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Partnership opportunities on development funded skills and supply chain projects

13:30 - 16:15

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

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