Stakeholder – Kat Masters http://katmasters.com/ Thu, 30 Jun 2022 08:55:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://katmasters.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-06-25T173039.237-150x150.png Stakeholder – Kat Masters http://katmasters.com/ 32 32 A health specialist – Kenya https://katmasters.com/a-health-specialist-kenya/ Thu, 30 Jun 2022 08:55:12 +0000 https://katmasters.com/a-health-specialist-kenya/ **A health specialist – (**Those who had applied do not need to apply again) One Health Research, Education and Outreach Center for Africa (OHRECA) program. Brief overview of VSF Germany VSF Germany is an international non-governmental organization that provides humanitarian and development assistance to agro-pastoralists and pastoralists and vulnerable communities in areas where livestock production […]]]>

**A health specialist – (**Those who had applied do not need to apply again)

One Health Research, Education and Outreach Center for Africa (OHRECA) program.

  1. Brief overview of VSF Germany

VSF Germany is an international non-governmental organization that provides humanitarian and development assistance to agro-pastoralists and pastoralists and vulnerable communities in areas where livestock production is important. In the Horn of Africa region, VSF Germany has been implementing programs in South Sudan, Sudan, Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia since 1998. Since January 2019, VSF Germany has extended the scope of its program to Uganda. VSF Germany’s programs focus on food livelihoods and nutrition security, natural resource management, peacebuilding, water and sanitation, disaster and emergency protection and response; and One Health. Each country program is managed by country offices and country teams. Country programs are coordinated and facilitated by the Nairobi Regional Office (RON). The organization is a German registered charity headquartered in Berlin.

2. Brief overview of the project

VSF Germany is a member of the ILRI-led consortium that received funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) to establish a One Health Research, Education and Outreach Center for Africa (OHRECA) . The goal of the project is to improve the health of humans, animals and ecosystems through capacity building, strengthening local, regional and global networks and providing evidence-based policy advice on One Health by Sub-Saharan Africa. The four thematic areas of the center are: control of neglected tropical zoonotic diseases, emerging infectious diseases, food security and informal markets, and prevention and control of antimicrobial resistance. VSF Germany, as a partner of ILRI, will support the OHRECA project by implementing the project titled “One Health Regional Project to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases, Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), Emerging Infectious Diseases (EIDs) and Address Food Safety in Uganda and Kenya for a period of 4 years.

3. Job Purpose

Over the past five years, VSF Germany has been promoting the One Health approach in its programming through a strategy of collaborative, multi-sector and multi-disciplinary integrated One Health projects in the countries of operation through partnerships and multi-party commitments. The OHRECA project offers VSF Germany the opportunity to further strengthen and expand the scope of the organization’s work on Zoonotic Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), Emerging Infectious Diseases (EIDs) and regional food security. It is against this background that VSF Germany is seeking to recruit a qualified One Health specialist to lead the implementation of the OHRECA project covering Kenya and Uganda and to support the realization of the One Health approach as a thematic area of key intervention in the organization.

4. Reporting relationships and collaboration

The One Health Specialist will be the OHRECA Project Manager of VSF Germany, working under the direct technical supervision of the Regional Head of Programs, and in close collaboration and cooperation with the Country Director for Kenya, the Technical Project Manager for Uganda and other project team members. in countries and at the regional office; other implementing partners/stakeholders, contracted consultants and associates, including respective country line ministries at national and sub-regional levels, professional associations, value chain actors and PhD fellows and associated with the implementation of the OHRECA project in the countries.

5. Key Duties and Responsibilities

The One Health Specialist will be expected to perform a wide range of generic tasks specific to the management of the OHRECA project. Detailed specific tasks of the OHRECA component should be elaborated in the job description. Generic duties and responsibilities include:

  • Provide overall leadership to the OHRECA project team and prudent project management functions to ensure effective achievement of project goals and objectives.
  • Develop and execute, in collaboration with respective country teams and contracted service providers, comprehensive project work plans in accordance with approved project budgets,
  • Coordinate and oversee the implementation of planned project activities in collaboration with country project teams, contracted consultants and other project stakeholders,
  • In collaboration with country teams and contracted service providers, prepare quality and timely technical project reports for submission to the donor, including the preparation of briefing notes, success stories, posters and articles and blogs on One Health,
  • Provide expert advice on One Health-related approaches and implementation modalities in line with VSF Germany’s One Health strategies and OHRECA project goals,
  • Promote multi-stakeholder, multi-sectoral and interdisciplinary collaboration and coordination in the realization of the OHRECA project through multi-stakeholder platforms and other existing coordination mechanisms in the countries
  • Support baseline surveys, studies, evaluations on the various components of the OHRECA project and establish databases for project beneficiaries,
  • Perform epidemiological analysis, risk assessment and prediction of health threats requiring One Health interventions;
  • Prepare, organize, participate and provide technical support, as a facilitator, trainer and/or evaluator, to national and multi-country events such as technical meetings, workshops and simulation exercises in liaison with the main stakeholders of the countries concerned,
  • Contribute to national and regional capacity building to effectively operationalize One Health through training needs assessments, for training purposes in curriculum development,
  • Perform other related tasks as needed,

6. The necessary required

  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine with postgraduate degree in Epidemiology, Public Health (with a focus on Veterinary Public Health, AMR) and or any other discipline relevant to the management of One Health programs,
  • One Health experience in national and private veterinary services or in international organizations implementing One Health programs is preferred.
  • At least 7 years of experience working on issues related to occupational health with multidisciplinary teams from the animal, human and environmental sectors.
  • Strong ability to liaise with multiple stakeholders in integrated One Health projects
  • Excellent knowledge of statistics, biostatistics and/or other quantitative methods relevant to disease risk assessment and reporting.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Team player, self-motivated, ability to work under minimal supervision
  • Ability to set priorities, solve problems and meet agreed deadlines
  • Understanding of the principles of capacity development and adult learning,
  • Experience in mobile learning and creating online learning and sharing platforms,
  • Ability to multi-task under tight deadlines
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft application packages relevant to project needs.

7. Other requirements

  • Demonstrated ability to use quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis techniques.
  • Creative and autonomous person, able to work independently as an integral part of a team,
  • Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge through informal and formal training.
  • Demonstrated ability in the use of quantitative and qualitative methods, including questionnaire design, survey techniques and participatory approaches.
  • Good organizational and time management skills.

8. Selection criteria

Selection will be based on the requirements, skills and abilities described above. The pre-selection of candidates will be done gradually. VSF Germany is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to register

Only interested and qualified candidates should submit their application on this link https://forms.gle/yLeZGszPCTN1Ryjx9 at the latest July 10, 2022 and 11:59 p.m. The application documents to be uploaded when applying are as follows. Those who had applied do not need to apply again.

  1. Signed motivation letter for application (max 1 page)
  2. Updated CV of no more than 3 pages and with at least 3 professional references.

Do not submit copies of transcripts, academic degrees, or letters of recommendation at this stage, as you will only provide them upon request. NB: Soliciting for the position by unfair means will automatically result in disqualification. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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agnipath: three missing links in India’s reform push: connecting stakeholders, clear communication, aligned system https://katmasters.com/agnipath-three-missing-links-in-indias-reform-push-connecting-stakeholders-clear-communication-aligned-system/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 17:30:00 +0000 https://katmasters.com/agnipath-three-missing-links-in-indias-reform-push-connecting-stakeholders-clear-communication-aligned-system/ The GoI, while initiating reforms, seems to fall into a strange cyclical trap – from announcement, communication failure and backfire to crisis management within days. The fundamental problem is the reluctance of key stakeholders and potential beneficiaries to take ownership and get things done. As a result, the matter is ultimately left to the bureaucracy […]]]>
The GoI, while initiating reforms, seems to fall into a strange cyclical trap – from announcement, communication failure and backfire to crisis management within days. The fundamental problem is the reluctance of key stakeholders and potential beneficiaries to take ownership and get things done.

As a result, the matter is ultimately left to the bureaucracy to pick up, mitigate and ensure political isolation wherever possible. While this may keep the ball in play, it raises doubts about the long-term viability of reforms and, in some cases, such as farm laws, even undermines the larger policy goal of creating a whole new ecosystem better suited to contemporary practices.

But if the current dispensation from his mandate is willing to show political will, then where is the problem? For deep structural reform to succeed, three elements must align: stakeholder buy-in, the communication strategy, and the system that executes it. Unless that happens, interest groups eager to maintain the status quo will find ways to scuttle the impact.

Take the Agnipath initiative. Here, the main stakeholder is the soldier, not the senior officer. It was therefore important that this scheme be explained and that doubts be clarified to serve the jawans before its deployment. Because a jawan is the first point of call for military aspirants in the rural recruiting areas of India. Thus, the site of speech and discussion should not have been only the hallowed halls of the southern block, but in the units and battalions where officers and soldiers interface, where all the preparatory work before the announcement should have been performed in contexts such as unit darbars. , etc.

Identifying key stakeholders and achieving appropriate outreach becomes even more important in today’s information-rich environment, where misinterpretations and rumors can gain prominence. More often than not, the communication strategy is centered on political prerequisites such as recognition of merit, etc., while other technical aspects are left to the system. Whether it’s small farmers, medium and small businesses on GST issues, or potential military recruits, the communication model fails to reach them. Worse, it ends up creating doubts and apprehensions, not to mention failing to assure and convince.

Selection of the fittest

The Agnipath initiative, for example, has been sought to be explained in various ways. But he did not anticipate the backlash caused by the revelation that this would be the primary route for jawans entering the military. The fact is that what is instituted is a four-year probationary period after which the fittest would be selected.

Let’s expand this a bit more to the larger issue of unemployment and the demand for government jobs in the current economic environment. Perhaps the way forward is to change the terms of engagement in government employment if that is to remain a mainstay. Already, over the years, more and more people are employed on contract. While this may reduce the attractiveness of the permanent nature of government jobs, it may allow more jobs to be created with greater frequency, as the waiting period for a sarkari recruitment advertisement is only getting longer.

The system, or bureaucracy, which is the third part of the execution matrix, is currently the chief crisis manager. This time around, the military bureaucracy felt the pressure as it cleaned things up. Here, the GoI can draw inspiration from its success with social schemes.

The malaise of the Indian system is the inability to connect the last mile. One of the major achievements of Narendra Modi is that on the welfare side, he has, through the deployment of digital technology and Direct Bank Transfer (DBT) tools, been able to close this gap to the extent where he reaps the rich political dividends of the BJP. A similar approach is needed for planning and implementing structural reforms that affect a larger mass of people.

The preparatory phase of any reform initiative is important. Identifying stakeholders, reaching out to them, and including their feedback is a process that can only be tested against stakeholder response in a subsequent rollout. Just as it is not enough to allocate funds to a social protection program and let the system do the rest, rolling out top-down policies without proper bottom-up preparation can prove counterproductive when it comes to structural reforms.

It is important to note that they are quite different from the economic reforms of the 1990s, perhaps a much more difficult and arduous task. The actors of the economic space are generally more organized, which facilitates the holding of structured consultations.

Touch to connect

In structural reforms, political credibility and acceptance are almost always a prerequisite. This is why the Modi government is in the best position to initiate, shape and implement them, because any such reform will meet with resistance. But strong preparatory work between stakeholders and a clear communication strategy alongside a properly aligned system would be able to steer the discourse rather than just reacting to the crisis.

That said, it is crucial to keep in mind that this is uncharted territory when it comes to governance. There will be setbacks, protests and backtracking. The problem from a reform perspective, however, begins when the fallout begins to negatively impact deployment, as has happened with the Farm Bills. This is where investing in building credible reform actors, who own the policy and adopt it as their own, can be key.

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Nigerien actors meet on the Community competition framework and the ERCA https://katmasters.com/nigerien-actors-meet-on-the-community-competition-framework-and-the-erca/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 07:12:29 +0000 https://katmasters.com/nigerien-actors-meet-on-the-community-competition-framework-and-the-erca/ Niger In collaboration with the Ministries of Trade, Industry and Youth Entrepreneurship, the ECOWAS Regional Competition Authority (ERCA) organized on June 22, 2022 at Hotel Terminus in Niamey, Republic of Niger , an advocacy and awareness-raising workshop for national competition stakeholders. The workshop brought together experts from the Ministries of Trade, Industry and Youth Entrepreneurship, […]]]>

Niger

In collaboration with the Ministries of Trade, Industry and Youth Entrepreneurship, the ECOWAS Regional Competition Authority (ERCA) organized on June 22, 2022 at Hotel Terminus in Niamey, Republic of Niger , an advocacy and awareness-raising workshop for national competition stakeholders.

The workshop brought together experts from the Ministries of Trade, Industry and Youth Entrepreneurship, Economy and Budget, national sector regulatory authorities, sector agencies, the Chamber of Commerce and industry, private sector operators, professional associations, consumer associations, civil society, etc.

The workshop aimed to inform Nigerien actors of the existence of the ERCA, to sensitize the Government on the need to internalize the ECOWAS Supplementary Acts on Competition and to prepare the minds of the actors for future interventions of the ERCA. ERCA.

The opening ceremony featured two (2) speeches by Dr. Yaouza Ouro-Sama, Head of Legal, Investigation, Compliance and Enforcement Division of ERCA and Hon. Ms. Salmou Gourouza, Minister of Industry and Youth Entrepreneurship, representing the Minister of Trade.

Speaking first at the workshop, Dr. Yaouza Ouro-Sama welcomed the participants and expressed, on behalf of the Chairperson of the Commission, HE Jean Claude Kassi Brou, his gratitude to the Nigerien authorities for hosting the advocacy workshop and thanked the participants for their presence. . He recalled the regional, continental and global commercial context characterized by the Covid-19 pandemic and the effects of the Russian-Ukrainian crisis and indicated that within the framework of the negotiations on competition at the level of the AfCFTA, the ERCA intends to continue its assistance, advice and coordination of the positions of ECOWAS Member States with a view to arriving at a common position on the continental competition framework.

Commending Niger for the regular presence of its representatives at all meetings of the ERCA Competition Advisory Committee, Dr. Ouro-Sama noted that the adoption and implementation of the AfCFTA protocol on competition will be opportunity to upgrade the skills of Member States’ experts. He then called on the stakeholders to work towards the development of a competition culture before recalling that the adoption of the amendments to the Regional Competition Framework and the instruments for the operationalization of the ERCA took place in December 2021 and that their implementation will not be delayed. Finally, he urged national stakeholders to take ownership of the regional competition framework and facilitate its implementation by involving all stakeholders.

After welcoming the participants, Hon. Mrs. Salmou Gourouza expressed her pleasure to see the workshop taking place in Niamey, the region’s hub. After thanking the ECOWAS Commissioner for Trade, Customs and Free Movement of Persons for the efforts that led to the adoption of the legal texts on the Regional Competition Framework, Ms. Gourouza recalled the effects of the health crisis. of Covid-19 before calling for the promotion of the culture of competition.

She recalled the objectives of the revised ECOWAS Treaty and those of the national competition law of November 22, 2019. Finally, she noted the need to ensure capacity building, the development of value chains, the opening markets and improving competitiveness, before declaring open the advocacy and awareness workshop on the ECOWAS regional competition framework.

Four (4) presentations followed the opening ceremony. The first presentation focused on the ECOWAS Regional Competition Framework, ERCA, its mandate, functions and powers, actions and prospects. The second presentation focused on the AfCFTA’s Draft Competition Protocol. The third presentation focused on the competition and consumer protection regime in Niger, while the fourth presentation focused on cross-border trade with trading partners in the ECOWAS region. The presentations were followed by discussions.

Following the plenary discussions, the participants were divided into three (3) groups. Each of the groups was able to work on a theme in order to formulate recommendations to ensure the internalization and implementation of community competition rules in Niger.

Finally, to provide opportunities for exchanges and collaboration with all stakeholders, ERCA representatives have planned to organize bilateral meetings on June 23, 2022 with national stakeholders, in particular the ministries of trade, industry and agriculture, consumer associations and the Union of Importers and Exporters. This series of meetings will provide a better understanding of the institutional framework of competition in Niger and the possibilities of collaboration with key players.

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Stakeholders chart course for aviation development in Nigeria – https://katmasters.com/stakeholders-chart-course-for-aviation-development-in-nigeria/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 01:25:57 +0000 https://katmasters.com/stakeholders-chart-course-for-aviation-development-in-nigeria/ As airports and airlines around the world begin the process of rebounding from the impact of Covid-19 on the global socio-economic space which has slowed global travel, aviation operations and revenue generation, conversations have become necessary to kick-start development in the aviation sector. Part of the conversations would be to identify and analyze the positive […]]]>

As airports and airlines around the world begin the process of rebounding from the impact of Covid-19 on the global socio-economic space which has slowed global travel, aviation operations and revenue generation, conversations have become necessary to kick-start development in the aviation sector.

Part of the conversations would be to identify and analyze the positive aspects of the challenges of COVID-19, with a view to consolidating them and fostering sustainable development in the aviation industry.

In addition, the trade and investment sessions, where investment opportunities in the various airports in Nigeria will be showcased, are also key to reviving the sector.

Stakeholders including airlines, handling companies, aviation agencies, concessionaires and security agencies discussed steps to be taken to advance the country’s aviation sector during the first edition of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) National Aviation Conference (FNAC) on the theme: “Advancing the Frontiers of Possibilities for Safe, Secure and Cost Effective Air Transport”, in Abuja.

At the event, investors also received first-hand information on how to partner with FAAN on mutually beneficial business deals.

Rabiu Yadudu, Managing Director of FAAN, said that the authority aims to develop a working document that would be forwarded to all stakeholders for immediate and sustained action and to organize an annual event, where we continue to work on ideas aimed at building on and implementing the resolutions adopted at previous conferences.

Yadudu said Nigeria’s potential and capacity in the global air transport industry is grossly underutilized, adding that if Nigeria wishes to achieve major player status in global aviation, now is the time. come to reposition and move the industry forward.

He said the focus is on Nigeria because Nigeria has the largest aircraft fleet in the sub-region.

He revealed that in 2021, Nigeria was reported to have lost $2.5 billion (around N1.25 trillion naira) in MRO investments to neighboring countries, implying that such investments here would have created more employment opportunities for Nigerians, income generation and training of technicians. aircraft maintenance personnel.

“The interconnection and value chain between air transport, tourism and the hospitality industry for economic growth cannot be overstated. Today, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the London Bridge, the Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa, the British Museum in the UK, among others, have all been consciously developed into major tourist attractions that drive passenger traffic to these destinations and by implication,” he explained. .

Aviation Statistics/Outlook

Yadudu said that according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the aviation sector supports 241,000 jobs, gross value added of $1.7 billion and contributes 0.4% to the GDP of the country. Nigeria.

He revealed that the outlook by 2037 includes 14.8 million passengers and 555,667 job opportunities.

He revealed that Nigeria ranks 127th out of 136 countries in visa openness, 16th out of 136 countries in cost competitiveness, 68th out of 124 countries in the Air Trade Facilitation Index and 36th out of 135 countries in the eFreight Friendliness Index (EFFI).

Contextual issues in aviation

FAAN MD listed some contextual issues in the aviation sector including overburdened and neglected infrastructure, recent infrastructure renewal drive, general national insecurity, high cost of capital/operating funds , foreign currency instability, nascent tourism, a relatively low level of international trade, domestic energy challenges, the global rise in the cost of aviation and other fuels, and operator service failures at all levels.

Read also: Covid: reforms needed to retain ground handling talent in aviation – IATA

Other issues listed include passenger restlessness, operators seeking profit from standards, and human factors issues (aging and insufficient workforce, training and certification issues, etc.). ).

In order to address these issues, he said, the government must prioritize aviation in national planning; financial institutions must mobilize resources, operators and regulators must involve the public, while partners and operators must provide effective infrastructure (airports, navigational aids, weather, etc.).

Investment opportunities

As airports seek to attract investment amid the impacts of COVID-19, experts said Aerotropolis (Airport City) has become the engine of economic transformation at airports and the states where it exists.

Aerotropolis is considered the easiest way to diversify and increase an airport’s aeronautical and non-aeronautical revenue, thus, it has saved many airports that are not breaking even due to low passenger traffic.

Also speaking at the conference, Hycienth Ngwu, Managing Director, Business Development, FAAN, said Aerotropolis has the ability to drive airports as well as the entire economy of the city and reposition the state where the airport is located in an ideal center for trade, investment and tourism.

Ngwu said some of the lessons to be learned from current airport statistics are that businesses thrive where there is an effective and efficient business continuity plan and that FAAN-operated airports are typical examples of a business model. shock resistant due to management’s “Strategic Business Continuity Plan”. ‘

He assured that investments in airports always appreciate.

He listed some investment openings in the airport to include Aerotropolis (airport city), shopping and mixed-use centers, office complexes, estates, parking lots, land and rail transport, hotels, malls resorts, recreation and entertainment facilities, aircraft hangars (maintain, repair and overhaul), aircraft equipment rental companies, jet bridges, agro-allied and cargo facilities, warehouse services, depots of aviation fuel, fire hydrant system, waste and water management, lounges, banking pavilion, free trade centers, terminal management, advertising and branding, among others.

He said the government had promised low land premiums and rents on its land and low cost of production to investors seeking to invest in Nigerian airports run by FAAN.

Other benefits listed for airport investors include ease of doing business at airports, favorable terms of engagement, easy access to staff for quick solutions to challenges, competitive pricing and high investment income .

“Investors can also access the 1 Billion Naira Nigeria-Africa Trade Investment Program (NATIPP) launched jointly by the Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM), African Export-Import Bank (AFREXIM) and the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) One Product One State Initiative of the National Export Promotion Committee (NCEP) can easily be activated and implemented,” Ngwu added.

Ease of doing business: Boosting airport investments

Ease of doing business has been identified as a panacea to boost airport investment in Nigeria.

Adeshina Emmanuel, Director of the Investment Promotion Department of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC), said that investors wishing to invest in the aviation sector in Nigeria will be assisted by the NIPC to address challenges related to investment in Nigeria and help connect potential foreign investors with domestic partners. .

He also assured that the commission will facilitate discussions with government agencies and policy makers, provide investors with quality information to help them implement their investment plans in Nigeria and facilitate the contribution of investors to the investment process. policy development.

Unleashing Opportunities in Air Cargo

Air freight remains an important source of revenue in aviation.

There is an estimated $250 billion revenue potential for the air cargo value chain in Nigeria, with opportunities for states and huge opportunities for job creation.

“Air cargo presents opportunities for countries to increase internally generated revenue, link to global value chains, take advantage of AfCFTA opportunities and tap into a huge population of the diaspora,” said Muda Yusuf, CEO of the Center for the Promotion of Private Enterprise (CPPE) at FAAN. aviation conference said.

Yusuf also hinted that air cargo drives economic diversification in states, presents opportunities for higher foreign exchange earnings, and builds an inclusive economy for states.

In order to facilitate air cargo in Nigeria, he said states need to create an enabling environment for investors across the supply chain, support infrastructure for investors in the business and develop free trade zones. export to states that will be linked to air cargo facilities. and building support from the host community.

He said the state cluster strategy for export development would strengthen localization economies; increasing productivity through specialized inputs, access to information, synergies, access to public goods including infrastructure and improving the effectiveness of government intervention efforts to support small industries.

He pointed out that strong clusters have the ability to attract larger domestic and foreign investors.

last line

If the positive aspects of these myriad challenges facing the country’s aviation sector can be analyzed with a view to consolidating them and fostering the sustainable development of the aviation industry, then the sector can grow and contribute reasonably to the economy of the country.

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Stakeholders seek more investment in nuclear energy https://katmasters.com/stakeholders-seek-more-investment-in-nuclear-energy/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 05:57:12 +0000 https://katmasters.com/stakeholders-seek-more-investment-in-nuclear-energy/ Stakeholders called on the Federal Government and relevant institutions and individuals to invest more in nuclear energy to facilitate Nigeria’s development. Furthermore, the Director of Manpower Training Capacity Development, Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission, Dr. Ebisomu Agedah, emphasized the need for federal, state and local governments to implement policies that will ensure environmental sanitation, public health, […]]]>

Stakeholders called on the Federal Government and relevant institutions and individuals to invest more in nuclear energy to facilitate Nigeria’s development.

Furthermore, the Director of Manpower Training Capacity Development, Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission, Dr. Ebisomu Agedah, emphasized the need for federal, state and local governments to implement policies that will ensure environmental sanitation, public health, food storage, and oil and gas. , radiation, electricity through nuclear energy for the benefit of the country.

Briefing journalists after a two-day workshop organized by Nigeria Young Generation Nuclear in Abuja, on the theme: “Step Up Nuclear, It’s Nuclear Walk”, he said that the commission had contributed immensely at the time of building the training capacities of workforce among the various stakeholders. in the sectors.

Agedah said the training has produced dynamic young engineers, indigenous scientists, captains of industries, experts, deep understanding of nuclear energy technologist for effective management of sustainable national program planning and implementations. of nuclear energy to ensure the application of nuclear energy technologist across the world. , he said.”

Earlier, the Chairman of Nigeria Young Generation Nuclear (NYGN), Mr. Mbazor Jeremiah while marking his remarks on the Federal Government to invest through nuclear power to solve the electricity supply problems in the country , by implementing policies allowing private institutions to seize for betterment of the country.

According to him, nuclear energy has improved our lives in many ways from improving people’s well-being and prosperity to reducing poverty among our teeming youth, eradicating poverty, addressing the challenges of climate change, diagnosing of patients and the treatment of cancerous diseases for the development of nations.

“He also said that nuclear energy is not only about providing electricity, but also about providing a viable solution to our institutions, to the agricultural revolution, to food security, to radiation and to improving development. economy in the African Saharan region,” he said.

Mbazor emphasized that the objective of nuclear energy transmission is to explore, harness energy for peaceful purposes in all its ramifications for the socio-economic development of Nigeria, especially in the areas of sufficient electricity production, subsistence farming, water resources security management, environmental and climate change. challenges, he says.

With the transmission of nuclear power, Nigeria and African countries will be able to compete with other developing countries such as China, United States of America, Japan, Germany, India, etc. , for a sufficient maximum guarantee of technology, safety and engineering sciences to achieve national objectives. .

“In order to deal with the collapse of the national grid, he called on the federal government, the state, the local government and the National Assembly, as a nation, to come up with the roadmap framework, in order to to draw attention to the transmission of nuclear energy for maximum power supply across the country,” he said.

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Consultations on skills gaps held with stakeholders https://katmasters.com/consultations-on-skills-gaps-held-with-stakeholders/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 20:57:00 +0000 https://katmasters.com/consultations-on-skills-gaps-held-with-stakeholders/ Stakeholders from the public and private sectors, including human resource practitioners, discussed with the Minister of Employment, Parveen Bala, the skills gap in the Fijian labor market. Bala stressed that the purpose of the consultation was to hear the views of key stakeholders on common issues related to the shortage of skilled labor in Fiji, […]]]>

Stakeholders from the public and private sectors, including human resource practitioners, discussed with the Minister of Employment, Parveen Bala, the skills gap in the Fijian labor market.

Bala stressed that the purpose of the consultation was to hear the views of key stakeholders on common issues related to the shortage of skilled labor in Fiji, and at the same time ensure a win-win outcome. win for employers and workers.

This consultation has resulted from the increase in the number of deployments of Fijian workers for overseas employment under the Pacific Australia Labor Mobility currently facilitated by the National Employment Center of the Department of Employment.

The department has received constructive feedback from key stakeholders, with a focus on skill shortages, skills mismatch, improved apprenticeship curriculum, strengthened courses of short-term technical and vocational education and training, the development of education system strategies and the examination of the sustainability of the economy.

Bala acknowledged the comments and actions raised by key stakeholders, adding that the Department of Employment is committed to working with key stakeholders to close the current skills gap for a better Fiji and a sustainable economy.

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PwC suggests miners use 2021 gains to prepare for future of critical minerals https://katmasters.com/pwc-suggests-miners-use-2021-gains-to-prepare-for-future-of-critical-minerals/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 13:39:00 +0000 https://katmasters.com/pwc-suggests-miners-use-2021-gains-to-prepare-for-future-of-critical-minerals/ Although the world’s 40 largest mining companies posted outstanding financial results in 2021, it’s unclear how long this record can continue as the industry experiences unprecedented change, says PwC. The business services and advisory firm finds in its “Mine 2022” report that the net profits of the top 40 mining companies globally increased by 127% […]]]>

Although the world’s 40 largest mining companies posted outstanding financial results in 2021, it’s unclear how long this record can continue as the industry experiences unprecedented change, says PwC.

The business services and advisory firm finds in its “Mine 2022” report that the net profits of the top 40 mining companies globally increased by 127% in 2021, while market capitalization increased by 7%.

Capital expenditure by these companies increased by 18% and dividends increased by 130% in 2021.

The top 40 mining companies recorded a combined net profit of $159 billion in 2021, compared to a combined net profit of $70 billion in 2020.

Four South African-based companies are among the top 40 global mining companies, including AngloGold Ashanti, Sibanye-Stillwater, Gold Fields and Impala Platinum.

PwC Africa leader in energy, utilities and resources andries Rossouw lists the major influencing factors of the moment as being the growing demand for critical minerals, increasingly challenging operating environments and increasing competition from new emerging players.

“Success will depend on whether or not the Top 40 can play a leading role in the global energy transition and continue to generate significant value for stakeholders.

“To do this, miners must use their current strong financial position to address challenges such as development timelines, price volatility, geopolitical risks, stakeholder expectations, economies of scale and resource scarcity. economic,” he explains.

Going to net zero requires more mining, not less, as rapidly scaling low-emission systems is very material-intensive.

The International Energy Agency estimates that the annual demand for essential minerals from clean energy technologies will exceed $400 billion by 2050, which is equivalent to the annual revenues of the current global coal market.

The supply and price of metals entering batteries will have the greatest impact on whether electric vehicles will achieve cost parity with traditional internal combustion engine vehicles.

“Demand will dramatically outstrip the ability of miners to supply key metals such as lithium, copper and cobalt by 2040. The top 40 can play a leading role in the global energy transition and generate significant value for stakeholders, if they make effective use of current capital gains,” reiterates Rossouw.

For example, some mining companies are moving down supply chains to value-added processes, such as Anglo American South Africa with its own hydrogen fuel cell mining offload vehicle.

Another emerging trend is original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and end-users partnering directly with mining operations.

“We’ve seen a number of deals where big companies are cooperating with the mining industry to secure supply for the future,” says Rossouw.

It proposes that the first 40 miners review their exposure to minerals and materials critical for the energy transition; assess opportunities to own more of the supply chain and partner directly with local OEMs and suppliers; integrate low-emission technologies into operations to position itself as a preferred supplier for carbon-conscious end users; and increase transparency of environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance and stakeholder engagement.

Additionally, he recommends that these companies evaluate development models around a shared infrastructure, which could accelerate development times and reduce upfront capital costs, while preparing for a more difficult push and more. affirmed by regulators.

Meanwhile, the value of transactions between the world’s 40 largest mining companies tripled in 2021 compared to 2020, while the number of transactions increased by 60%.

Gold trading activity accounted for 70% of total deal value in 2021.

Tax partner of PwC Africa Laetitia the Red indicates that the value of the first 40 transactions for critical minerals doubled in the last year and that the move to net zero does not only create opportunities in critical minerals, but also in coal and iron ore, because these materials continue to enjoy strong demand

The top 40 aren’t the only ones moving in critical minerals; in fact, around half of the total value of mergers and acquisitions in 2021 occurred outside the group.

To illustrate the impact of rising material demand and supply shortages, PwC points out that the prices of various commodities jumped in 2021 compared to 2020, such as copper growing 26% in average, iron ore up 59% year-over-year. , coal prices rise 54%, and cobalt and lithium prices skyrocket 119% and 280%, respectively.

On the one hand, coal is expected to overtake copper as the main source of revenue for the top 40 mining companies this year, which is a consequence of supply pressure, lack of supply investment and/or or the volatility encountered in the context of the energy transition.

Moreover, in addition to ensuring cleaner operations, mining companies are feeling the pressure to operate cleaner.

Rossouw says ESG is no longer an option or a point of differentiation, but rather the minimum operating standard.

Le Roux agrees, saying the industry will come under continued ESG pressure, and the need to improve stakeholder trust and strengthen the social license to operate.

“Government and regulators, especially in the European Union, are sending clear signals that they will hold companies accountable to operate in a more sustainable and ethical way,” she says.

PwC finds in the Mining 2022 report that 83% of mining and metals CEOs consider meeting customer expectations to be an influential factor in their net zero commitments.

This leaves mining companies with limited choices – either divest or dismantle projects that lack appropriate environmental and social credentials, or reduce emissions and increase the positive impact of existing operations.

“ESG performance affects the cost of capital. Increasingly, banks and investors are cutting ties with projects deemed unsustainable or unethical.

“This while green premiums will only continue to grow as consumers become more discerning about supply chains and provenance,” adds Le Roux.

To this end, it is essential that all mining companies adopt ESG-related disclosure frameworks as soon as possible.

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Cloud Accounting Software Market Size | Stakeholders Focus on Growth Strategies to 2031 | Market.us https://katmasters.com/cloud-accounting-software-market-size-stakeholders-focus-on-growth-strategies-to-2031-market-us/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 13:47:00 +0000 https://katmasters.com/cloud-accounting-software-market-size-stakeholders-focus-on-growth-strategies-to-2031-market-us/ The cloud accounting software market size is expected to grow from USD 2682.9 million in 2018 (CAGR) to grow by 7.80% during the forecast period. NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, USA, June 13, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Growth will come from North America for the study “Cloud Accounting Software Market Share | Revenue And Structure Forecast […]]]>

The cloud accounting software market size is expected to grow from USD 2682.9 million in 2018 (CAGR) to grow by 7.80% during the forecast period.

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Sage Group plc
Oracle Corporation
info inc.
Workday Inc.
Xero Limited
Intuit inc.
Microsoft Corporation
Epicor Software Corporation
Unit4 SA
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Browser-based, SaaS
Application Service Providers (ASP)

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SME
Large companies
Other users

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The Ministry of Higher Education develops EduData to disseminate information to stakeholders https://katmasters.com/the-ministry-of-higher-education-develops-edudata-to-disseminate-information-to-stakeholders/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 08:59:27 +0000 https://katmasters.com/the-ministry-of-higher-education-develops-edudata-to-disseminate-information-to-stakeholders/ Higher Education Minister Datuk Noraini Ahmad poses for a photo in her office in Putrajaya on March 10, 2020. – Bernama pic Saturday, June 11, 2022 4:51 PM MYT KUALA LUMPUR, June 11 — The Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) has developed the EduData platform to disseminate information to stakeholders. Minister Datuk Seri Dr. Noraini […]]]>

Higher Education Minister Datuk Noraini Ahmad poses for a photo in her office in Putrajaya on March 10, 2020. – Bernama pic

Saturday, June 11, 2022 4:51 PM MYT

KUALA LUMPUR, June 11 — The Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) has developed the EduData platform to disseminate information to stakeholders.

Minister Datuk Seri Dr. Noraini Ahmad, during her keynote address at the EduData Summit 2022 (EDS) in New York last Friday, said that the information in EduData was collected from platforms such as MyMOHEs, a system used to collect data from all public universities, and e-IPTS for private higher education institutions (IPTS).

She said the data could help formulate initiatives that need to be implemented to improve curricula and training before students enter the competitive job market.

“We can intensify long-term collaboration between university and industry to bridge the gap between the qualifications of our graduates and the jobs available on the market,” she said in her keynote address titled “ Malaysia’s experience in implementing sustainable and inclusive lifelong learning through Edudata”. .

In addition, Noraini said the data obtained could become a rating measurement tool reflecting the quality of IPTs in Malaysia.

“While we recognize that the quality of higher education can be measured in many ways, we also believe that rankings reflect quality. This is proven when our five research universities are ranked among the top 50 universities in Asia.

“One of our universities (Universiti Malaya) is ranked in the top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2023. Overall, four universities are in the top 200,” she said.

Noraini said the ministry is aiming for 250,000 international students by 2025, and to achieve this goal, local universities have launched various initiatives, including the offshore program.

She added that the MOHE is now focusing on micro-certification courses and accreditation of prior experiential learning.

There are now 11,000 micro-degree courses on offer to provide students with the opportunity to take short courses at different institutions and combine them to convert into awarded certifications.

Held June 8-10 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, the DHS serves as a platform for discussion and sharing of best practices among data experts on the importance of data in improving access to quality education. quality. — Bernama

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Stakeholders demand maintenance clause to reduce Vande Bharat tender from 35 to 15 years https://katmasters.com/stakeholders-demand-maintenance-clause-to-reduce-vande-bharat-tender-from-35-to-15-years/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 05:16:10 +0000 https://katmasters.com/stakeholders-demand-maintenance-clause-to-reduce-vande-bharat-tender-from-35-to-15-years/ Reduced maintenance period from 35 years to 15 years, more incentives to opt for lightweight aluminum car and enough time to design Sleeper car for Vande Bharat trains are some of the demands raised by stakeholders during the pre-tender meeting held recently for the manufacture of 200 semi-high-speed trainsets. All major rolling stock players including […]]]>

Reduced maintenance period from 35 years to 15 years, more incentives to opt for lightweight aluminum car and enough time to design Sleeper car for Vande Bharat trains are some of the demands raised by stakeholders during the pre-tender meeting held recently for the manufacture of 200 semi-high-speed trainsets.

All major rolling stock players including Titagarh, Siemens, Alstom, BHEL, Medha, Straddler among others participated in the pre-tender meeting.

According to the railways, there were hundreds of queries from potential bidders on the various clauses of the tender for the manufacture of 200 Vande Bharat trains with sleeper facilities.

So far, the railways have awarded contracts for the manufacture of 102 Vande Bharat trains with seats.

Previously, Vande Bharat train had both chair car and executive class facilities, but the latest tender by the railways was for new age Vande Bharat with sleeper facilities.

While many participants said the 35-year maintenance clause was too long and called for it to be reduced to 15 years. Some also requested more time than the prescribed 22 months to complete a redesign of the Vande Bharat trainset with Sleeper facilities.

The railways have given the option of opting for stainless steel or lightweight aluminum for the manufacture of Vande Bharat coaches.

However, the railways’ offer of an Rs 6 lakh incentive for aluminum coaches is considered too low and stakeholders are demanding that it be raised to Rs 22 lakh per tonne per train.

The railways have issued tenders for the manufacture of 200 Vande Bharat with Sleeper facilities in Latur and Chennai. While the Chennai Integral Coach Factory would be responsible for manufacturing 120 Vande Bharat trains, the production of 80 Vande Bharat trainsets would be entrusted to the Latur factory.

The railways would give Rs 30 crore to Latur and Rs 75 crore to ICF for the civil works needed to manufacture medium-speed trains.

Potential bidders also wanted to know the roadmap of the facilities developed in Latur and Chennai after the completion of the contract.

Read also : With 75 Vande Bharat trains likely to operate by August 2023, Indian Railways plans to double the capacity of overhead power lines

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