Local Content Master Class

The Sustainable Business Group offers the industry-leading Master Class enabling regulators, companies, and contractors to effectively design and manage local content to maximize benefits and minimize risk.

In light of current circumstances, DAI will not be holding in-person Master Class courses this year, however, we are offering four full-day online Local Content modules derived from the Master Class.

Online Training

Our tailored online training brings you insight from our expert trainers working at the forefront of international development and local content policy. The full-day training modules involve interactive workshop activities, networking opportunities, and local content skills building.

Contact [email protected] for pricing and registration.

Upcoming Sessions:

View the DAI E-learning Catalogue 2020 here.

“The Master Class has really opened up our minds and shown us a clear way of how to develop local content legal and regulatory frameworks and strategies and the importance of having monitoring and reporting tools. It was also nice to network with our colleagues from Kenya and Uganda and share experiences”—Director of Local Content, National Economic Empowerment Council, Government of Tanzania

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Since 2015, the topic of local content has taken center stage, and with it the need for a new profession to implement fast-developing local content compliance regimes and deliver tangible local benefits as a balance to unrestrained globalization.


Why Does Local Content Matter?

Local content has the potential to provide significant contributions to the host economy from major inward investments.

DAI’s Sustainable Business Group tackles the growing challenges facing private sector companies (investors, operators, contractors) and public authorities in meeting local content regulations and supporting the sustainable industrial development of host economies through capital investments.

“The course has given me great insight… and covered all the important areas of local content: policy, procurement and metrics.”—Project Co-ordinator for Local Content, Ministry of Energy, Ghana

These challenges include:


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Who Can Participate?

To stimulate engagement and cross-learning between participants, we make every effort to invite individuals from a range of organizations involved in local content management. Typical participants include:

“The course was beyond my expectations. I thought I was coming for validation, but actually learnt many new insights”—Head of Strategy and Policy Development, Nigerian Content Development Monitoring Board

“Certainly the prime local content course in the market. Highly recommended.”—Local Content Manager, International oil field services company


Regional Master Class Locations

Customized Courses

DAI leads customized courses upon request for private sector or government clients. Previous customized course locations include Canada, Ghana, Guyana, Oman, Sierra Leone, and Tanzania.


Meet Our Trainers

Dr. Michael Warner—Senior Advisor, Local Content Performance and Reporting

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Dorival Bettencourt—Manager, Oil and Gas

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Zachary Kaplan—Vice President, Sustainable Business Group

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Contact Us

To find out more, apply for an upcoming Master Class, and/or arrange a demonstration of our suite of local content tools, please email [email protected].