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 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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