Conference On The Role Of Academia In East Africa’s Extractive Sector Kicks off at Strathmore University

Strathmore University will host academia, government, civil society and players in the private sector nationally and regionally today  to discuss explore how the oil and gas industry can form partnerships with academia and complement its role within the industry.

The conference will seek to expand ways the academia can play a more significant role as well as increase the academia’s presence in the industry.

The academia will also be looking at gaining the industry’s support and collaboration for training institutions complimenting role within the industry.

Among the outcomes the organizers hope to achieve is the building of educational structures around the oil and gas industry both nationally and regionally and partnership with the private sector that could increase companies operational efficiency through training of its local workforce

There is also the push to increase joint research between Academia and industry.

“The joint research venture can be successful only by proper project preparation and implementation.”

Among key speakers at the conference include and British High Commissioner to Kenya John Feakes and Prof. Gituro Wainaina the Acting Director General Vision 2030.

The event is organized by the Strathmore Extractives Industry Centre (SEIC) is an autonomous research centre based at the Strathmore University School of Law, for advanced multi-disciplinary university-stakeholder research into the social science areas of oil, gas and mining issues.

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