March 8th marked the International Women’s Day for 2018 globally, celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. As we Press for Progress, this blog post focuses on women on in the extractive, energy industry and beyond.
The brief among other things shows that the extractive industries can have significant social, economic and environmental impacts on host communities. They can change the natural environment, employment opportunities, the cost of living and social dynamics. These negative impacts are frequently faced by women and girls and the most vulnerable and most marginalized members of those communities.
Women’s History Month 2018 Cambridge University Press are celebrating International Women’s Day (8 March) and Women’s History Month throughout March 2018 by sharing a free collection of work across the subjects of Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and STEM. The collection contains a wide range of online book chapters, articles, journals and blog posts written by, or about, leading academics and pioneers such as Marie Curie, Margaret Atwood and Angela Merkel.
Barnard College Professor Anja Tolonen Analyzes Gender-Specific Effects of Extractives– Tolonen’s research focuses on how natural resources affect labor markets, criminal behavior, health and social welfare, and, in particular, gender inequality. Tolonen also focuses on the economics of gender in the household and child health in developing countries.
AfDB- Africa Economic Outlook is out. The African Economic Outlook, with five regional reports shows decline in regional economies with East Africa having the best economic performance of the continent.
Tanzania Employment Services Agency (TaESA) under the Prime Minister’s Office Labour, Employment, Youth and People with Disability has begun a registration exercise of all Tanzanian professionals with expertise and expertise in the Oil and Gas Sector expected to be completed on 30/03/2018. This exercise is to ensure that many Tanzanians participate and benefit from the potential opportunities for the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project. This registration is done by filling out a specific form available through the www.taesa.go.tz Agent site or arriving at regional offices located in Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Dodoma and Mwanza. Filled forms can be submitted to regional offices or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clean energy entrepreneur keen to train women Rahel Shigela is a self-taught cookstoves maker based in Mwanza, north-western Tanzania. Thanks to the support she received from Energy 4 Impact’s Developing Energy Enterprises Project in 2008, Rahel’s business has gone from strength to strength. Now, Rahel has ambitious plans to expand her cookstoves workshop and train the next generation of clean energy women entrepreneurs. Energy 4 Impact is supporting her through this new phase under an initiative focussed on strengthening women’s integration into renewable energy markets in East Africa.
In The News
The 23rd REPOA’s Annual Research Workshop will be held in April with the theme “Towards an industrialized society by 2025: Why National Competitiveness Matters”
Location: Dar es Salaam Dates: 4 to 5 April 2018
The Association of Uganda Oil and Gas Service Providers (AUGOS) in collaboration with the Association of Tanzania Oil and Gas Service Providers (ATOGS), will host the AUGOS-ATOGS Local Content Stakeholder Dialogue on March 28th-29th 2018 at Hotel Africana in Kampala under the theme, “Unlocking local content opportunities in the oil and gas sector”. Register online http://asd.augos.org/ FEES for participation apply.
The UNECE Resource Management Week 2018 (Geneva, 23-27 April) will explore the use of UNFC (United Nations Framework Classification for Resources) for the sustainable management of all natural resources. To participate in the meetings and workshops during the week, please register here. https://www.unece.org/index.php?id=47092
The Tanzania Petrostate Programme Blog is produced by the joint programme of three institutions: REPOA and the NBS in Tanzania, and CMI in Norway with support from the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Dar es Salaam. The purpose of the blog is to draw attention to publications and reports on the gas and petroleum sectors, which may be of interest to researchers, politicians and the general public. The blog does not state opinions but merely links to relevant postings on the world wide web with a brief description and/or quotes of the content and opinions stated by authors.
The Petrostate Programme runs a website at http://www.tanpetstate.org/ where the participating institutions and researchers are presented and the aims of the programme, research results and publications are posted. The programme is also gradually building up a Resource Hub (http://data.tanpetstate.org/) where researchers and other users can download important statistics and information pertaining to the petro sector and its effect on the Tanzanian economy and society. The database covers 20 categories including production and sales of petroleum products, environmental issues, poverty, public budgets etc.
The programme and its cooperating institutions are extremely grateful for constructive comments, advice on the blog and website (link below) as well as information on important web posting that deals with the petro sector and its role in Tanzania.