Uganda AIMPER & CEPMLP Short Courses 2014

Centre for Energy, Petroleum
and Mineral Law and Policy
Graduate School of Natural Resources Law, Policy
and Management, University of Dundee
• Short Course Training for Key Stakeholders in the
Ugandan Natural Resource Sector •
CEPMLP in collaboration with AIMPER
Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy
Graduate School of Natural Resources Law, Policy and Management
University of Dundee
Carnegie Building
Dundee, Scotland, UK t: +44 (0) 1382 384300
f: +44 (0) 1382 385854
About Us
Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and
Policy (CEPMLP) at the University of Dundee
The Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy sits within the Graduate
School of Natural Resources Law, Policy and Management at the University of Dundee,
Scotland and is the internationally renowned graduate school in the field of international
business transactions and natural resources and energy law and policy. Our
interdisciplinary approach to teaching, research and consultancy provides a unique
perspective on how governments, business and communities operate, providing the
professionals of today with the ability to meet the challenges of tomorrow.
CEPMLP maintains close links with government ministries, non-government agencies (NGOs) and international
institutions worldwide, as well as partnerships with leading industry players.
CEPMLP is the leading institution for research and postgraduate teaching in its field and currently has over 600
postgraduate students from more than 50 countries on Masters and Doctoral programmes of study.
All the short courses listed have been certified and each participant will receive a declaration of attendance signed by
CEPMLP and the Course Director.
Africa Institute for Minerals, Petroleum and Energy
Resources (AIMPER)
The Africa Institute for Minerals, Petroleum and Energy Resources (AIMPER) is an education
institute based in Kampala, Uganda whose focus is provision of unrivalled education services
in Petroleum, Mineral and energy studies. AIMPER is currently working with Uganda
Christian University (UCU) to provide post-graduate diplomas and certificates in matters of
Law, Policy, Economics and Management in relation and as applicable to natural resources.
The Institute is now working with the Graduate School of Natural Resources Law, Policy and Management at the
University of Dundee, to provide University of Dundee masters’ programs on long distance as well as short courses. This
is in addition to AIMPER being the Africa sub-region partner for the World Bank backed University of Dundee project, the
EI-sourcebook. These partnerships are expected to grow and include further areas of cooperation in research, training
and publication.
The focus of the Institute is providing solutions to African petroleum, mineral and energy challenges through education,
research, advocacy and information dissemination. The abundance of petroleum, mineral and energy resources in Africa
is undoubted as is the need and necessity for knowledge to effectively exploit and manage them for economic
development. AIMPER and its partners are stepping in to provide these services at an affordable cost but more
importantly in a manner that provides answers to challenges in this sector.
There is a need for people who understand the industry issues for government,
for the industry itself, for the investors, for the lenders, for the regulators.
Young people have an opportunity to join an industry that is growing.
We need energy, we need more energy, we need energy now.
Stephen Dow, Lecturer in Energy Law, CEPMLP
CEPMLP and Postgraduate Education Opportunities
At CEPMLP, students have a choice of over 40
modules which are delivered by our full-time
academics and global faculty. All full-time students start
their studies with an intensive three week programme
which covers the basic principles of law, economics,
finance, production of petroleum and graduate research
methodology before selecting their core and elective
Distance Learning
With the CEPMLP Distance Learning Programme, you have
the option to gain a valuable qualification at your own pace
without having to leave your full-time career on hold as
well as the opportunity to access the teaching quality and
research expertise that CEPMLP is known for. CEPMLP has
seven specialised distance learning degrees available.
MSc Energy Studies
Specialist LLM (Master of Laws)
The specialist LLM programmes at CEPMLP are unique in
the fact that they offer a conceptual education in both the
regulatory framework, general and specific
transactions and basic business skills combined with a
specialised orientation provided by the wide range of
electives. This flexibility allows the student to pursue their
specific areas of interest through the specialised electives,
whilst at the same time being provided with a theoretical
underpinning via the core regulatory framework and
international business law components of the LLM.
Natural Resource Focused Business and Management
CEPMLP business and management degrees offer an
insight into the relationships between the public and
private sectors and the community at international and
national levels. CEPMLP offers a wide range of modules
contextualised for the energy and natural resources,
enabling students to pursue a specific area of interest,
while developing their skills and professional
competence to excel in a sector where continuous
innovation is crucial to productivity and growth.
This interdisciplinary MSc programme offered by CEPMLP
is unique in its content, design and delivery. It ensures a
global understanding of the energy sector and its vital
challenges from an economic perspective enriched and
supplemented by inputs from other fields such as law,
finance and management. This programme is
appropriate for economists and non-economists who
intend to develop analytical, problem solving and
evaluation skills to analyse real world issues facing the
energy sector internationally.
PhD Programme at CEPMLP
CEPMLP is a globally-leading institution of high level
academic research and training in the field of natural
resources law, policy and management. The PhD
programme adopts a deliberately multidisciplinary ethos to
research and scholarship so as to prepare the new
generation of analysts for the multi-faceted challenges of
the natural resources industry.
Training for 2013
Revenue Management in Uganda Opportunities and Challenges
7 - 11 April 2014
This is an introductory level course
US$1250.00 per delegate
Why attend:
This course is intended to provide an introduction to and overview of the key issues and considerations involved
in managing petroleum wealth.
It underscores the importance of careful attention to revenue management challenges in oil-rich countries, and
examines the options available to government decision-makers at each point along the petroleum value chain
from fiscal design and administration, through savings and expenditure policies, to over-arching institutional
and governance concerns.
The course will be held over 5 days and will combine lectures with opportunities for group participation and
Frequent reference will be made to individual country examples, including Uganda.
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The Revenue Management in the Natural Resource Sector course will cover:
• Special characteristics of the petroleum sector
Discussion of those sector characteristics that are especially relevant to revenue management
policies and practice.
• Opportunities and challenges: why revenue management matters
A review of global experience in the management of petroleum wealth. Discussion of the
incidence and impacts of the so-called resource curse or paradox of plenty, and of apparent
technical and political causal factors.
• Fiscal design for the petroleum sector
Fiscal objectives of the host government and of potential investors. The fiscal instruments and
fiscal packages available to meet those multiple objectives. Special fiscal topics (e.g., transfer
pricing, and capital gains taxation)
• Fiscal administration
Aligning fiscal design and administrative capacity. Obstacles to efficient administration and
suggested responses. Institutional design issues.
• Saving policies and practice
Considerations bearing on the savings vs. consumption trade-off. The importance of
forecasting capacity and macroeconomic planning frameworks. Savings instruments
(e.g., resource or petroleum funds, fiscal responsibility rules).
Expenditure policies and practice
The trade-off between current consumption and investment. Selection of investment
priorities. Alignment with developmental objectives and country context. Making room for
the private sector.
• Institutional and governance issues
Institutional roles and responsibilities vis-à-vis the petroleum sector. Special issues related to
national oil companies. Investor and civil society roles. Transparency trends. Ensuring
credibility and accountability. Importance of the political context.
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Wilfredo Caceres Ghisilieri, De Bracamonte, Haaker & Castellares Abagodos, Peru
Training for 2013
Environmental Management and
Extraction of Natural Resources
23 - 25 April 2014
This is an advanced level course
US$1000.00 per delegate
Why attend:
The need to address possible environmental impacts of resource-related activities has become one of the primary
concerns of both governments and industry in developed and, in particular, developing countries. National and
International Environmental Regulation of the Extractive Industry, especially petroleum and mining is a relatively recent
phenomenon. Awareness and proper understanding of the industry is imperative for the successful management of
resource enterprises and their supervision and control by government authorities
The course will cover:
The seminar will focus on environmental regulatory frameworks, both national and international, paying particular
attention to the principal concepts, methods and approaches to environmental protection, pollution prevention and
control. It will address a range of issues relevant to natural resource industries: oil and gas exploration and production,
mining, and water resources management. The aim is to introduce the participants to the cutting-edge and innovative
strategies and models of environmental regulations, which go beyond traditional adversary approaches to environmental
National Environmental Law:
• Principles
• Standards, control points
• Administration
• Tools
• Enforcement
Issues in International and National Environmental
Regulations :
• Environmental regulation of the oil and gas industry
• Environmental regulation of mining
• Environmental aspects of water resource management
International Environmental Law:
• Basic concepts, notions and principles
• Impact on national regulations
• Enforcement and dispute resolution
• Principal international agreements and regimes
A very useful, practical session. The simulation session was extremely helpful.
Seeing things from the government/host country and operator perspective was
invaluable. Overall, time well spent.
Sadia Chinery-Hesse, Ghana
Training for 2013
Arbitration in the
Oil & Gas World How to manage disputes
7-9 May 2014
This is an advanced level course
US$1000.00 per delegate
Why attend:
Oil and gas contracts usually contain provisions for referring
disputes to international arbitration. Parties to these
contracts and governments monitoring them need to
understand what this entails.
This course takes participants through the kinds of dispute
that can trigger international arbitration and what parties do in
the various stages to manage their relationship in the complex
world of ad hoc and institutional arbitration.
The course will cover:
• Typical subjects of dispute in oil and gas: African examples;
• Key concepts and instruments (e.g BITs);
• Key cases in the history of oil and gas;
• Some recent disputes and the results;
• Tax issues;
• How to manage a dispute.
A wonderful academic and professional experience. Couldn’t find such
first hand practical professional experience from practising practitioners
of the industry anywhere else....
Nana Akua Agyei, Ministry of Justice & Attorney General’s Department, Ghana
Training for 2013
Project Financing for Infrastructure
28 - 30 May 2014
This is an advanced level course
US$1000.00 per delegate
Why attend:
This course looks at the provision of limited recourse finance for private investment in infrastructure. Once a sector is
open to private companies - either domestic or foreign - the new participants need to raise money.
Infrastructure projects can often be structured “off balance sheet” - the bank will be paid only from the proceeds of the
project, and not from the other funds of the investor.
That clearly restricts the bank’s range of options if the project starts to go wrong, so a huge amount of work goes into
analysing the project risks and structuring agreements such that the bank is taking a mitigated risk, rather than a true
equity risk.
Closing a project financed deal can take months - an understanding of the risks involved in oil projects, gas projects,
mining projects, pipelines, and power is crucial. Understanding the interests of the sponsors, the lenders, and all the
other participants (including the government) is key to being able to negotiate through the process.
This course looks at the classic risks involved in resource and infrastructure projects, and the mechanisms by which risks
can be moved to, or shared with, the most appropriate party - usually the party who can bear the risk at least expense.
After attending, parties will understand the issues involved in closing a project financed deal.
Excellent programme. The lecturers were knowledgeable and thorough
Esi Addo-Ashong, Newmont Ghana Gold, Ghana
Training for 2013
The Project Financing for Infrastructure course will cover:
The Project and the Players
definition of the project
role of the banks
banking syndicates and internal rules
structural choices for the total debt
equity provision and debt provision
Role of the Government
project licence / consent
ancillary consents
structural support for projects
role of state company
state is not a borrower - provision of state finance
Hydrocarbon Projects
oil and access to rent
conservative lending assumptions
access to international markets
access to domestic markets
Gas projects
production and guarantees of offtake
gas prices and subsidies
gas pipelines and terminals
Minerals Projects
market access
different types of minerals
gold - borrowing in gold for gold mining
Power Projects
generation - partially liberalised markets
offtake and market access
subsidy and pricing of power
socialising costs and excess generation capacity
Dealing with subcontractors
service companies
specialist subcontractors
liability regimes and caps
predictability of cost
turnkey projects
Issues for Lenders
currency conversion
mitigation strategies
selling debt during a project
refinancing to pay off initial loans
role for bonds
commercial dispute resolution
laws and regulation to facilitate allocation of risk
risks the state company might be asked to take
risks the government might have to take
investment arbitration
Due to CEPMLP reputation I was expecting a good course but it really
surprised me. It was much better than I had even expected! Lots of
information and an intense but worthy programme that brings together
not only theoretical information but also lots of practical issues
Daniel Pettersen, Mendo de Souza Advocados, Brazil
CEPMLP and Postgraduate Education Opportunities
CEPMLP Degree Programmes
Specialist LLM (Master of Laws) Programmes
One year intensive specialist on campus
• Climate Change and Energy Law and Policy
• Energy Law and Policy
• Environmental Law and Policy
• International Business Law and the Extractive Industry
• International Dispute Resolution and Management in the
Extractive Industry
• Mineral Law and Policy
• Natural Resources Law and Policy
• Oil and Gas Law and Policy
• Petroleum Taxation and Finance
• Water Law
Specialist Distance Learning
• Energy Law and Policy
• Mineral Law and Policy
• Natural Resources Law and Policy
• Oil and Gas Law and Policy
Specialist MBA & MSc Programmes - Business & Management
One year intensive specialist on campus
• MBA in International Mineral Resources Management
• MBA in International Oil and Gas Management
• MSc in International Oil and Gas Management
• MSc Managing in the Energy Industries
Specialist Distance Learning
• MBA in International Mineral Resources Management
• MBA in International Oil and Gas Management
Specialist MSc Programmes
One year intensive specialist on campus
• Climate Change Economics and Policy
• Energy Studies with Specialisation in Energy and the
• Energy Studies with Specialisation in Energy Economics
• Energy Studies with Specialisation in Energy Finance
• Energy Studies with Specialisation in Energy Policy
• Energy Studies with Specialisation in Oil and Gas
Specialist Distance Learning
Research Degrees
PhD and LLM
• Energy Studies without specialisation
Training for 2013
Contact Us:
All applications to attend the short courses should be addressed to CEPMLP
who will be dealing with all registrations and monies.
Delegates can sign up at
Any informal enquiries to:
Hugh Gunn
Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy
University of Dundee
Carnegie Building
University of Dundee
Dundee DD1 4HN
T +44 (0)1382 384300
F +44 (0)1382 385854
E [email protected]
Brian Ntambirweki
Africa Institute for Minerals Petroluem and Energy Resources
5th Floor, The Guardian,
Plot 67, Spring Road,
Bugolobi, Kampala
P.O Box 16361,
T +256 (0)782 300455
E [email protected]
CEPMLP in collaboration with AIMPER
Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy
Graduate School of Natural Resources Law, Policy and Management
University of Dundee
Carnegie Building
Dundee, Scotland, UK t: +44 (0) 1382 384300
f: +44 (0) 1382 385854