of the Ghanaian Government, petroleum authorities and industry in building TVET education capacity and skills, and how this is being approached
• How to increase access to, and attractiveness of TVET programmes
• Approaches to build the capacity of local education institutions to train local technicians and artisans
• Strategies and approaches to close the technical skills gap in Ghana, drawing from case studies of best practice and lessons learned
• Enhancing the employability of students
• Incorporating practical training, work placements and personal skills into training programmes
• Identify specialist areas where additional expertise is needed from the international education and training community

  • Dr. Kofi Abban Managing Director - Rigworld Services International
  • Irene Asare Human Resources, Facilities & Administration Director - Tullow Ghana
10:00 - 11:00

Networking break in the Learning Arena

11:00 - 12:00

Continued: Solutions to overcome Ghana’s technical skills shortages and support the development of its oil industry

12:00 - 12:30

Networking Lunch in the Learning Arena

13:30 - 16:15

Building local skills and supply chain capacity in Namibia

Namibia presents an exciting emerging market in SSA, with a significant need to build local skills and supply chain capacity to reach the economic potential of its hydrocarbon resources and meet local content targets.

The Government  has acted early with the establishment of the Petroleum Training and Education Fund (PETROFUND) offering scholarship programmes and supporting education institution building to help meet oil/gas local workforce demands.

This workshop has been designed to uncover key priorities for local skills and supply chain development in Namibia and will discuss the following:

  • Importance of effectively communicating local employment opportunities from oil/gas projects
  • Case studies of best practice for education partnerships and regional cooperation
  • Vehicles to gaining close cooperation between the government, industry and local education partners
  • The value of developing gap analyses of local skills and supply chains to inform investment priorities for professional and technical areas
  • Improving STEM education and engaging remote communities in oil and gas related training programmes
  • Effective methods of English language training in francophone countries
  • How to create an enabling environment for local enterprise
  • Optimising results of sovereign education and training funds through a closer engagement between the fund, industry and education partners. PETROFUND Namibia shares their approach, and how they are engaging international partners to deliver programmes
  • Best practice for local government and community engagement

Partnership opportunities in each country for international education, training and development organisations.

 

Contributions from the Namibia Training Authority, Namibia Petroleum Institute & Namibia University of Science & Technology

14:30 - 15:15

Networking break in the Learning Arena

15:15 - 16:15

Continued: Building local skills and supply chain capacity in Namibia