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Local Content Policy in the Extractive Sector in Africa

April 21 22, 2015


Laico Regency Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya
Draft Convening Program
Day 1: Tuesday 21st April 2015
08:30-09:00

Registration of participants

09:00-09:30

Session 1: Welcome and Opening Remarks

09:30-11:00

Alvin Mosioma, Executive Director, Tax Justice Network Africa

Tendai Murisa, Executive Director, TrustAfrica

Session 2: The Extractive Sector and Transformation in Africa

Presentation: Building Linkages and Diversification - Towards A New Agenda


of Extractives, Structural Transformation and Development in Africa.
by Tetteh Hormeku (Head of Programs, Third World Network Africa,
Ghana)

Panel Discussion followed by interactions with audience

Panelists:

Tomas Sales (Manager, Private Sector Africa Facility for Inclusive Markets,
UNDP RSCA, Ethiopia)
Patrick Z K Mwangi (CEO, Micro & Small Enterprise Authority, Kenya)
Lucia Quachey (President & CEO, Ghana Association of Women
Entrepreneurs)
Maureen J. Dlamini (CEO, Chamber of Mines of Zambia)
Dsir Avom (Director, Centre d'Etudes et de Recherche en Economie et
Gestion, Cameroon)
Julius Monzi Muia (Executive Secretary, National Economic and Social
Council, Kenya)

Issues and Questions: An understanding of forms and measurement of local


content and how this applies to natural resources. What initiatives have been taken
in the past to promote development using natural resource wealth? What is local
content policy? How different is local content today, from earlier initiatives like the
creation of national petroleum or mining companies to engage with multinationals
in the extractive sector? What is the scope of LCP frameworks in the African
transformation agenda? Does local content mean the same thing to governments,
extractive industry, CSOs, etc.? Can LCP frameworks deal with the enclave nature
of the extractive sector in Africa?
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11:00-11:15

Refreshments

11:15-15:45

Session 3: The Role of LCPs in Enterprise Development and Diversification of


African Economies

P1: Local Content Requirements and Industrial Development: what


Instruments and what Prospects for African Economies?
by Isabelle Ramdoo (Deputy Head, Economic Transformation and Trade
Program, ECDPM, The Netherlands)

P2: The Extractive Sector and Small Enterprise Development in Africa


by Lilliossa Kayinamura (Account Manager, Training and Development in
Lusophone countries, AMSCO, South Africa)

P3: Promoting an Inclusive Extractives Conceptual Framework in Africa


what should the Private Sector do?
by Tomas Sales (Manager, UNDP Private Sector Africa Facility for
Inclusive Markets, Ethiopia)

Q&A:
Issues and Questions: What LCPs to extend linkages to the rest of the economy
through enterprise development? What opportunities for local firms (especially
MSMEs) in the value chain of the extractive industry? What obstacles to the
participation of local firms in the extractive industry? Do MSMEs in Africa have a
chance in a capital intensive extractive sector?
12:45-14:00

Lunch Break

14:00-16:00

Session 4: Experiences with LCP Design and Implementation in the Extractive


Sector

P1: Ghana's Approach to Local Content: A Game Changer?


by Mr. Alhassan Atta-Quayson (Department of Economics Education,
University of Education, Winneba, Ghana)

P2: Local Content policy in Zambia: Challenges and Opportunities for the
MSME Sector
by Mr. Innocent Melu (Manager, Enterprise Development, Zambia
Development Agency)

P3: "Local Content Policy in the Oil and Gas Industry in Nigeria: An
Assessment of the Role of Civil Society ".
by Mr. Dauda Garuba (Country Officer, Natural Resource Governance
Institute, Nigeria Office)

P4: Linkages, Support to Local Content Policies and SME Development in


Liberia
by Mr. Timothy Melvin (Country Director, Building Markets/USAID,
Liberia)
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P5: Local Content Experiences out of Africa


by Mr. Job Ogonda (Director, East Africa and the Nairobi Process, The
Institute for Human Rights and Business, Kenya),

Interactions with Audience


Issues and Questions: Lessons learned, innovations and scalable best practices in
Africa. What have been the experiences of different stakeholders? What lessons
from other parts of the world? What outcomes and impact from countries that have
designed and are implementing LCP frameworks?
16:00 -16:15

Refreshments

16:15 - 17:45

Session 5: Civil Society and the Private Sector in the LCP Process

Panel Discussion followed by interactions with audience

Panelists:

Job Ogonda (Director, East Africa and the Nairobi Process, the Institute for
Human Rights and Business, Kenya)
Mwiya Mwandawande (Head, Extractive Industry Transparency Alliance,
Zambia)
Sulemanu Koney (CEO, The Ghana Chamber of Mines)
Farai Maguwu (Director, Center for Natural Resource Government,
Zimbabwe)
Alvin Mosioma (Executive Director, Tax Justice Network Africa)
Mburu Gitu (Executive Director, OSIEA - Open Society Initiative for East
Africa, Kenya)
Tumi Mbaakanyi (President, Women in Business Association, Botswana)

Issues and Questions: How inclusive is the elaboration of LCP frameworks? What
role have CSOs played in the extractive sector in Africa so far? How can CSOs
contribute in the design, implementation and monitoring of LCP frameworks? What
monitoring arrangements exist? What are the challenges involved? What are their
capacity gaps? What type of movements and alliances are required to be effective;
both nationally and internationally? What lessons for countries still to design LCP
frameworks or currently doing so?
18:30 21:00 Dinner Reception

Day 2: Wednesday 22nd April 2014


09:00-11:30

Session 6: Identifying Gaps and Possible Interventions

Discussion in Groups:

Moderator:
Issues and Questions: How can we leverage LCP frameworks in the extractive
sector to transform Africa? How can we engage in the design, implementation and
monitoring of LCP frameworks? What type of advocacy? What knowledge and
which resources?
11:30 - 12:00

Refreshments

12:00 - 13:00

Session 7: Closing Session

Groups report to plenary Adoption of group discussions

Closing Remarks

Moderator:

13:00-14:30

Lunch and Adjourn