Alan Dowokpor

Alan Dowokpor

Group Head of External Affairs, Strategy & Policy Tullow Oil

Alan Dowokpor is Group Head of Environment, Social Responsibility and External Affairs for Tullow Oil.  He joined Tullow in 2008 as Well Engineering Manager for Ghana, and successfully led the set-up of initial in-country infrastructure, delivery of the drilling and completions operations for the Jubilee project and several exploration and appraisal wells. He then ran Tullow’s North Africa businesses in Senegal and Mauritania.  Alan has also served as the Group Well Engineering Manager for Tullow, responsible for Tullow’s worldwide drilling and completions projects.  He has run a number of change initiatives at Tullow, including the development of the company’s new approach to Shared Prosperity and Local Content.
 
Prior to joining Tullow, Alan worked for BP in a variety of operational and management positions including assignments in Angola, Norway, Algeria, China, Vietnam, Australia, Papua New Guinea and the North Sea.
 
Alan graduated with a Masters degree in Petroleum Engineering from Imperial College London.

Time and date Venue Topic Speakers

Wednesday 06/11/2019

From 10:30 To 12:00

11/06/2019 10:30 11/06/2019 12:00 Challenges in the Design and Implementation of Policies to Promote Local Content and Economic Development This session examines the importance of designing realistic local content or in-country value policies and implementation strategies. Panellists will also discuss the dilemmas which may arise during the implementation of ill-conceived policies. Illustrative questions to be debated include:
  • What is the definition of “local” content and how is it changing? Are some definitions of local “better” than others?
  • What does “good” look like in terms of local content policies and strategies?
  • What are the specific distortions (economic, governance, ethics and compliance) caused by poorly designed LC requirements - what are the mitigation measures?
  • Are there always trade-offs between local content and cost management?
  • How can we measure the impact of local content beyond just hitting targets?
  • Can the energy sector be a “catalyst” for growth?
African Local Content Forum

African Local Content Forum

"Challenges in the Design and Implementation of Policies to Promote Local Content and Economic Development"

Alan Dowokpor Arron Tchouka Singhe Chilenye Nwapi Maggy Shino
Time and date

Wednesday 06/11/2019

From 10:30 To 12:00

11/06/2019 10:30 11/06/2019 12:00 Challenges in the Design and Implementation of Policies to Promote Local Content and Economic Development This session examines the importance of designing realistic local content or in-country value policies and implementation strategies. Panellists will also discuss the dilemmas which may arise during the implementation of ill-conceived policies. Illustrative questions to be debated include:
  • What is the definition of “local” content and how is it changing? Are some definitions of local “better” than others?
  • What does “good” look like in terms of local content policies and strategies?
  • What are the specific distortions (economic, governance, ethics and compliance) caused by poorly designed LC requirements - what are the mitigation measures?
  • Are there always trade-offs between local content and cost management?
  • How can we measure the impact of local content beyond just hitting targets?
  • Can the energy sector be a “catalyst” for growth?
African Local Content Forum
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African Local Content Forum

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