Dates:
28 June 2017
Location and Venue:
Safari Court Hotel, Windhoek

 

In Partnership with:   Namibian Logo copy

Namibia National Equitable, Economic Empowerment - Market Forum (Windhoek)


- NEEEF 2017 Market Forum

 

MARKET FORUM OVERVIEW:

  • Outlook on growth: Namibia on the regional and global stage
  • NEEEF Bill Current framework and specific improvements including possible developments for the future
  • The regulatory and legal regime governing investment, licensing, exploration and production in Namibia’s oil and gas and mining sectors
  • Clarifying regional and international trade protocols in relation to NEEEF
  • NEEEF in the context of existing empowerment legislation
  • Existing Legal and policy frameworks for Local Content in Namibia
  • Short workshop on developing local content strategy
  • Case studies on creating local content manufacturing and industrial bases


 

              The market briefing is an objective and holistic representation of charters already in play within various sectors that support empowerment, the current NEEEF framework and anticipated direction, the current legislative framework in procurement, investment and property, the implications of NEEEF and the macro investment landscape into which Namibia fits.  This is an independent and objective forum, that will stimulate debate, provide answers, facilitate questions and assist organisation’s in understanding NEEEF in the context of business opportunities and challenges.

 

AGENDA

Day Course

07h30

Registration and Early Morning Refreshments

 

08h30 - 09h00

Welcome and Opening Remarks

09h00 – 09h40

Outlook on growth: Namibia on the regional and global stage – where are investors putting their money 

 

09h40 – 10h20

NEEEF in Detail

  • Current framework and anticipated implementation milestones
  • Advancing the regulatory and legal regime governing investment, licensing, exploration and production in Namibia’s oil and gas and mining sectors
  • Looking at Namibia’s Industrial Policy, Capacity Development, Training and Development future directions
  • Stimulating the financing of SMME sector

Ms. Yvonne Dausab, Chairperson, Law Reform and Development Commission (LRDC)

10h20 – 10h40

Coffee Break

10h40 – 11h20

Namibia Investment Promotion Act 2016

  • The role of foreign investment: Overcoming obstacles and bottlenecks
  • Investment and local job creation – next steps
  • Classification sectors and special entry requirements
  • The numbers by sector and projections
  • Industrial activities and investment figures
  • Opportunities and Challenges

11h20 – 12h00

Existing Sector Empowerment Charters

  • Sector review – progress and challenges
  • Policies enabling local industrial capacity
  • SME Development, capacity building and support mechanisms
  • Industry partnerships to support supplier development

12h00 – 13h00

Lunch

13h00 - 14h30

Practical Session (Duration 1h30min)

Developing an empowerment/local content strategy

  • Ownership, management, employment equity
  • Skills development and SME partnership and development
  • CSR/CSI Investment
  • Charter and Pillar Scorecards and implementation priorities
  • Preferential and local procurement and reporting standards, skills development, national training fund, CSR/CSI and shared value creation
  • Alternative strategies and synergies for overcoming skills gaps 

 

 

14h30 – 15h10

Case Study - South Africa’s module industry growth on local content push

 

15h10 - 15h40

Coffee Break


15h40 – 17h10


Legal Workshop (duration 1h30min)

Fostering Inclusive Growth -  the regulatory and legal regime governing investment, licensing, trade, operation, exploration, production across economic sectors

  • NEEEB in the context of existing empowerment legislation
  • Existing Legal and policy frameworks for Local Content in Namibia

-         Section 14 of the Petroleum Act

-         The MPA

-         Public Procurement and Licensing

  • Clarifying responsibilities - Legal considerations for international investors and/or foreign owned firms


17h00 – 17h30


Next steps and closing. The objective of this session is to summarize the conclusions of the conference. It will also discuss the potential of setting up a yearly forum going forward for continued knowledge exchange of best practice on local content policies and company implementation.


Designed for:

Country Managers, Chief Executive Officers and Managing Directors

Heads of Procurement / Strategic Procurement
Directors of Supply Chain
Group Local Content Managers
Heads of Legal
Stakeholder Managers
Heads of Commercial and Strategy
Human Resources Managers / Directors
Corporate Compliance Managers / Directors
Contracting and Procurement Managers / Directors
Contracts & Legal Managers / Directors
CSR and Social Investment Managers / Directors
Heads of Investor Relations 

 

INVESTMENT PER DELEGATE:


1 Day Market Forum: R 6999 per delegate

Register 3 or more delegates: R 5999 per delegate


Featured Downloads:


Namibia National Equitable Economic Empowerment Bill - Draft

Download the draft bill here.

NEEEB bill goes ahead
courtesy - The Economist Namibia


Read the full article here.

Republic of Namibia - Performance Agreement. Office of the Prime Minister. 

Download the PDF document here.

NEEEF bill jeopardises Mining sector
courtesy - The Economist Namibia

Read the full article here.

NEEEF bill keeps investors waiting on the sidelines
courtesy - The Economist Namibia

Read the full article here.

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Ms. Yvonne Dausab, Chairperson, Law Reform and Development Commission (LRDC)

Yvonne Dausab has published and has interest in the areas of access to justice, disability rights, children’s rights and constitutional and human rights law. The last publication was on “International Law vis-a vis municipal law: An appraisal of article 144 of the Namibian constitution from a human rights perspective (2010).  She taught constitutional law, civil procedure, human rights law and legal aid clinics. She is Passionate about human rights law and clinical education and has experience spanning over 17 years in private, public and the NGO development world. She has also served and still serves on various boards most notable of which are: Board for Legal Education, EBank Limited, the National Qualification Authority and the Desert Soul Health and Development Communication. As the Chairperson of LRDC she is endowed with the overall management of the various projects of the Commission, the mandate of which is set out in section 6 of the Law Reform and Development Commission Act, 1991(Act No 29 of 1991) and to participate in the Cabinet Committee on Legislation and build and maintain relationships with various key stakeholders including but not limited to the Law Makers in Namibia, the Minister of Justice, the Attorney General, the Office of the Ombudsman and the private sector.

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