Category: Good practice Guides for Practioners Jobs and skills


Vocational training in the context of oil and gas developments: Best practice and lessons learnt

Author: Living Earth Foundation
Date: 2014

Introduction Uganda is on the cusp of becoming an oil-rich nation. Proven reserves in the Lake Albert region are two billion barrels but may exceed six billion barrels, making Uganda the third-largest African producer. The World Bank projects that Uganda’s oil production will reach at least 350,000 barrels a day by 2018, with the country earning at least $2 billion in oil revenues each year. However, experience tells us that expectations for an economic boom and the creation of new jobs may not be felt by poorer parts of society. In fact, poverty can deepen, with conflict and unrest often emerging in the face of widening inequality. Living Earth Foundation


Industrial Baseline Study: A demand and supply study on the Oil and Gas sector in Uganda

Author: Joint Venture Partnership - Uganda
Date: 2013

Introduction The three Joint Venture (JV) partners comprising CNOOC Uganda Limited, Total E&P Uganda and Tullow Uganda Operations Pty Ltd have over the years demonstrated their commitment to National Content development in Uganda. This has been accomplished by engaging with the local business community through supplier expansion and contracting activities and by employing and training Ugandans through scholarships for advanced level education and support to tertiary institutions. We have also invested in social investment programs. DOWNLOAD: Industrial Baseline Study: A demand and supply study on the Oil and Gas sector in Uganda


Best Practices for Vocational Skills Training in Africa.

Author: Laura Bolton, DFID Human Development Resource Centre
Date: 29 November 2010

Overview The literature on vocational training discusses practices in both the formal and informal sectors and from both government and non-government providers. One best practice common to all of these emerges. It is fundamental that the objectives and outputs of training systems meet a country?s economic and social requirements. Vocational education must deliver skills for existing jobs through labour market analysis. Informal sector training projects should start with a needs assessment of market niches and growth prospects and avoid saturated markets.Scheme planners should find out which industries are hiring and what enterprises are succeeding. DOWNLOAD: Best Practices for Vocational Skills Training in Africa.


Human capital for the oil, gas, and minerals industries. Science, technology, and skills for Africa’s development.

Author: World Bank
Date: 2014

Key messages of this report Africa has a window of opportunity to enlarge the economic benefits from its booming oil, gas and minerals industries. The lack of specialized expertise is a major bottleneck obstructing the potential for more well-paid jobs and home-grown supplier companies. Significant skills shortages exist both in terms of numbers and quality, particularly within the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM fields). Establishing Public Private Partnerships and regional centers of excellence is key to building these specializations. The World Bank is supporting 10 African countries as they train workers for the extractive industries. DOWNLOAD:  Human capital for the oil, gas, and minerals industries. Science, technology, and skills


Local Content Strategy

Author: IPEICA
Date: 2011

Summary Many oil and gas producing states are introducing requirements for ‘local content’ into their regulatory frameworks. These requirements aim to create jobs, promote enterprise development and accelerate the transfer of skills and technologies. Local content has therefore become a strategic issue for the oil and gas industry—presenting both challenges and opportunities. DOWNLOAD: Local content strategy – A guidance document for the oil and gas industry


Demand and supply of skills in Ghana : how can training programs improve employment and productivity?

Author: World Bank
Date: 2014

Introduction Ghana has a youthful population of 24 million and has shown impressive gains in economic growth and in poverty reduction over the last two decades. The discovery of oil promises to increase government revenues by about $1 billion per year in the coming years. However, as with most African countries, the foundations on which both growth and poverty reduction are being built need strengthening. Ghana will require several more decades of sustained efforts and solid growth for most of its citizens to sustainably break out of poverty. DOWNLOAD: Demand and supply of skills in Ghana: how can training programs improve employment and productivity?


What is Impact Assessment?

Author: International Association for Impact Assessment
Date: October 2009
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SUMMARY: “This brief document defines the role and value of impact assessment (IA), including all disciplines, and explains how IA relates to decision-making. It is written for technical people unfamiliar with IA, for decision makers on the fringes of IA, and for people new to this field.” The aims and methodologies of IA are outlined and references on the subject are provided. DOWNLOAD: IAIA 2009-What is Impact Assessment?


Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development – Best practice guide for offshore oil and gas development

Author: KLOFF Sandra, WICKS Clive, SIEGEL Paul - WWF
Date: 2010

SUMMARY: This important book focusses on some of the world’s most valuable coastal and marine ecosystems, which are found in the West African Marine Ecoregion and are being threatened by a range of factors,notably fishing, land-based pollution, coastal development, dam building in river basins, tourism, climate change and, more recently, by renewed interest on the part of the oil and gas industry. Virtually the whole coastal and marine zones – including hotspots of biodiversity, key fishing grounds and important tourism areas – have been divided into blocks for oil and gas exploration. Many companies are looking for oil and gas and one consortium is already producing. WWF, the global environmental organisation,


Sakhalin’s Oil – Doing it Right

Author: Dan Lawn, Rick Steiner & Jonathan Wills
Date: November 1999

Summary The Sea of Okhotsk is one of theworld’s most biologically productive seas. The people of the Russian Far East harvest rich fisheries stocks of crab, shrimp, pollock and other sea food products in the Sea of Okhotsk. The coast lines of the Sea of Okhotsk still provide spawning grounds for healthy, wild Pacific salmon runs that are in decline in other parts of the North Pacific. The waters near north eastern Sakhalin provide habitat for endangered Okhotsk Gray Whales. Yet new off shore oil developments along the north eastern shore of Sakhalin Island have greatly increased risks to the Sea of Okhotsk and its shorelines through an increased risk


The Norwegian Model – Ryggvik

Author: Helge Ryggvik
Date: 2010

Summary The Norwegian oil policy is regarded by many as the only successful example where a country, after discovering oil, has built a competent national oil industry, yet still has managed to maintain an egalitarian welfare state. Following the largest environmental disaster in recent history, the Deepwater Horizon accident, Norway’s apparent ability to master the safety and environmental challenges has received international attention. Does Norway deserve such praise? Do other nations really have anything to learn from the Norwegian oil experience? What exactly is the Norwegian oil experience? Historian Helge Ryggvik (dr.philos.) is employed at the Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture at the University of Oslo. He is the