Solutions to maximising local participation in the direct workforce and wider supply chain for mega projects in East Africa

10:30 - 11:30

East Africa hosts one of the most exciting burgeoning oil and gas markets in the world, with LNG mega projects in Mozambique & Tanzania, oil projects in Kenya and Uganda, and the Uganda-Tanzania and Kenya pipeline projects creating immediate and large scale demand for local skills and a capable local supply chain.

In this solution focused, practical workshop we discuss:

  • How to scale-up skills development to meet workforce demands for each mega project
  • Creating a common language in terms of standards and expectations among employers to simplify the training process
  • Increasing access to field and practical experience to improve the employability of graduates
  • Importance of mapping current skills availability and project requirements
  • Methods of increasing access to information for local people and enterprises on the opportunities that exist for each project
  • Achieving greater coordination among governments, IOCs, contractors, education and training institutions and development actors
  • Developing transferable skills across projects and industries to maximise the economic impact of skills and supply chain investments
  • Are regional centres of excellence a solution?

Confirmed Speakers:
Bernard Ongodia, Head of National Content Unit, Directorate of Petroleum, Ministry of Energy & Minerals Development Uganda
Gilberto Botas, Chairman, ANEP (National Authority of Professional Education, Mozambique)
Jospehine Wapakabulo, CEO, UNOC
Moritz Schmidt, Senior Technical Advisor, Colleges and Institutes Canada

« Back to previous page