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Health and Social Responsibility: The Role of the
Oil and Gas Industry in Community Health

1 – 3 June 2015 :: Miami, Florida, USA

Technical Agenda

Session 1: The Context and Drivers

Session Managers: Kristin Koblis and Jeff Flood

This session will focus on the following questions, which are driving the O&G industry to examine its role on community health and social responsibility:

  • What are the problems and needs to be solved and satisfied?
  • What are the opportunities and aspirations that could be realized and fulfilled?
  • What are some unexpected events of large magnitude and consequence that might emerge?

Session 2: The Future of the Industry in 2040

Session Managers: Gary Krieger and Jorge Vanegas

This session will focus on factors that could affect the O&G industry's role in community health and social responsibility:

  • What are some principal trends, emerging developments, and potential disruptions the O&G industry should be aware of within the three focus areas?

Session 3: A Global Institutional Course of Action

Session Managers: Jeff Flood and Marci Balge

This session will focus on:

  • What are some strategic, tactical and operational recommendations along with examples that established global institutions such as the World Bank International Finance Corporation, the World Health Organization, and Global Health NGOs have for the O&G industry regarding its impact on and ability to be influenced by community health?
  • What specific actions and roles could these institutions perform to promote better community health issues management by the O&G industry?
  • What partnership opportunities might there be between global institutions and the O&G industry for strategic and more effective action on community health?

Session 4: A Regional and National Course of Action

Session Managers: Pablo Ferragut and Malick Diara

This session will focus on:

  • What are some examples and recommendations for regional or national efforts, e.g. the Middle East, Africa, Angola, China, and the U.S., that promote the O&G sector’s ability to manage its impact on community health?
  • What specific actions and roles could these institutions perform to promote better management of community health issues by the O&G industry?
  • What partnership opportunities might there be between regional and national institutions and the O&G industry for strategic and more effective action on community health?

Session 5: An Organizational Course of Action

Session Managers: Tania Barron and Linda Battalora

This session will focus on:

  • What are example successes and challenges in extractive sector entities, public and/or private organizations including O&G corporations and national oil companies, managing their impact on community health, and what were some of the critical elements of success or failure?
  • What should the role of O&G companies be in community health—where should responsibility start and end? What should the future involvement of the O&G industry in community health look like?
  • What partnership opportunities might there be between public and private organizations and the O&G industry for strategic and more effective action on community health?

Session 6: A Community Course of Action

Session Managers: Jorge Vanegas and Marci Balge

This session will focus on:

  • What is the feedback from communities and other civil society organizations regarding the role of O&G projects on community health?
  • What role should affected communities play in defining what O&G projects do regarding health issues in their communities? How is this best achieved?
  • What are challenges and opportunities in this space?
  • What are effective ways to conduct this dialogue and develop joint actions moving forward?
  • What partnership opportunities might there be between the community and the O&G industry for strategic and more effective action on community health?

Session 7: A Technological Course of Action

Session Managers: Glenn Hammack and Richard Dockins

This session will focus on:

  • What are some examples of existing and emerging technologies, which could be adapted, implemented by, and applied within the O&G industry that could influence the industry’s role in community health and social responsibility?
  • Perspectives from both industry as well as global health advocates.

Session 8: Benchmarks, Indicators, and Metric

Session Managers: Mark Serwinowski and Gary Krieger

This session will focus on:

  • What are the key benchmarks against which the industry can use to evaluate its role?
  • What are the envisioned outcomes that the O&G industry would like to achieve as a player in community health and social responsibility?
  • What are the key parameters of performance, excellence, and success that can be used to monitor the industry’s role?
  • What are some possible monitoring mechanisms that could the industry execute its role?

Session 9: Actions for the Future

Session Managers: Malick Diara and Frano Mika

This session will focus on results-oriented planning for the future.