Project 100 non-Financial Interventions
Project 100 will lead mini policy workshops to diagnose challenges of the target beneficiary clusters and consolidate policy recommendations for the consideration of policy makers and regulators. Such policy recommendations
- Advocacy for solutions that address business environment challenges: Facilitate and provide relevant advocacy for the generation of policies that address business environment bottlenecks and challenges.
Research and Development
- Project 100 will drive R&D collaboration between industry,research centres and university. Such linkages would enable universities and research centres participate in the R&D processes of oil companies on major technical challenges that require new R&D to solve.
- Project 100 will provide an open knowledge repository containing essential industry information, articles, and statistical data, accessible to all its beneficiaries.
- The repository will allow for easy-to-search rich content,posses a user-friendly interface, and feature a robust analytical tool.
Technical and Business Management
Project 100 will manage the provision of technical capacity building and business performance improvement (BPI) services and training to beneficiaries through its partners. This will address the dearth of capability of its beneficiaries by addressing both the business skills necessary to run their businesses and interface successfully with oil companies and the technical skills to use and apply international oil and gas technologies.
- Business Performance Improvement (BPI):
Support programmes that offer structured and/or ad-hoc assistance in response to particular business needs as well as identifying opportunities for local supply.
- BPI Services:
To address business and management operational deficiencies such as Governance/ operating structures, business process design etc. BPI services will include visitation of experts to diagnose and develop improvement strategies and implementation plans for beneficiaries.
- BPI Trainings:
Training programmes to address business and management competency gaps including skill development for leadership and employees.
- Structured Trainings:
These are intensive business and management training programmes such as planning, financial management, business plan development etc. run over a period of time.
- Ad-hoc Trainings:
These include seminars/ workshops to help beneficiaries improve in identified generic improvement areas such as “Doing business with oil companies” which can cover topics ranging from the IOC bidding process and steps to ISO certification process etc.
Access to Market
Closing Information Asymmetry: Project 100 will address information gaps on the sides of the suppliers and operators
- Project 100 will allow its beneficiaries participate in fora where oil and gas operators discuss future projects and service needs as well as providing opportunities for business development such events include NOGOF etc. This will address the difficulty of local suppliers in identifying projects for which they might bid to supply goods and services to operators.
- Project 100 will spearhead the utilization of a service provider database (where service providers can promote themselves on the basis of certifications, competencies, and track record), accessible to all operators for the identification and selection of service companies. This will address the difficulty and cost of oil companies in identifying and assessing the suitability of local suppliers as a result of short track record or equity to backup their offers.
Quality and Safety Standards:
Project 100 will support beneficiaries with identifying firms for technical assistance and targeting such assistance to key areas for improvement for the receipt of relevant international certifications necessary to work for large operators. This will address the motivation of oil companies to source only from internationally certified suppliers that have been granted international certification, like ISO, API, ASME etc.
Addressing Limited Local Jobs:
Project 100 will lead the relevant inter-government collaboration required to create access for branded beneficiaries to provide services to operators in other African countries.