Chilenye Nwapi

Chilenye Nwapi

Legal Adviser Commonwealth Secretariat

Dr Chilenye Nwapi is a Legal Adviser (Oceans and Natural Resources) in the Commonwealth Secretariat, London, UK. In this role, he contributes to the implementation of the Commonwealth Secretariat’s technical assistance work, advising Commonwealth countries in the development of laws and policies to enable them to maximise the benefits of oil and gas and mining development in a socially and environmentally responsible and business friendly manner. This advisory role builds on Dr Nwapi’s initial international development consulting practice, where he worked on donor-funded technical assistance projects providing capacity building to national governments and their agencies on extractive sector governance and regulation.

Research Excellence is closely tied to the improvement of society and this has been a profound driver of Dr Nwapi’s advisory work. He has an extensive track record of research in energy and natural resource governance and spent several years conducting research in the Canadian Institute of Resources Law, Calgary, Canada. He is also a Senior Fellow and Head of Oil and Gas Law and Policy Research in the Institute for Oil, Gas, Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development, Afe Babalola University, Nigeria. His primary research concern is to understand how energy and natural resource development can contribute to public welfare improvements in countries where regulatory and accountability mechanisms are weak. A major theme in his research is local content development in the oil and gas sector.

Dr Nwapi holds a PhD in resource extraction, business and human rights from the University of British Columbia, Canada, a Master of Laws in oil and gas and environmental law from the University of Calgary, Canada, and a Bachelor of Laws from Imo State University, Nigeria. He is a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

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Wednesday 06/11/2019

From 10:30 To 12:00

11/06/2019 10:30 11/06/2019 12:00 The Role of Ethical & Impactful Local Content Policies in Promoting Economic Development
  • What are the distortions caused by poorly designed local content requirements from both a government and supplier perspective? What can be done to mitigate these risks?
  • What does optimum local content look like and which aspects of local content delivery most value?
  • How do we accurately measure ICV’s true economic impact?
  • How can we measure the impact of genuine local content development on the ground and the long-term effects on business?
African Local Content Forum

African Local Content Forum

"The Role of Ethical & Impactful Local Content Policies in Promoting Economic Development"

Alan Dowokpor Arron Tchouka Singhe Chilenye Nwapi Dorival Bettencourt 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 The Role of Ethical & Impactful Local Content Policies in Promoting Economic Development
  • What are the distortions caused by poorly designed local content requirements from both a government and supplier perspective? What can be done to mitigate these risks?
  • What does optimum local content look like and which aspects of local content delivery most value?
  • How do we accurately measure ICV’s true economic impact?
  • How can we measure the impact of genuine local content development on the ground and the long-term effects on business?
African Local Content Forum
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African Local Content Forum

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