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Building local skills and supply chain capacity in Namibia

13:30 - 16:15

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


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