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Local Content Development Course 

Policies, Strategies and Plans
Offered by: African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS), Envirofly Consulting UK Limited, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University UK
Date: October 20th to 22nd 2015
Venue: Nairobi, Kenya

Course Objectives

  • To expose participants to the oil and gas supply chain and a holistic view of local content development policies, frameworks, strategies and processes of global standards and best practice
  • To enable participants understand what steps to take in developing local content policies, programmes, and initiatives so as to effectively participate in the oil, gas and minerals industry.
  • To enable participants to understand fully the opportunities that exists in local content development and how to tap into these opportunities.

Course Outline

  • Local Content history, definitions and terms
  • Local Content knowledge transfer and capacity building
  • Supplier development programmes and initiatives
  • Stake-holder engagement and management; CSR, Dual Infrastructures, Social Investment
  • Financial and Commercial Considerations – taxes, foreign investments, loans, credits, cost recovery, Local Content Reporting, Monitoring and Evaluation; Metrics and Tools.

Course Convenors:

  • Dr. Akanimo Odon, CEO Envirofly Consulting UK & Africa Strategy Adviser, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University
  • Dr. Cosmas Ochieng, Executive Director, ACTS
  • Miss Neema Apson, Supply Chain Expert, Author of ‘Local Content Development in Tanzania’ and Planning Manager, Ministry of Energy and Minerals, Tanzania
  • Local Content Manager, Tullow Oil Kenya (TBC)

Target participants (max. 30):
There is no pre-requisite to this course. It should be of interests to oil and gas and mining operators, government ministries of petroleum, minerals, education, foreign affairs, international contractors, local suppliers, urban and regional planning professionals, project managers, Insurance firms, maritime, financial institutions, legal entities, community development NGOs, and graduates, national and international non-governmental organizations.

International: 2000 USD covering tuition, accommodation, airport transfers, meals and refreshments, training materials, social event (excluding air tickets)
National: 1,000 USD covering tuition, accommodation, meals and refreshments, training materials, social events.

To apply:
Please send your CV and cover letter to: Dr. Akanimo Odon (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for external participants and Simon Wanda (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for Kenyans by 15th September 2015