Resources tagged: Africa


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

Author: Living Earth Foundation
Date: 2014
Categories: Good practice, Guides for Practioners, Jobs and skills

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
Categories: Good practice, Jobs and skills, Reports

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
Categories: Good practice, Jobs and skills, Reports

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
Categories: Good practice, Jobs and skills, Reports

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


Niger Delta: Human Development Report

Author: UNDP
Date: 2006
Categories: Critical accounts of negative impacts, Jobs and skills, Reports

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


Gas flaring impacts – Nigeria

Author: Peter Roderick, Climate Justice Programme
Date: June 2005
Categories: Critical accounts of negative impacts, Flaring

Executive Summary More gas is flared in Nigeria than anywhere else in the world. Estimates are notoriously unreliable, but roughly 2.5 billion cubic feet of gas associated with crude oil is wasted in this way everyday. This is equivalent to 40% of all Africa’s natural gas consumption in 2001, while the annual financial loss to Nigeria is about US$ 2.5 billion. The flares have contributed more greenhouse gases than all of sub-Saharan Africa combined. And the flares contain a cocktail of toxins that affect the health and livelihoods of local communities, exposing Niger Delta residents to an increased risk of premature deaths, child respiratory illnesses, asthma and cancer. This is


Impacts of oil on environment and wellbeing – Nigeria

Author: Legbrosi Saro Pyagbara, for the United Nations
Date: August 2007
Categories: Critical accounts of negative impacts, Environment

Crude oil has had profound impact on the world civilization than any single natural resource in recorded history. Oil has become a very decisive element in defining the politics, rhetoric and diplomacy of states. This fact is adumbrated in a public lecture entitled “Oil in World Politics” delivered by a former secretary of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), the late Chief M.O.Feyide, when he asserted that “All over the world, the lives of people are affected and the destiny of nations are determined by the result of oil explorations. Oil keeps the factors of the industrialized countries working and provides the revenues, which enable oil exporters to


Civilians and oil firms flee Niger Delta as guerrilla attacks worsen

Author: Peter Beaumont, in The Observer
Date: Sunday 20 July 2008
Categories: Critical accounts of negative impacts, Governance, News Articles

SUMMARY: The article describes how assaults on foreign workers that threaten to shut down one of the world’s biggest suppliers, reveal the struggle for power between the army and shady militia gangs in the Niger Delta. DOWNLOAD: Civilians and oil firms flee Niger Delta as guerrilla attacks worsen World news The Observer