Ministry of Science & Tecnhology, Higher & Vocational Education
A mechanical engineer with over 20 years of experience with an equipment manufacturer, mechanical utility, consulting engineer, and in teaching and research, Jorge Nhambiu specializes in power generator system planning and design, including technology, Life Cycle Analysis.
Key experience includes:
research, research supervision and teaching in Internal Combustion Engines
research, research supervision and teaching in Operation Research
preparation of guidelines Design and Simulation of Thermal Systems
evaluation of projects and programs for development authorities
Currently, he is a Professor at the Eduardo Mondlane University; responsible for undergraduate teaching and the now he is Dean of Engineering Faculty.
09:00 - 10:30
Session 1: Latest Developments in National Content in Mozambique
President, Department of Mineral Resources, Hydrocarbons, & Energy
Born on the 25th June, 1979 in Pemba, Cabo Delgado, Mozambique, Chivambo Mamadhusen holds a BSC computer Science from UNISA (South Africa) and a Honors in Business Administration from Bond University (Australia).
After returning to Mozambique, he engaged in several business endeavors, which led him to fund Grupo Videre, his family investment house, focused on the full value chain of Energy, from Generation, Transmission & Distribution, Mining and Oil & Gas.
As the CEO of Grupo Videre he is or has been involved the development of a number of projects from greenfield to project finance including:
▪ Kuvaninga Energy: 45MW Gas to Power (under construction)
▪ Sena Pipeline: Beira to Tete (under development)
▪ Halliburton supply base (operational)
▪ Ecolog supply base (operational)
▪ ETA coal mine (Almost commercial)
▪ Balama Graphite (Under development)
▪ Manica Gold moz (Almost commercial)
Besides his professional business activity, Chivambo Mamadhusen is the president of the Mining, Energy and Oil&Gas at CTA, the institution that represents the private sector in Mozambique and works with the Government on the reforms to guarantee a better business environment.
Amílcar Mujovo Ubisse, é Juiz Conselheiro no Tribunal Administrativo há 14 anos, preside a Segunda Subsecção atinente a Fiscalização das Receitas e Despesas Públicas, Relator do Processo de Emissão do Relatório e Parecer sobre a Conta Geral do Estado e Julgamento dos Relatórios das auditorias de regularidade realizadas a entidades governamentais que lidam com o sector das indústrias extrativas. Membro da Comissão Permanente e Conselheiro do Conselho Superior da Magistratura Judicial Administrativa. Especialista em Economia, com larga experiência em gestão empresarial, docência, assessoria económica, tendo ocupado vários cargos governamentais dentre as quais, a de Director de Administração e Finanças, Presidente de Comissão Instaladora de empresas públicas, membro de Conselho de Administração e a de membro do Conselho Fiscal.
Born in Nampula, on 19 May 1957, is licensed in law by Universidade Eduardo Mondlane and postgraduated in law of the companies by ISPU/Fundação Bissaya Barreto, has a specialization in international arbitration and alternative dispute settlement, taken in the International Law Institute in Washington.
He is a member of the Arbitration Board of the Arbitration Centre, Conciliation and Mediation (CACM), the sole commercial arbitration institution of Mozambique. He's a professional lawyer.
The projects are moving to a new stage once FID takes place: How much local workforce is going to be necessary to make the projects a reality?
How to align the resource needs with the available pool of knowledge?
What are the current timelines to hire local contractors and Mozambican workforce?
What plans are currently being implemented?
Which action plan is taking place to ensure Mozambicans will be integrated in the gas value chain?
What skills and needs have been mapped so far?
What main goods and services Mozambique is able to provide to the projects and which areas will be developed?
Which are the government’s priorities in the development of industrialization and creation of strong indigenous companies in Mozambique? Case studies from abroad.
12:30 - 14:00
14:00 - 15:00
Session 3: Panel Discussion – Enabling an Environment for National Companies & SMEs to Prosper in Mozambique
Víctor B.L.Tivane is a Mozambican investment and business development consultant with more than 15 years experience in promoting investment and developing SMEs (Matching Grant Schemes, Linkages and Industrial Parks).
Currently is the Director at National Hydrocarbon Corporation at the Local Content Division. As the Director of this Division, the main role is to lead and coordinate the company policy operationalization regarding the local industry promotion and development, employment creation and acceleration of skill and technology transfer.
The last position was a Consultant at the World Bank Competitiveness and Private Sector Development Project for Mozambique (PACDE).
Víctor Tivane has worked at the Investment Promotion Centre, in the preparation and implementation of Industrial Parks in Mozambique and advisor for foreign and domestic firms, in matters of investment; as adviser during the implementation of Aluminium Smelter (MOZAL); and as the Manager of the Linkages Program Office at the World Bank Enterprise Development Project using tools such as Matching Grant Schemes and Supplier Development Program.
Neil has extensive experience in local content in developing nations including Nigeria, Kazakhstan, Libya and now Mozambique. A former steering group member and director of the joint-industry “First Point Assessment” supplier management system in the North Sea, he is an expert in the application of international best practice in increasing supplier capability and performance. Neil was a founder workgroup member for the Supply Chain Code of Practice in the North Sea which increased supply chain efficiency at a time of low oil prices, removing hurdles to business and increasing opportunity for SMEs.
Fiyona Guitunga is the Commercial Assistant for the U.S. Commercial Service agency in Mozambique. She facilitates the entrance U.S. companies in the oil and gas sector and provides counseling about market opportunities and issues. Additionally, for the past two years she led delegations to the annual Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), in Houston TX, where Mozambican companies meet with U.S. suppliers to form partnerships.
Leonor Assunção began her career in 1996 at Sonae Trade and Services, SA, as the Quality Department intern, where she had the opportunity to participate actively in the implementation of quality control systems in MODIS Distribution and hypermarkets Continent.
In 1997 was hired by Eurest Portugal, where, over 10 years, developed the Operations Manager functions, assuming responsibility for financial control and the quality of service provided in more than 50 production units and a number estimated of 1,000 employees.
In 2006, was invited to join the Team of Higest Mozambique, a company where over 4 and a half years has developed the functions of Quality Manager (created and strengthened the hitherto nonexistent Quality Department), Commercial Manager and Logistics Manager.
In 2010, founded the Nutriconsult company, today InSite, providing services in the area of consulting, auditing and training in Quality Management, Hygiene & Food Safety, Nutrition, Health & Safety at Work and Environment.
In InSite is currently the Administrator and participates as a Senior Consultant in the implementation of various projects.
Raising capital and funding for local SMEs and Mozambican companies: what are the options available?
How can the government create an environment that allows SMEs to prosper and participate in the Oil & Gas projects in Mozambique?
What role can internationals play in the development and creation of a strong network of SMEs?
What are the current opportunities for SMEs and local companies in the oil and gas value chain?
How to find them and how to access these opportunities?
What are the key requirements to form successful partnerships with the international companies?
How to meet their requirements and to ensure the quality they expect?
15:00 - 16:00
Session 4: Capacity Building, Environment Assessment & Social Investment: Developing the Local Industry & Communities
Elídio Tomás da Silva, Natural of Maputo, did the basic training in Analytical Chemistry in the Industrial School 1st of May, made average level in Industrial Electronics in the Industrial Institute of Maputo. His high education was done in Portugal, at University of Aveiro where has got the Master degree in Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering on December 2008. The theme of his master degree is "Multi-carrier MC-CDMA Transmission Techniques for Downlink systems", December 2008.
He started his career at the Faculty of Engineering of the Lúrio University on 2009, and since then has held several positons there, Head of Computer Engineering Department (2010-2013), Deputy Pedagogical Director (2014-2015) and since May 2015 to now Director of the Faculty.
Since he started working at the the University of Lurio until now he also teaches the disciplines of Operating Systems, C programming language, Microprocessors and Personal Computers, Laboratory of Computers.
Hugo Costa has a degree in Zoology and a Master in Environmental Impact Assessment. He has over 15 years of professional experience, having participated in projects in Mozambique, South Africa, Angola, Portugal, Poland, Finland and Venezuela. He is currently the COMBO Project Manager for Mozambique. Hugo has in his background 11 years experience in managing biodiversity consultancy companies in Europe and Africa. He has undertaken consultancy services in several areas, having conducted and/or coordinated over 500 biodiversity monitoring programmes, assessments and plans for different types of projects such as wind farms, dams, power lines, power stations, pipelines, roads, railways, oil & gas, mining, solar and wave energy projects, agriculture, forestry, ports, industry, among other infrastructure. Additionally, Hugo has participated in mitigation and offset programmes, identification and valuation of biodiversity and ecosystem services, conservation programmes, climate change adaptation, biodiversity action plans and management planning. Besides consultancy and technical-scientific advisory Hugo is co-author of 1 book, 12 peer-reviewed scientific papers and 16 technical papers.
Friedrich KauffmanRepresentative German Mozambican Office South AfricanGerman Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Representative German Mozambican Office South African
German Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Dr. Friedrich Kaufmann is currently working as the resident representative of the German-Mozambican Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK) a branch office of the Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in South Africa. He lectured part time SME Policy at the University “Politecnica” in Maputo.
Before he was an international consultant in the area of Private Business Development, SMEs, BMOs and Public-Private Dialogue, mostly in Africa (incl. Mozambique) and Latin America. He lived more than10 years in Africa, namely in Mozambique, where he also worked as a Professor and Dean for Economics and Director of the Consultancy Unit GEA at the Catholic University in Beira until 2003. He was coordinator and team Leader for the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) in the Program: Sustainable Economic Development in Mozambique in the Ministry of Trade and Commerce in Mozambique until 2009.
In Germany Friedrich worked 10 years as a Research team leader at the Institute for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in Bonn, Germany. He studied at the Universities of Regensburg, Zurich, ESDE/Barcelona and Cologne. In 1985 he obtained a Degree in Business Management at the University of Cologne. In 1993 he received his PhD/Doctorate at the University of Cologne with a thesis about “Internationalization via Cooperation – A Strategy for SMEs.
Américo Arão Agostinho N’tauali is a Mozambican National, studied Economics at Eduardo Mondlane University, fluent in Business English. Américo is founding member of PECD Ancuabe Resource with international equity and technology partners from Mozambique, Taiwan, Guam USA, Canada, Angola, UAE, China, France and South Africa. His primary focus is advancing Ancuabe Resource bulk aggregate materials, local content mentor-protégé programs and supporting community micro enterprises promoting technology transfer and economic development within his Province Cabo Delgado. “Local Content Partnering for Progress”
Collaboration strategies between international companies and the education sector to ensure Mozambicans acquire the right set of skills to work in the industry
How can National companies raise their standards in order to meet the International companies requirements?
What are operators and contractors doing to ensurie the hiring of Mozambique’s workforce and contract goods and services from national companies?
What recruitment policies are in place to hire Mozambicans to work in the projects?
Which social investment initiatives and plans are companies in Mozambique implementing?
How is the government developing the environmental assessment and mitigation plans in the communities and areas surrounding the projects?
16:00 - 16:30
Networking Coffee Break
16:30 - 18:00
Session 5: Panel Discussion – Outstanding Women Forum: Empowering Mozambican Women in the Oil & Gas Industry
Graça Machel is a renowned international advocate for women’s and children’s rights and has been a social and political activist over many decades. She is a former freedom fighter and was the first Education Minister of Mozambique. Her contributions to the Africa Progress Panel, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Millennium Development Goals Advocacy Group, the High-Level Panel on Post 2015 Development Agenda, and now as Member of the UN Secretary-General’s Sustainable Development Goals Advocacy Group have been widely appreciated. She is a member of The Elders, Girls Not Brides, Board Chair of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health, Ambassador for Every Woman Every Child, President of SOAS, University of London, Chancellor of the University of Cape Town, Board Chair of the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes, President of the Foundation for Community Development, founder of the Zizile Institute for Child Development. As Founder of the Graça Machel Trust, she has focused more recently on advocating for women’s economic and financial empowerment, education for all, an end to child marriage, food security and nutrition, and promoting democracy and good governance.
Born in Nampula Province, she holds a degree in Linguistic and is concluding Post-Graduation in Governance and Public Administration, with specialization in Public Policy Management at Eduardo Mondlane University.
Professional in Corporate Communication, Public Relations, stakeholders engagement and Social Responsibility in the Mineral resources sector since 2010 with experience in external and internal communication strategic planning, projects for institutional projection; production and publishing of contents.
Over the seven years of experience in corporate communication she was advisor of the Minister of Mineral Resources from 2010 to 2012, senior Communication analyst at Vale Coal Mining from 2012 to 2013 and since October 2013 she work as a Communication and Public Relations Manager at ENH, Mozambican National Oil Company. At that role, her responsible is to coordinate all internal and external communication, public relations and social responsibility actions of the Company – Media relations, reputational and brand management, internal and external stakeholder engagement, events, contents, interviews.
She has 10 years of experience in journalism and as TV presenter having worked throughout her career as Executive Editor of the Morning show “Bom dia Moçambique”, economic program “Semanário Económico” and News broadcasting “Telejornal” at National Public Television TVM where she worked from 2004 to 2010.
Administradora de Engenharia e Projectos de Desenvolvimento
Tânia Munhequete was born in Mozambique in 1970, and holds a degree in Civil Engineering from Pelotas Catholic University – Brazil, having afterwards undertaken the Construction Management Program (CMP) by the University of Stellenbosch.
Since September 2016 holds the position of Executive Vice President for Engineering and Projects Development of ENH, E.P., the NOC from the Republic of Mozambique.
Has been admitted at the National Roads Administration (ANE) in 1993, still has an engineering technician, having worked successively in various projects, having had high exposition to the management and negotiations of contracts.
From 2010 to 2016, has occupied the post of ANE’s Head of the Contracts Administration Department, whose task was to coordinate the management of all of ANE’s main ongoing contracts related to the construction, rehabilitation and upgrading of roads in the country.
Pam Darwin currently serves as Vice President, Africa for ExxonMobil Exploration Company based in Houston, Texas.
Ms. Darwin joined Exxon in 1984 after completing her Master's Degree in Geology from the University of Texas. Since 1990, she has held a number of management positions, including Angola Project Manager, Caspian Area Manager, Strategic Planning Manager, Nigeria Area Manager, and Vice President, Americas, ExxonMobil Exploration Company.
Most recently, Ms. Darwin held the position of Vice President, Geoscience, ExxonMobil Production Company, responsible for geological and geophysical operations for ExxonMobil’s global portfolio of producing properties.
Ms. Darwin has served on the Executive Board for the National Ocean Industries Association, is the Houston Area United Way Loaned Executive Chair, and is involved with the ExxonMobil Women’s Economic Opportunity Initiative.
Taciana Peão Lopes is a Mozambican lawyer and an independent energy/oil and gas legal counsel focused in energy projects in Mozambique. She has been advising developers, sponsors, investors, multinational lenders and commercial banks to develop, construct and finance power plants ranging in size from 30 MW to 600 MW utilizing diverse technologies as natural gas, coal and hydroelectric, as well as alternative technologies such as solar and wind, by guiding the clients through a challenging regulatory regime. She has been representing the major upstream oil and gas companies based in Mozambique. Taciana has been involved in the first LNG export project in Mozambique, which is one of the largest LNG projects worldwide. Her expertise in LNG includes the drafting and negotiation with the Government of the Republic of Mozambique of the legal instruments required for the creation of a new legal framework for the implementation and financing for LNG in Mozambique. Taciana is a founder and sponsor of Waza, a Mozambican think and do tank, and parte of the network of the Graça Machel Trust Foundation – Women Advancing Africa, through the Mozambican Associations Femme – Women in Business and New Faces New Voices.
Jocelyne Machevo is one of a new breed of leaders to emerge from the recent discoveries and development scenario of Mozambique's oil and gas sector. Bachelor in Civil Engineering, her career in the industry started in 2013 after concluding a Master´s in Economy and Management of Energy and Environment, when she was only 22 years old and joined Eni East Africa.
Jocelyne´s professionalism and commitment led her to be directly involved in the most challenging project in current oil and gas scenario in Mozambique, the Coral South Project.
Her strong engagement with the local Government and local stakeholders, made it possible for Eni East Africa to reach the approval of the development plan in 2016 and the Final Investment Decision of the project in June 2017. These achievements represent a groundbreaking milestone for the history of Mozambique´s oil and gas industry, being the first Rovuma Basin project to enter into its execution phase, representing the beginning of a huge development process for Mozambique.
Jocelyne´s has recently been shortlisted in the category of “Future leaders” by Petroleum Economist Awards 2017 propelling herself as a reference amongst the young professionals in the industry and seen as an emerging leader.
The Government’s vision in developing women’s role in the Oil & Gas industry
What is the current representation of women in the Oil & Gas industry?
What are the main challenges women face in progressing their career within the industry?
Collaboration strategies to empower women and develop their role in the gas industry
How can Mozambican women nurture and coach other women to integrate the industry and progress their career in the Oil & Gassectors?
What industry initiatives and networks exist to support women’s collaboration?
Building women’s capacity and skills: the role of international companies and universities
Which policies international companies have in place to empower women in their own organisations?
What is being done in Mozambique at this level?