REPOA’s 20th Annual Research Workshop (ARW)

Duration: Mar 25, 2015 - Mar 26, 2015

Location / Venue: Ledger Plaza Bahari Beach Hotel, Dar es Salaam

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REPOA’s 20th Annual Research Workshop (ARW) was held on 25th and 26th March 2015 and the theme for this year was Harnessing Natural Resources for Socioeconomic Transformation.

REPOA’s Annual Research Workshop (ARW) is the largest and high profile annual event hosted in Tanzanian since 1996. The main objective of this year’s  workshop is to promote policy dialogue based on evidence from research on matters related to the management of natural resources in ways that promote transformation of the economy to achieve inclusive development. Inclusive development will be attained only if the majority of the citizens benefit now and in the future

 

Objective of this workshop:


To address the role of natural resources in bringing about socioeconomic transformation, and to promote policy dialogue based on evidence from research on matters related to the management of natural resources and transformation of the economy to achieve inclusive development. Inclusive development is attained only if the majority of the present and future generations of citizens benefit from economic growth. 


Specific objectives of the workshop are:

i. To understand the upstream characteristics of natural resources and what they entail in terms of government choices on investment types and levels, the choice of fiscal regimes, and allocation of risks among key stakeholders
ii. To understand fiscal implications of extraction or exploitation of natural resources and the alternative mechanisms available for optimal revenue and fiscal management
iii. To understand linkages between exploitation of natural resources and local economic and social development, including employment, local supply networks, technology transfer and environmental management
iv. To understand prospects, constraints and opportunities available for individuals and enterprises in Tanzania across natural resource value chains
v. To explore options available for Tanzania to avoid the risk of turning into a rentier-state and degeneration of democracy and rule of law.
vi. To explore strategies and means through which the country‟s resource wealth can be shared directly with the citizens, giving more priority to the most vulnerable and socially unprotected groups of the population.

The guest of honour Hon. Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda gave an opening speech

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION;

Keynote Paper 1


Prof. Anthony James Venables, Oxford Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies (Oxcarre), Dept of Economics, University of Oxford


Keynote Paper 2


Natural Resources and Institutions by Prof. Ragner Torvik , Norwegian University of Science and Technology


PAPERS PRESENTED


1A Strategic Significance of National Oil Companies: Lessons for Tanzania by: Dr. Donald Mmari (REPOA) & Prof. Sufian Bukurura (Law Reform Commission of Tanzania)


S1B The Development of the Local Content Policy in Tanzania: Blue Print or Home Grown? by Dr. Abel Kinyondo (REPOA) & Dr. Espen Villange (CMI)

GOVERNANCE IN THE OIL & GAS SECTOR

S1C Public Expectations to Gas Revenues and Trust in Governance Institutions by Dr. Lucas Katera (REPOA) & Dr. Jesper Johnson (CMI)


S1D Institutional Mapping of Oil and Gas Revenue System in Tanzania by Dr. Donald Mmari (REPOA) & Prof. Odd-Helge Fjeldstad CMI)


S1E Commercialisation of Natural Gas in Tanzania: Are there any Lessons from the Songosongo Gas to Power Project? by Prof. Sufian Bukurura (Law Reform Commission of Tanzania)

LOCAL CONTENT- MINING EXPERIENCE


S2A Review of Governance and Development of Mining Sector of Tanzania by: Prof. Godius Kahyarara (UDSM- College of Social Sciences)


S2B Local Content in the Mining Sector of Tanzania by Dr. Abel Kinyondo (REPOA) & Dr. Siri Lange (CMI)


S2C Maximization of the Value of Oil and Gas Resources through Local Content: What are the Practical Limitations for Developing Countries? by Ms. Lyoidah Kiconco (Schlumberger)


POLICY MAKING & INSTITUTIONAL SETTING


S3A Is “Resource Curse” Inevitable in Extractives Sector? International Experiences and Preparedness Lessons for Tanzania by Prof. Ammon Mbelle (UDSM- Department of Economics)

S3B Policy Making in the Tanzanian Petrostate: Building a Statistical Basis by Dr. Blandina Kilama(REPOA), Mr. Fred Matola (NBS) & Mr. Jan Isaksen (CMI)

S3C Policy, Legal and Institutional Framework for the Petroleum Development in Tanzania by Mr. Fadhili Kileo (Ministry of Energy and Minerals)

 

 

 

 

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