Category: Good practice Jobs and skills Reports

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

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?

Niger Delta: Human Development Report

Author: UNDP
Date: 2006

Over the past four decades, the issues confronting the Niger Delta region have caused increasing national and international concern. The region produces immense oil wealth and has become the engine of Nigeria’s economy. But it also presents a paradox, because these vast revenues have barely touched the Niger Delta’s own pervasive local poverty. Today, there are formidable challenges to sustainable human development in the region. The manifestations of these challenges include the conflicts over resources among communities, and between communities and oil companies. DOWNLOAD: Niger Delta: Human Development Report

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

Integrating Biodiversity Conservation into Oil & Gas Developments

Author: Energy and Biodiversity Initiative (EBI)
Date: 2003

SUMMARY “The Energy and Biodiversity Initiative (EBI) was created to develop and promote practices for integrating biodiversity conservation into upstream oil and gas development. The Initiative seeks to be a positive force for biodiversity conservation by bringing together leading energy companies and conservation organisations to share experiences  and build on intellectual capital to create value and influence key audiences. The nine members of EBI are BP, CHEVRON, Conservation International, Flora & Fauna International, IUCN – The World Conservation Union, The Nature Conservancy, SHELL, Smithsonian Institute, STATOIL. .. The EBI partnership was designed to produce practical guidelines, tools and models to improve the environmental performance of energy operations, minimize harm to

Human Rights Impact of Mismanagement Oil Revenues

Author: Human Rights Watch
Date: January 2007

Nigeria has produced several hundred billion dollars worth of oil since independence in 1960, but ordinary Nigerians have derived appallingly little benefit from all of that wealth. This situation exists primarily because successive governments, both military and civilian, have stolen or misused much of Nigeria’s tremendous oil wealth. The head of Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has stated that the country lost as much as $380 billion to corruption and waste between 1960 and 1999, the year Nigeria’s current government came to power. The human rights impact of those losses has been profound, as funds that government could have spent on basic health care and primary education for Nigeria’s

Global Initiative Oil Spill Response

Author: IPIECA
Date: June 2012

While the oil and gas industry works to prevent oil spills, it also remains prepared by developing comprehensive contingency plans in cooperation with governments. These ensure a rapid response to anticipate and minimize the impacts of oil spills. DOWNLOAD: Global Initiative Oil Spill Response