Multi-Country: Oil and Gas Contracting

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Multi-Country: Oil and Gas Contracting

Since 2011, ILI-ACLE has been holding one-two week programmes on Oil and Gas Contracting drawing participants from, among other countries, Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda, The training explores the legal and regulatory framework of oil industry contracts; the negotiation and drafting of such contracts; and the legal and financial implications that arise there from. The curriculum covers the following key areas: all aspects of oil and gas contracts; basic principles and techniques of negotiations; acquisition of oil and properties; legal due diligence; Ugandan case study and site visit; role of civil society and communities; procurement issues; private sector perspectives; social considerations.

Client: Diverse range of mid-senior government and private sector professionals

Donor: Funded by participants

Project Dates: 2011 - present

Location: Numerous countries in Africa & United Arab Emirates

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UGANDA: COMMITTEE ON OIL AND GAS

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UGANDA: COMMITTEE ON OIL AND GAS

In 2012, ILI-ACLE established a Committee on Oil and Gas initiated by alumni from previous oil and gas contracting certificate programmes. The Committee, with support from the President of the Uganda Law Society, was established in recognition that the legal fraternity in Uganda largely lacks basic knowledge in the oil and gas industry to effectively contribute to oil and gas policy in Uganda and the legal framework that is being developed in the country. The ILI-ACLE Committee on Oil and Gas serves to bridge this gap by providing informed input on legal and policy instruments and by ensuring that local communities understand, actively participate in and benefit from development initiatives related to oil in Uganda. Membership is voluntary and includes Ugandan lawyers and other professionals from the media and finance industries.

Client: Legal, Financial and Media Professionals

Project Dates: 2012 – current

Location: Kampala, Uganda

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Training Programme on Negotiating Petroleum Contracts for the Federal Government o...

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Training Programme on Negotiating Petroleum Contracts for the Federal Government of Somalia

After successful competitive bidding, ILI-ACLE was awarded a contract to implement a Training Programme on Negotiating Petroleum Contracts for the Federal Government of Somalia on behalf of the World Bank involving the design and development of a training curriculum and corresponding materials, as well as training. 14 Somali officials (from the National Federal Parliament, Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, the Ministry of Finance, the Attorney General’s Chambers, among others) attended the programme which looked at the extractive industries, with a specific focus on the oil and gas sector. The training supported the enhancement of their practical skills in the negotiation, drafting and management of oil and gas industry contracts, and their appreciation for the macroeconomic considerations in the development of the industry. The programme involved two six-week seminars in Uganda, remote on-the-job mentorship, and a training of trainers component that provided participants with the necessary pedagogical skills to effectively serve as trainers within their respective institutions. The programme included a one-week visit to Hoima, the oil district of Uganda, where participants attended classes and visited Tullow Oil, the local government offices and civil society groups.

Client: Federal Government of Somalia

Donor: World Bank

Project Dates: August - December 2015

Location: Kampala, Hoima, Uganda; Mogadishu, Somalia

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Uganda: Equitable and Sustainable Use and Valuation of Natural Resources

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Uganda: Equitable and Sustainable Use and Valuation of Natural Resources

In collaboration with the Danida Fellowship Centre (DFC), Grontmij A/S and IBIS, ILI-ACLE hosted the final weeks of two three-week residential training programmes on Equitable and Sustainable Use and Valuation of Natural Resources, building upon the first two weeks of the programmes held in Denmark. Held twice, in June and November 2015, the programme shared relevant tools to address challenges and opportunities related to natural resources extraction in developing countries. Sessions led by ILI-ACLE included Environmental and Social Challenges in Sustainable Use of Natural Resources, Regional Perspective on Natural Resource Use, and Sustainability and Development. The June programme included field excursions to the Petroleum Exploration and Production Department at the Ministry of Energy in Entebbe and Tullow Oil’s corporate headquarters in Kampala. Participants also interacted with representatives from civil society organisations (CSOs), which highlighted the key social and environmental considerations in the extractives industry. In November, ILI-ACLE participated in the Denmark leg of the programme, and the Kampala component was enhanced to include a three-day field trip to Hoima, the oil district in Uganda where participants had a guided tour of the oil fields and interacted with local government officials and CSOs. Attended by mid and senior level public sector officials, the two programmes had a total of 33 participants from Bolivia, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Indonesia, Kenya, Liberia, Mozambique, Nicaragua and Tanzania.

Client: Danish Fellowship Centre (DFC)

Donor: Danish International Development Agency

Project Dates: 2015

Location: Uganda; Denmark

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Zambia: Contract Drafting and Negotiations in the Mining Sector

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Zambia: Contract Drafting and Negotiations in the Mining Sector

In May 2014, ILI-ACLE signed a contract with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and African Development Institute to conduct a pilot one-week training for 19 public sector professionals working in national mining agencies from the AfDB member countries of Egypt, Liberia, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe in the area of contract drafting and negotiations in the mining sector. The objective of the programme was to enhance the capacity of these professionals to effectively negotiate and manage natural resource agreements and participate in national and cross-border transactions in light of the legal, fiscal and social implications arising from the exploitation in the mining sector. ILI-ACLE’s customised training covered the following relevant areas: basic industry fundamentals; international legal frameworks, tax structures, and environmental and social policy considerations in the mining sector; negotiation principles, strategies and techniques; multi-party contracting and contract management; dispute resolution and remedies; and issues of anti-corruption, bribery and fraud. This pilot training, implemented from June 16-20, 2014, served as a framework for an extensive continent-wide capacity building initiative aimed at strengthening regional capacity in negotiating and drafting natural resource agreements across the continent.

Client: African Development Institute

Donor: African Development Bank

Project Dates: June 16 – 20, 2014

Location: Zambia

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UAE: Training on Oil & Gas Contracting and Cybercrimes for the Uganda Justice...

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UAE: Training on Oil & Gas Contracting and Cybercrimes for the Uganda Justice Sector

As part of a comprehensive training programme aimed to strengthen the level of investigation, prosecution and adjudication of fraud and corruption-related matters in Uganda, ILI-ACLE designed and delivered a two-week training programme and study tour on oil and gas contracting and cybercrimes for Uganda’s Anti-Corruption Division of the High Court, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and Office of the Inspector General of Government in Dubai.

Client: Anti-Corruption Division of the High Court, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and Office of the Inspector General of Government of Uganda

Project Dates: November 18- 29 2012

Location: United Arab Emirates

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