Dorival Bettencourt is a private sector development specialist with extensive policy and extractives industry experience. As Senior Oil and Gas Advisor to DAI Sustainable Business Group, he studies industry trends related to local content and has supported the development of a proprietary tool to forecast local content supply and demand. Previously, as Senior Policy Advisor on the DAI-implemented Support Programme for Economic and Enterprise Development in Mozambique, he analyzed policies affecting competitiveness in sectors including oil, gas, and mining. In this role, he designed and managed studies including Mozambique’s first full regulatory analysis for the liquefied natural gas industry and an analysis of Mozambique’s local content framework. He has also facilitated public-private dialogue through the design and implementation of engagement platforms such as the Local Content Task Force and the Cabo Delgado Sustainable Development Forum. Dorival speaks English, Portuguese, Spanish, and French.

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